Arizona tribes contribute $15.2M to state

Arizona's gaming tribes shared $15.2 million in gaming revenues with the state in the final quarter of 2007, the Department of Gaming reported on Wednesday [PDF].

The contribution for the final quarter of 2007 was up only 0.6 percent from the $15.1 million in the third quarter. It's the second quarter in a row that revenues have fallen.

Overall, gaming tribes shared $95.5 million with the state in 2007. That's up 7 percent from $89.3 million in 2006 but less than the 18 percent growth seen from 2005 to 2006.

"We are just like the rest of the entertainment industry - we ebb and flow with the economy," Sheila Morago, the executive director of the Arizona Indian Gaming Association, told The Arizona Republic.

Arizona has 22 tribal casinos.

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