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Ruidoso fights to keep racino
Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 12:38:39 AM
The days of the Ruidoso Downs race track and casino could be numbered.
Ann McGovern, who runs the racino, said unless the state legislature gives Ruidoso Downs a tax break, the racino is prepared to leave.
"Without some type of tiered tax structure, it's going to be very difficult for us to remain here," said McGovern. "It's heartbreaking to think there would be no racing in Ruidoso."
Currently the racino, like all racinos in New Mexico, pays the state 26 percent of their earnings.
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