A new sports betting operation has launched in Pojoaque Pueblo’s Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort, the second one in the state.
US.- Sports betting continues to expand in the US and New Mexico has added the second operation in the state. A new sportsbook has launched in Pojoaque Pueblo’s Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort last Monday, as part of the venue’s race betting spot, Thunder Race Book.
The new venue has been launched in a partnership with Las Vegas Dissemination Co. in conjunction with the South Point Hotel and Casino and National Sports Book Management.
Back in May 2018, the high court ruled that Congress overstepped its authority in 1992 by prohibiting states that didn’t already allow sports betting from entering the business. The vote ended 7-2 in favour of overruling PASPA, the sports protection act that was passed 26 years ago.
PASPA prevented states from offering gambling lines on sports. Nevada, Oregon, Delaware, and Montana were granted special exemptions, as all four of those states were offering some variation of sports lotteries back in 1992. In a battle that made New Jersey spend more than US$8 million in legal fees, the state challenged the federal ban until it reached the Supreme Court.
After that, many states began launching their own versions of the segment. In New Mexico, the first sportsbook was opened at Santa Ana Pueblo’s Santa Ana Star Casino back in October, following the Supreme Court ruling that struck PASPA down.