- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona Department of Gaming says contributions to the state from tribal gambling revenue will be about $25 million for the quarter that ended on June 30.

That’s about a 2.9 percent decrease when compared to the same quarter in 2015.

It’s the second consecutive quarter of revenue losses after six straight quarters of increases.

Department of Gaming director Daniel Bergin says the tribal gaming industry still is doing well.

Nearly $12.5 million will go to Arizona’s Instructional Improvement Fund for education. More than $6.2 million will go to support trauma and emergency services.

Other funding is used for the department’s operating costs, state tourism and wildlife conservation.

Tribes with Class III casinos contribute 1 percent to 8 percent of gross gambling revenue to the state, cities, towns and counties.

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