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
  • 26225 U S Highway 70 East, Ruidoso Downs, NM, 88346, United States

Ruidoso Jockey Club

Located in Ruidoso, New Mexico, the Ruidoso Jockey Club has been the premier destination for Quarter Horse racing enthusiasts for more than 60 years. Founded in 1954, the Ruidoso Jockey Club was created for true horsemen to enjoy the excitement of the Ruidoso Downs, from the Jockey Club’s premium facilities. The 2-story Jockey Club has 3 […]

  • 575-378-4446
  • 26225 Hwy. 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM, 88346