PHOENIX, AZ – The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) announced $42,400,105 in tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the first quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2024. This amount represents an approximate 2% increase when compared to the same quarter of FY 2023.
“Tribal gaming remains integral to the future success of Arizona, with over $1.8 billion contributed to the Arizona Benefits Fund since its inception,” said Jackie Johnson, Cabinet Executive Officer, ADG. “Not only do tribal gaming dollars go directly to tribal communities, they contribute to educational improvement, healthcare services, tourism, wildlife conservation, and more for both the state and its tribal communities.”
The Arizona Benefits Fund receives 88% of tribal gaming contributions, providing significant dollars to support instructional improvement in schools, trauma and emergency care, tourism, and wildlife conservation throughout the state.
Tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the first quarter of the state’s FY 2024 are as follows:
- Instructional Improvement Fund/Education – $21,132,213
- Trauma and Emergency Services Fund – $10,566,106
- Arizona Department of Gaming Operating Costs – $3,816,010
- Arizona Wildlife Conservation Fund – $3,018,887
- Tourism Fund – $3,018,887 Problem Gambling Education, Treatment and Prevention – $848,002
FY 2024 Q1 Total: Tribal Gaming Contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund – $42,400,105
Per the Arizona Tribal-State Gaming Compact, tribes with casinos also contribute a percentage of their Class III gross gaming revenue to cities, towns, and counties. Total tribal contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund in addition to cities, towns, and counties in the state has amounted to nearly $2.1 billion since FY 2004. Currently, there are 25 Class III casinos in Arizona, which ADG regulates in partnership with Arizona tribes.