PHOENIX, AZ – The Arizona Department of Gaming announced $40,699,186 in tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the state’s first quarter of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. This amount represents a 192 percent increase when compared to same quarter of FY2021.
“We’re excited to see the largest contribution ever to the Arizona Benefits Fund to kick off the start of fiscal year 2022,” said Ted Vogt, Director, Arizona Department of Gaming. “This increase directly correlates with the newly amended Tribal-State Gaming Compacts signed by Governor Ducey and Arizona tribes earlier this year. Without a doubt, all signals point toward a new era of tribal gaming that will go to benefit all of Arizona.”
Tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the first quarter of the state’s FY2022 are as follows:
Instructional Improvement Fund/Education – $20,284,475
Trauma and Emergency Services Fund – $10,142,237
Arizona Department of Gaming operating costs – $3,662,927
Arizona Wildlife Conservation Fund – $2,897,782
Tourism Fund – $2,897,782
Problem Gambling Education, Treatment and Prevention – $813,983
FY2022 Qtr 1 Total: Tribal Gaming Contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund – $40,699,186
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.