Arizona’s gambling revenues are staying about the same for this quarter as they were for the last.
Gambling in the state’s tribal casinos added almost $24 million to state coffers in July, August and September.
That’s a slight drop from last quarter, when gaming revenues meant $25 million in taxes for Arizona.
Revenues in the third quarter of 2012, as opposed to this year, were within a few thousand dollars.
“The numbers are holding steady,” said Rick Medina, assistant director at Arizona Department of Gaming. “We believe that’s a good sign in this economy, and tribal contributions are continuing to provide reliable funding for a number of Arizona programs.”
Annual state gambling revenues have been slowly climbing after going down more than $20 million from 2008 to 2010.
The money the state receives from gaming goes into a special fund for education, emergency services, tourism and gambling addiction treatment.