Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tribes contribute nearly $78 million to state - KSWT: Local News, Weather, Sports Yuma, AZ El Centro Imperial Valley, CA |

Tribes contribute nearly $78 million to state - KSWT: Local News, Weather, Sports Yuma, AZ El Centro Imperial Valley, CA

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Department of Gaming says tribal gaming contributions to the Arizona Benefits Fund are nearly $78 million for fiscal year 2010. This is a decrease of 9.9% in tribal contributions from state fiscal year 2009.

Arizona Department of Gaming Director Mark Brnovich says the tribal gaming money is a significant source of funding for valuable programs.

State education gets $382.2 million, trauma and emergency services, $19.3 million, the Arizona Department of Gaming $8 million, tourism, $5.4 million and problem gambling treatment and prevention $1.5 million.

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