A Nevada-based casino developer and operator wants to build a combined racetrack, casino and luxury hotel in Clovis, New Mexico.
According to plans, the casino would measure 35,000 square feet, and the hotel would have 300 rooms.
Uniquely, the project, if it wins the approval of the New Mexico Racing Commission, will also see the construction of a moving grandstand that would circle the track, traveling at the same general pace as the horses.
That grandstand feature would function something like a streetcar, with one side entirely open, on tracks of its own.
What is being called “La Posada del Llano” would also include a water park and 18-hole golf course.
In a statement, Daniel Lee, the chief executive officer of Full House Reports, said the proposed resort would entail “much more than just a racetrack and casino.”
“Such a development will produce more jobs, more development, greater tax revenues and larger horse racing purses,” continued Lee, “while also becoming a major attraction and amenity for the region.”
Five proposals have been officially submitted to the New Mexico Racing Commission in the hope of securing a license for a new combined racetrack and casino.
The other proposals call for similar-sized projects in Lordsburg and Tucumcari.
The commission has said it will hold public hearings on the various proposals this fall, with an eye towards making a final decision by the end of the year.
Full House Reports has its offices in Summerlin South, Nevada, and currently operates casinos in Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi and Nevada.
By Garry Boulard
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