Yavapai-Apache Nation adds casino per capita requirements

The Cliff Castle Casino Hotel in Arizona. Photo from Arizona Player Magazine

The Yavapai-Apache Nation of Arizona has added some requirements for members who want a share of the tribe's gaming revenues.

Members must have a high school diploma or pass a General Educational Development (GED) test in order to receive a per capita payment, Chairman Thomas Beauty told Indian Country today. They also must complete a financial education course and a cultural assessment, he said.

"Prior to 2014, there were no contingencies on receiving per-capita," Beauty told ICT. The revenues come from the Cliff Castle Casino Hotel.

The tribe adopted the changes last year in a revenue allocation plan that was submitted to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The agency must review such plans under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act.

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