$29,111,078 in tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the State’s second quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2020

Published by The Bee News

February 18, 2020

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PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) announced today $29,111,078 in tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the State’s second quarter of fiscal year (FY) 2020. This amount represents an 8.3 percent increase when compared to same quarter of FY2019.

“The gaming partnership between the State of Arizona and Arizona’s tribes has yielded 11 consecutive quarterly increases in tribal gaming contributions to the State,” said Ted Vogt, Director, Arizona Department of Gaming. “As this strong upward trend continues, so does the State’s ability to continue to serve the needs of our growing communities.”

Tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the second quarter of State FY2020 follow:

Instructional Improvement Fund/Education………………………………………………. $14,508,961

Trauma and Emergency Services Fund……………………………………………………….. $7,254,481

Arizona Department of Gaming operating costs…………………………………………… $2,619,997

Arizona Wildlife Conservation Fund…………………………………………………………… $2,072,709

Tourism Fund……………………………………………………………………………………….. $2,072,709

Problem Gambling Education, Treatment and Prevention………………………………… $582,221

Per the Arizona Tribal-State Gaming Compact, Tribes with casinos contribute 1 to 8 percent 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 ADG
Established by the Arizona State Legislature in 1995, ADG is the state regulatory agency for tribal gaming, racing and pari-mutuel/simulcast wagering, and unarmed combat sports. ADG 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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