Tribes in Arizona contribute $1.1B in gaming revenues to state

The Pasca Yaqui Tribe owns and operates the Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona, seen here from the Sewailo Golf Club. Photo from Facebook

Tribes in Arizona have contributed $1.1 billion in gaming revenues to the state since 2004, The East Valley Tribune reports.

Of that amount, nearly $992.3 million has gone to the Arizona Benefits Fund. The money funds education, emergency services, tourism and wildlife conservation programs.

Another $115.7 million went directly to local governments. They use the money for infrastructure, law enforcement and other services.

The cumulative figures were reported by the Arizona Department of Gaming.

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