Sat. Jan 18th, 2020

THERE WILL BE NO SIXTH RACINO LICENSE AWARDED

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KSMX)— The Associated Press has broken the news that New Mexico horse racing regulators have declined to grant a sixth state horse track and casino license after months of uncertainty.

”The New Mexico Racing Commission announced Thursday it would not approve another license following months of debates and millions spent by applicants.

Commission chair Beverly Bourguet says the decision was in “the best interest” of the state but the panel may reopen an application process in the future for another license.

The decision follows appointments to the commission by Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. A commission previously appointed by former Republican Gov. Susana Martinez called for applicants.”

New Mexico Racing Commission Director was unavailable for comment. Comments from Vision 20/20 are pending as well.