This week, it was announced that Las Vegas-based Full House Resorts has presented a proposal to build a destination resort in New Mexico to the state’s Racing Commission. The plans include creating a casino and racetrack, along with luxury guest accommodations, a water park, 18-hole golf course, as well as other amenities. The facility would be located in the eastern region of the state.
Seeking the State’s 6th Racing License:
Full House Resorts already operates five casinos as well as related entertainment and hospitality facilities in the United States. The company provided this proposal to the New Mexico Racing Commission in the hopes of obtaining the 6th racing license up for grabs in the state.
Full House Resorts CEO and president, Daniel R. Lee commented….
“We believe that eastern New Mexico has tremendous potential to attract visitors from throughout the area, including from nearby Amarillo, Lubbock, and other parts of western Texas.”
According to intergameonline.com, Mr. Lee stated that the proposal would see an entire regional destination resort created, composed of much more than a casino and racetrack. With the project, more jobs would be created along with more developer, larger tax revenues and horseracing purses. The venue would become a major attraction as well as amenity for the area.
The Moving Grandstand:
With the New Mexico proposal, Full House Resorts would be adding a Moving Grandstand. According to Mr. Lee, this element changes the way spectators view the race. With the Moving Grandstand, spectators will be able to watch the race side-by-side with the horses for every minute, rather than viewing just a few seconds of the race alongside the horses.