ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The state’s five racetrack casinos are asking Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to allow them to reopen at 50% capacity while complying with COVID-19 protocols.
The racinos – casinos that operate in tandem with horse racing tracks – have been closed under the state’s public health order issued in March. The state’s tribal casinos closed voluntarily in March, but some have now reopened.
“We respectfully implore you to consider allowing New Mexico’s commercial racetrack casinos to reopen our doors in a limited capacity,” the letter from the general managers of the racinos in Albuquerque, Farmington, Ruidoso, Sunland Park and Hobbs said.