Sports Betting Q&A
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Is sports betting legal in New Mexico?

Last Updated: Apr 24, 2023
Fact Checked By: Josh Collacchi

Yes. While there is no technical legislation for legalized sports betting, there are four operational retail sportsbooks located at casinos throughout New Mexico. Because of a 2015 gaming compact, tribes are allowed to include sports betting at their online casinos without authorization from the state. That meant they were able to open sportsbooks once PASPA was overturned in 2018.

The four sportsbooks in the state are managed by a variety of local and world-wide companies.

However, since no legislation has been passed dealing with the specifics of sports betting, New Mexico does not appear close to allowing online wagering. 

Daily Fantasy Sports and horse racing betting are also allowed in New Mexico. That said, Daily Fantasy Sports aren't technically legal as online operators are only allowed in the state because New Mexico's definition of gambling does not include fantasy sports. That'll likely continue to be the case as there has been little action in proposing bills to legalize DFS.

Retail Sportsbooks

Hilton Buffalo Thunder, Sante Fe

The Thunder Race & Sportsbook has a full-service bar, betting windows and kiosks. It's managed by National Sports Book Management of South Point in Las Vegas.

Inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero

Sportsbook at the Inn is the first in the state to partner with London-based bookmaker William Hill. The newly renovated space is located between Big Game Sports Bar and Apache Spirit Club, featuring high-top seating, 12 wide-screen TVs and betting kiosks.

Isleta Casino, Albuquerque

The Isleta Sports Book holds 50 TVs, a bar, lounge area, four betting kiosks and quick access to the food court. It is run by USBookmaking.

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Santa Ana Star, Santa Ana Pueblo

Sportsbook at The Star was the first to open in the state, located inside Cantina Rio, featuring betting windows and self-service terminals with extended hours. It is also run by USBookmaking.

Sunday - Monday: 2:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday: closed
Friday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Sunday: 7 a.m. - 12 a.m.

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