Can you gamble online in New Mexico?
|Horse racing online betting
|Only legal on tribal land
THE news regarding online sports betting in the state of New Mexico is far from promising, with none available but a legal loophole allowing a few casinos to offer gamblers the opportunity to make sports bets – the reasoning is an anomaly in state law which does not explicitly prohibit sports wagering
There are moves to extend land-based sports betting to the state’s five race tracks which are already racinos – a cross between a race track and casino – with slot machines and table games, with hopes to give the venues licenses for sports betting and further table games.
Also, attached to the proposals to extend the gambling opportunities at the state’s race tracks, are plans for online sports betting, the tribal casinos being offered the chance to launch their own betting apps. Gamblers can also bet on horse racing, play the state lottery and take part in Daily Fantasy Sports, DFS, games.
Betting in New Mexico
Sports betting is not deemed legal but you are able to place sports bets at several venues due to an anomaly in state law.
New Mexico Casinos
Online casinos are illegal with a number of land-based venues that offer slots and roulette, along with a variety of table games.
New Mexico Poker and Card Rooms
Online poker is illegal but tribal casinos offer a variety of poker games. Like many states, offshore sportsbooks offer online poker and accept accounts from New Mexico, but it is illegal with players using the sites without any consumer protection.
NM Horse Racing Betting
There are five horse racing tracks and along with race betting the tracks are racinos, providing bettors with slots and table games
Lottery in New Mexico
The state lottery has been running since 1996 and is open to people aged 18 or over with a number of retail facilities across the county selling tickets. There are no online ticket-purchasing facilities available in the state.
New Mexico DFS
Daily Fantasy Sports events have not been made legal in New Mexico but there is no bar on entrants from the state, with tournaments operated by the likes of DraftKings and FanDuel accepting entries from state residents.
NM Online Gambling FAQs
Is Online Gambling Legal in NM?
Sports betting is not legal in the state but you can place sports bets at several of the state’s casinos through a loophole. The legal age for gambling in New Mexico is 18 for the state lottery and 21 for casino games.
Where in NJ can I get help with problem gambling?
There are times when betting can become a problem for some people so if you, or a friend or relative, is struggling with their gambling habits you can seek help from a variety of sources in New Mexico. For details about where you can find assistance see New Mexico Gaming Control Board (nmgcb.org).