Without these guys, sports betting in the USA might still be illegal. FanDuel, and its biggest rival, DraftKings, started out offering Daily Fantasy Sports games. These paid-for games offered cash prizes based on players’ sporting knowledge and predictions. Sounds a bit like sports betting, doesn’t it? Eventually, even the Supreme Court decided there was little sense in allowing DFS and banning sportsbooks, and the laws changed in 2018.

Immediately, FanDuel moved into sportsbooks, a natural partner to its DFS activities. Today, it is among the first platforms to seek licenses as more states legalize sports betting and lobby hard to persuade legislatures to introduce regulated gambling. This review of FanDuel Sportsbook in New Mexico will give you the rundown on what the end product of all that work is like.

Is FanDuel legal in New Mexico?

Currently, FanDuel is not licensed to operate in New Mexico. The only legal sports betting in the state takes place at tribal casinos. The first NM sportsbook opened on October 16, 2018, at the Santa Ana Star casino. It made New Mexico the sixth U.S. state to have sports betting.

At the time, this was a controversial move. The Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act earlier in the year, removing any federal barriers to sports betting in the USA. However, NM did not rush to pass any legislation specifically permitting sports betting in the state. Santa Ana Star argued that the demise of PASPA meant it had a legal right to offer a sportsbook in its casino and the state chose not to test that in court.

A few months later, other casinos followed suit. Today there are many bricks-and-mortar sportsbooks at tribal casinos throughout New Mexico. However, online gambling lags behind. No laws exist to regulate and license internet gaming platforms, forcing bettors to look at offshore alternatives. Hopefully, this will change soon, with the NM authorities introducing laws to bring online betting sites in New Mexico into the state alongside their land-based counterparts.

How to sign up on FanDuel Sportsbook in New Mexico

Luckily, creating an account at FanDuel is a quick and easy process. Follow these steps, and you’ll be ready to bet in a matter of minutes.

  1. Head to the official website of FanDuel or download the app. Steer your browser towards https://sportsbook.fanduel.com/, or get the app from the relevant store for your device.
  2. Register with your personal details. Click the green ‘Join Now’ button in the top right-hand corner, then fill out the form. You’ll need to give your name, DoB, contact details, and the last four digits of your SSN. The latter is to verify your identity and protect against fraud.
  3. Make a deposit and claim a bonus. You’ll find plenty of ways to fund your account – see below for more. Once you’ve made your first deposit, you can look forward to a juicy welcome bonus for good measure.
  4. Start betting. You can seek out your favorite sports, check the markets on your favorite teams or players, and click on the odds that you want to wager on. Then, just type your stake into the bet slip on the right-hand side of the screen, click confirm, and follow the action to see if your bet wins.

Best bonuses on FanDuel Sportsbook NM

Who doesn’t love a bonus? Turns out, even sportsbook operators are pretty fond of them, too. After all, a strong bonus attracts more customers, making the platform more successful. FanDuel is no exception. Here are some of the bonus types you might see.

  • Matched deposit bonuses. The name tells you how this works. You deposit funds into your account, and FanDuel adds the same amount in free bets. Normally you’ll see this as a sign-up offer, but it might also form part of a ‘happy hour’ or similar time-limited bonus for regular customers.
  • Welcome bonuses. The first thing a betting site needs to do is have players sign up. So, to get them on board, there are welcome bonuses for new customers when they create new accounts.
  • Daily & weekly profit boosts. These are a bit like odds boosts. However, instead of increasing the potential return on your bet, they enhance the amount you win after a certain period. Often, they are calculated over time, daily or even weekly, but sometimes they might apply throughout the duration of a tournament.
  • No deposit bonuses. A variant of the welcome bonus, this offer rewards players for signing up even before they put funds into their account. Usually, these bonuses are small, perhaps a couple of dollars as a free bet, or a few free spins on a slot machine. Also, they often have hefty wagering requirements before you can cash out your winnings.
  • Free bets. Normally, you provide the money for your stake before you place a bet. With a free bet, you don’t have to. Therefore, you place a wager with no risk of losing any cash. However, it’s important to remember that you won’t see free bet stakes returned with a winning bet, so putting it on a short odds banker is unlikely to be very rewarding. Also, you cannot withdraw free bets as cash until you have wagered them and won.

FanDuel betting app in New Mexico

If you’re the kind of person who never leaves home without a phone, you’ll know why a good betting app is a big deal. Done right, it means you can always keep track of what’s happening, and you need never miss out on a bet. FanDuel sportsbook New Mexico has fully-fledged apps for both Android and iOS.

These apps are highly rated. They are fast, and they offer all the features of the desktop version. In particular, they are great for live betting and many users say FanDuel’s betting app in NM is especially user-friendly and easy to use.

How to download the FanDuel app on iOS

If you want the iOS version of the FanDuel app, follow these steps.

  1. Open the App Store on the device where you want to use the app.
  2. Search for ‘FanDuel sportsbook’.
  3. Download and install the app as usual, following the on-screen prompts.
  4. Log in with your existing account details.

How to download the FanDuel app on Android

This is how you can download the Android version of the FanDuel app.

  1. Choose the device where you want to use the app, and go to Google Play.
  2. Look for ‘FanDuel sportsbook.’ Be careful not to download a DFS or casino app by mistake.
  3. Follow the instructions within Google Play to download and install the FanDuel app.
  4. Use your existing account details to log in.

New Mexico teams you can bet on using FanDuel

Whatever sports you’re into, you can bet on it at FanDuel. The site has markets for 20 different sports, and it’s not just obsessed with the major leagues. College sport and minor league action all find their place here. Even though NM lacks a major league franchise, you can still back your local heroes here.

  • New Mexico State Aggies. The Aggies represent New Mexico State University in varsity sports. The basketball team is the star of the program. In 2022, it won the WAC Conference for the fourth time in five years, and it has made the March Madness on 22 occasions. Fans relish a fierce rivalry with the Lobos of New Mexico University.
  • New Mexico Ice Wolves. Ice Hockey came to NM in 2019 when the Ice Wolves joined the NAHL. It’s not been an easy start: the pandemic halted the team’s first season, then forced them to play in Texas in their second year. Back home, season three brought a run to the playoff semi-final, suggesting a bright future ahead.
  • New Mexico United. South of the border in Mexico, soccer is the national passion. New Mexico United is hoping to harvest that enthusiasm here. Currently, in the second-tier USL pro league, there are ambitious plans in place to build a bespoke soccer stadium and move into the MSL.
  • New Mexico Lobos. The University of New Mexico’s varsity sports program is known as the Lobos. It runs several sports, but the biggest crowds come for basketball and football. They tend to have the liveliest NCAA betting markets as well.

Daily Fantasy Sports on FanDuel New Mexico

DFS was the key to unlocking legal sports betting in the USA. It started with a simple idea and unleashed a business behemoth. That simple idea was to take the old-school, season-long fantasy sports games beloved of stats geeks, and speed it up. Instead of following the real-life performances of players over the course of a season, you could now do it over a single game day.

The rest of the game remains the same: you pay an entrance fee, then select your squad within the confines of a team budget. The games play in the real world, and your chosen players earn points for your team. The teams with the most points win prizes. FanDuel was one of the pioneers of all this, and it remains a core part of the FanDuel platform today, alongside the sportsbook, horse racing, and casino.

Banking options at FanDuel NM

It is important for sportsbooks in NM to offer a good range of payment systems. That way, customers can always make sure they are in control of their money. FanDuel transactions go through the TVG Wallet, which you can access when you log into your account. Here are several ways of depositing and withdrawing funds.


  • PayNearMe. With PayNearMe, customers can purchase a voucher at most convenience stores. This voucher can then be used to transfer funds to FanDuel. Note that there is a $3.99 charge levied by the store when purchasing the voucher.
  • Discover Card. FanDuel allows deposits from credit and debit cards, depending on the policies of the issuing bank. Discover cards are also valid for deposits for the TVG Prepaid card. There is a $5 fee for all transactions using cards.
  • Trustly. FanDuel does not currently support deposits via Trustly.
  • Visa. Like Discover, Visa credit and debit cards can be used to deposit at FanDuel. However, following a change of company policy, Visa cards can no longer be used to fund a TVG Prepaid card.


  • Venmo. Although Venmo is not listed among the payment systems used by FanDuel, it’s parent company PayPal is. Therefore, customers who deposit using PayPal can withdraw funds to the same account.
  • Online banking. For fee-free withdrawals, this is likely the easiest option. Anybody who deposits using online banking can quickly and easily send funds back to that account. Just follow the on-screen prompts from your TVG Wallet.
  • Play+. This prepaid card is designed for online gambling. You can connect it to your bank or e-wallet to load funds to the card before making a deposit. After withdrawing money to your Play+ card, you can then withdraw it as cash at an ATM, spend it from the Play+ account or transfer it back to your bank or e-wallet.

FanDuel customer support in NM

You will find all of FanDuel’s customer support options by scrolling down and selecting ‘Support’ from the menu on the left-hand side of the screen. The first option is an FAQ archive with extensive information to deal with general queries about opening an account, depositing and withdrawing funds, or qualifying for bonuses.

For more specific queries, there is an online chat option. You can open this by clicking the blue box in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. The chat works 24/7 and should provide a swift response. Other options include social media, using @FanDuel_Support on Twitter or messaging via FanDuel’s Facebook page. The social media crew works from 8 am to 12:30 am ET every day and aims to respond within an hour. Alternatively, you can send a message via https://support.fanduel.com/s/contactsupport, but this will usually take at least 12 hours to get an answer.

Finally, customers can leave voicemail messages at 609-224-1019.


What is the age you have to be to use FanDuel in New Mexico?

You have to be at least 21 to use FanDuel's sportsbook. This is in line with New Mexico's rules on betting, which prohibit most forms of gambling for money to anyone under the age of 21.

Can I bet on golf at FanDuel sportsbook New Mexico?

Yes, golf is one of many sports you can bet on at FanDuel Sportsbook in New Mexico. The gambling platform offers markets on 20 major sports, from football to handball, cricket to lacrosse.

Where can I find the latest FanDuel promos and bonuses in NM?

You can get the latest news on FanDuel's promos and bonuses right here in this review. Our staff are constantly updating the website with the biggest and best new offers for bettors in New Mexico.