Sports betting has arrived in New Mexico. You can bet in person at selected tribal casinos. However, mobile sportsbooks are yet to go live in New Mexico. Come with us as we predict what the first legal online and mobile sportsbooks in NM could look like.
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Sportsbook Bonus Types in New Mexico
Online and mobile sportsbooks are yet to go live in New Mexico. However, tribal casinos are able to offer some sports betting. Here are the types of sportsbook bonuses you could expect to see in NM soon:
- Welcome bonus (inc. deposit match bonus or free bets)
- Risk-free bets
- Parlay boost
- Parlay insurance
- Odds boosts
- Loyalty program
- Super Bowl specials
- Home run money back
Online Sports Betting in New Mexico
Sports betting is live in New Mexico, not that you’d know it from the state’s gaming laws. Some of New Mexico’s tribes have simply expanded their existing compacts to include sports betting at tribal casinos. You can visit half a dozen retail sportsbooks in NM and place real-money bets. However, currently the tribal casinos don’t have mobile apps which let you bet remotely.
New Mexico Fast Facts:
- Legal Sports Betting Y/N: Y
- Year Legalized: 2018 (tribal compact)
- Retail Sportsbooks?: Y
- Online Sportsbooks?: N
- Mobile Sportsbooks Y/N: N
- College Sports Betting Y/N: Y
Betting Markets and Sports in New Mexico
- College sports
Popular Betting Types:
- Point spread
- Totals (Over/Under)
Sportsbook Regulation in New Mexico
Betting in New Mexico is overseen by the New Mexico Gaming Control Board. They are responsible for regulating race track casinos, bingo halls, and non-profit gambling. The board also oversees Class III Gaming on Indian tribal properties.
Currently, there is no sports betting law in New Mexico. But that hasn’t stopped lawmakers giving it a good try. In January 2021, New Mexico HB 101 was introduced but is yet to be reviewed or signed. For now, all sports betting in New Mexico is done at a tribal casino sportsbook in the state.
Here are some of the big-time sportsbook operators who may eventually go live in NM if online sports betting legislation is widened:
- Bespoke tribal sportsbooks online/mobile
Retail Sportsbooks to Visit in New Mexico
New Mexico has over 20 land-based casinos, all owned among 14 tribes. There are also 5 racinos offering pari-mutuel betting but no sportsbooks.
Under the tribal gaming compact, the Tamaya Nation’s Pueblo of Santa Ana Tribe extended its offering in 2018 to include sports betting. You can place bets at New Mexico’s one operating sportsbook at the Santa Ana Star Casino and Hotel.
Since then, several other retail sportsbooks have opened in New Mexico. The Sportsbook at Inn of the Mountain Gods launched in 2019, as did the Hilton Buffalo Thunder sportsbook. Isleta Resort & Casino opened its sportsbook facility in late 2019.
- Sportsbook @ Santa Ana Star Casino-Hotel (Tamaya Nation’s Pueblo of Santa Ana Tribe)
- The Sportsbook @ Inn of the Mountain Gods (Mescalero Apache Tribe)
- Hilton Buffalo Thunder Sportsbook (Pojoaque Pueblo Tribe)
- Isleta Resort & Casino Sportsbook (Pueblo of Isleta)
- The Book @ Route 66 Casino-Hotel (Pueblo of Laguna)
New Mexico’s first sportsbook opened at the Santa Ana Casino Hotel in 2018. You can place bets on major US sports such as NFL, NHL, and MLB. College sports betting is also permitted.
Most bets are made through self-service terminals (8 am-midnight). You can cash out winning bets in person with a ‘Sportsbook Writer’ or by mailing your tickets to the casino in Santa Ana Pueblo.
In addition, the Santa Ana Star issues its own rewards card – Star Rewards – which lets you earn points every time you place a sports wager.
Deposits & Withdrawals in New Mexico
There are no mobile sportsbook apps that accept deposits in New Mexico. However, once legal sportsbooks launch online in NM, they should accept deposits through the usual banking routes.
- Debit cards
- Credit cards
- Online bank transfer
- Prepaid card
- Mobile payments
- Check by mail
New Mexico Sports Betting FAQ
There are no specific sports betting laws in New Mexico. However, some tribes are offering sports betting under existing tribal gaming compacts.
You must be 21 or over to visit a tribal sportsbook in New Mexico and place bets. You may have to show ID in a tribal casino before you make a wager.
No. Currently, DraftKings does not offer real-money sports betting to players in New Mexico. However, DraftKings Sportsbook could launch mobile sportsbook betting in the future.