The current Arizona Tribal-State Gaming Compact (Compact) was passed by Arizona voters in the November 2002 election as Proposition 202, which is a part of Arizona law. The Proposition also authorized the State to enter into and maintain Compacts with tribes for up to 23 years.
The Compact sets forth the types of permitted games, establishes technical standards for the gaming machines, authorizes the State to inspect casinos, requires background investigations and licensing of casino employees and vendor companies, and requires tribes to contribute 1 to 8 percent of their net gaming revenues to state and local governments.
The current Compact lasts for 10 years and can be renewed for another decade and one additional term of three years.
Under the Compact, a maximum of 20,500 slot machines are allowed in Arizona, including Transfer Agreements (tribes with Compacts may transfer their slot machines to other recognized tribes, allowing those that do not have casinos, or that are located in remote areas, to receive gaming revenue). The maximum wager limit for a slot machine is $35 per play for most tribes.
To purchase a spiral bound pocket copy of the compact with relevant appendices, email your order to [email protected]. The cost is $5 for the pocket compact and $5 for each of the three books of appendices, plus shipping costs. To receive an electronic copy of a compact and/or appendix for a specific tribe, please email [email protected], or call 602-255-3825.
View a list of Compacts and Appendices signed by specific tribes.
View the status of tribal gaming in Arizona.
View the current Tribal Contributions Report.