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Legality of sports betting questioned : Rio Rancho legislator to seek opinion from Attorney General's Office

Nov 06, 2018 - Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico)

SANTA FE - At least one New Mexico state legislator thinks the New Mexico Lottery Authority went out of bounds when it authorized a new sports lottery game.

Rep. Jason Harper, R-Rio Rancho, says tying sports betting into a lottery game makes it illegal. "My view is that if the lottery moves forward with sports betting, that's illegal," he said. "This is them going rogue like they have gone with the 'Play at the Pump.' They never had the authority to do that." In 2015 and 2016, the state Le...