$42.2 Million in Tribal Gaming Contributions for Fourth Quarter Culminates in Back-to-Back Record Years

Published by The Bee News

June 22, 2023

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PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) announced today $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% 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. You can view cumulative tribal gaming contributions by year on our website: LINK
Tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the 4th 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.

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