Gambling supervision gets poor grade in N.M.

May 20, 2013 8:04 PM

Gambling supervision in New Mexico got a poor grade in an audit by the staff of the Legislative Finance Committee.

The probers said more people are needed by the New Mexico Racing Commission that regulates five racetracks, and the Gaming Control Board that oversees the state gaming compacts formed with 14 Native American tribes.

Also, the audit found racing regulators have failed to curb horse drugging and unlicensed horse racing.

Ray Poirier is the longtime executive editor at GamingToday.

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