December 15, 2020
PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) announced today $31,736,218 in tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the State’s second quarter of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. This amount represents an 8.7 percent increase when compared to the same quarter of FY2020.
“The Tribal Contributions for the second quarter of FY2021 helps display the resilience of the Tribal Gaming Industry in Arizona,” said ADG Director, Ted Vogt. “We thank our Tribal partners from across the state for their hard work in implementing COVID-19 safety protocols to help protect patrons and staff at Arizona casinos.”
Tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the second quarter of State FY2021 follow:
|Instructional Improvement Fund/Education:||$16,296,837|
|Trauma and Emergency Services Fund:||$8,148,418|
|Arizona Department of Gaming operating costs:||$2,000,000|
|Arizona Wildlife Conservation Fund:||$2,328,119|
|State Tourism Fund:||$2,328,119|
|Problem Gambling Education, Treatment and Prevention:||$634,725|
|FY2021 Qtr 2 Total: Tribal Gaming Contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund||$31,736,218|
Per the Arizona Tribal-State Gaming Compact, Tribes with casinos contribute 1 to 8 percent of their Class III gross gaming revenue to the state, cities, towns and counties. Currently, there are 25 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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