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Byline: Jessica Wehrman WEHRMANJ@SHNS.COM / (202) 408-2705
WASHINGTON In his State of the Union address tonight, President Clinton will unveil a plan to get deadbeat parents to pay their child support by taking it from their gambling winnings.
But in New Mexico, that's already happening sort of.
George McGeorge, the deputy executive director and state gaming representative for the New Mexico Gaming Control Board, said that since 1997, New Mexico statute has required gamblers winning more than $600 be checked to see whether they owe child support.
But McGeorge admits some jackpot winners aren't checked. Those who win at night might not be monitored because New Mexico's Department of Human Services is not open. And while Human Services regularly sends …