With the passage of Proposition 202, gaming tribes in Arizona volunteered to share a portion of shared gaming revenues with the state of Arizona and local governments to support specific state and local programs. Twelve percent (12 %) of the total monies is directed to city, town and county governments for government services benefitting the general public such as public safety and promotion of commerce and economic development. An additional 9% of the total funds the State’s regulatory expenses.
The remainder is contributed to the Arizona Benefits Fund. Of that fund, 56% of the shared revenues is directed to educational programs and needs; 28% funds emergency services and trauma centers; 7% funds wildlife and habitat conservation; 7% funds statewide tourism promotion; and 2% supports the education, prevention and treatment of problem gambling.
In addition, Tribes contribute funds every year directly to cities, towns and counties in Arizona.
Since 2002, Tribal Gaming has contributed over $1 billion in total revenues to Arizona.
Visit the Benefiting Arizona official website.
Arizona Indian Gaming Association represents 15 tribes representing Indian people living on reservations in Arizona. While four tribes are located near urban areas, most tribal lands are located in remote areas of Arizona.