PHOENIX, AZ – The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) announced that Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund shattered the record for highest amount of tribal contributions in a year to date at $38.4 million between April 1 and June 30. The fourth quarter total means the total contributed to the fund for the current fiscal year is $123 million.
“I am ecstatic to see the highest levels of tribal contributions to the state following the Amended Tribal-State Gaming Compact signed by Governor Ducey last year,” said Ted Vogt, Director, ADG. “With over $21 million more in total contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund when compared to the next highest fiscal year, it is safe to say 2022 was historic for Arizona tribal gaming.”
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. Since 2004, there has been over $1.6 billion in tribal contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund.
Tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the fourth quarter of the state’s FY 2022 are as follows:
- Instructional Improvement Fund/Education – $20,734,348
- Trauma and Emergency Services Fund – $9,573,414
- Arizona Department of Gaming Operating Costs – $2,158,631
- Arizona Wildlife Conservation Fund – $2,735,261
- Tourism Fund – $2,735,261
- Problem Gambling Education, Treatment and Prevention – $479,673
FY 2022 Qtr 4 Total: Tribal Gaming Contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund – $38,416,588
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.