Arizona tribal gambling revenue more than $27M for quarter

Aug 4, 2018 8:31 AM

In Arizona, that state’s Department of Gaming reports contributions from tribal gambling revenue will be more than $27 million for the quarter that ended on June 30.

That figure represents a 4.4 percent increase over the same quarter in the 2017 fiscal year, Department of Gaming director Daniel Bergin said on Thursday. This is also sixth consecutive quarter with an increase in statewide tribal gaming revenue, he noted.

Bergin, in a media release, revealed more than $13 million will go to Arizona's Instructional Improvement Fund for education with almost $7 million going to support trauma and emergency services.

Other funding is used for the department's operating costs, state tourism and wildlife conservation.

Tribes in Arizona with Class III casinos contribute 1 percent to 8 percent of gross gambling revenue to the state, cities, towns and counties.