Groups vie for sixth and final New Mexico 'racino' license

Supporters of an effort to bring New Mexico's sixth license for a horse racetrack and casino to Clovis say such a business venture would result in jobs and boost the quality of life in the community.

Representatives of Vision 2020, one of the groups promoting Clovis as the optimal site for the state's next "racino," made their pitch to the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce this week, The Eastern New Mexico News reports.

The groups are looking at sites on the city's east side and all are estimating similar workforce needs — up to 450 jobs during racing season and as many as 750 jobs during construction.

There's also interest in taking the license to Tucumcari, Raton, Deming or Las Cruces.

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