News Release

Arizona Department of Gaming

The Arizona Department of Gaming announced yesterday $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.

About Arizona Department of Gaming

Established by the Arizona State Legislature in 1995, Arizona Department of Gaming is the state regulatory agency for tribal gaming, racing and pari-mutuel/simulcast wagering, and unarmed combat sports. Arizona Department of Gaming also provides and supports education, prevention and treatment programs for people and families affected by problem gambling through its Division of Problem Gambling and 24-hour confidential helpline, 1-800-NEXT-STEP. 

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