Analysis

Synopsis:

 Senate Bill 380 (SB 380) adds an exception to the limitation on the total number of hours per week in which gaming machines may be operated by racetrack gaming operator licensees. It allows racetrack gaming operator licensees to remain open despite the unavailability of the gaming control board's central monitoring system, provided that the licensee's gaming machines are sufficiently monitored by a third party.

Analysis:

 Senate Bill 380 (SB 380) modifies Section 60-2E-27 NMSA 1978 by excluding the time used for gaming machine maintenance or training purposes for staff from the limitation on the total number of hours per week in which gaming machines may be operated by racetrack gaming operator licensees.

In the same section, SB 380 allows racetrack gaming operator licensees to remain open despite the unavailability of the gaming control board's central monitoring system as long as the licensee's gaming machines are sufficiently monitored by a third party

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