USBookmaking is a Nevada-based firm that declared this week that they have signed up a sports betting agreement with all the Santa Ana Star Casino & Hotel to supply services starting next week. The new sports book will open in the tribal casino on October 16th.
It was surprising to hear New Mexico will have sports gambling as early as a week. The activity was legalized in many states through the US after the United States Supreme Court decided to hit the federal ban on sports gambling. However, New Mexico hadn’t indicated that sports gambling would be arriving shortly.
No new legislation was enacted, so how is the state getting started? In New Mexico, a tribal gaming compact signed between the tribes and the state, does not have some mention of sports gambling specifically. However, the compact does mention Class III gaming based on the Indian Gambling Regulatory Act and this part does cover sports gambling.
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President of USBookmaking, Vic Salemo, commented on the new sportsbook in a press release by stating: “We have discovered that there is tremendous demand for a Nevada-style retail sports book operation in a large number of casinos throughout the US. We focus on the ability to get to market fast and function effectively. ”
It appears that the Santa Ana Star Casino will simply be supplying a retail sportsbook. The property opened twenty-five years ago and is home to a large selection of slot machines and a few table games. The venue already operates well with their own casino games and also with the addition of a sports book, the place should see even greater success.