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How New Mexico Sports Betting Started In A State Without A Sports Betting Law

Many jaws hit the floor when New Mexico became the fifth state to offer sports betting following the repeal of PASPA by the Supreme Court. New Mexico sports betting is a head scratcher because the state hasn’t passed legislation authorizing sports betting. Instead, the Pueblo of Santa Ana tribe took matters into its own hands and opened a sportsbook at its Santa Ana Star Casino & Hotel.

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12/8/2018

article Bidders for Final New Mexico Racino License Left in Limbo as Racing Commission Postpones Decision
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission (NMRC) will keep bidders for the state’s sixth and final racino license on tenterhooks, after an eleventh-hour...

12/6/2018

article Legal challenge delays decision on new horse-racing track
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission on Thursday postponed a decision on issuing a license for a new horse-racing track, raising the possibility that the...
article New Mexico regulators delay decision on racino license
(New Mexico) -- Bidders vying for a license to build New Mexico’s sixth and final horse racetrack and casino will have to wait longer for a final decision after...
article State puts off decision on sixth racino
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission announced Thursday it will not make a decision on the state’s sixth and final racetrack-casino until it responds...

12/5/2018

article Racinos object to sixth license
(New Mexico) -- The state’s five racetrack-casinos have asked the New Mexico Racing Commission not to issue a sixth racing license this year, saying that doing so...

12/4/2018

article Mescalero tribe supports Tucumcari racino
(New Mexico) -- The Mescalero Apache tribe told the New Mexico Racing Commission a horse-racing track and casino in Clovis would create a multimillion-dollar effect on...

11/30/2018

article Isleta offers free photos with Santa in Toys for Tots drive
(New Mexico) -- The holiday season is in full swing at Isleta Resort & Casino. Santa and Mrs. Claus have arrived and will be available for free photos with families...

11/26/2018

article EDITORIAL: State needs its blinders off to consider a sixth racino
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Susana Martinez has just five weeks left in office, but her administration isn’t calling it a day just yet. Among items still on the to-do list is...

11/21/2018

article Moving Grandstand Proposed by New Mexico Track Bidder
(New Mexico) -- If a proposed feature by a bidder for a new track in New Mexico becomes reality, a day at the races will mix in an amusement park ride. In a bid led by...

11/19/2018

article How New Mexico Sports Betting Started In A State Without A Sports Betting Law
(New Mexico) -- Many jaws hit the floor when New Mexico became the fifth state to offer sports betting following the repeal of PASPA by the Supreme Court. New Mexico...
article 'Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico' helps recognize signs of compulsive gambling
(New Mexico) -- Going to the casino and gambling can be a lot of fun, but can also be the downfall of some people. Scientists say that gambling triggers a similar...

11/18/2018

article State releases racino feasibility report
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission has released a feasibility study exploring the viability of a sixth racetrack-casino in the state, as well as an...

11/13/2018

article Lottery faces questions about new sports game
(New Mexico) -- The plan to create a New Mexico Lottery game tied to the outcome of sporting events could generate an extra $6 million to $10 million a year for the...

11/12/2018

article New Mexico: Five Bidders Hoping To Snag One Remaining Racino License
(New Mexico) -- Racetracks across the country have closed in recent years but in New Mexico, five companies have submitted proposals to build a new one. They're all...
article Intralot seals market-first sports deal in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- Lottery and gaming solutions provider Intralot has signed a two-year extension to its deal with the New Mexico Lottery, under which it will support the...

11/11/2018

article The race for the racino
(New Mexico) -- Racinos, like the horses that run there, are ambitious entities. These combination racetrack-casinos promise jobs and economic investment to the cities...

11/6/2018

article New Mexico’s sports betting market gets questioned
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Lottery Authority unanimously accepted a new game that will be tied to the outcome of sporting events last week, and a state legislator is...
article Sports betting may be coming to New Mexico as lottery considers new games
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Lottery Authority is moving ahead with plans for a new game that will be tied to the outcome of sporting events. The lottery board voted...

11/5/2018

article Legality of sports betting in NM questioned
(New Mexico) -- At least one New Mexico state legislator thinks the New Mexico Lottery Authority went out of bounds when it authorized a new sports lottery game. Rep....
article Sports betting may be coming to New Mexico as lottery considers new games
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Lottery Authority is moving ahead with plans for a new game that will be tied to the outcome of sporting events. The lottery board voted...

11/1/2018

article New Mexico panel to decide on horse-racing track in December
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission is scheduled to decide by early December whether to issue a license for a new horse-racing track. The Santa Fe New...
article New Mexico Lottery to Offer Game Tied to Sports
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Lottery Board on Tuesday voted to approve a game linked with the outcome of sporting events, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported. The game...

10/31/2018

article New Mexico lottery letting sports betting wager ride
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Lottery Authority is moving ahead with plans for a new game that will be tied to the outcome of sporting events. The lottery board voted...

10/30/2018

article BLOG: What New Mexico’s First Sports Bet Could Mean for the Rest of the USA
(New Mexico) -- During the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas earlier this month, an announcement was made that a sportsbook would be launched at the Santa Ana Star Casino...
article New Mexico Lottery creating game tied to sports
(New Mexico) -- The board that oversees the New Mexico Lottery voted unanimously Tuesday to move forward with creation of a game tied to the outcome of sporting events....

10/23/2018

article A new state adds sports gambling, but not revenue
(New Mexico) -- Sports betting is being pitched by public officials from coast-to-coast as a way to boost tax revenue for state coffers on the backs of losing gamblers....

10/17/2018

article Casino pays police overtime after crime concerns
(New Mexico) -- Neighbors worry a crime-ridden casino is taking officers off the streets and keeping them busy responding to calls at the profitable, private business...

10/14/2018

article USBookmaking Partners With Tribal Casino to Offer New Mexico Sports Betting
(New Mexico) -- In what could be a precedent-setting advancement of sports wagering, a New Mexico tribal casino says it will begin offering sports betting next week. Las...

10/12/2018

article Quay could use racino boost
(New Mexico) -- At the risk of alienating real or potential readers in various parts of the state, I am using my space this week to advocate for my home town Tucumcari...
article Throng turns out for racino presentation
(New Mexico) -- Show up, they did. More than 1,100 people crammed into the Tucumcari Convention Center's main ballroom Thursday afternoon to hear Coronado Partners...

10/10/2018

article New Mexico tribal casino to launch sports betting
(New Mexico) -- A tribal casino in New Mexico says it will be the first in the state to offer sports betting following a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this...

10/5/2018

article The racino ‘race’ continues: New Mexico Racing Commission hears Clovis bids
(New Mexico) -- Eastern New Mexico is one step closer to becoming the potential home of New Mexico’s sixth and final racino. The race is on across the state of New...

10/4/2018

article New Mexico Racing Commission chairman denies conflict of interest
(New Mexico) -- The chairman of the New Mexico Racing Commission has owned racehorses with two partners in a company that is competing before the commission for a...

9/23/2018

article New Mexico to consider applications for final racino license [reg req]
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission will conduct three public hearings concerning applications for the state’s sixth and final available license for a...

9/8/2018

article Tribes report rise in revenues at gaming facilities in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- Tribal slot machine revenues are on the rise in New Mexico, according to new figures. Almost every tribe reported an increase in slot machine earnings in...
article Meetings Planned for Groups Applying for Racino License
(New Mexico) -- The groups applying for the racino license are one step closer to achieving their goal. There are three meetings planned for the five different groups...

9/6/2018

article Tribes report rise in revenues at gaming facilities in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- Tribal slot machine revenues are on the rise in New Mexico, according to new figures. Almost every tribe reported an increase in slot machine earnings in...
article New Mexico's Biggest Beer Festival Returns at Isleta Resort & Casino
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico's Biggest Beer Festival returns at Isleta Resort & Casino. There will be 60 fantastic breweries, ciders and spirits. There will also...

9/3/2018

article New Mexico tribes see slot revenue growth
(New Mexico) -- Nearly all of New Mexico’s American Indian gaming tribes reported year-over-year growth in slot machine winnings from their casinos, with some...

8/30/2018

article Chefs from Isleta Resort & Casino and Embers Steakhouse Grill Out
(New Mexico) -- Experience the tradition of the southwest at Embers Steakhouse, an elegant rooftop dining experience. The culinary artists at Embers offer everything...

8/24/2018

article The race for the last racino: Companies look to Clovis, Tucumcari for New Mexico's sixth and final racino
(New Mexico) -- The race is on for the last "racino" in New Mexico and there's an 80-percent chance it could land in Eastern New Mexico, just miles from...

8/23/2018

article Five racino applicants line up at the starting gate
(New Mexico) -- Five applicants are at the starting gate as the race begins to award the state’s sixth racino, a combination horse race track and gambling casino....
article Racetrack with ‘moving grandstand’ proposed in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- A Las Vegas casino executive is proposing a new racetrack and casino in eastern New Mexico with a “moving grandstand” that will allow an...
article Racetrack with 'moving grandstand' proposed in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- A Las Vegas casino executive is proposing a new racetrack and casino in eastern New Mexico with a "moving grandstand" that will allow an...

8/21/2018

article Applicants for next New Mexico racetrack casino down to 5
(New Mexico) -- The number of companies seeking to build New Mexico’s sixth horse-racing track and slot machine casino has shrunk to five. Eight groups told the...

8/20/2018

article Clovis racino draws another player
(New Mexico) -- The race is on for the state’s sixth and last racino license, and the Clovis area is looming large as the place to do business. Full House Resorts...
article Full House Resorts New Mexico racetrack to have moving grandstand
(New Mexico) -- Las Vegas casino executive Dan Lee is hoping to make horse racing exciting again while catapulting his company into the gaming industry’s bigger...
article Full House Resorts proposes racetrack-casino-hotel complex for Eastern New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- Full House Resorts unveiled a proposal Monday for a destination resort in Eastern New Mexico that was teased during the Las Vegas-based company’s...

8/13/2018

article Hotel business heating up; growth in NM tourism spurs demand for lodging
(New Mexico) -- SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Albuquerque’s newest hotel, finally opened in mid-May along the Paseo del Norte corridor – adding nearly 100...

8/4/2018

article Racino operator worries about viability of another racino in NM
(New Mexico) -- The state of New Mexico is considering adding a 6th racino, but one racino operator thinks five is enough. “There’s one in Sunland Park,...

8/3/2018

article List of potential racino applicants grows
(New Mexico) -- Three additional groups notified the New Mexico Racing Commission that they plan to apply for a license to open a new horse-racing track with slot...
article New Mexico gambling revenues up
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico Lottery ticket sales jumped nearly 6 percent in the 2018 fiscal year as the lottery bounced back from its worst year since 2001. Still, ticket...

7/31/2018

article New Mexico looking at sports betting options
(New Mexico) -- In New Mexico, the Lottery Authority is exploring the opportunity to offer new lottery games tied to sports results. David Barden, Lottery Authority CEO...

7/25/2018

article State Lottery Authority, Indian casinos, horse-racing tracks all eye sports-related gambling
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Lottery Authority is looking into the possibility of offering a game tied to the outcomes of sporting events, the authority’s CEO...

7/23/2018

article More Sports Betting Means More Compulsive Gambling … Probably
(New Jersey) -- Neva Pryor is worried. Pryor, the executive director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling in New Jersey, sees the wave of legal sports betting sweeping...

7/17/2018

article SMITH: Tiny Taos Native American casino makes a perfect project for a gaming industry Ph.D.
(New Mexico) -- You’ll have to go looking to find the diminutive Taos Mountain Casino. It’s located at 700 Veterans Highway between the entrance to the...

7/14/2018

article As nearby casino takes shape, Santa Fe Opera patrons sound off
(New Mexico) -- Kiley Lawrence lived out a lifelong dream Wednesday from a seat in the nosebleed section of the cavernous Santa Fe Opera. “I wanted to come to the...

7/11/2018

article Casino unveils new hotel expected to boost Santa Ana economy
(New Mexico) -- Make no mistake about it, Santa Ana Star Casino’s new 204-room hotel is not about improving Sandoval County’s economic picture. Chief...

7/9/2018

article Grandson of former racetrack owner applying for racino near Clovis
(New Mexico) -- A grandson of former New Mexico horse track owner R.D. Hubbard said Monday he heads a group that will apply for the state’s sixth racing license....
article Groups vie for sixth and final New Mexico ‘racino’ license
(New Mexico) -- Supporters of an effort to bring New Mexico’s sixth license for a horse racetrack and casino to Clovis say such a business venture would result in...

7/7/2018

article Racino applicants hope to get Tucumcari’s economy back on track
(New Mexico) -- Warren Frost’s field of dreams is 330 acres on the east edge of town. The land is mostly mesquite, cactus and scrub grass. Someone planted three...
article Groups vie for sixth and final New Mexico 'racino' license
(New Mexico) -- Supporters of an effort to bring New Mexico's sixth license for a horse racetrack and casino to Clovis say such a business venture would result in...

7/5/2018

article Ruidoso Downs offers horse racing experience, Hall of Fame collection
(New Mexico) -- Two hours north of Las Cruces is not only an escape from the heat, but a chance to watch some of the best race horses dash down the track at lightning...

7/4/2018

article Tucumcari confident in bid for racino
(New Mexico) -- The interest of three groups expressing interest of bringing a racino to the Clovis, Curry County area is not swaying or lessening the confidence of the...

7/2/2018

article Sunland Park wants to build 2nd racetrack
(New Mexico) -- The Fulton family, which owns Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino, wants to build another racetrack and casino and have joined a statewide race to obtain...

6/29/2018

article New casino hotel to provide mini economic boom for Bernalillo
(New Mexico) -- The brand new Santa Ana Star Casino and Hotel is expected to bring new jobs and economic growth when it opens on the Fourth of July. Santa Ana Pueblo...
article Santa Ana hotel to roll out the welcome mat
(New Mexico) -- The Bernalillo area can expect an economic boost when a new hotel opens its doors to the public on Wednesday, creating over 200 jobs. Santa Ana Star...
article Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino owners to bid for New Mexico's final racing license
(New Mexico) -- The owners of Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino plan to submit a bid for the state's final racing license, and if their bid is successful it could...

5/29/2018

article State’s casino resorts offer something for everyone
(New Mexico) -- Even non-gamblers will tag along on a trip to Las Vegas, Nev., given the many other distractions available from theater to fine dining to golf. The same...

5/26/2018

article Editorial: Odds favor a lot of scrutiny before allowing sports gambling in NM
(New Mexico) -- On May 14, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated the federal ban on sports betting – meaning all bets are no longer off when it comes to anything and...

5/23/2018

article Poll finds mixed opinions over legal sports betting
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico could soon take up the issue of gambling on sports now that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it's legal in the United States. Each state will...

5/13/2018

article State accepting proposals for newest race track/casino
(New Mexico) -- State officials are accepting new applications for New Mexico's sixth race track and casino license. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, at least...

5/12/2018

article New Mexico reviewing applications for state's 6th 'racino'
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico officials are accepting new applications for the state's sixth race track and casino license. The Eastern New Mexico News reports at least...

4/9/2018

article Local casino set to hire more than 200
(New Mexico) -- A local casino resort is set to double down on more employees. Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel said it plans to hire 230 new employees ahead of its launch of...

3/23/2018

article Can New Mexico save its 'broken' lottery?
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Lottery was never a blockbuster. Still isn't. Its sales of scratch tickets, on a per capita basis, are among the lowest of all state...
article Promise of lottery scholarship can't be kept
(New Mexico) -- The state of New Mexico needs more of its residents to blow more of their disposable income on gambling if it is to provide college assistance to all of...

3/18/2018

article Can New Mexico save its ‘broken’ lottery?
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Lottery was never a blockbuster. Still isn’t. Its sales of scratch tickets, on a per capita basis, are among the lowest of all state...

1/28/2018

article Bad blood at tribal boundaries
(New Mexico) -- Though he wasn’t a member of the tribe, Phillip Roybal never felt like an outsider when he was growing up within the boundaries of this sun-soaked...

1/15/2018

article Tourism sector’s impact expanding
(New Mexico) -- Albuquerque residents looking to go to one of the world’s best travel destinations this year only have to step out their front doors. That’s...

1/8/2018

article One million dollar bonus offered for triple derby winner
(New Mexico) -- A monumental step forward for three-year-old quarter horse racing will occur this summer at Ruidoso Downs when the $1-million All American Triple Crown...

1/3/2018

article Tribal Group Funds Study On Problem Gambling In NM (sub req.)
(New Mexico) -- A group made up of Native American-owned casinos in New Mexico is funding a study to look into the scope of problem gambling in the state, the first...

1/2/2018

article American Indian tribes commission problem-gambling study
(New Mexico) -- The first major study in more than a decade of compulsive gambling in New Mexico is being commissioned by an association of American Indian tribes that...

12/31/2017

article Tribes fund new study on problem gambling
(New Mexico) -- An association formed by American Indian gaming tribes is funding the first major study of problem gambling in New Mexico in more than a decade.

12/24/2017

article Tesuque Pueblo plans casino next to opera
(New Mexico) -- Tesuque Pueblo announced plans Wednesday to build a casino, and later a hotel, on vacant tribal land adjacent to The Santa Fe Opera, just off U.S. 84/285...

12/23/2017

article WEEK IN REVIEW: New Mexico tribe plans new casino near Santa Fe Opera
(New Mexico) -- A Native American tribe in northern New Mexico has plans to build a new casino adjacent to the famed Santa Fe Opera.

12/22/2017

article Tesuque Pueblo Announces Plan to Build Casino Next to Santa Fe Opera
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Tesuque has announced plans to build a new casino just north of Santa Fe, in a location that would put the resort next door to the Santa Fe...

12/21/2017

article New casino in the works for Santa Fe
(New Mexico) -- The city of Santa Fe is home to one less gaming venue after the recent announcement of the Nambé Falls Casino closure. Now, it seems the area of New...
article OP/ED: Another casino? It appears so
(New Mexico) -- Far be it from mere mortals to understand the intricacies of the tribal casino business. On one hand, we learned this week that Nambe Pueblo has...
article Tesuque: We want to be ‘good neighbors’ to opera
(New Mexico) -- Tesuque Pueblo’s planned casino adjacent to The Santa Fe Opera will face to the north and east, toward U.S. 84/285 and away from the theater,...

12/20/2017

article Pueblo unveils plans for casino next to the Santa Fe Opera
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Tesuque Tribal Council announced Wednesday plans to develop a new casino on land adjacent to the Santa Fe Opera. Future phases will include...
article Tesuque building casino next to Santa Fe Opera
(New Mexico) -- Tesuque Pueblo is planning a new casino next to the famed Santa Fe Opera, the pueblo announced Wednesday. The pueblo will break ground on the project...

12/9/2017

article Treating the gambling addiction
(New Mexico) -- Regarding the recent articles from Thom Cole (“N.M. does little to combat gambling addiction,” Nov. 24) and the editorial from The New...

12/6/2017

article San Felipe Pueblo changes name of casino and announces plans for remodeling
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of San Felipe announced "Black Mesa Casino" as the new name for its gaming facility in New Mexico. The facility, formerly known as San Felipe...
article San Felipe Pueblo changes name of NM casino to “Black Mesa Casino”
(New Mexico) -- Having applied for the trademark in December last year, the San Felipe Casino in New Mexico is now the Black Mesa Casino, as the name was officially...

12/5/2017

article San Felipe Pueblo changes name of casino to ‘Black Mesa’
(New Mexico) -- A New Mexico Native American pueblo between Albuquerque and Santa Fe is changing the name of its casino. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports San Felipe...

12/4/2017

article New Mexico Withdraws Gaming Revenue Suit Against Tribes [sub req]
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico federal court on Thursday approved the state of New Mexico’s voluntary dismissal of its lawsuit against six federally recognized Native...

12/2/2017

article COLUMN: State ignores health dangers of gambling
(New Mexico) -- Recent articles in the Albuquerque Journal and the Santa Fe New Mexican have reported on the failure of the state government to address or respond to the...

11/26/2017

article Slot machine makers settle with state
(New Mexico) -- Four companies that provided slot machines to Pojoaque Pueblo while it was operating casinos in violation of federal law have settled with the state...

11/8/2017

article The 'feminization of gambling'
(New Mexico) -- Chris Danner, like a lot of slot machine players, started gambling to win money. Eventually, she played the slots to escape. When seated in front of a...

10/29/2017

article Bureau of Indian Affairs allows last casino deal in New Mexico to take effect
(New Mexico) -- It's official -- every tribe in New Mexico is operating under a Class III gaming compact that was neither approved nor outright rejected by the...

10/22/2017

article New Mexico Tracks’ Slot Revenue Declines To Lowest Figures Since 2005
(New Mexico) -- Slot revenue at New Mexico's horse racing tracks has consistently declined over the past two years, reports usnews.com. In the 2015 fiscal year slot...

10/21/2017

article New Mexico horse-racing tracks see drop in slot revenue
(New Mexico) -- Revenue from slot machines at New Mexico horse-racing tracks has declined to its lowest point since the opening of the state's newest track in 2005,...

10/15/2017

article Big names throw cash into New Mexico gubernatorial race
(New Mexico) -- Hungarian-born billionaire investor George Soros and his son were among top contributors to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham,...

10/14/2017

article Racino slot revenue nosedives as gaming industry outlook dims
(New Mexico) -- Slot machine revenue at New Mexico horse-racing tracks has declined for a second consecutive year, plummeting to its lowest point since the opening of...
article Big names throw cash into New Mexico gubernatorial race
(New Mexico) -- Hungarian-born billionaire investor George Soros and his son were among top contributors to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham,...

10/4/2017

article NM Hits Tribes With Suit Over Gambling Revenue Payments [sub req'd]
(New Mexico) -- The state of New Mexico has hit six federally recognized Native American tribes with a lawsuit in federal court saying that they breached a 2007 gaming...

7/12/2017

article Five casino-operating tribes taking New Mexico to federal court
(New Mexico) -- In New Mexico, five casino-operating tribes have reportedly filed a federal lawsuit in an attempt to thwart an effort by the western state to...

7/10/2017

article CLARK: NM trying to get $40M from tribes
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Gaming Control Board is demanding that tribal gambling interests pay the state about $40 million in revenue sharing for “free-play...

7/1/2017

article Two more pueblos join case against New Mexico state regulators
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico State currently faces a budget shortfall of some $70 million just a day before that start of its new fiscal year. It is a point being used in...

6/30/2017

article Tribes Dismiss New Mexico’s Demand For $40m In Tax Dispute [sub req]
(New Mexico) -- Five New Mexico tribes, which are locked in a dispute with gaming regulators over the interpretation of an old revenue sharing agreement, want a federal...

6/27/2017

article New Mexico claims a tribe gambling debt
(New Mexico) -- According to the gambling authorities of the state of New Mexico, the three tribes owe them US$40 million in casino revenue. The money is related to a...
article Opposition on New Mexico casino back revenue snowballs
(New Mexico) -- Tribes are up in arms over the New Mexico government’s plan to claim tens of millions of dollars in back revenue from their casinos. Santa Fe New...
article Regulators say 3 pueblos owe state money over casino revenue
(New Mexico) -- Three pueblos owe New Mexico a combined $40 million under a long-disputed interpretation of an old agreement for sharing revenue from tribal casinos,...

6/26/2017

article New Mexico demands $40 million from three tribal casinos
(New Mexico) -- A triumvirate of New Mexico tribes have found themselves at loggerheads with state regulators over a huge gambling revenue bill. The sum at the centre of...
article New Mexico tribes owe state $40m in free play dispute
(New Mexico) -- State gambling authorities in New Mexico have claimed that three Native American tribes owe them over $40m in casino revenue, in a dispute centering on...
article Two more pueblos join lawsuit against state over casino back revenue
(New Mexico) -- Two more pueblos have joined a lawsuit to stop New Mexico’s government from claiming tens of millions of dollars in back revenue from tribal...

6/24/2017

article Regulators say 3 pueblos owe state money over casino revenue
(New Mexico) -- Three pueblos owe New Mexico a combined $40 million under a long-disputed interpretation of an old agreement for sharing revenue from tribal casinos,...

6/23/2017

article Three Tribal Casinos Balk at $40 Million New Mexico Revenue Request
(New Mexico) -- State Gambling regulators are in a battle with three New Mexico Native American tribes over $40 million in casino revenue they believe they are owed. The...

6/22/2017

article Regulators say 3 pueblos owe state money over casino revenue
(New Mexico) -- Regulators say three pueblos owe New Mexico a combined $40 million under a long-disputed interpretation of an old agreement for sharing revenue from...

6/21/2017

article State: Pueblos need to pay for free play
(New Mexico) -- State gambling regulators say three pueblos owe New Mexico tens of millions of dollars under a long-disputed interpretation of an old agreement for...

6/4/2017

article Rep. Lujan Grisham rakes in $893K for 2018 governor’s race
(New Mexico) -- In recent gubernatorial races in New Mexico, out-of-state interests have contributed about 40 percent of the winning candidates’ campaign money.

5/24/2017

article Lottery Scholarship funds decline
(New Mexico) -- Many college students in New Mexico are anxious about how they're going to pay tuition next year. Help from the state's Lottery Scholarship won...

5/13/2017

article Supreme Court weakens tribal immunity
(New Mexico) -- It could be easier now to sue employees of New Mexico tribes after a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that took a rare swipe at tribal sovereign...

5/10/2017

article New Mexico casinos looking to boost business with big renovations
(New Mexico) -- There’s a casino building boom in the Albuquerque area and with gambling profits stagnant, some tribal casinos are upping the ante. That includes...

4/26/2017

article Albuquerque casino breaks ground on $40m upgrade
(New Mexico) -- Work has begun on a $40m renovation of the Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Improvements include an expanded and redesigned casino...
article Celebrating Native American Cooking
(New Mexico) -- Set on 500 acres on the Santa Ana Pueblo near Albuquerque, NM, nestled along the Rio Grande and beneath the Sandia Mountains, the Hyatt Regency Tamaya...

4/24/2017

article 5 horsemen agree to purchase Ruidoso Downs
(New Mexico) -- Ruidoso Downs Racetrack will be sold to five horsemen, track President and General Manager Shaun Hubbard announced Monday. The men signed the letter of...

3/27/2017

article Stiff Competition / New Mexico tribes cope with an overheated gambling market
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico is known for its panoramic landscape of desert, forests and mountains stretching from horizon to horizon under an oceanic sky. When it comes...

1/10/2017

article Nearly every New Mexico tribe operating with 'approved' gaming compact
(New Mexico) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed another Class III gaming compact to take effect in New Mexico. The agreement for Santa Ana Pueblo became...

10/18/2016

article Libertarian candidate takes credit for New Mexico tribal casinos
(New Mexico) -- Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for president, is taking credit for the success of New Mexico's tribal gaming industry. As the Republican...

10/6/2016

article Racino pushed for Quay County
(New Mexico) -- A letter will be submitted today, asking the New Mexico Racing Commission’s executive director to expedite plans for a sixth New Mexico racing...

8/31/2016

article State lottery revenue hike boosts scholarship program
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Lottery Authority has reported record sales topping $154 million over the past year, meaning an increase of more than $5 million for the...

8/30/2016

article NY Gaming Commission poised to license Southern Tier casino
(New York) -- New York state gambling regulators may soon formally award a casino license to Tioga Downs, a racetrack and electronic gambling facility in the state's...

8/4/2016

article Our view: Pull back on lottery expansion
(New Mexico) -- Of course,New Mexico Lottery Authority officials want to raise more money for college scholarships. After all, the demand for legislative lottery...

7/20/2016

article New Mexico casino planning a $50M expansion project
(New Mexico) -- A casino near Rio Rancho is planning a $50 million expansion project that will include the property’s first attached hotel. The project will take...

7/18/2016

article Casino near Rio Rancho planning a $50M expansion project
(New Mexico) -- A casino near Rio Rancho is planning a $50 million expansion project that will include the property’s first attached hotel. The project will take...
article Santa Ana announces $50 million expansion project with hotel
(New Mexico) -- Work is set to begin this month on a $50 million expansion project at the Santa Ana Star Casino that will include the property’s first attached...

6/10/2016

article One Pueblo’s Fight Against Renewed Gaming Compact ‘Unfair Advantage’?
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Pojoaque has been thwarted in a request to hold state of New Mexico in contempt of court over on ongoing fight about gaming.
article Santa Ana Star Casino relaunches players club, with better rewards
(New Mexico) -- A new season means new perks at Santa Ana Star Casino for its Star Rewards Club members. The casino on Santa Ana Pueblo has relaunched its players club...

4/5/2016

article Sandia, San Felipe pueblos adopt 2015 casino compact
(New Mexico) -- Two more Indian tribes in New Mexico are operating their casinos under the state-tribal gambling agreement endorsed by the Legislature and Gov. Susana...
article Two more Class III gaming compacts in New Mexico go into effect
(New Mexico) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs last has allowed to more more Class III gaming compacts in New Mexico to take effect. The latest approvals are for Sandia...

3/28/2016

article Sunland Park track outbreak may prompt changes
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico regulators have scheduled a special meeting to consider changes in horse racing schedules at Sunland Park and the disbursement of some $3...

3/19/2016

article Ground broke on hotel project at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
(New Mexico) -- The last thing visitors want to do after a full day of gambling, live racing and concert going at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino is drive home.

3/11/2016

article New Mexico Governor calls for balanced reforms to save scholarships (updated)
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico governor wants lawmakers to try again next year to develop what she calls meaningful and balanced reforms to ensure the solvency of the...

2/17/2016

article House panel kills bill on lottery scholarship fund
(New Mexico) -- The House Ways and Means Committee has killed a bill that would have required the New Mexico Lottery to provide $41 million a year to a stagnant fund for...

2/12/2016

article Gambling opponents wary of lottery measure
(New Mexico) -- A Senate bill attempting to amend the lottery scholarship includes one tricky sentence that gambling opponents worry could sanction government-sponsored...

2/5/2016

article The Downs Racetrack, Sandia Casino offer tempting options for Valentine’s dates
(New Mexico) -- Get a jump on Valentine’s Day with some lovely dinners at local casinos. The Crown Room at The Downs Racetrack & Casino has you covered with...

1/28/2016

article Sandia Pueblo hosts job fair Thursday
(New Mexico) -- Sandia Pueblo will hold a job fair Thursday morning from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sandia Resort and Casino Ballroom. The pueblo is hiring for tribal...

1/19/2016

article Career Fair: Sandia Pueblo to Hire over 100 new employees
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Sandia plans to hire a substantial number of new employees in early 2016 for a wide variety of jobs at the Pueblo, Casino and Resort....

1/14/2016

article Nambé Pueblo’s ‘convenient’ roadside casino opens on Sunday
(New Mexico) -- Nambé Pueblo will open the doors to its first casino starting Sunday. The Nambé Falls Casino is smaller than its existing competitors – at 7,310...

1/6/2016

article NM Rep. Floats Bill To Cap Tribal Gaming Revenue-Sharing
(New Mexico) -- A New Mexico state representative on Tuesday proposed a bill to cap the revenue-sharing percentage paid by Native American tribes under state gaming...

12/20/2015

article Official, business owner at odds on bingo parlor
(New Mexico) -- City Commissioner Randal Crowder opposes the opening of Twin Arrow Bingo because it will include gaming machines and could compete for customers with...

12/9/2015

article Lottery scholarships facing 30% drop in funding in 2018
(New Mexico) -- Barring intervention by state lawmakers and a cash infusion, the Legislative Lottery Scholarship fund will continue to decline and will no longer be able...

12/8/2015

article Lottery scholarships facing 30% drop in funding in 2018
(New Mexico) -- Barring intervention by state lawmakers and a cash infusion, the Legislative Lottery Scholarship fund will continue to decline and will no longer be able...

10/29/2015

article More New Mexico Tribal-State Gaming Compacts Take Effect
(New Mexico) -- If the U.S. Department of the Interior (Secretary) does not approve or disapprove a proposed compact within 45 days of its submission, under the Indian...

10/28/2015

article BIA allows more New Mexico gaming compacts to go into effect
(New Mexico) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed three more Class III gaming compacts in New Mexico to take effect, bringing the total number to 12, a record for...

10/21/2015

article Quay County officials ask Gov. Martinez for racino help
(New Mexico) -- The Tucumcari City and Quay County commissioners unanimously supported the adoption of resolutions respectively calling for Gov. Susana Martinez to...

10/14/2015

article Game On: Nambé Pueblo set to open new casino in mid-December to shore up local economy
(New Mexico) -- There’s no question that the Nambé Pueblo, a tiny 500-member community, has had a run of bad luck lately. And it seems to come in threes: It...

10/13/2015

article Officials ask Gov. Martinez for help
(New Mexico) -- The Tucumcari City and Quay County commissioners unanimously supported the adoption of resolutions respectively calling for Gov. Susana Martinez to...

10/7/2015

article Ruling: State can’t take action vs. tribe’s casino vendors
(New Mexico) -- State gambling officials are being prevented from taking any action against businesses that contract with the Pueblo of Pojoaque’s casino...

10/4/2015

article In Ruidoso, enjoy the thrills of zip lining and casino gaming, or relax in the mountains and the town’s sparkling $22 million theater
(New Mexico) -- The Old West is alive and well in and around Ruidoso, but so too are new-fangled recreation and cultural attractions. It may seem just a bit odd, but...

10/1/2015

article Join the hunt: Isleta Resort & Casino is holding an ‘Open Season’ promotion
(New Mexico) -- It’s open season over at Isleta Resort & Casino when it comes to winning big bucks this month. Isleta is starting some new promotions that will...

9/29/2015

article New Mexico tribe goes before appeals court in casino dispute
(Colorado) -- Attorneys for an American Indian community in New Mexico were to present oral arguments Monday in an appeal of a case they say could affect the way tribes...

9/28/2015

article New Mexico Tribe Appeals Ruling On Casino Dispute With State
(Colorado) -- Lawyers for an American Indian community in New Mexico asked a federal appeals court on Monday to overturn a lower court ruling that blocked them from...
article New Mexico tribe before appeals court in casino dispute
(Colorado) -- Attorneys for a northern New Mexico tribe are appearing in federal appeals court in Denver for oral arguments in a long-running dispute over gambling...

9/27/2015

article Column: Conflicts are pervasive and accepted in our legislative system
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico's lawmakers are the only in the nation who aren't paid. Many have day jobs on top of volunteering in our Legislature.

9/26/2015

article New Mexico State Police charge 2 in fraud investigation
(New Mexico) -- Two 36-year-old Albuquerque men have been charged in a fraud investigation. Back in August, New Mexico State Police investigated a large amount of...

9/19/2015

article Pueblo alleges gaming board violated Open Meetings Act
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo is pursuing more than one line of attack in its battle with Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration over what the tribe says are the...

9/8/2015

article Editorial: City played the right hand nixing Downtown casino
(New Mexico) -- It was a big deal but it wasn’t the right fit for Albuquerque. Mayor Richard Berry turned down an ambitious project for Downtown that would have...

9/6/2015

article Gambling ‘a horrible addiction’
(New Mexico) -- The story is an old one. Long before Secretary of State Dianna Duran faced criminal charges for alleged misuse of campaign funds, New Mexicans –...

9/2/2015

article New Mexico tribes proposed casino in downtown Albuquerque
(New Mexico) -- Four New Mexico tribes proposed a casino in downtown Albuquerque, KRQE reports. According to documents obtained by the station, Sandia Pueblo, Isleta...

9/1/2015

article Mayor picked bowling over casino for Albuquerque’s downtown
(New Mexico) -- The intersection of 1st Street and Central Avenue is prime real estate in Albuquerque, sitting at the gateway to downtown Albuquerque. Although a...

8/30/2015

article Charges of theft, money laundering in casino scheme filed against New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran
(New Mexico) -- On Friday, Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran was charged with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations by New...
article Complaint: Gambling sprees made possible by transfers between Duran’s accounts
(New Mexico) -- Last Dec. 29 should have been a heady time of triumph and celebration for Dianna Duran, who was just three days away from being sworn in for her second...

8/29/2015

article NM secretary of state accused of embezzlement, money laundering involving campaign money
(New Mexico) -- The office of New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed a complaint Thursday alleging Secretary of State Dianna Duran embezzled and laundered...

8/24/2015

article Group to speak against possible racino in Clovis area
(New Mexico) -- Talk of a racino — that’s a casino with a horse-race track — is back on Clovis’ front burners. This time, the executive director...

8/13/2015

article BIA allows two more New Mexico gaming deals to go into effect
(New Mexico) -- The Bureau of Indian Affairs has allowed two more Class III gaming compacts in New Mexico to take effect, bringing the total number so far to nine.

7/28/2015

article Wendell Chino won congressional backing for the Inn of the Mountain Gods
(New Mexico) -- The original Inn of the Mountain Gods that opened in 1975, although it offered 250 rooms, was considerably smaller than the new Inn, convention center...

7/15/2015

article New Mexico gambling revenue shows decline for second straight year
(New Mexico) -- Managers of the state's gambling casinos often say New Mexico is a "saturated" market, and the most recent numbers from the New Mexico...

7/14/2015

article Gamblers spend less in New Mexico for 2nd consecutive year
(New Mexico) -- Gamblers are spending less at New Mexico casinos, and the state is seeing a drop in tax revenue as a result. The Albuquerque Journal reports tribal...

7/13/2015

article Gamblers are spending less at New Mexico slots
(New Mexico) -- Gambling activity in the state fell 2.6 percent in 2014, and collectively, the state’s tribal casinos, racinos and nonprofits paid the state about $1.3...

7/3/2015

article New Mexico convinces more tribes to sign new gambling contracts
(New Mexico) -- The Pojoaque Pueblo tribe has filed a lawsuit against the state of New Mexico and has refused to enter into a new gambling contract which the tribe feels...

7/1/2015

article 4 more pueblos OK state-tribal gambling pacts
(New Mexico) -- Four more pueblos have signed on to the new state-tribal gambling agreement – with its more favorable terms and lower payments – and others...
article More tribes sign gambling agreements with New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- More Native American tribes have signed gambling agreements with the state in recent weeks as one northern New Mexico tribe digs in its heels. Gov....

6/24/2015

article New group interested in racino
(New Mexico) -- Albuquerque-based Laguna Development Corporation, owned by the Pueblo of Laguna, announced Monday it will host a multi-purpose event June 27 to share its...

6/22/2015

article Sunland hotel shows importance of track, casino
(New Mexico) -- What a smart idea. I mean, the fact that Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino is going to build its own hotel. Heck, other smart folks have been building...

6/16/2015

article New group interested in racino
(New Mexico) -- Albuquerque-based Laguna Development Corporation, owned by the Pueblo of Laguna, announced Monday it will host a multi-purpose event June 27 to share its...
article Racino ‘free play’ tax issue left up to courts
(New Mexico) -- After nearly two years of asking the New Mexico Gaming Control Board to rescind its policy on “promotional credits,” an attorney representing...

6/15/2015

article iGaming Revenues in New Jersey Increase Year-Over-Year for May
(New Jersey) -- The new figures for online gambling in the state of New Jersey have been released and the casino offerings continue to be the top money earner. Over the...

6/12/2015

article Gambling compacts with NM tribes pass final hurdle
(New Mexico) -- Federal officials have given final approval to the gaming compacts that allow multiple New Mexico tribes to operate casinos for another two decades and...

6/8/2015

article Gaming compact between state of New Mexico, gaming tribes approved
(New Mexico) -- The gaming compact between the state of New Mexico and five tribes, including the Navajo Nation, has been approved. LoRenzo Bates, speaker of the Navajo...

5/22/2015

article Doubling down on NM's tribal casinos
(New Mexico) -- This week's list looks at New Mexico's tribal casinos. Using information on net win obtained from the New Mexico Gaming Control Board, we ranked...

5/9/2015

article Nambé Pueblo going into the casino business
(New Mexico) -- The Nambé Pueblo of Santa Fe, New Mexico is finally ready to enter the casino industry. The Nambé Pueblo have discussed entering the gaming marketplace...

5/1/2015

article Acoma Officials Await Interior’s Approval on Gaming Compact
(New Mexico) -- After years of on going negotiations with the State of New Mexico and following a 60-day legislative session where lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a...

4/18/2015

article Gambling dispute continues as tribe asks New Mexico Supreme Court to reconsider decision
(New Mexico) -- An Oklahoma-based American Indian tribe is asking New Mexico's highest court to reconsider its decision not to force Gov. Susana Martinez to sign a...

4/14/2015

article Governor signs gambling compacts with 5 state tribes
(New Mexico) -- Five New Mexico tribes have new 22-year gambling compacts with the state. Gov. Susana Martinez signed agreements with the Acoma and Jemez pueblos, the...
article Governor Susana Martinez signs gaming compact
(New Mexico) -- Governor Susana Martinez brought together Native American tribal leaders from around the state, Monday, to sign a new gaming compact, which will allow...
article Martinez signs new Indian gaming compact agreement
(New Mexico) -- In a ceremony in her office Monday, Gov. Susana Martinez was joined by Native American tribal leaders from around the state as she signed a new gaming...
article State to let gamblers ban themselves from more casinos
(New Mexico) -- A new state gaming compact is expanding the effectiveness of a drastic measure problem gamblers use to keep from going bankrupt. It’s called self-...

4/13/2015

article Gov. Martinez signs new state-tribal gambling compacts
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday signed a new state-tribal gambling compact, sending it next to federal officials for their approval. The five tribes that...

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