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New Mexico tribes discuss proposed gambling compact

Native American leaders from a handful of tribes are seeking support for a new gambling compact negotiated with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration.

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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....

1/15/2016

article Nambe Pueblo Launches First Casino on January 17
(New Mexico) -- Nambe Pueblo announced that its first casino is to open doors for visitors on Sunday. Nambe Falls Casino occupies a 7,310-square-foot site and features...
article Nambe Pueblo to open its slots-only casino Sunday
(New Mexico) -- Nambe Pueblo will become the latest New Mexico tribe to go after a share of gambling revenue when it opens its small, slots-only casino Sunday just off U...

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...

1/4/2016

article BIA allows another New Mexico gaming compact to go into effect
(New Mexico) -- Kevin Washburn left his job as head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs last week but not before allowing one more Class III gaming compact in New Mexico to...

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...

5/7/2015

article Nambe Pueblo announces plans for new casino north of Santa Fe
(New Mexico) -- Nambe Pueblo has begun construction on a small casino 16 miles north of Santa Fe, ending years of on-again, off-again planning, internal controversies...
article Nambe Pueblo begins construction on modest facility in first foray into tribal casino market
(New Mexico) -- Work has begun on the Nambe Pueblo's first casino after years of negotiation and planning. The Santa Few New Mexican reports the small facility about...
article New Mexico pueblo breaks ground on state's newest casino
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico will be getting a new casino as Nambe Pueblo makes its first foray into the gambling business, according to a report in the Santa Fe New...

5/6/2015

article Nambé Pueblo going into the casino business
(New Mexico) -- Nambe Pueblo announced today that it will start construction on its first casino, next to Nambé’s existing travel center and gas station off of U.S...

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...
article Gov. Martinez signs gambling compact with NM tribes
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Susana Martinez on Monday signed a gaming compact with Native American leaders that allows tribal casinos to operate for another 22 years if the...
article Martinez Signs Gaming Compact With Tribes
(New Mexico) -- Today, Governor Susana Martinez brought together Native American tribal leaders from around the state to sign a new gaming compact, which will allow them...

4/1/2015

article State Supreme Court rules against Fort Sill Apache Tribe gambling request
(New Mexico) -- The state Supreme Court has denied a request by an Oklahoma-based tribe. The Fort Sill Apache Tribe was requesting that Governor Susana Martinez be...

3/31/2015

article New Mexico Supreme Court rejects Fort Sill petition
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico's highest court has turned down a request by an Oklahoma-based American Indian tribe that sought to force Gov. Susana Martinez to sign a...

3/29/2015

article New Mexico governor asks court to reject request on casino
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico’s governor is asking the state Supreme Court to reject an Oklahoma-based tribe’s request to order her to sign a gambling compact...

3/26/2015

article Casino promotion receives tax dollars to bring customers to Ruidoso Downs
(New Mexico) -- Money collected by local hotels and motels in the form of lodgers tax is put back into the businesses and the community by enticing visitors to area...

3/23/2015

article Veto of horse racing bill rankles lawmakers
(New Mexico) -- The veto by Gov. Susana Martinez of a bill to require stricter testing for horse racing in the state has only increased the anger and frustration of...

3/20/2015

article House OKs gambling compact as deadline draws near
(New Mexico) -- With a deadline fast approaching, New Mexico lawmakers came together Thursday to approve a gambling compact that will allow a handful of American Indian...
article New Mexico Legislature Passes Tribal Casino Compact
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico House of Representatives voted in favor of the proposal for a new gambling agreement between the state and five Indian tribes to be signed...
article Tribal gambling compact clears Legislature
(New Mexico) -- After years of negotiations, a new gambling compact for the Navajo Nation and four other New Mexico tribes is headed to the federal government for final...
article Pack your bags: Winners at Santa Ana Star Casino can vacation in one of many U.S. destinations
(New Mexico) -- Get packed and take off to one of many prized United States destinations if you’re one of the lucky winners this month at Santa Ana Star Casino.

3/19/2015

article Gaming compact passes House
(New Mexico) -- The gaming compact that outlines the agreement between five Native American tribes and the state of New Mexico was approved by the House by to 60 to 5...
article House approves new Indian gaming compact on 61-5 vote
(New Mexico) -- A new 22-year gaming compact between Indian tribes that operate casinos in New Mexico and the state won full legislative approval today. The House voted...

3/17/2015

article New Mexico Senate passes tribal gaming compact
(New Mexico) -- On the evening of March 11, Senate Joint Resolution 19 passed the New Mexico Senate by a vote of 35-7. For more than a month, Navajo leaders lobbied...
article Smith: Gaming compact must treat Fort Sill tribe fairly
(New Mexico) -- Gaming in New Mexico may, or may not be reaching its saturation point, but either way the Fort Sill Apache Tribe are being treated unfairly. The new...

3/13/2015

article Senate passes gaming compact that excludes Ft. Sill
(New Mexico) -- Although the state Senate last year overwhelmingly rejected a proposed gambling compact with the Navajo Nation, on Wednesday the Senate voted 35-7 to...
article Some NM lawmakers want to halt new gambling agreement with tribes
(New Mexico) -- A handful of state lawmakers are hoping to slam the brakes on a new gambling agreement with five Native American tribes going through the legislature,...

3/9/2015

article Sandia Pueblo opens parking garage as part of casino expansion
(New Mexico) -- Sandia Pueblo in New Mexico debuted a four-level, 1,700-space parking garage at its casino. The garage boosts the total number of spaces at the Sandia...
article Sandia Resort & Casino debuts new 1,700-space parking garage
(New Mexico) -- Sandia Resort & Casino’s colossal new parking garage is now open. The first cars rolled into the four-level, 1,700-space garage on Friday...

3/6/2015

article Bill would boost racetrack casinos
(New Mexico) -- With legislators weighing new gambling agreements between the state and a group of Indian tribes, racetracks want to get in on the action. Two lawmakers...
article Tribes in New Mexico concerned about bill for non-Indian tracks
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico tribes are raising concerns about a bill that seeks to treat non-Indian racetracks in a manner similar to their casinos. Five tribes have...
article Laguna Pueblo Backs Proposed Gaming Compact With Governor
(New Mexico) -- Despite expressing concerns last week about New Mexico being oversaturated with casinos, Laguna Pueblo announced Wednesday that it's supporting the...

3/4/2015

article Laguna Supports the Compact
(New Mexico) -- Despite expressing concerns about New Mexico being over-saturated with casinos, Laguna Pueblo today announced it is supporting the proposed gaming...
article COLUMN: Gaming compact, money scramble can divide tribes
(New Mexico) -- We've reached saturation with gaming. Because tribes and racinos scramble for every new dollar, it makes for some strange politics. Last Saturday,...

3/3/2015

article Indian Gambling Compact Heads to Senate
(New Mexico) -- After a near nine-hour hearing, a legislative committee voted overwhelmingly to recommend a proposed gambling compact with five New Mexico Indian tribes...

3/2/2015

article New Indian casino pact clears key state hurdle
(New Mexico) -- A New Mexico legislative committee gave its OK this weekend to a proposed new gambling compact between the state and Native American tribes, according to...

3/1/2015

article Gaming compact heads to Senate for approval
(New Mexico) -- The Committee on Compacts met on Saturday and sent a proposed gaming compact between the state and tribes to the Senate on a 15 to 1 vote. Sen. John...

2/28/2015

article Committee recommends approval of Indian gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- A legislative committee this evening recommended the full Legislature approve a new gambling compact that was negotiated between Gov. Susana Martinez and...
article Indian gambling compact heads to Senate
(New Mexico) -- After a near nine-hour hearing, a legislative committee voted overwhelmingly to recommend a proposed gambling compact with five New Mexico Indian tribes...
article Reader View: Amend gaming compact to protect potential DWI victims
(New Mexico) -- I want to express concern that the gaming compact proposed by the Navajo Nation and several other tribes, and endorsed by Gov. Susana Martinez, omits...
article Tribe asks court to compel governor to sign compact
(New Mexico) -- An Oklahoma-based American Indian tribe wants New Mexico's highest court to force Gov. Susana Martinez to sign a gambling compact with them.

2/27/2015

article Key things to know as New Mexico lawmakers weigh new gambling compact for tribal casinos
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico lawmakers are facing a hard deadline as agreements that allow a handful of American Indian tribes to operate casinos approach their expiration...

2/25/2015

article Clock ticking on proposed New Mexico gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- A proposed state-tribal agreement could add just a few new casinos to New Mexico’s gambling scene, legislators were told on Tuesday.
article Feb. 25 First News: State Lawmakers Consider New Gambling Compacts Between State And Tribes (Listen)
(New Mexico) -- The State Legislature’s Committee on Compacts will be taking public comment Saturday on the proposed new gambling compacts negotiated between...
article Lawmakers consider revamped gambling compact with several New Mexico tribes
(New Mexico) -- Casinos run by some American Indian tribes in New Mexico would get to stay open around the clock and offer complimentary food and lodging under a...

2/24/2015

article Clock ticking on proposed New Mexico gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- Lawmakers are considering a revamped gambling compact negotiated by Gov. Susana Martinez’s office and a handful of American Indian tribes. The...
article New Mexico gets nearly $16M in tribal gambling revenues
(New Mexico) -- American Indian tribes that operate casinos in New Mexico shared with the state nearly $16 million in gambling revenues during the last quarter. The New...
article Panel mulls compact that allows new casinos, 24-hour gambling
(New Mexico) -- The proposed new gambling compact negotiated by several New Mexico tribes and Gov. Susana Martinez's administration would allow up to four new Indian...

2/20/2015

article New gaming pact would OK 24/7 gambling in NM
(New Mexico) -- A new proposed state-tribal gambling agreement would allow 24/7 gambling, credit for high rollers and loosen the rules for complimentary food and lodging...
article New Mexico Tribal Casinos to Have Their Working Hours Extended
(New Mexico) -- It seems like the tribal casinos on the territory of New Mexico have not abandoned their plans for playing a key role in state’s economy. A few...

2/19/2015

article Proposed compact tweaks gaming rules
(New Mexico) -- A proposed state-tribal gambling agreement that legislators will begin considering next week would allow casinos to be open around the clock every day,...

2/18/2015

article New Mexico tribe urges lawmakers to approve compact
(New Mexico) -- Leaders with the Jicarilla Apache Nation are urging New Mexico lawmakers to approve a new gambling compact negotiated by tribes and Gov. Susana Martinez...

2/12/2015

article Tribes outline priorities
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico’s Indian leaders asked legislators on Wednesday to approve new gambling agreements, bolster a fund for tribal infrastructure and reject...

1/27/2015

article Official: Provision on tribal casinos might violate US law
(New Mexico) -- A federal official says Indian gambling compacts proposed for four New Mexico tribes might violate federal law by effectively prohibiting an Oklahoma-...
article Terms of state-negotiated gambling compacts raises concerns
(New Mexico) -- Proposed Indian gambling compacts between the state and several New Mexico tribes might violate federal law because the terms would prohibit the Fort...

1/26/2015

article New Mexico tribes discuss proposed gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- Native American leaders from a handful of tribes are seeking support for a new gambling compact negotiated with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s...

1/24/2015

article New Mexico tribes discuss proposed gambling compact
(New Mexico) -- Native American leaders from a handful of tribes are seeking support for a new gambling compact negotiated with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's...

1/13/2015

article Auditor sides with pueblos in ‘free play’ dispute
(New Mexico) -- The State Auditor’s Office has sided with pueblos that operate casinos under 2001 gambling compacts in a long-running dispute between the New...

1/11/2015

article Northern New Mexico pueblo, other tribes credit gambling for funding scholarships
(New Mexico) -- Negotiations between tribes and New Mexico over new gambling compacts could have a significant effect on tribal education. Tribes and pueblos in New...

1/9/2015

article Acoma Negotiates 22 Year Indian Gaming Compact
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Acoma and the state of New Mexico arrived at a final negotiated Gaming Compact after a long, arduous negotiating process that covered a...

1/8/2015

article NM tribe agrees to 22-year compact for its casino
(New Mexico) -- Acoma Pueblo says it has reached an agreement with New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration on a gambling compact.

1/7/2015

article Acoma agrees to 22-year compact for its Sky City Casino
(New Mexico) -- Acoma Pueblo said Wednesday it has reached an agreement with Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration on a gambling compact that would increase the...

12/30/2014

article BLOG: First Tribes Announce Gaming Compact Ready for 2015 Legislature
(New Mexico) -- Last week I did a story on the Indian gaming compacts that will be debated in the upcoming Legislature. Today, the Navajo and the Jicarilla Apache...
article Pre-filed legislation would cap revenue sharing for casinos
(New Mexico) -- A new bill pre-filed in the New Mexico Legislature would ensure that casinos don't pay more to the state than corporations do. The bill, HB 22, was...
article Jicarilla Apache Nation casinos to continue operation
(New Mexico) -- The Jicarilla Apache Nation and Gov. Susana Martinez have come to agreement that will allow the operation of two casinos for next two decades. Under the...
article Navajo, Jicarilla tribes agree on gambling compacts with state
(New Mexico) -- Two tribes have reached agreements on gambling compacts with the state. The Naabik’iyátí’ Committee unanimously approved a compact Monday...

12/21/2014

article PALERMO: No Longer Land of Enchantment
(New Mexico) -- Few states stood to benefit more from the birth and 30-year evolution of the $28 billion American Indian casino industry than New Mexico.
article NM racing panel concerned with enforcement backlog
(New Mexico) -- Regulators who oversee New Mexico’s horse racing industry said Tuesday they are grappling with a significant enforcement backlog after adopting...

11/24/2014

article Tribes look to renew gaming compacts
(New Mexico) -- According to information released by the Legislative and Finance Committee, the New Mexico Legislature will consider seven gaming compacts during its...

11/14/2014

article State's gaming revenue hit $1.2 billion, latest data says
(New Mexico) -- Non-Indian gaming revenue in New Mexico fell by $6 million in 2012, to $341 million, according to the latest edition (2014-2015) of Casino City's...

10/20/2014

article Racinos sue over treatment of free slots play
(New Mexico) -- The state’s five racinos are suing the New Mexico Gaming Control Board, claiming the panel’s policy on “promotional credits”...

9/16/2014

article New Jersey enjoys online gaming revenue jump in August
(New Jersey) -- The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement has announced that the US state experienced a jump in online gaming revenue during August, marking the...

9/3/2014

article Montgomery County officials back Cobleskill casino
(New York) -- The Montgomery County Legislature voted to support a proposed casino at Howe Caverns in Cobleskill after backers of another project in Rensselaer sought to...

8/17/2014

article Visit Sandia Resort & Casino To Spend The Summer In Style
(New Mexico) -- Summer is slowly drawing to a close but at the Sandia Resort & Casino in New Mexico they are ending it in true style. Visit Sandia Resort &...

8/16/2014

article An abundance of casinos, but no one cares
(New Mexico) -- Years ago, before casinos became ubiquitous in New Mexico, I warned that these new enterprises, if you can call them that, produced neither a shovel, a T...

5/12/2014

article New rules proposed for gambling disputes
(New Mexico) -- Racetracks and veterans and fraternal clubs with slot machines would be required to report customer disputes – most often a claim that a player has...

4/26/2014

article Slot gaming down slightly at casinos
(New Mexico) -- Slot-machine players at the state’s 24 tribal casinos put slightly less money into the one-armed bandits in 2013 than they did in 2012, based on...

4/20/2014

article Former Martinez aide charged in email theft seeks racino deal evidence
(New Mexico) -- Jamie Estrada, a former campaign manager for Gov. Susana Martinez who is charged with illegally intercepting her campaign email in 2010 and is accused of...

3/24/2014

article Racing Commission launches investigation
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission is launching an inquiry into allegations of animal cruelty against renowned thoroughbred trainer Steve Asmussen and...

3/16/2014

article 2 New Mexico tribes considering opening casinos
(New Mexico) -- Officials with two New Mexico tribes said Friday that the economy’s downturn and fewer federal and state funds factored into their decision to...

3/15/2014

article Two tribes reach out to Gov. Martinez over possible casinos
(New Mexico) -- Two more New Mexico tribes, Zuni Pueblo and Jemez Pueblo, have reached out to Gov. Susana Martinez about gambling compacts that would allow them to open...

3/14/2014

article Lucky charms: Area casinos serve up Irish foods, lots of promotions in honor of St. Patrick’s Day
(New Mexico) -- Area casinos have a lot more than just a few lucky charms to give away this month. There is a lot of money up for grabs during a plethora of promotions...

3/10/2014

article As profits soar, ABQ Downs deal draws fresh criticism
(New Mexico) -- Last year, the Downs at Albuquerque got a massive facelift that included a new 50,000-square-foot casino and 350 new slot machines.

2/16/2014

article Opinion: The Downs: Not always controversial
(New Mexico) -- Several Democrats in the Legislature last week expressed concern and criticism over the New Mexico State Fair and its controversial 25-year lease...

2/15/2014

article New Mexico Democrats Ask For Expanded Investigation Of Casino Deal
(New Mexico) -- A group of 14 state legislators, prompted by information learned in the Senate Rules Committee (SRC) this week, sent a letter to the Attorney General (AG...

2/12/2014

article Courting Susana
(New Mexico) -- Before she became governor, Susana Martinez met with two owners of the Downs at Albuquerque Racetrack and Casino in a private room of Perry’s...

2/11/2014

article Downs racino deal criticized at Senate hearing
(New Mexico) -- A politically charged Senate hearing on the New Mexico State Fair brought legislative criticism about the handling of a new racino deal and a rebuke from...
article Keller wants AG to investigate Downs deal
(New Mexico) -- Tim KellerSenate Majority Whip Tim Keller, D-Albuquerque, announced today that he is calling on Attorney General Gary King to open up an investigation...

1/26/2014

article Casino employees donate 1,529 hours
(New Mexico) -- Santa Ana Star Casino manager, employees, their friends and families donated 1,529 hours of community service during the holiday season for the casino...

1/2/2014

article Lawsuit accuses racing commission of 'sabotage'
(New Mexico) -- Almost six years after La Mesa Racetrack and Casino announced their plans, the company is launching a lawsuit, accusing the state's racing commission...
article Lawsuit: Commission sabotaged casino project
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission worked to sabotage a company’s plans for a $50 million casino and racetrack in Raton in favor of a rival operator...
article New Mexico Racing Commission sued
(New Mexico) -- Raton’s long-stalled La Mesa Racetrack and Casino is suing the New Mexico Racing Commission in U.S. District Court, seeking millions in damages...
article Racino lawsuit accuses NM commission of 'sabotage'
(New Mexico) -- A Raton company has filed a lawsuit accusing the New Mexico Racing Commission of working to "sabotage" its plans for a $50 million racino in...
article La Mesa’s civil suit against New Mexico Racing Commission should not impact sixth license
(New Mexico) -- A federal lawsuit filed in Albuquerque by a racetrack-casino developer whose license was revoked seeks unspecified money damages against New Mexico...

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