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Volume 26 No. 65
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New Mexico Casino's Sports Betting Will Exclude State's D-I Programs

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel CEO John Cirrincione said that neither Univ. of New Mexico nor New Mexico State games "will be available to bet on, and there will be generally lower limits on bets than at other sportsbooks," according to Geoff Grammer of the ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL. Cirrincione said, "We are planning to take bets on all major professional and collegiate sports with the exception of UNM and New Mexico State." Santa Ana yesterday "confirmed publicly for the first time it will be in the sports betting game, bringing to New Mexico the first sportsbook featuring live wagering on professional and college sporting events." The new sportsbook will open Tuesday at Santa Ana and be "located in the middle of the casino with four betting stations" (ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL, 10/11).