“The state of tribal gaming in Arizona continues to impress, with a near 20% increase in contributions to the state when compared to quarter three of FY 2022,” said Jackie Johnson, Director, ADG. “Since 2004, tribal gaming has contributed over $1.98 billion to the state and its cities, towns, and counties. I look forward to seeing the quarter four release for FY 2023, which will undoubtedly see Arizona surpass a historic milestone of $2 billion in total tribal contributions.”
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. You can view cumulative tribal gaming contributions by year on our website:
Tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the 3rd quarter of the State’s FY 2023 are as follows:
|Instructional Improvement Fund/Education:||$13,759,623|
|Trauma and Emergency Services Fund:||$6,879,811|
|Arizona Department of Gaming operating costs:||$2,484,683|
|Arizona Wildlife Conservation Fund:||$1,965,660|
|Problem Gambling Education, Treatment and Prevention:||$552,152|
|FY 2023 Qtr 3 Total: Tribal Gaming Contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund||$27,607,589|
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, 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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