The Gaming Control Board’s Enforcement Division is comprised of state certified law enforcement agents with statewide jurisdiction, non-certified investigators, and an administrative assistant.
The division agents and inspectors remain responsible for the enforcement of the New Mexico Gaming Control Act, New Mexico Bingo & Raffle Act, and the New Mexico criminal statutes. This division also remains responsible for the enforcement of the rules and regulations governing gaming and bingo and raffle activities within the state. This division conducts premise inspections on gaming licensees along with bingo and raffle licensees in an effort to reduce violations, and encourage self-compliance.
This division also conducts criminal and administrative investigations on violations of the New Mexico Gaming Control Act, New Mexico Bingo and Raffle Act, or applicable state statute. Agents possess the ability to seize illegal gaming, bingo and raffle devices, or equipment and refer any violators for criminal prosecution with the appropriate state district attorney’s office. Division agents and inspectors aid in the investigation and auditing process of the state licensed gaming venues and in the regulation of the transportation and shipment of gaming devices and media.
This division’s agents and inspectors work in conjunction with other local, state, federal, and tribal law enforcement and regulatory agencies. The division audits the quarterly reports submitted by bingo and raffle licensees. These quarterly reports are reviewed for accuracy and compliance and reconciled to the monthly tax reports filed by licensees with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. This reconciliation insures that appropriate bingo and raffle taxes are paid timely to the state. The division also processes gaming patron self-exclusion application requests. The division’s agents, inspectors, and administrative assistant also handle applicant fingerprinting, and assist in applicant background investigations.