Ruidoso Casino Reopens

Ruidoso Casino Reopens

After a year's closure, casino at Ruidoso Downs reopens.

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After a year of being closed per state mandate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Billy the Kid Casino at Ruidoso Downs Race Track will reopen its doors to the public on Monday, March 22nd. The casino will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. along with The Sports Bar and simulcasting operation.

“We are excited to open the casino and welcome our players back,” said Jeff True, President and General Manager of Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino. “We want our patrons to know that we take their health very seriously, and we will be following safety measures consistent with guidelines set by local, state and federal agencies.”

In addition to the casino being open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, The Sports Bar will also be open to 33 percent capacity in compliance with Lincoln County’s current Yellow rating. Simulcast wagering from tracks around the country will be available as well.

“Under NMDOH guidelines we will be in continual phases of reopening all summer and encourage all Lincoln County residents to continue pain-free COVID-19 tests and to please register to get the vaccine. Each one of us must do our part to get from Yellow to Green to Turquoise so our businesses can open with minimal restrictions,” said True.

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