Arizona tribes send another $25.2M in gaming revenues to state

The Yavapai-Apache Nation owns and operates the Cliff Castle Casino Hotel in Camp Verde, Arizona. Photo from Arizona Player Magazine

Tribes contributed $25.2 million in gaming revenues to the state for the most recent quarter, the Arizona Department of Gaming reported.

The contributions show that the tribal gaming industry continues to rebound. The amount was 4.7 percent higher from the same quarter in 2014, according to the Associated Press.

Overall, tribes have shared $1.078 billion with the state since 2004, when the revenues were first recorded, according to the department's cumulative totals. The money is distributed to various programs and to local communities.

Tribes currently operate 23 gaming facilities, according to the department. Another one -- the West Valley Resort from the Tohono O'odham Nation -- is due to open later this year amid legal and political challenges.

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