If you’re looking to get away from it all and enjoy a resort-style stay beyond some quality gaming and poker, the Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino located on the Mescalero Apache Reservation outside Ruidoso, New Mexico (pop. 8029, give or take a few), is certainly a good choice.
Nearby this ski resort town, the Mescalero Apaches run this gaming oasis within the casino-and-resort complex with decent games, lots of promotions and tons of poker. The gaming floor features a few hundred slot machines, including penny slots, plus all the requisite table games: blackjack, craps, three-card poker, roulette, Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em, and Mississippi Stud.
Last but in no way least is the poker room. On Friday, it’s open from 11am to 3.30am; on Saturday, 10am to 2.30am; and on all other days from 11am to 2am. Five games are offered at all times, with four in Texas Hold ‘em at various blinds and limits and at least one table devoted to Omaha Hi-Lo. Plus, poker tournaments are held weekly at Inn of the Mountain Gods Casino.