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Too Smokey at Night

Gaming best done in the morning or early afternoon here. Too crowded and too smokey at night... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Santa Fe, New Mexico

We go to the casino every time we go to Ruidoso. It's a big place, lots of machines and several... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Lockney, Texas
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Casino offering poker, craps and slots.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average25%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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Ruidoso, NM
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Gaming best done in the morning or early afternoon here. Too crowded and too smokey at night - especially weekends. Same owners as the Inn of the Mountain Gods. Player card points works for both. Gas station prices and Car Wash worth dropping by.

Thank TimeTraveler_800
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We go to the casino every time we go to Ruidoso. It's a big place, lots of machines and several tables. Most dealers are very nice a few not nice at all. They changed from Dr. Pepper to Mr. Pibb extra. That made me upset...More

1  Thank cheallefromtexas
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

About as far away from a Las Vegas casino experience as posible. Also, they try to trick you by showing the lake - like its on the property ... try the Inn of Mtn Gods about 20 miles away. This place is about as dreary...More

1  Thank GrodTzu
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

All computers were out today in the casino, so the machines could not print tickets or accept tickets. When I cashed in at the cashier, she said they could be out for 2-3 days. Folks were standing/ sitting at their machines trying to get payouts...More

Thank S C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Came here after a brief stop at the run-down and horrid Billy the Kid Casino. Really nice grounds (large golf course and a lake that looks like it's been dyed blue). Casino not too smokey … free drinks etc. A big basketball tournament was going...More

Thank jdog17
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Beautiful place, activities for everyone. Nice place to sit down and relax. The children loved the lake and having a snack at the concession by the lake.

Thank travelot
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Never been to a casino that is also a truck stop! Almost all slots are penny slots with a minimum bet of $.40-.50. No adult beverages on gaming floor. Very smoky the day we went. It's right on Rt 70 as you approach Ruidoso from...More

Thank Susan2904
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This casino is one of several in Ruidoso. We don't gamble but the food looked good and we appreciated the lovely grounds, lake and clean atmosphere. The casino itself is very smoky so keep that in mind if you are a non-smoker.

Thank Darryl L
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The hotel room was very clean and the staff are friendly. The casino was not very huge so do not expect it to be like Vegas. The hotel has two bars one in the casino and one near the entrance. They have a small gift...More

Thank pinaykim
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Located on a beautiful, picturesque lake with a zip line over the lake. Beautiful place. Fun gambling, won some, lost some. High class. Ample parking in garage with ease of access to elevators.

2  Thank Paula C
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Maria V
17 July 2017|
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Response from Susan2904 | Reviewed this property |
The lake is up at the Inn, not at the Casino Apache on Rt 70. Only is in the shower/changing facilities for the truckers
Stacie E
6 September 2016|
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Response from Thomas W | Reviewed this property |
No they don't.
16 March 2016|
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Response from tjeanny | Reviewed this property |
You must be 21 to gamble anywhere in NM. Casino Apache is no exception. Only place you can gamble at 18 is oklahoma casinos.