N.M. gambling doesn’t need franchising

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 […]

Gambling problems same everywhere

By Ned Cantwell My friend Barney, who lives in New Jersey, tends to look down on poor little New Mexico. The source of his disdain is somewhat of a mystery. Maybe we don’t have enough Mafia guys to suit Barney. Who knows? Barney is a nice enough fellow, but somewhat of an irritant. Sometimes when […]

Gambling won’t promote city growth

Letters to the editor I take strong exception to Kit Pettigrew’s letter to the editor about the benefits of using the Hotel Clovis as a gambling casino to revitalize downtown and Clovis in general. The way to revitalize downtown and the key to the growth and continuing financial health of the city and county is […]

Maybe baseball should change rules for Rose

So how might we think about former baseball player Pete Rose, now that he has put out a new autobiography in which he admits having bet on baseball when he was manager of the Cincinnati Reds in 1987 and 1988? Having made this admission, after denying he gambled on baseball for years, should he be […]

So what do we need, a burning bush?

By Ned Cantwell Will famine descend upon New Mexico before we get the idea? Will diseased beetles swarm around a casino entrance until finally someone wakes up and says, oh oh, something is amiss? When all the slots start turning up 6 6 6 instead of 7 7 7, will a light bulb suddenly flash […]