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New Mexico Gaming Summary

Background

New Mexico has a lottery, charitable gambling, and tribal casinos.

Tribal Casinos

In 1995, New Mexico signed its first compact with tribal governments, paving the way for Class III gambling on Indian reservations in New Mexico. .The New Mexico Gaming Control Board, through the State Gaming Representative, monitors the 2001 and 2007 Amended Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compacts signed by 14 Tribes. The compacting Tribes pay revenue sharing (approximately 9% of Net Win) and report “Net Win” on a quarterly basis. “Net Win” is the amount wagered on gaming machines, less the amount paid out in cash and non-cash prizes won on the gaming machines, less State and Tribal Regulatory Fees. Today, there are 24 casinos on tribal lands in the state.

For more information, see the New Mexico Gambling Control Board.

Lottery

Development: The New Mexico Lottery was established in 1995 with the purpose of using proceeds to benefit New Mexico college students through a scholarship program.

Beneficiaries: Legislative Lottery Scholarships help provide tuition to New Mexico residents who want to attend a New Mexico public college or university.

For more information see the New Mexico Lottery website.

Lottery data (fiscal year)
Year
Total Sales
Prize Liabilities
Prize %
Net Revenue
Net %
1997
82,192,000
41,371,000
50.33%
22,232,000
27.05%
1998
84,899,000
42,794,000
50.41%
19,613,000
23.10%
1999
89,246,000
46,716,000
52.35%
19,208,000
21.52%
2000
110,616,000
62,378,000
56.39%
23,941,000
21.64%
2001
113,000,000
62,647,000
55.44%
25,247,000
22.34%
2002
129,076,000
72,892,000
56.47%
29,198,000
22.62%
2003
133,249,707
73,945,533
55.49%
32,787,323
24.61%
2004
142,317,165
78,875,562
55.42%
35,656,244
25.05%
2005
134,469,162
76,173,863
56.65%
31,956,692
23.77%
2006
150,042,400
84,626,456
56.40%
36,321,265
24.21%
2007
148,080,254
85,119,755
57.48%
34,117,328
23.04%
2008
147,152,459
80,091,765
54.43%
40,155,696
27.29%
2009
142,316,217
78,307,399
55.02%
40,566,024
28.50%
2010
143,538,772
78,606,569
54.76%
43,541,791
30.33%
2011
135,541,708
73,613,337
54.31%
41,272,337
30.45%
2012
133,791,602
72,027,308
53.84%
41,264,810
30.84%
2013
141,767,097
77,068,558
54.36%
43,637,665
30.78%

Powered by GamblingCompliance.com. For current information, visit GamblingData.com.

Total revenue is total ticket sales sales plus interest earned on the lottery fund balance and miscellaneous revenue sources . Prize liability is the total amount of prize money paid back to winners. Net Revenue is the total revenue minus vendor and retailer commissions and prize payouts and operating expenses; it is equal to "operating income." Prize and net revenue percentages are taken from the total revenues.

Tribal Casino data (fiscal year)
Year
Slot Revenue
2003
409,412,540
2004
460,458,836
2005
516,624,557
2006
623,801,612
2007
679,142,007
2008
711,147,695
2009
705,831,528
2010
690,509,897
2011
712,614,451
2012
739,997,763
2013
761,808,984

Powered by GamblingCompliance.com. For current information, visit GamblingData.com.

. "Slot Revenue" is the total amount, in dollars, won by casinos. Win/Slot is the average win per slot machine for the year..

New Mexico Gaming Timeline

1995: The New Mexico Lottery Authority is created

1995: Professor Fred Ragsdale is appointed by Governor Gary Johnson to negotiate compacts with various Indian tribes. In February, thirteen identical compacts are signed between the State and the Pueblos of Acoma, Isleta, Laguna, Pojoaque, Sandia, San Felipe, San Juan, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Taos and Tesuque, and the Jicarilla and Mescalero Apache Tribes. Later that year, the New Mexico Supreme Court in State ex. Rel Clark v. Johnson ruled that Governor Gary Johnson lacked the authority to sign the compacts on behalf of the state.

1996: On April 27, lottery sales begin

1997: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Pueblo of Santa Ana v. Kelly reasoned very similarly to the New Mexico Supreme Court decision in State ex. Rel Clark v. Johnson that the Governor lacked authority to bind the state to the compacts and thus did not comply with IGRA. The 1995 gaming compacts were then introduced into the 1997 New Mexico Legislative Session to comply with the court rulings. The compacts were approved by the legislature and signed by Governor Gary Johnson.

1999: The New Mexico State Legislature adopts the Compact Negotiation Act which formalizes the process for compact negotiations between the Tribes and the State of New Mexico.

2000: Legislature determines Lottery proceeds shall be split 50% Public School Capital Outlay Fund / 50% Lottery Tuition Fund.

2001: New gaming compacts are negotiated and approved by the New Mexico State Legislature. All tribes sign the 2001 gaming compact, with the exception of Mescalero and Pojoaque.

2004: The Mescalero Apache Tribe settles disputes with the State of New Mexico and enters into a 2001 gaming compact.

2005: The Pueblo of Pojoaque settles disputes with the State of New Mexico and enters into a 2001 gaming compact.

2007: Amendments to the 2001 Tribal-State Class III Gaming Compact are negotiated and approved by the New Mexico State Legislature. Nine gaming tribes sign the 2007 Amendments including the Pueblos of Isleta, Laguna, Sandia, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Taos and Tesuque, and Ohkay Owingeh. Two non-gaming tribes, the Pueblos of Nambe and Picuris, also sign the 2007 Amendments.

 


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