New Law To Allow Casinos To Stay Open Longer - Sunday 12th of June 2005

Beginning Friday, gamblers will be able to spend more time in New Mexico's casinos.

A new state law will now let racetrack casinos stay open 18 hours a day, but it won't let casinos operate more than 112 hours a week.

Casinos must also spend at least a quarter of their income from gambling machines on programs to help compulsive gamblers.

There are five racetrack casinos in New Mexico.

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