Casinos and Horse Racing

Ruidoso offers a selection of venues and options for those who prefer inserting a little risk into their fun. Three area casinos are all within minutes of downtown Ruidoso, and the world-famous Ruidoso Downs Race Track draws hundreds of thousands of quarter horse and thoroughbred enthusiasts every year.  

Billy the Kid Casino

Adjacent to Ruidoso Downs Race Track, Billy The Kid Casino offers over 300 slots and is open daily starting at 10:00 am until midnight weekdays & open late, until 1:00 am on the weekends. The casino offers rotating jackpots, membership rewards, a gift shop, a restaurant, and live music.

  • 575-378-4431
  • , Ruidoso, NM, United States

Casino Apache

Located on Highway 70 just outside of Ruidoso in Mescalero, New Mexico, Casino Apache Travel Center offers locals and travelers everything they need to rest and refuel. The venue offers all your favorite games, from endless slots and video poker to blackjack, roulette, and three-card poker. As a bonus, Casino Apache also features a full-service truck […]

  • 575-464-7059
  • Highway 70, Mescalero, NM, United States

Ruidoso Downs Race Track

Ruidoso Downs Race Track is one of the premier quarter horse racing tracks in the nation. The track hosts thoroughbred races, too, but the notable All American Futurity is the richest race in quarter horse racing in the world, with a purse that eclipses $30 million. (That’s more than the Kentucky Derby’s purse, for those […]

  • 575-378-4431
  • , Ruidoso, NM, United States

The Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino

The Inn of the Mountain Gods has a full-services casino and features the only live dealers in Ruidoso. Gaming options include but are not limited to a huge variety of slot machines, a poker room, bingo, blackjack, roulette, craps, and a host of other table games. The Apache Spirit Club is also available for those who […]

  • 800-545-9011
  • , Mescalero, NM, United States