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Arizona tribal casinos made a record $1.79 billion in gambling revenue during the year that ended June 30. That’s an increase of about 16 percent from the previous year’s total of $1.54 billion, according to figures released by the Arizona Department of Gaming.

Total contributions by the state’s 23 tribal casinos to the state, counties, cities and towns totaled about $91 million this year, an increase of 26 percent from $72 million last year, the Gaming Department said. Of that $91 million, tribes sent about $81 million this year to fund education, trauma care and other community services around the state. The remaining $10 million went to city, county and state programs of the tribes’ choosing. For more, visit


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