Tribal Gaming Contributes $27.6M to Arizona State for 3rd Quarter of FY 2023

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PHOENIX, AZ – The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) announced $27,607,589 in tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the third quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2023. This amount represents a 19.9 percent increase when compared to the same quarter of FY 2022.

“The state of tribal gaming in Arizona continues to impress, with a near 20 percent increase in contributions to the state when compared to quarter three of FY 2022,” said Jackie Johnson, Director, ADG. “Since 2004, tribal gaming has contributed over $1.98 billion to the state and its cities, towns and counties. I look forward to seeing the quarter four release for FY 2023, which will undoubtedly see Arizona surpass a historic milestone of $2 billion in total tribal contributions.”

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. Cumulative tribal gaming contributions by year can be viewed on the ADG website at

Tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the third quarter of the state’s FY 2023 are as follows:

Instructional Improvement Fund/Education – $13,759,623
Trauma and Emergency Services Fund – $6,879,811
Arizona Department of Gaming operating costs – $2,484,683
Arizona Wildlife Conservation Fund – $1,965,660
Tourism Fund – $1,965,660
Problem Gambling Education, Treatment and Prevention – $552,152
FY 2023 Qtr 3 Total: Tribal Gaming Contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund – $27,607,589

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.