Arizona Department of Gaming Reports $27.6 Million in Tribal Gaming Contributions to the State for Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2023

Published by The Bee News

March 23, 2023

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PHOENIX – The Arizona Department of Gaming announced today $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% 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. You can view cumulative tribal gaming contributions by year on our website: LINK
Tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the 3nd 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.

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, event wagering/fantasy sports 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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