New Mexico Casino Guide
Online Casinos in New Mexico
New Mexico is probably going to be the last state in America to legalize online casinos. The government has shown no desire to go forward with any bills in favor of online gambling and has actually closed any that were started.
You can always play on social online casinos, but wagering with real money anywhere online is strictly against the law. Unfortunately, because of these reasons, players in New Mexico shouldn't expect much as far as regulated online casinos go.
Off-shore casinos still exist but since they are considered illegal, you risk losing any money and information on your online account should the operator get shut down.
Land-Based Casinos in New Mexico
Types of Casinos in New Mexico
All casinos in New Mexico are affiliated with Indian Tribes and they offer an assortment of table games and electronic gaming machines. Additionally, slot machines are allowed at the state’s racetracks, as well as at about 40 various fraternal and veterans clubs.
Gaming regulations require that electronic gaming machines at casinos in New Mexico, racetracks and fraternal/veteran organizations return a minimum of 80% to a maximum of 96%.
New Mexico’s Indian tribes do not make their slot machine payback percentages a matter of public record and the terms of the compact between the state and the tribes only require all electronic gaming machines to return a minimum of 80%. This means that you will not be able to find out which are the best paying casinos in New Mexico.
Unlike the casinos in New Mexico, in many U.S. states, the slot machine payback statistics for that particular state’s casinos are released as a matter of public record. Just click here to see a list of slot machine payback statistics for casinos in all U.S. states.
Options for Gambling in New Mexico
Unless otherwise noted, all casinos in New Mexico are open 24 hours and offer blackjack, craps, roulette, video slots, and video poker. Some casinos also offer Spanish 21, mini-baccarat, poker, pai gow poker, three card poker, four card poker, Caribbean stud poker, let it ride, ultimate Texas hold ‘em, Mississippi stud, casino war, big-6 wheel, keno, bingo, and off-track betting.
There are four casinos in New Mexico on I-40: Sky City, Dancing Eagle, Casino Express and the Downs Racetrack. For casinos in Albuquerque, there are five options: Sandia, Downs Racetrack, Isleta, Palace West, and Casino Express.
Gambling Laws in New Mexico
The minimum gambling age is 21 at all New Mexico casinos and 18 for bingo or pari-mutuel betting.
Please note that all New Mexico casinos are prohibited from serving alcohol on the casino floor. If a casino serves alcohol it can only be consumed at the bar and not in the casino itself.
New Mexico Land-Based Casinos Map
You can easily see all casino locations by using our New Mexico casinos map. To zoom in, just click the + (plus) sign in the lower right corner of the map, or to zoom out, just click the – (minus) sign in the same area.
To move the map of casinos in New Mexico, click and hold down either of your mouse buttons. Then use the hand icon to drag the map in whichever direction you desire.
Each of the red icons on the map is a casino location. Just click on any red icon to see the name of the casino at that location. If you want more information on that casino, simply click again on the casino’s name and it will direct you to another page with detailed information on that particular casino, including address, phone number, toll-free phone number, room rates, casino size, dining information, games offered, availability of discounts for seniors, any special features, and a direct link to that casino’s website.
List of Casinos in New Mexico
Shown below is a list of New Mexico casinos. Click on a casino name to see a page of detailed information about that particular casino.
- Apache Nugget Travel Center and Casino
- Black Mesa Casino
- Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
- Casino Apache Travel Center
- Casino Express
- Cities of Gold Casino Hotel
- Dancing Eagle Casino and RV Park
- Downs Racetrack and Casino at Albuquerque, The
- Fire Rock Casino
- Flowing Water Navajo Casino
- Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino
- Isleta Resort and Casino
- Nambe Falls Casino
- Northern Edge Navajo Casino
- Ohkay Casino Resort
- Palace West Casino
- Route 66 Casino
- Ruidoso Downs & Billy The Kid Casino
- Sandia Resort & Casino
- Santa Ana Star Casino
- Santa Claran Casino
- Sky City Casino Hotel
- Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino
- SunRay Park and Casino
- Taos Mountain Casino
- Tesuque Casino
- Wild Horse Casino & Hotel
- Zia Park Race Track & Black Gold Casino
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For information on visiting casinos in New Mexico, or general tourism information, you can also call the state’s tourism department at (800) 733-6396 or go to: www.newmexico.org.