Online Sportsbooks in
New Mexico

The land of Enchantment currently has four retail sportsbooks up and running. It is uncertain when online sports betting will arrive in the state.

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Limited Online Sports Betting Legal in New Mexico

New Mexico Sports Betting

Tribal exclusivity deals in place with the state of New Mexico currently ensure that sports betting is only offered at legal tribal establishments.

There are currently four physical locations in Albuquerque, Mescalero and Sante Fe where New Mexicans can place a bet on sports.

As it stands, it is not possible to place an online bet in the state of New Mexico. If it does become a possibility it is likely that any outside sportsbooks will have to partner with existing tribal casinos.

Betting in NM - what you can and can't do

Bet on sports in-person ✅

Bet on sports online ❌

Register with a sportsbook online ❌

Deposit & withdraw funds with a sportsbook online ❌

Bet on collegiate teams or collegiate games ✅

Bet on high/school sports ❌

FAQS New Mexico online betting

Here are your most commonly asked questions regarding online sports betting in New Mexico.

🤔 Are there any sportsbooks in New Mexico?

There are currently four sportsbooks in New Mexico. Online sports betting is not yet Legal in New Mexico.

  • The Santa Ana Star Casino in Albuquerque.
  • Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque.
  • The Sportsbooks At The INN of The Mountain Gods in Mescalero
  • Hilton Buffalo Thunder Sportsbook in Sante Fe

⚖️ Is sports betting legal in New Mexico?

Yes, you can bet at any licensed tribal sportsbook in New Mexico. There are currently four locations where you can legally bet on sports in the state.

⌛ When will online sports betting be legal in New Mexico?

There has been no indication of when this will happen. However, there will need to be an agreement between the state and the tribes before any decision is made.

❓ How can I bet on sports in New Mexico?

You can place a bet at any of the four sportsbooks in the state.

  • The Santa Ana Star Casino in Albuquerque.
  • Isleta Resort & Casino in Albuquerque.
  • The Sportsbooks At The INN of The Mountain Gods in Mescalero
  • Hilton Buffalo Thunder Sportsbook in Sante Fe

If you are based near the border with Colorado you can cross over the state lines and register with an online sportsbook. You must be within Colorado state borders to wager with a Coloradan sportsbook.

Online Sports Betting in New Mexico

The state of New Mexico currently hosts four legal sportsbooks. Two of them - the Santa Ana Star Casino and the Isleta Resort & Casino - are based in the state’s largest city, Albuquerque. Another, the Hilton Buffalo Thunder Sportsbook is based in Sante Fe. Then there is The Sportsbook at The Inn of The Mountain Gods, run by the Mescalero Apache tribe in Mescalero.

Any of the 23 tribes located in New Mexico can apply for a license to open a casino, so it is possible that a number of new locations will open over the coming years.

As it stands online sports betting is not legal in the state. Any plan to do so would need to be agreed by the tribes, who may either wish to launch their own, or partner with outside sportsbooks.

Colorado to the north of New Mexico have legalized online sports betting, so if you are based in Farmington or Raton it may be worth hopping over the border to wager on your mobile.

Sports Betting in New Mexico in short
  • You must be 21-years or older to bet on sports.
  • Sports betting is only available at four physical locations.
  • Wagers are accepted on both professional and collegiate sports teams.
  • The New Mexican betting industry is operated by the Tamaya Nation and the Pueblo of Santa Ana.
  • Online betting is not legal anywhere in the state.

Sports teams in New Mexico

New Mexico has no major league professional sports teams, however the Albuquerque Isotopes are a Pacific Coast League Triple-A baseball affiliate of the MLB Colorado Rockies. The state is also a home to several teams in the Pecos baseball league.

Soccer is also popular in the state, with New Mexico United playing in the USL Championship.

The rivalry between collegiate teams; New Mexico Lobos and New Mexico State Aggies is often referred to as the Rio Grande Rivalry.

Football is the most popular sport in the state despite having no major football sports team.