Tribal Gaming Contributes Record $42.2M to AZ Benefits Fund in Q4

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PHOENIX, AZ – The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) has announced $42,177,864 in tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the fourth quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2023. This caps off another year of record tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund, with over $153 million dollars contributed in FY 2023.

“Tribal gaming in Arizona continues to impress, with tribal contributions shattering the previous record by nearly $30 million this fiscal year,” said Jackie Johnson, Director, ADG. “This record 23.9 percent increase not only further supports Arizona education, healthcare, tourism, and wildlife conservation, but contributes critical funds that aid tribal communities throughout the state. I am proud of the hard work and partnership between ADG and our tribal gaming partners to make this fiscal year a success and I look forward to the future of Arizona tribal gaming.”

The Arizona Benefits Fund receives 88 percent 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 fourth quarter of the state’s FY 2023 are as follows:

Instructional Improvement Fund/Education – $21,417,251
Trauma and Emergency Services Fund – $10,510,724
Arizona Department of Gaming Operating Costs – $3,444,877
Arizona Wildlife Conservation Fund – $3,003,064
Tourism Fund – $3,003,064
Problem Gambling Education, Treatment and Prevention – $798,884

FY 2023 Qtr 4 Total: Tribal Gaming Contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund – $42,177,864

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 25 Class III casinos in Arizona, which are regulated jointly by ADG and Arizona tribes.