Both supporters and opponents of a bill that would allow racetrack casinos to put automatic teller machines on the gambling floor expect the bill to pass the Senate today. Senate Bill 330, sponsored by Sen. Richard Martinez, D-Espanola,
Argus Hamilton is poking fun at Oklahoma City, casinos and — as usual — politicians in today’s column.
By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Stay out of our bedrooms, you busybody feds. While you’re at it, stay out of our kitchens, and living rooms, and workplaces. Most of all, keep your grubby hands off our casinos. If we want a giant jackpot machine beckoning visitors as they cross into our state on I-25 or [...]
By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Bill Richardson wants a football team, casinos want gamblers, our national parks are, no kidding, considering corporate sponsors. Welcome to New Mexico. Everyone wants something. That’s why it is the prediction here the comely Deborah Hale of Albuquerque is setting a trend. Deborah is 48 years old. She is successful. [...]
By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Not counting illegal wagers at Sunday-afternoon cockfights, there are about four major outlets for New Mexico gambling, an industry that claims to be a sure bet for just about everyone. You can try your luck at the racetracks. This, however, is a painfully slow way to lose your money. It [...]