The Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) announced that FY 2022 tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund shattered the record for the highest amount of tribal contributions in a year to date: $38.4 million between April 1 and June 30.
This fourth-quarter total means the overall amount contributed to the fund for the current fiscal year is $123 million.
“I am ecstatic to see the highest levels of tribal contributions to the state following the Amended Tribal-State Gaming Compact signed by Governor Ducey last year,” said Ted Vogt, director of ADG. “With over $21 million more in total contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund when compared to the next highest fiscal year, it is safe to say 2022 was historic for Arizona tribal gaming.”
The Arizona Benefits Fund receives 88 percent of tribal gaming contributions, providing funds to help support instructional improvement in schools, trauma, emergency care, tourism, and wildlife conservation throughout the state. Since 2004, there has been over $1.6 billion in tribal contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund.
|Instructional Improvement Fund/Education:||$20,734,348|
|Trauma and Emergency Services Fund:||$9,573,414|
|Arizona Department of Gaming operating costs:||$2,158,631|
|Arizona Wildlife Conservation Fund:||$2,735,261|
|State Tourism Fund:||$2,735,261|
|Problem Gambling Education, Treatment and Prevention:||$479,673|
|FY2022 Qtr. 4 Total:||$38,416,588|
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.