Gaming revenue for state about $24M for quarter

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By Sarah Blais By Sarah Blais

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona Department of Gaming says contributions to the state from tribal gambling revenue will be about $24 million for the quarter that ended March 31.

That's about the equal to the same quarter last year.

State programs get funding from the tribal money.

Gaming Department officials say about $12 million goes toward the state's Instructional Improvement Fund for education with roughly $6 million going into the Trauma and Emergency Services Fund.

They say $2 million goes toward Arizona Department of Gaming operating costs with other revenue going to funds for wildlife conservation and tourism.