We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
The roughest and dirties casino I have ever been to!!!

I walked in and was surprised by the amount of machines they have. Lots of slots me poker... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
Kris W
Cypress, Texas
Great Saturday Night fun

Lived in Albuquerque for 30 years and finally went on a Saturday night to enjoy some horse racing... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico
via mobile
Read all 22 reviews
All photos (4)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good28%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible27%
15 Jul 2018
“Great Saturday Night fun”
27 Jan 2017
One-stop betting: try your luck in the casino or watch and wager on seasonal live horseracing at this popular racetrack and casino complex.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
New Mexico State Fairgrounds, Near Lomas and Louisiana boulevards NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
+1 505-266-5555
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Albuquerque
from USD 158.99
More Info
from USD 159.00
More Info
from USD 80.00
More Info
from USD 215.00
More Info
Reviews (22)
Filter reviews
22 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 22 reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Lived in Albuquerque for 30 years and finally went on a Saturday night to enjoy some horse racing. Fun times nice crowd good racing. Food was your average Arena Stadium type food. Fun getting to see the horses and prep and racing. Up close. Good...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank brucep460
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The Downs Food Court has great food & good prices! Very cordial servers. The sports bar is casual with betting on horses, food, & drink.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank IOWAN1970
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had my mothers 70th birthday there. The Lounge was the best. People were so nice!! The only downfall is I wish I could have taken her to eat at The Crown Room, but food was ok at the Cafe. Didn't get to play much in...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I walked in and was surprised by the amount of machines they have. Lots of slots me poker machines. The smoke wasn't to bad. I stayed an hour and won $195. I left happy. The crowd in the casino was very rough. Felt like I...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Kris W
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We were in nearby Socorro for training and decided to drive up to Albuquerque to check out the horse racing. We are admittedly non-gamblers but had a good time betting on the races. Very clean facility with helpful employees for us newby's!

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Ammy M
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We were there for the afternoon races and were very impressed with all the changes. It is orderly, CLEAN, and easy to get around. The seating is excellent. Under the viewing area are the major collection of betting windows, a large open bar and lots...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank 2hearttrippers
Reviewed 29 May 2016

There is a restaurant located in the casino at the race track, the menu is limited but the good is wonderful and the servings are tremendous!!!We had Taco Salad for $5.99 with chicken (or you can have beef) cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, beans , onion, all...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Patricia l
Reviewed 10 May 2016

We were working a horse program and found everything very convenient. Hotel, fast food, fine restaurants, service stations, etc. were all nearby.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank TravelpartnerO50
Reviewed 10 March 2016

I live about 3 blocks from this racetrack. I enjoy going there as often as I can during the season. If I have visitors in town while the races are on, I will take them there for a few bets. It is a part of...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 28 July 2015

The Downs used to be a small kind of dingy Casino that had only coin machines. Now it's all new, a new building, new machines that issue vouchers, it's small clean and well lit. The Restrooms are nice and clean. This is a nice little...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank F9122VKmichaelw
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 143 nearby hotels
Luxury Inn
18 reviews
.69 km away
Barcelona Suites
430 reviews
.79 km away
Albuquerque Marriott
800 reviews
2.01 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Uptown
805 reviews
2.10 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,981 nearby restaurants
Banh Mi Coda
47 reviews
.77 km away
Lindo Mexico Grill and Seafood
53 reviews
.63 km away
Buffett's Candies
17 reviews
.68 km away
May Cafe
38 reviews
.71 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 447 nearby attractions
The Other Indoor Flea Market
10 reviews
.99 km away
Musical Theatre Southwest
9 reviews
.73 km away
Expo New Mexico Open Air Flea Market
30 reviews
.80 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Downs at Albuquerque staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines