PHOENIX, AZ – The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) announced $41,876,352 in tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the second quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2023. This amount represents a 95 percent increase when compared to the same quarter of FY 2022.
“With back-to-back record quarters of tribal contributions, it is clear the 2021 amended Arizona Tribal-State Gaming Compacts signed by Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona tribes have modernized gaming in the state,” said Ted Vogt, Director, ADG. “Newly legalized casino games like craps and roulette have increased gaming activity and tribal contributions, underscoring the benefits new gaming opportunities have yielded for all of Arizona.”
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, over $1.74 billion in tribal contributions has been contributed to the Arizona Benefits Fund.
Tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the 2nd quarter of the state’s FY 2023 are as follows:
- Instructional Improvement Fund/Education – $20,871,174
- Trauma and Emergency Services Fund – $10,435,587
- Arizona Department of Gaming operating costs – $3,768,872
- Arizona Wildlife Conservation Fund – $2,981,596
- Tourism Fund – $2,981,596
- Problem Gambling Education, Treatment and Prevention – $837,527
FY 2023 Qtr 2 Total: Tribal Gaming Contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund – $41,876,352
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.