Friday, 12 October 2018

USBookmaking to Launch Sports Betting in New Mexico Next Week

USBookmaking will reportedly launch sports betting in the state of New Mexico next week.

The sports betting tech firm will make New Mexico the sixth US state to offer sports betting by opening a sportsbook at the Santa Ana Star Casino near Albuquerque next Wednesday (October 17).

While the state hasn’t yet legalised sports betting, the casino is operated by the Tamaya Nation at the Pueblo of Santa Ana under the jurisdiction of tribal gaming laws.

Tribal gaming laws covers Class III games under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, which include traditional casino games, lotteries and sports betting, allowing them to launch the service at their real-life casino.

According to iGamingBusiness, mobile or online sports betting will not be available.

In a statement, Vic Salerno, the President of USBookmaking, said: “We have found that there is tremendous demand for a Nevada-style retail sports book operation in a multitude of casinos throughout the US.

“We have carved out a unique position where we are a very attractive service provider to the many independent casino operations that exist today.”

USBookmaking and the Santa Ana Star Casino

The Santa Ana Star Casino is one of the top three casinos in New Mexico, a state with over two million residents, regarding annual revenue.

Meanwhile, USBookmaking provides real-life sportsbook and mobile services to commercial and tribal casinos throughout the US.

Over the last 40 years, the firm has operated over 125 sportsbooks in Nevada alone.

Sportsbetting is already running in the states of Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, West Virginia and Mississippi. It’s expected to go live in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island before the end of the year.