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Tribal casinos bring in higher gaming revenues for Arizona

Arizona’s revenue from tribal casinos has risen for the third straight quarter.

The Arizona Department of Gaming reports that tribes’ payments to the state will be $22.6 million for the quarter ended March 31.

That’s a 6 percent increase from the same quarter a year ago.

Money from the payments will be distributed to various special funds including ones for education, emergency services, tourism and gambling prevention.

The 22 tribal casinos in Arizona pay the state between 1 and 8 percent of their gross revenue from certain types of gambling, such as slot machines and card games.

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