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NEW JOBS and an ECONOMIC BOOST for Anthony and Doña Ana County

The experts have studied the idea of a casino in Southern New Mexico, and the news is good! GVA Marquette Advisors, an international hospitality and gaming consulting firm, has just released a study that outlines how the proposed casino makes the economic pie better for everyone!


  • The $55 Million construction project will bring 570 construction related jobs

  • This equals $16 Million in construction job paychecks in the local economy

  • The finished project will bring 950 new jobs to the area

  • Jobs with health insurance, on-the-job training, opportunity for advancement and other benefits
    Average paycheck is projected to be $29,200 per year including benefits
    69 jobs that will pay more than $54,000 per year
    $28 million annual payroll into the local economy
  • The casino will need $30 million in local purchases for supplies annually

  • $30 million includes local spending on maintenance supplies, food and beverage, computers, technical, financial services,Mesilla Valley agricultural products, marketing and promotions
  • The new casino will bring 2.7 million visitors each year

  • 1.7 million visitors would come from Texas 568,000 would come from Mexico, or are interstate travelers from more than 50 miles away

Many of the casino visitors from beyond 50 miles away will not only visit the casino for the day, but will also spend the night at hotels located in the area. They will likely eat in area restaurants, purchase gasoline and shop at area stores
- Direct Economic Impact of a Proposed Casino: Anthony,New Mexico,GVA Marquette Advisors

  • The casino will pay taxes; $7.2 million in payroll taxes and other taxes
  • Case studies show jobs created by the casino will mean fewer people needing welfare and other government assistance
  • The proposed casino does no harm to Sunland Park

  • This area can easily support a new casino
  • The greater El Paso/Juarez area has a population of approximately 2.2 million people and 700 slot machines.The population within 50 miles of Albuquerque is 786,000 with a total of 7,250 slot machines and other gaming devices.

The proposed new casino will share the same market with Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino.The combined number of slot machines and other gaming devices, at 2,235 will still be less than one-third the number of slot machines and gaming devices that are supported in the Albuquerque market by a smaller population.
- “Direct Economic Impact of a Proposed Casino: Anthony,New Mexico,GVA Marquette Advisors

This market seems underserved, a conclusion that is reinforced by the observed overcrowding that routinely occurs at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino.
- Direct Economic Impact of a Proposed Casino: Anthony,New Mexico, GVA Marquette Advisors

A Win-Win-Win Situation for Everyone

This project will bring jobs and economic opportunity to the community of Anthony, the surrounding area and the Jemez Pueblo.


*Statistics based on final GVA Marquette study, released 9-29-04.


Anthony Casino Facts

The proposed casino provides Anthony, surrounding communities, and Dona Ana County with jobs and opportunity during construction and permanent jobs with benefits and new business opportunities when the casino opens.

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Jemez-Anthony Casino Project-Reconsideration Granted

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