Under the Compacts, Tribes with casinos contribute 1 to 8 percent of their gaming revenue each year to the State, and to cities, towns, and counties. The contribution is determined on a sliding scale based on the amount of gaming revenue. ADG audits the Tribes' gaming revenues and contributions. As of May 2014, Tribes have contributed nearly $1 billion since the Compacts went into effect in 2003.
Tribal Contributions are Distributed as Follows:
- 12% distributed by the Tribe to the cities, towns and counties of their choosing for community services and public safety programs for local governments
- The remaining 88% of the Tribe’s total annual contribution goes to the Arizona Benefits Fund on a quarterly basis and provides funding for the Arizona Department of Gaming and the Division of Problem Gambling. The remaining funds are distributed as follows:
- 56% to instructional improvement for schools
- 8% to trauma and emergency care
- 8% to Arizona tourism
- 8% to wildlife conservation
To view the most recent tribal contributions report, click here.