Ten questions about Tucumcari’s bid for racetrack, casino

Chelle Delaney

By Chelle Delaney
Quay County Sun
1. What are Racing Commission members looking for in Thursday’s presentation?
From any applicant, we are looking for the type of support locally. Ultimately, it’s going to be what is in the best interest of New Mexico’s horse racing. Our focus is racing. Everybody is going to have good plans. Everybody is going to have their (financial) numbers. It’s what are they going to be doing for the racing industry. – Julian Luna, agency director of New Mexico Racing Commission.

2. When will the commissioners make their decision?
(The commission is) hoping that it will be within the next 30 to 60 days, said Julian Luna, agency director of New Mexico Racing Commission.

3. Is there a chance they could OK two sites or zero sites?
The gaming compact is real specific, there can be just one racing and one casino license. We’re definitely going to approve someone. We need more racing days in New Mexico. – Julian Luna, agency director of New Mexico Racing Commission.