New Mexico casinos are spread throughout the state and there are approximately twenty of them. Out of all the states in the US New Mexico ranks at 15 out of 46 for total number of casinos. That's not too shabby at all! If you love the thrills, chills and excitement of gambling you'll definitely love New Mexico! Albuquerque and Santa Fe are evenly matched for number of casinos at four per city. The largest of New Mexico Casinos is Isleta Casino and Resort due south of Albuquerque with 1,700 slot machines and 30 gaming tables. Coming in second for biggest casino is Casino Apache which is found in Ruidoso. Ranked by square footage of New Mexico casinos Sandia Casino, also in Albuquerque, hits the top of the list.
Casinos in New Mexico can be found dotted all over the
state with most open 24 hours and offering food and entertainment
to keep you going. Out of all the casinos in New Mexico
Isleta is perhaps the most visited being the largest and
is centered in the Rio Grand Valley only 13 miles south
of Albuquerque. Not only is Isleta the biggest of casinos
in New Mexico it was established way back in the 1300's
and has a long history of winners and losers behind it.
Isleta offers informal to fine dining, 300,000 square
feet of action-packed gaming and live entertainment.
If you like to combine golf and gaming for some inside/outside adventure, Santa Ana Star Casino offers over 1,000 machines, entertainment, restaurants and lounges. In Mescalero, Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino provides comfortable and modernly designed rooms, a large gaming facility, spectacular views, dining, entertainment and the Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort Championship Golf Course featuring a gorgeous island fairway surroundedby a full lake.
Casino gambling in New Mexico is a popular pastime for tourists and locals alike and New Mexico promotes and respects ‘responsible gaming' in which they try to curb compulsive gambling as much as possible. Since 1997 casino gambling in New Mexico has seen more and more Native American owned tribal casinos. 1997 was the year New Mexico legalized tribal casinos with the signing of the gaming compacts. Since this agreement was signed casino gambling in New Mexico has seen 13 different tribes open 14 casinos and diversify the casino business immensely in the state.
Another popular New Mexico casino lies at the foothills
of the beautiful Sandia Mountains and is appropriately
named Sandia Resort and Casino. This New Mexico casino
offers 228 roomy guest rooms and suites elaborately adorned
with in Southwest style. Oversized windows allow guests
magnificent views of the Sandia Mountains and the Rio
Grand River Valley. Las
Vegas style slot machines and gaming tables offer
guests a taste of the famous strip while soaking up New
Finding a New Mexico casino is easily done online. There are many casinos running north to south and east to west of the state so its just a matter of where you'll be traveling and what's in the vicinity. Visitors can play slot machines, bingo, keno, poker, blackjack and baccarat in any New Mexico casino in the state.