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Two Martinez appointees move into protected jobs

Two more of Gov. Susana Martinez’s political appointees — a Gaming Control Board member and the director of adult prisons — have slid into civil service jobs as Martinez prepares to leave office Dec. 31, state government personnel records show.

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New Mexico Gaming

6/18/2020

article Tribal casinos in New Mexico reopen despite state warning
(New Mexico) -- Multiple tribal casinos in New Mexico have reopened despite recommendations from Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to remain closed to limit the...

6/17/2020

article Some New Mexico tribal casinos reopen to the public
(New Mexico) -- Some of New Mexico’s tribal casinos are reopening despite the governor urging them not to according to the Santa Fe New Mexican. Isleta Casino in...
article Tribal casinos are starting to reopen
(New Mexico) -- Tribal casinos are slowly reopening around New Mexico. The reopenings are taking place despite the recommendations of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham....

6/12/2020

article Some Tribal casinos in NM reopen, others remain closed
(New Mexico) -- Some Tribal casinos are preparing to open to the public in New Mexico. Ohkay Hotel Casino is open to VIP members this weekend. The casino will open to...

6/9/2020

article Nassau OTB fails to make $5 million payment to county
(New York) -- Nassau Regional Off Track Betting Corp. failed to make a $5 million payment to Nassau County in May as it struggled to cope with sharply reduced revenues...

5/31/2020

article Morning-line odds set for June 6 Ruidoso Derby at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino
(New Mexico) -- Hotsempting is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for next Saturday's, 400-yard, Grade 1 Ruidoso Derby at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino. The Ruidoso...

5/25/2020

article Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino kicks off horse racing season without spectators
(New Mexico) -- It’s back to the races at Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino. Their season, which had been on hold since mid-May, kicked off Friday and will run...

5/21/2020

article Races begin at Ruidoso Downs without spectators for now
(New Mexico) -- Every summer, many people from the Permian Basin and West Texas cross the state line to enjoy the cool pines of Ruidoso, New Mexico, and the horse racing...

5/20/2020

article Expect changes next time you head to the slots or to place bets at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino
(New Mexico) -- As New Mexico slowly reopens, Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino is waiting for the green light from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. In preparation for...

5/11/2020

article ‘It’s hurting in the short term. It’s hurting now.’
(New Mexico) -- Tribes across the Southwest have been badly hit by the world’s newest coronavirus, the virus that causes COVID-19. One pueblo, however, has seen...

5/10/2020

article NM ‘scratcher’ sales up despite pandemic
(New Mexico) -- The coronavirus and stay-at-home orders haven’t stopped New Mexicans from buying state lottery scratch-off tickets. Sales of “scratchers...

5/8/2020

article New Mexico extends lockdown for town that's a US hot spot
(New Mexico) -- Traffic was almost nonexistent in this small New Mexico city, and just a handful of people waited their turn to get into grocery stores and other...

4/17/2020

article New Mexico horse owners push for lifting live racing ban
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico’s multimillion-dollar horse racing industry could resume live racing if strict protocols were imposed, a group of horse owners said...

4/16/2020

article New Mexico horse owners push for lifting live racing ban
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico's multimillion-dollar horse racing industry could resume live racing if strict protocols were imposed, a group of horse owners said...

4/14/2020

article Looking for work? Ruidoso Downs Race Track announces first virtual job fair for 2020 season
(New Mexico) -- The Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Billy the Kid Casino unveiled an updated website and also announced plans for its first virtual job fair on April 11....

3/28/2020

article Ruidoso Downs barn area opening delayed
(New Mexico) -- The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the horse racing community in New Mexico. On Saturday, All American Ruidoso Downs, LLC, the partnership...

3/22/2020

article Picuris Pueblo closes pueblo, Hotel Santa Fe
(New Mexico) -- Due to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Picuris Pueblo Governor Craig Quanchello took steps Friday (March 20) to protect Picuris Pueblo and...

3/20/2020

article Casinos Closed, Restaurants and Stores Restricted to Stem Spread of Virus
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico officials on Wednesday restricted any gatherings of 10 or more people and has ordered restaurants to only provide takeout service and delivery.

3/19/2020

article All tribal casinos close in New Mexico due to COVID-19
(New Mexico) -- All tribal casinos in New Mexico have closed temporarily as New Mexico’s sovereign tribal nations join the State of New Mexico in collective...
article Governor announces all tribal casinos in NM have closed
(New Mexico) -- All tribal casinos have closed, according to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The governor said, in a news release, that the soverign tribal nations have...

3/18/2020

article Coronavirus crisis has cost NY hotels, casinos 20,000 jobs so far, more loss expected: industry sources
(New York) -- Anywhere between 20,000 and 30,000 New York City hotel workers are likely to lose their jobs over the next month, according to industry insiders now...

3/17/2020

article Casinos state-wide close to promote social distancing
(New Mexico) -- Pueblos, tribes and nations aren’t playing the odds when it comes to crowds at their casinos and many have decided to close to promote social...

3/16/2020

article Santa Ana Star, Isleta become the latest tribal casinos to announce closures over coronavirus concerns
(New Mexico) -- Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel became the first of the tribal casinos near Albuquerque to announce a closure in an effort to stem the spread of the COVID-19...

2/17/2020

article Indian Pueblo Cultural Center receives $15K Grant from NM Gas Co. for Makerspace
(New Mexico) -- Albuquerque’s Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is your Gateway to the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico. An authentic and immersive experience awaits at this...

1/1/2020

article YEAR IN REVIEW: Racino incidents mark first half of 2019
(New Mexico) -- Bizarre weather-related incidents and mounting uncertainty about Tucumcari's candidacy for a horse-racing license marked the first half of 2019....

12/26/2019

article Lottery Board Gets New Member, NIMI Raises Tuition Costs
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed five people to the board that oversees the state lottery, including an official with a nonpartisan think tank...

11/13/2019

press release Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino Hosts Margarita Fest on November 16
(New Mexico) -- National Tequila Day was celebrated on July 24, 2019. But in Northern New Mexico, mark your calendars for November 16: That's when more than 36...

9/6/2019

article Editorial: Racing panel owes NM a racino study
(New Mexico) -- On January 16, barely two weeks into her gubernatorial term, Michelle Lujan Grisham wrote to the state racing commission to “respectfully request...

8/24/2019

article CLARK: U.S. attorney needs to shut down sports betting
(New Mexico) -- Geoff Grammer recently wrote a (column) in the (Aug. 18) Albuquerque Journal extolling the benefits of the Isleta Casino accepting bets on Lobo and Aggie...

8/22/2019

article ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL: Lawmakers, colleges need to show their hands on sports bets
(New Mexico) -- Once the U.S. Supreme Court decided 15 months ago to open the way for states to legalize betting on collegiate sports, it was as close to a sure thing as...

8/18/2019

article Grammer: Allowing Lobo, Aggie wagering is a good bet
(New Mexico) -- Stevin Smith was in a hole. He owed his campus bookie, Benny Silman, around $10,000 and needed a way out. For most college students, that would mean a...
article Enormous expansion comes to Sandia Resort
(New Mexico) -- A massive expansion that includes a new third-floor sports bar is coming to Sandia Resort & Casino. “It’ll be an exciting addition,...

8/13/2019

article Isleta Casino puts UNM, NMSU ‘on the board’
(New Mexico) -- Odds are, if you really wanted to bet on University of New Mexico or New Mexico State football or basketball games, you already have done so.

8/6/2019

article New Mexico Racing Commission declines to grant a 6th license for a 'racino'
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico horse racing regulators announced Thursday they have declined to grant a sixth state horse track and casino license after months of...

8/4/2019

article No racino license to be awarded
(New Mexico) -- At least there’s no more “false hope.” The New Mexico Racing Commission took care of that Thursday in announcing a proposed sixth...

8/2/2019

article PNM CEO, unions among Luján campaign contributors
(New Mexico) -- “I’m humbled that so many people have invested in my campaign,” the congressman told the Journal. He raised more than $1.1 million...

8/1/2019

article New Mexico regulators decline to grant 6th 'racino' license
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico horse racing regulators announced Thursday they have declined to grant a sixth state horse track and casino license after months of...

7/26/2019

article UFC fighter part of first sports wager made at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino
(New Mexico) -- A New Mexico casino began taking bets for sporting events Thursday. William Hill Sports Book at Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino opened its...

7/24/2019

article New Mexico Says Unregulated Online Gambling Partly Responsible For Gaming Market Dip
(New Mexico) -- A new report out of the state of New Mexico suggests that unregulated online gambling has taken a meaningful bite out of the state’s gaming...

7/22/2019

article Casino revenues in New Mexico fall 10%
(New Mexico) -- According to an analysis from the Legislature’s nonpartisan watchdog agency, New Mexico saw a 10% decline from 2012-2018 in annual revenues that...
article Duck! Holly Holms celebrates sport betting at inn of the Mountain Gods
(New Mexico) -- Mixed martial arts fighter Holly Holm will help members of the Mescalero Apache Tribe celebrate the grand opening of the sports book betting operation at...

7/19/2019

article Bogdanovich touts new sportsbook in Mescalero
(New Mexico) -- If New Mexicans really want to bet on Australian rules football, they can go to Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino in Mescalero, said Nick...
article New Mexico gambling income declines over 6-year period
(New Mexico) -- Tribal casino revenues and taxes from racetrack gambling in New Mexico suggest the industry is in the doldrums or contracting in areas, according to an...
article NM Lottery CEO gets 26% pay increase
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Lottery Authority’s recent decision to give a 26% base salary increase to the lottery’s CEO – who now has an annual...

7/18/2019

article New Mexico state income from gambling declines over time
(New Mexico) -- An analysis of tribal casino revenues and taxes from racetrack gambling in New Mexico suggests the local industry may be static or contracting. A written...

6/12/2019

article New Mexico Offers Template For Tribal Casino Sports Betting
(New Mexico) -- To date, New Mexico is the only state with tribal sports betting up and running. Most sports wagering legislation so far has completely neglected tribal...

5/26/2019

article Clovis racetrack interests still upbeat
(New Mexico) -- After last month’s deflating development in the drawn-out racino award selection process, proponents for a horse racetrack and gaming project in...

5/12/2019

article Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel is No. 1 in Top Workplaces large category
(New Mexico) -- Even though the Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel has nearly 1,000 employees, the administration strives to make sure each one feels like vital, contributing...

5/11/2019

article Casino deficit grows but Assembly gaming committee head is confident of turnaround
(New York) -- The operating deficit incurred by Resorts World Catskills grew by another $11 million in the first three months of the year, according to a filing with the...

5/3/2019

article New commissioners weigh New Mexico racino question
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico's newly minted panel of horse racing regulators met for the first time Friday and charted out plans for how to tackle the issuance of a...
article New Mexico Horse Racing Industry Gets New Commission
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham recently appointed a new panel to oversee the approval of the state’s sixth and final racetrack casino...
article New Mexico Horse Racing Industry Gets New Commission
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham recently appointed new members to a regulatory commission that oversees the horse racing industry. The move...

4/29/2019

article Isleta Resort & Casino holds job fair in May
(New Mexico) -- Isleta Resort & Casino is having a huge hiring blitz. They’re looking to fill more than 150 positions in many departments including Food &...

4/26/2019

article NM racetrack and casino unveils multi-million dollar renovations ahead of racing season
(New Mexico) -- The home to the richest quarter horse race in the world just got a facelift. The historic racetrack and casino in Ruidoso Downs has new owners and it...

4/25/2019

article New panel will consider bids for New Mexico racino license
(New Mexico) -- The governor appointed a new panel of regulators Thursday to oversee New Mexico's horse racing industry amid a legal battle centered on the state...

4/24/2019

article Isleta to add sports betting
(New Mexico) -- Isleta Resort & Casino is joining the sports gambling action. The casino announced Tuesday it will be the newest New Mexico casino to offer sports...
article Third New Mexico tribe to launch sports betting
(New Mexico) -- The Pueblo of Isleta will become the third Native American tribe to launch sports betting services in the US state of New Mexico. The tribe will open a...

4/22/2019

article Sports betting paying off at Buffalo Thunder, Santa Ana Star Casino
(New Mexico) -- Legalized sports betting in New Mexico seems to be paying off. New Mexico's two casinos that operate legal sportsbooks are Buffalo Thunder and Santa...

4/21/2019

article Tribal scholarships broaden
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham last month signed legislation opening the lottery scholarship to students attending tribal colleges in New Mexico. Senate...

4/19/2019

article Isleta Resort and Casino announces plans to open food court
(New Mexico) -- Coming soon: casino-goers won't have to take a gamble on going hungry. This summer, Isleta Resort and Casino will be the only casino in New Mexico...

4/18/2019

article New Mexico racino license in limbo pending court fight
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission on Thursday ratified a proposed settlement aimed at ending a legal dispute that has kept the regulatory panel from...
article Regulators ratify settlement in racino case
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission has ratified a proposed settlement aimed at ending a legal dispute related to the state's sixth and final license...

4/7/2019

article Judge rules for pueblos in revenue dispute with state
(New Mexico) -- A federal magistrate judge on Saturday sided with six Northern New Mexico pueblos in a long-running dispute with the state, saying the state has no right...

4/6/2019

article Lawyers criticize 'secret' deal in racino case
(New Mexico) -- More questions are being raised about a lack of transparency and conflicts of interest as New Mexico stumbles through a process that will decide who wins...
article New Mexico Racino Bidders Call Out ‘Secret Settlement’ in Increasingly Fraught Tender Process
(New Mexico) -- The tender to find a buyer for New Mexico’s sixth and final racino license has proved to be trickier than expected, but events took a turn for the...

4/4/2019

article Lawyers oppose ‘secret’ settlement in New Mexico racino case
(New Mexico) -- More questions were raised in court Thursday about a lack of transparency and conflicts of interest as New Mexico stumbles through a process that...

4/3/2019

article Pueblos Prevail In NM 'Free Play' Gambling Revenue Fight (sub req)
(New Mexico) -- Six pueblos have bested New Mexico in a dispute over the state's attempt to collect millions in additional revenue related to "free play" credits on the...

3/31/2019

article Eye on New Mexico: Problem gambling
(New Mexico) -- On this week's edition of Eye on New Mexico, Kai Porter discussed problem gambling prevention, treatment and awareness.

3/18/2019

article Buffalo Thunder casino makes it two sportsbooks in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- Sports betting fans in New Mexico now have a second venue where they can place their wagers following Buffalo Thunder Casino’s move last week to...

3/16/2019

article New Mexico Casino Second to Launch Sports Betting Book in the State
(New Mexico) -- One after the another, new beneficiaries of the 2018 Supreme Court ruling on sports betting are emerging to the glee of state wagering aficionados. In...

3/15/2019

article New Mexico Sports Betting Market Welcomes Second Location
(New Mexico) -- Alma Maya has known state Rep. Ezequiel Santiago since he was a little boy. Like so many other friends, colleagues and family members, Maya, a former...
article Comedian Josh Wolf takes the stage at Santa Ana Star Casino
(New Mexico) -- Comedian Josh Wolf will be performing his stand-up comedy at the Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel. Wolf will perform on two days at The Stage.

3/13/2019

article Exclusive: LVDC confident on New Mexico sports betting after Buffalo Thunder launch
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico’s second sportsbook has launched this week, after the Las Vegas Dissemination Company (LVDC) partnered with Buffalo Thunder Resort and...
article New Mexico gets its second sportsbook
(New Mexico) -- Santa Ana Pueblo launched New Mexico’s first sportsbook in October of last year at the Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel. It got the jump on other tribes...
article Sports betting begins at Buffalo Thunder
(New Mexico) -- The Buffalo Thunder Casino & Resort at Pojoaque Pueblo began a sports betting operation this week. Casino patrons who want to bet on a game can do so...

3/12/2019

article New Mexico’s Buffalo Thunder casino launches sports book
(New Mexico) -- Santa Ana Pueblo’s Santa Ana Star Casino’s opened a sports book in October, following a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year that struck...
article Second New Mexico tribe launches sports betting
(New Mexico) -- A second New Mexico tribe is now offering sports betting. Pojoaque Pueblo's Buffalo Thunder Casino opened its sports book Monday, joining Santa Ana...

3/11/2019

article Buffalo Thunder casino in Santa Fe opens sports book
(New Mexico) -- Pojoaque Pueblo’s Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort has started New Mexico’s second sports betting operation. The sports book opened Monday...
article Santa Fe-Based Casino Opens Sportsbook, Second In New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- Less than six months after launching sportsbook operations at a resort near Albuquerque, the Santa Ana Star Casino & Hotel has its first competitor...

3/7/2019

article NM casinos may offer sports betting this fall
(New Mexico) -- If plans go as expected, officials for the Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise are expecting its casinos in New Mexico to offer sports betting in time for...

3/6/2019

article Committee to debate MN sports betting bill
(Minnesota) -- In Minnesota, state lawmakers are set to discuss a new 13-page bill that would make legal, online, mobile and in-person sports wagering in the midwestern...

3/4/2019

article New Mexico House halts lottery expansion to sports betting
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico House of Representatives has endorsed a bill that would halt plans to create a state lottery game tied to the outcome of sports. The bill...

2/22/2019

article New report reveals economic impact of New Mexico pueblos
(New Mexico) -- A new study conducted by the University of New Mexico Bureau of Business and Economics Research and commissioned by the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center...

2/20/2019

article Racino license on commission meeting agenda
(New Mexico) -- There may be light at the end of the tunnel regarding the New Mexico Racing Commission awarding a sixth racing license. The possibility of awarding a...

2/13/2019

article Bill seeks to block New Mexico Lottery from sports betting
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Lottery Authority could be prevented from offering legal sports betting services in the state by a new bill filed in the state legislature...
article Public records bill would keep names of lottery winners secret
(New Mexico) -- State Sen. Pat Woods says big lottery winners can turn into losers, so he wants to conceal their identity from the public. His push for secrecy initially...

2/12/2019

article No Sports Betting For You? Bill Seeks To Ban Wagering By New Mexico Lottery
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico is a state known for its conspiracy theories, but an author of a bill prohibiting the state lottery from offering sports betting tells Legal...

1/28/2019

article State lottery scholarship under siege again
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico college students should beware of trickery at the state Capitol. A proposal that seems innocuous at first glance would undermine the state...

1/23/2019

article Still no decision on racino
(New Mexico) -- Advocates for a horse-racing license during the New Mexico Racing Commission’s first regular meeting of the new year Thursday oscillated from...

1/6/2019

article Racino Owners Gave To Governor's Campaign, Teachers Union Leader Sues Over Statehouse Tumble
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico's five horse racetracks and casinos and their owners contributed at least $60,000 in political donations to the campaign of Gov. Michelle...

1/5/2019

article As racing commission delays racino license, Tucumcari contender remains confident in chances
(New Mexico) -- As the New Mexico Racing Commission continues to delay a decision on issuing the state's sixth and final racino, the cities in the running are...

1/3/2019

article New Mexico governor gets donations linked to racino bids
(New Mexico) -- Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's campaign received more than $25,000 in donations from individuals and companies with ties to a group seeking New Mexico...
article New Mexico racinos, owners gave $60K to governor’s campaign
(New Mexico) -- The state’s five horse-racing tracks oppose another track in New Mexico, saying the increased competition for racehorses and wagering dollars would...

1/2/2019

article Lujan Grisham’s campaign received thousands linked to racino bids
(New Mexico) -- Individuals and companies with ties to a group seeking state approval to build a horse-racing track and slot machine casino in Clovis donated more than $...

12/29/2018

article Legal stalemate clouds fate of New Mexico racino license
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico horse racing regulators on Friday reluctantly decided for a third time to put off a vote on issuing the state's sixth and final license...

12/28/2018

article Legal stalemate clouds fate of New Mexico racino license
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico horse racing regulators on Friday reluctantly decided for a third time to put off a vote on issuing the state’s sixth and final license...
press release NM casinos roll out the red carpet to celebrate
(New Mexico) -- Area casinos are helping you ring in the new year with music, sparkling wine toasts and fun this New Year’s Eve. Here are some events for you to...

12/27/2018

article Horse racing gets off and running at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino in New Mexico
(New Mexico) -- The 75-day horse racing meet gets started Friday at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino. Here are some things to look out for the race season, which ends...

12/26/2018

article New Mexico Racing Commission to hold special meeting on Friday for racino
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission will hold another special meeting on December 28 to consider granting a license that would allow a new facility for...

12/24/2018

article Legal wrangling delays decision on New Mexico racino license
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico regulators marked another special meeting Friday without making a final decision on the state's sixth and final license for a horse...

12/23/2018

article New Mexico racino decision delayed again
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico regulators are once again putting off a decision about the state's sixth and final license for a new horse racetrack and casino. The...

12/21/2018

article Clovis and Tucumcari horse racetrack and casino still on hold
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico Racing Commission has still not voted on awarding the state’s sixth license to Clovis or Tucumcari for a horse racetrack and casino.
article Legal wrangling delays decision on New Mexico racino license
(New Mexico) -- New Mexico regulators marked another special meeting Friday without making a final decision on the state's sixth and final license for a horse...

12/17/2018

article Two Martinez appointees move into protected jobs
(New Mexico) -- Two more of Gov. Susana Martinez’s political appointees — a Gaming Control Board member and the director of adult prisons — have slid...

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...

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