June 16, 2021
PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) announced today $33,792,312 in Tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the State’s fourth quarter of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. This amount represents a 32 percent increase when compared to the same quarter of FY2020. “It is exciting to see this significant increase in Tribal contributions when compared to the fourth quarter of FY2020,” said Ted Vogt, Director, ADG. “Not only is it clear that Arizona Tribal gaming has had a strong rebound, but each of these additional gaming dollars will also help support vital programs throughout the state like schools, trauma centers, wildlife conservation, and more.”
|Instructional Improvement Fund/Education:||$17,012,363|
|Trauma and Emergency Services Fund:||$8,506,181|
|Arizona Department of Gaming operating costs:||$2,737,248|
|Arizona Wildlife Conservation Fund:||$2,430,337|
|State Tourism Fund:||$2,430,337|
|Problem Gambling Education, Treatment and Prevention:||$675,846|
|FY2021 Qtr 4 Total: Tribal Gaming Contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund:||$33,792,312|
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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