New Mexico Sports Betting

NM Sports Betting Legalization & Mobile Sportsbook Updates June 2024

New Mexico

Information about New Mexico online sports betting coming soon — but don't expect much action of come out of The Land of Enchantment. Lawmakers are still severely against sports betting as a whole, but tribes across the state used a loophole to open sportsbooks in their casinos anyway. Online sports betting is a whole other hurdle to jump over, and there doesn't seem to be a leap coming anytime soon. 

PrizePicks New Mexico

In the meantime, New Mexico residents can enjoy a new user offer on PrizePicks, the fun daily fantasy sports app. Use promo code ACTION6 for the following offer: Get a $100 INSTANT Deposit Match!

NM Sports Betting Overview, Timeline and Background

New Mexico Daily Fantasy Sports & Social Casinos

Although New Mexico does not have online sports betting or online casinos just yet, there are similar options for those interested. New Mexico residents can use DFS apps like PrizePicks or Underdog to play pick'em style games. Or, they could choose social casinos like High 5 or Pulsz to play casino games with a social currency. 

Read below to learn more about our favorite New Mexico DFS apps and social casinos.

Book Logo PrizePicks

On PrizePicks, NFL, NBA and MLB players are chosen daily for users to try and win excellent prizes. New Mexico users can sign up using the code below to get the welcome offer!

  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ PrizePicks Promo: Get a $100 INSTANT Deposit Match!
  • โœ๏ธ PrizePicks Promo Code: ACTION6
  • ๐Ÿ“‹ Terms & Conditions: Must be at least 19 years of age and within applicable state (21+ in AZ and MA). Pick 'Em games available in AK, AR, AZ, CA, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MN, NE, NM, NC, ND, OK, OR, RI, SC, SD, TX, UT, VT, VA, WI only. Arena games available in AL, MA, TN, WV, WY only. Full T&C apply.

Book Logo Betr Picks

Betr Picks was created by Jake Paul. Betr Picks offers gaming options for players to try daily. Use the promo code 

  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Betr Picks Promo: Betr No Sweatr: Get Your First Bet Covered up to $250!
  • โœ๏ธ Betr Picks Promo Code: ACTION2
  • ๐Ÿ“‹ Terms & Conditions: Must be 21+ and physically located in a jurisdiction where Betr Picks operates to participate. Restrictions apply.

Book Logo Underdog Fantasy

Underdog Fantasy gives New Mexico residents many different types of daily games to choose from. If you're located in New Mexico, give this DFS provider a try!

Book Logo Sleeper Fantasy

Sleeper Fantasy has been a rising DFS platform for New Mexico users looking to join in on the fun. Players in New Mexico can get awesome sign up bonuses below — check them out!

  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Sleeper Fantasy Promo: Get a $100 INSTANT Deposit Match!
  • โœ๏ธ Sleeper Fantasy Promo Code: ACTION
  • ๐Ÿ“‹ Terms & Conditions: Must be at least 18 years of age and within an applicable state. Full T&C apply.

Book Logo Dabble Fantasy

Dabble Fantasy has only recently joined the American DFS industry. Dabble is known for exciting existing promos that NM players can get started with below.

  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Dabble Fantasy Promo: Get $10 When You Sign-Up to Dabble!
  • โœ๏ธ Dabble Fantasy Promo Code: ACTION
  • ๐Ÿ“‹ Terms & Conditions: Must be at least 18 years of age and within an applicable state. Full T&C apply.

Book Logo Boom Fantasy

Boom Fantasy offers game options for users to get up to 40x on your stake, depending on the type of game picked. 

Try one of the biggest DFS apps today in New Mexico with our welcome bonus code below.

  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ Boom Fantasy Promo: Get a $100 New User Offer!
  • โœ๏ธ Boom Fantasy Promo Code: ACTION
  • ๐Ÿ“‹ Terms & Conditions: New users only, 18+. Full T&C apply.

Book Logo Vivid Picks

The Vivid Picks app is known for having great rollover incentives and DFS options for their players. Their new user offer below is one of the more generous ones that NM residents can choose from today.

Book Logo SuperDraft

SuperDraft is another newcomer to the DFS scene. SuperDraft stands out by offering many more sports than its competitors. Check out the promo code below to get started!

Book Logo OwnersBox

OwnersBox offers weekly games instead of daily. The platform also has contests to choose from for New Mexico users. Get started with the promo code below!

Book Logo High 5 Casino

High 5 Casino offer New Mexico users all of the popular social casino games like slots and blackjack. New Mexico users interested in playing High 5 Casino cab use our sign up offer below!

  • ๐Ÿ’ฐ High 5 Casino Promo: FREE 5 Sweeps Coins, 250 Game Coins and 600 Diamonds!
  • โœ๏ธ High 5 Casino Promo Code: No code needed
  • ๐Ÿ“‹ Terms & Conditions: Age and residency restrictions apply. Full T&C apply. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

Book Logo Pulsz Social Casino

The Pulsz Social Casino is one of the best options for NM social casinos. If you're looking for slots with great RTP, Pulsz might just be the one for you!

Book Logo WOW Vegas Social Casino

WOW Vegas is a newer social casino with tons of games to choose from  — as well as a nice welcome offer below. They have an expansive slot library, as well as good RTP for most blackjack games.

New Mexico Legalization Timeline

While any form of sports betting is yet to actually be made legal in the state, tribal casino owners used a loophole when the federal PASPA was lifted to get sports betting allowed on their land. So essentially, you can legally sports bet within a tribal casino because they are governed by tribal law, but across the rest of the state, any form of sports betting is legal. 

Lawmakers in the state still remain heavily against sports betting, both online and in person, so don't expect to see much of a change coming out of the Land of Enchantment anytime soon.

Here are the tribal casinos you can visit to bet on sports at:

  • Buffalo Thunder Resort of Santa Fe

  • Inn of the Mountain Gods of Mescalero

  • Isleta Resort & Casino of Albuquerque

  • Santa Ana Star Casino of Bernalillo

New Mexico Sports Betting Grading Card

We will grade New Mexico on its sports betting bill and experience relative to other states once it gets that time.

Sports betting bill analysis TBD. 

New Mexico Sports Betting Tips

Basketball icon Sports Betting for Beginners

If you’re new to sports betting in New Mexico, you likely have questions: How much should you be betting? Where should you be betting? How do you find the best odds? Every sport and bet type comes with different nuances.

Check out our sports betting tips for beginners so you can get started. 

Baseball icon Sports Betting Glossary

Sports betting comes with its own language and terminology -- favorites and underdogs, spreads and money lines, over/unders and props, juice and vig and so much more. It can all be a bit overwhelming and intimidating for newer betting enthusiasts, so be sure to consult our sports betting glossary for detailed definitions on all the main terms.

Check out our sports betting glossary to get up to speed with every term you might need to know before a parlay or prop bet.

Football icon Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid

It’s important to stay disciplined and not overextend yourself in New Mexico. There will always be ups and downs, but if you stay true to our nine mistakes to avoid, your sports betting experience will be a much more enjoyable one.

Here are some sports betting mistakes to avoid.

New Mexico Teams

Teams to Bet On

New Mexico is one of the few states in the country that don't have a professional team to root for. However, they do have two D-I programs that have both football and basketball that fans can bet on.

New Mexico Logo New Mexico Lobos — Football | Basketball

The New Mexico Lobos have given the state some interesting times to cheer on over the years. The football program has appeared in seven bowl games since 2000 (but only two of which have come since 2015). The basketball program has made numerous appearances in March Madness, including a four out of five year run from 2010-2014. Though they haven't seriously competed for any championships, this team certainly brings some fun to the state.

New Mexico State logoNew Mexico State Aggies — Football | Basketball

The Aggies basketball team can often be found competing in the NCAA Tournament come season's end each season, with New Mexico State most recently upsetting No. 5 UConn as a 12-seed in the 2022 first round before narrowly falling to No. 4 Arkansas. The football program hasn't seen as much success, appearing in just one bowl game in 1961. Their rivalry with the Lobos will continue to fuel the competition in the state.

Steve Petrella runs The Action Network’s written content team, which specializes in industry news, betting advice on specific games and slates, betting education and more. He got his start betting about 10 years ago, and got his first job in the sports betting media industry since 2015. Prior to joining Action in 2018, he worked for Sporting News, MLB.com and Cox Media Group.

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New Mexico Sports Betting FAQs
Commonly asked questions about sports betting in The Land of Enchantment.
Is online sports betting legal in New Mexico?

No, online sports betting not legal in New Mexico yet.

Will online sports betting ever come to New Mexico?

While the state has "legal" sports betting allowed at tribal locations, the lawmakers don't approve of sports betting and aren't likely to make it legal for a long time.

Are there any current legal options for sports betting in New Mexico?

No sportsbooks are available just yet, but New Mexicans can play PrizePicks, a DFS provider that is currently available in many states. Bettors simply select their favorite players like Steph Curry or LeBron James, choose an over/under player prop, and they're entered in to win cash prizes.

Use any of the links above and sign up for your favorite DFS platform!

Where are the tribal locations that I can bet on sports?
  • Buffalo Thunder Resort of Santa Fe
  • Inn of the Mountain Gods of Mescalero
  • Isleta Resort & Casino of Albuquerque
  • Santa Ana Star Casino of Bernalillo