Did you know the name “Arizona” itself is an Indian word? It means “little spring” in the language of the O’odham people. And though our roots, culture and heritage stretch back thousands of years, today Tribal Gaming empowers our tribal communities to provide necessities such as healthcare, education, infrastructure and other community services.
Learn more about the many ways Tribal Gaming helps Tribes sustain, nurture and protect their culture for future generations.
Tribes share a portion of their revenues with the State, local cities and towns and charities throughout Arizona. In fact, Tribes have contributed over $1.2 billion dollars dedicated to Education, Trauma Care, the Department of Tourism and Conservation.
Education: $564 million Trauma & ER: $282 million Tourism: $80.5 million Wildlife Conservation: $80.5 million Tribal Contributions to Cities, Towns, and Counties: $116 million.
Learn more about how Tribes shares a portion of their revenues to benefit all Arizonans.
Tribal members benefit through stronger, more robust economies. With improved economies, Tribes are supporting students, schools, hospitals and social service programs. We are building much-needed infrastructure like improved water and sewer systems, roads, and telephone and fiber optic communication networks. Learn more about the many ways revenues from Tribal Gaming are a critical part of tribal strength, economic independence and self-reliance.
Tribal Gaming creates over 15,000 jobs all across Arizona. In fact, Tribal Gaming is among Arizona’s top 5 employers by industry, with over 15,000 direct jobs. And Tribal Gaming doesn’t just support casino jobs, but creates new opportunities for small and large businesses both on and near Tribal lands, supports a more robust government, increases entertainment and cultural events and creates many more employment options for many Arizonans who live and work near Tribal communities.
WHO WE ARE
We are a grass roots organization of individuals, businesses, Tribes, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations who support the many benefits accruing to the people of Arizona as a result of the current government-to-government gaming compacts that Tribes in Arizona have entered into with the State.
The Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA) advocates, educates, partners and promotes Tribal gaming to benefit Tribes and all of Arizona.