Conservation

Over $63 million contributed to protect and preserve Arizona wildlife and environment.

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Education

Over $442 million contributed to Arizona students and schools.

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Trauma & ER

Over $221 million contributed to provide ER and trauma care for patients statewide.

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Tourism

Over $63 million contributed to promote Arizona's economy through tourism.

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Self-Reliance

Gaming funds promote economic development, self sufficiency and strengthen tribal government.

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Cities & Towns

A percentage of gaming funds goes toward strengthening cities, towns and counties.

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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.

Arizona School Districts receive 56% of the revenue deposited in the Arizona Benefits Fund each year which they spend to improve instruction in the districts’ schools. Since this fund was established, Tribes have contributed $442,201,213 to improve education for Arizona’s children.

Hospitals and trauma centers throughout the state receive 28% of the revenue deposited in the Arizona Benefits Fund each year to reimburse hospitals for uncovered trauma and emergency services. Since this fund was initiated, hospitals have received $221,100,608 to support critical services.

Wildlife and conservation throughout the state are benefiting through the Arizona Wildlife and Conservation Fund which is administered by Arizona Game & Fish. The fund supports conservation projects that protect wildlife and conserve natural habitats. Tribes have contributed $63,171,602 to this fund during the past ten years.

The tourism industry in Arizona is benefiting because revenue is given to the Arizona Office which supports this statewide industry. Over the past decade AOT has received $63,171,602 to promote the State of Arizona and this vital industry.

Arizona-owned businesses are benefiting because they are selling their goods and services to Tribal enterprises which are a new and growing target market for Arizona vendors.

Cities, Towns and Counties statewide benefit because they receive 12% of a tribe’s total annual contribution of net gaming win every year. 12% money is contributed in addition to the revenue in the Arizona Benefits Fund. 12% money is used for government services that benefit the general public, including public safety, mitigation of impacts of gaming, and promotion of commerce and economic development. Since 2002, Arizona cities, towns and counties have received more than $104,643,624 from Tribal gaming revenues.

Charities and non-profit organizations receive millions of dollars from Tribes who are funding scholarships for students, supporting social service organizations and providing revenue for educational, economic and cultural organizations that benefit all Arizonans.

Tribal members benefit directly as their governments are moving to achieve self-reliance. With improved economies, Tribes are supporting their students, schools, hospitals and social service programs and building much needed infrastructure like sewer and water systems, roads and telephone and fiber optic communication networks.

Visit More Stories to see how tribal gaming has helped improve life in Arizona for everyone.

 

  • Conservation: $63 million
  • Education: $442 million
  • Trauma & ER: $221 million
  • Tourism: $63 million
  • State Department of Gaming: $90 million
  • Problem Gambling: $17 million
  • Tribal Contributions to Cities, Towns, and Counties: $104 million

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Over $1 billion in contributions to date and counting

At A Glance

Over $63 million contributed to protect and preserve Arizona wildlife and environment.
Over $442 million contributed to Arizona students and schools.
Over $221 million contributed to provide ER and trauma care for patients statewide.
Over $63 million contributed to promote Arizona's economy through tourism.
Gaming funds promote economic development, self sufficiency and strengthen tribal government.