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Arizona Department of Gaming Reports $17.6 Million Tribal Gaming Contributions to the State for the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2021

Fourth quarter tribal gaming contributions continue strong upward trend for five consecutive quarters, generating approximately $94 million for State of Arizona.

Quarterly Tribal Gaming Contributions Continue Growth into Fiscal Year 2019

March 10, 2021

PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) announced today $17,631,406 in tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the State’s third quarter of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. This amount represents an 4 percent decrease when compared to same quarter of FY2020.

“I am grateful for our strong relationship with Arizona Tribes, whose gaming contributions help fund instructional improvement programs like classroom size reduction, teacher salary increases and dropout prevention, reimbursement to hospitals for unrecovered trauma and emergency services costs, the enhancement and restoration of Arizona’s diverse wildlife resources, the promotion tourism within the state, and more,” said Ted Vogt, Director, ADG. “While we did see a small decrease in contributions this quarter, I believe that the overall strength of Arizona’s economy and the resiliency of Tribal gaming in the state will make this downturn short-lived.”

Tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the third quarter of State FY2021 follow:

Instructional Improvement Fund/Education: $8,556,115
Trauma and Emergency Services Fund:$4,278,058
Arizona Department of Gaming operating costs:$2,000,000
Arizona Wildlife Conservation Fund: $1,222,302
State Tourism Fund: $1,222,302
Problem Gambling Education, Treatment and Prevention:$352,629
TOTAL tribal contributions for the quarter ending September 30, 2017:$17,631,406

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 24 Class III casinos in Arizona, which ADG regulates with Arizona tribes.


About ADG

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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Media Contact | Max Hartgraves 480.528.0344 | mhartgraves@azgaming.gov

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