Cocopah Tribal Council Woman Rosa J. Long presents $10,000 to local nonprofits

4/5/18 Cocopah Tribal Council Woman Rosa J. Long presents $10,000 to local nonprofits; the Crossroads Mission, Catholic Community Services, and the Back to School Rodeo.

From the Arizona Department of Gaming: https://gaming.az.gov/news 

PHOENIX – Arizona Department of Gaming officials announced today that statewide tribal gaming contributions for fiscal year-to-date 2018 amounts to approximately $94 million. This figure reflects five consecutive quarterly increases – with fourth quarter tribal gaming contributions reported at nearly $26 million – a healthy 4.3 percent increase over the last quarter of fiscal year 2017.

Cumulative tribal gaming contributions to the State of Arizona under the current compact are just over $1.21 billion, which directly benefits Arizonans’ quality of life by supporting education, tourism, wildlife conservation and health services.

“This positive milestone in tribal gaming contributions reflects Arizona’s growing economy and is great news for both Arizonans and tribal communities,” said Daniel Bergin, Director of the Arizona Department of Gaming. “Factors contributing to this strong upward trend include recent increases in wager limits and the number of allocated gaming devices coming into play this year as scheduled in the Arizona Tribal-State Gaming Compact.”

The Arizona Department of Gaming will distribute quarterly tribal contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund it administers as follows:

Instructional Improvement Fund/Education ………………………………………………….. $12,924,112
Trauma and Emergency Services Fund ……………………………………………………………. $6,462,056
Arizona Department of Gaming operating costs ……………………………………………… $2,333,808
Arizona Wildlife Conservation Fund ……………………………………………………………….. $1,846,301
State Tourism Fund ………………………………………………………………………………………. $1,846,301
Problem Gambling Education, Treatment and Prevention …………………………………… $518,624
TOTAL tribal gaming contributions for the quarter ending March 31, 2018 …………. $25,931,203

Per the Arizona Tribal-State Gaming Compact, tribes with casinos contribute 1 percent to 8 percent of their Class III gross gaming revenue to the state, cities, towns and counties. That money is often represented through contributions to various nonprofit efforts. 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, the Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG) is the state regulatory agency for tribal gaming, pari-mutuel racing and wagering, and boxing and mixed martial arts. 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.