Full House Resorts maps out plans for New Mexico casino

Full House Resorts maps out plans for New Mexico casino

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Posted by Joseph Streeter
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The resort will include a racetrack, casino, a hotel and other luxuries

Gaming operator Full House Resorts has approached the New Mexico Racing Commission with a view to building “La Posada del Llano,” a destination resort that will include a racetrack, casino, luxury hotel, 18-hole golf course, water park, and other amenities on the plains of eastern New Mexico. The development proposal was submitted in response to the Commission’s competitive process for the state’s sixth racing licence.

Explaining more about the proposal, Daniel R Lee, president and chief executive officer of Full House Resorts, noted: “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. We are proposing to build an entire regional destination resort, entailing much more than just a racetrack and casino. Such a development will produce more jobs, more development, greater tax revenues, and larger horse racing purses, while also becoming a major attraction and amenity for the region.”

Setting the proposed racetrack apart will be the “Moving Grandstand,” a unique feature that will transform how fans experience live horse races. Similar to a tram or streetcar, the Moving Grandstand would feature stadium seating for hundreds of guests and travel at the same speed as the racehorses, circling the track and offering spectators a unique close-up view of the horses for the entirety of the race.

Lee added: “In a typical race, spectators in the grandstand only see two brief moments of a race – its start and the closing seconds at the finish line. Our Moving Grandstand changes that, allowing spectators to race side-by-side with the horses for every dramatic second of the race.  By reinventing the viewing experience, we intend to open horse racing to a new generation of fans.

“We wanted to design a facility that the City of Clovis – and really, the entire State of New Mexico – can be proud of. La Posada del Llano will attract a broad range of guests – those who enjoy a quality racetrack, those whose interest is piqued by our unique set of amenities, and even those who are interested in family entertainment.”

Full House Resorts owns, leases, develops and operates gaming facilities throughout the country. The company’s properties include Silver Slipper Casino and Hotel in Hancock County, Mississippi; Bronco Billy's Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado; Rising Star Casino Resort in Rising Sun, Indiana; and Stockman’s Casino in Fallon, Nevada. The Company also operates the Grand Lodge Casino at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino in Incline Village, Nevada under a lease agreement with the Hyatt organisation.

Totally Gaming says: If these ambitious plans come to fruition, this resort can stand out in an area that holds exponential value for potential casino resorts. Boasting a widespread entertainment portfolio,  to accommodate for a whole host of audiences, this potential venue can become one of the most sought after in North America. 

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