Gambling enjoys a rich history throughout human civilization, but remains controversial as either a "vice" or an institution that preys upon the vulnerable. However, taxes from gambling and revenue from official state lotteries are effective ways to raise money for states. Welcome to FindLaw's section on the gambling and lottery laws of New Mexico, with legalese-free descriptions of the laws that regulate horse tracks, Indian casinos, the official state lottery, and other such games. In this section, you'll learn about the state's official lottery, which is intended to support education initiatives, and other games of chance played for prizes. Click on a link below to learn more.