This fourth-quarter total means the total contributed to the fund for the current fiscal year is $123 million.
“I am ecstatic to see the highest levels of tribal contributions to the State following the Amended Tribal-State Gaming Compact signed by Governor Ducey last year,” said Ted Vogt, Director, ADG. “With over $21 million more in total contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund when compared to the next highest fiscal year, it is safe to say 2022 was historic for Arizona tribal gaming.”
The Arizona Benefits Fund receives 88 percent of tribal gaming contributions, providing significant dollars to help support instructional improvement in schools, trauma, and emergency care, tourism, and wildlife conservation throughout the state. Since 2004, there has been over $1.6 billion in tribal contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund. You can view cumulative tribal gaming contributions by year on our website: LINK
|Instructional Improvement Fund/Education:||$20,734,348|
|Trauma and Emergency Services Fund:||$9,573,414|
|Arizona Department of Gaming operating costs:||$2,158,631|
|Arizona Wildlife Conservation Fund:||$2,735,261|
|State Tourism Fund:||$2,735,261|
|Problem Gambling Education, Treatment and Prevention:||$479,673|
|FY2022 Qtr 4 Total: Tribal Gaming Contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund||$38,416,588|
Per the Arizona Tribal-State Gaming Compact, Tribes with casinos contribute a percentage of their Class III gross gaming revenue to the state, cities, towns, and counties. Currently, there are 24 Class III casinos in Arizona, which ADG regulates with Arizona tribes.
Established by the Arizona State Legislature in 1995, ADG is the state regulatory agency for tribal gaming, racing and pari-mutuel/simulcast wagering, event wagering/fantasy sports, and unarmed combat sports. ADG also provides and supports education, prevention, and treatment programs for people and families affected by problem gambling through its Division of Problem Gambling and 24-hour confidential helpline, 1-800-NEXT-STEP.
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