The Amended Tribal-State Gaming Compacts (Compact) were signed into law by Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Tribes on April 15, 2021 and became effective on May 24, 2021.
The Compact sets forth the types of permitted games, adopted technical standards for gaming machines, authorizes the State to inspect casinos, requires background investigations and licensing of casino employees and vendor companies, and requires Tribes to contribute a portion of their net gaming revenues to state and local governments.
Under the Compact, a maximum of 1,400 gaming machines (1,450 at Desert Diamond - West Valley) are authorized at each current gaming facility and maintains the use of Transfer Agreements (Tribes with Compacts may transfer their gaming machine allocation to other recognized compacted Tribes, allowing those that do not have casinos, or that are located in rural areas, to receive gaming revenue). As of January 1, 2022, there were approximately 18,000 slot gaming machines in operation.
Additionally, the Compact allows for 100 card game tables at gaming facilities located more than 40 miles from any municipality with a population of more than 400,000 persons and 150 card games at gaming facilities located within 40 miles of a municipality with a population of more than 400,000 persons. As of January 1, 2022, there were approximately 550 card and table games in operation.
You can view more ADG Reports including the current Tribal Contributions, Status of Tribal Gaming in Arizona, and Annual Reports for Tribal Contributions here.