May 7, 2018 - Curry Downs Media Release

Introducing the Clovis New Mexico Race Track & Casino

Curry Downs will be a multi-faceted experience for fans of horse racing, casino gaming, great food and live entertainment.

L&M Entertainment, a joint venture between Laguna Development Corporation and Miller Companies of Hinsdale, Illinois was formed to build and operate a state-of-the-art racetrack and casino. The concepts and descriptions contained here reflect preliminary ideas for a horse racing, casino gaming, restaurant and entertainment facility to benefit the City of Clovis, Curry County and the State of New Mexico with a project everyone can be proud of.

Our Vision

As one of New Mexico’s leading tribal gaming, restaurant, hotel, travel center and convenience store operators, Laguna Development Corporation is pleased to present Curry Downs Racetrack and Casino.

LDC has engaged renowned architects and artists to design a proposed facility that respects the look and feel of the Clovis area while providing energy and excitement.

Curry Downs will be a multi-faceted experience for fans of horse racing, casino gaming, great food and live entertainment.

Curry Downs will inject new life into the local economy by generating tax revenue, new jobs and a first class attraction for residents and visitors.

If selected as the successful bidder by the state of New Mexico, LDC brings the financial resources, business expertise and New Mexico sensibilities to build and operate a racetrack and casino that Clovis and Curry County will be proud of.


By New Mexicans for New Mexicans

LDC is the only company whose roots are 100% New Mexico. The shareholders of LDC, the Pueblo of Laguna, have been part of New Mexico for hundreds of years. Our homes, friends and families are here in New Mexico. We live and work here alongside our guests, our business partners and our employees.

We Do Our Homework

LDC conducted a telephone survey of Curry County residents to gauge the level of support or opposition in Curry County for a racetrack and casino. 60% of those surveyed support the building of a racetrack and casino in Clovis. 63% say they would definitely visit the facility. Casino slot machines, live entertainment and horse racing are the top three reasons people would visit Curry Downs. Residents also think that the tax revenue and new jobs the racetrack and casino would bring to the area are the most important reasons to build the facility in Clovis.

Great Food

LDC businesses like Route 66 Casino Hotel, Dancing Eagle Casino and the World Famous Laguna Burger are widely recognized as the having the best food offerings in the New Mexico gaming industry. Award winning restaurants at Route 66 Casino Hotel like Thunder Road Steakhouse & Cantina or Dancing Eagle’s Great American Diner, the new Laguna Burger Restaurant in Albuquerque and the World Famous Laguna Burger Pit Stop locations all represent the quality, service and value that is a part of everything we do. Award-winning Food & Beverage will be an integral part of the customer experience at Curry Downs.


LDC businesses present more live entertainment than any other tribal gaming operation in New Mexico. At Route 66 Casino the 2800-seat Legends Theatre has hosted performances by world famous superstars like Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakam, Steely Dan, Tony Bennett and Matchbox 20 to name just a few. LDC considers live entertainment an integral part of the guest experience. From honky tonk dance bands to headliners under the Clovis sky, live entertainment will be a part of what visitors can expect when they come to Curry Downs.

Community Involvement

Today LDC is totally immersed in New Mexico by being a part of a variety of groups and organizations inside and outside of tribal communities. For example, we are one of the largest corporate sponsors at both the University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University. As a result of our efforts to support education at all levels we are corporate sponsor of the New Mexico Athletic Association. We are currently active members in numerous business and philanthropic organizations including the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and the Clovis Industrial Development Corporation.


LDC Improves Lives! We are a Laguna owned business pursuing opportunities that improve and strengthen the Laguna community and its economy. Through our high performance culture we provide unparalleled entertainment, extraordinary customer service and quality products. We honor our core values and with an enterprising spirit we foster growth opportunities for the LDC family; our shareholders, our employees, our business partners and the members of the communities we serve.

To learn more go to

14500 Central Ave. SW, I-40, Exit 140 Albuquerque, NM 87121
505-352-7866 // 866-352-RT66 (7866) //