The Arizona Department of Gaming announced that FY 2022 tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund set a new record for highest amount of tribal contributions in a year to date.
Tribal contribution equal $38.4 million between April 1 and June 30.
This fourth quarter total means the total contributed to the fund for the current fiscal year is $123 million.
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. Since 2004, there has been over $1.6 billion in tribal contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund.
Tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund for the fourth quarter of the State’s FY2022 are as follows:
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
Problem Gambling Education, Treatment and Prevention $479,673
FY2022 Qtr 4 Total: Tribal Gaming Contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund……$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.