September 15, 2021
PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Gaming announced today $40,699,186 in tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the State’s first quarter of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. This amount represents a 192 percent increase when compared to the same quarter of FY2021.
“We’re excited to see the largest contribution ever to the Arizona Benefits Fund to kick off the start of the fiscal year 2022,” said Ted Vogt, Director, Arizona Department of Gaming. “This increase directly correlates with the newly amended Tribal-State Gaming Compacts signed by Governor Ducey and Arizona tribes earlier this year. Without a doubt, all signals point toward a new era of tribal gaming that will go to benefit all of Arizona.”
Tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the first quarter of State’s FY2022 follows:
|Instructional Improvement Fund/Education:||$20,284,475|
|Trauma and Emergency Services Fund:||$10,142,237|
|Arizona Department of Gaming operating costs:||$3,662,927|
|Arizona Wildlife Conservation Fund:||$2,897,782|
|State Tourism Fund:||$2,897,782|
|Problem Gambling Education, Treatment and Prevention:||$813,983|
|FY2022 Qtr 1 Total: Tribal Gaming Contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund||$40,699,186|
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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