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1 Gaming in Arizona Paul Bullis Arizona Department of Gaming Courtney Moyah Gila River Gaming Commission Geoffrey Gonsher Arizona Department of Racing

2 Gaming in Arizona Indian GamingIndian Gaming LotteryLottery RacingRacing

3 Indian Gaming 22 Tribes (21 with Gaming Compacts)22 Tribes (21 with Gaming Compacts) 15 Tribes with Casinos15 Tribes with Casinos 22 Casinos22 Casinos

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5 12,326 Slots 165 Poker Tables282 Blackjack Tables 10 Casinos

6 Class III Net Win (Gross Gaming Revenue): $1.5 Billion (FY ) 14% Increase Over Prior Year

7 Tribal Contributions Sliding Scale, up to 8% of Class III Net Win 12%: Cities, Towns & Counties

8 Remaining 88% $8 Million: ADOG 2%: Problem Gambling Treatment, Education & Prevention 56% Instructional Improvement Fund 28% Trauma & Emergency Services Fund 8% Arizona Wildlife Fund 8% Arizona Tourism Fund

9 Total Tribal Contributions (Through FY ) $204 Million

10 Courtney Moyah Executive Director, Gila River Gaming Commission President, Arizona Tribal Gaming Regulators Alliance

11 Tribal-State Gaming Compacts Effective Feb. 2003Effective Feb years = 10 year term, renewable for additional 10 years, plus 3 years to negotiate new Compacts23 years = 10 year term, renewable for additional 10 years, plus 3 years to negotiate new Compacts

12 Tribal-State Compacts Maximum of 29 Tribal casinos (currently 22)Maximum of 29 Tribal casinos (currently 22) 16,150 slot machines maximum (currently 12,326)16,150 slot machines maximum (currently 12,326) 998 slot machines max per casino998 slot machines max per casino 100 max combined Blackjack and Poker tables per casino100 max combined Blackjack and Poker tables per casino Bet limits for Poker and BlackjackBet limits for Poker and Blackjack

13 Blackjack allowed for first time

14 Jackpot Poker Covered Under Compact

15 No Tribal internet gaming as long as non- tribal entities also prohibited

16 Game Management System Secure Network CASINO ADG Authorized ADG User Desktop Secure Network File Storage (separated by Tribe) Router Firewall Switch Network- attached storage Router VPN device Switch Intrusion Detection software DS1-Frame Relay Secure Network State Electronic Access to On- line Slot Systems

17 Slot Transfers Tribes may transfer their rights to operate slot machines to other Tribes, for a feeTribes may transfer their rights to operate slot machines to other Tribes, for a fee Allows remote Tribes to benefit from gaming without having to operate a casinoAllows remote Tribes to benefit from gaming without having to operate a casino

18 Havasupai Tribe

19 Courtney Moyah Executive Director, Gila River Gaming Commission President, Arizona Tribal Gaming Regulators Alliance

20 How State and Tribes Regulate Tribal-State Compacts govern Tribal-State relationshipTribal-State Compacts govern Tribal-State relationship Establish respective roles for Tribes and StateEstablish respective roles for Tribes and State

21 Tribes Are the Primary Regulators

22 Arizona Department of Gaming

23 106 Employees106 Employees 32 Certified Peace Officers32 Certified Peace Officers 18 Accountants & Auditors, incl. CPAs, CFEs, CIAs, and forensic accountants18 Accountants & Auditors, incl. CPAs, CFEs, CIAs, and forensic accountants $11.7 million budget$11.7 million budget

24 Gaming Employee Certification Unit Certify Gaming EmployeesCertify Gaming Employees 2000 New Applicants in New Applicants in Renewal Applicants in Renewal Applicants in 2005 Annual RenewalAnnual Renewal

25 Gaming Vendor Certification Unit Certify Gaming VendorsCertify Gaming Vendors All Vendors of Gaming EquipmentAll Vendors of Gaming Equipment Gaming Services over $10,000 in One MonthGaming Services over $10,000 in One Month 550 Active Vendors550 Active Vendors 245 Vendor Background Investigations in Vendor Background Investigations in 2005 Good for 2 yearsGood for 2 years

26 Machine Compliance Unit Certify All New, Modified, Upgraded Slot Machines (12,326)Certify All New, Modified, Upgraded Slot Machines (12,326) Random Inspections (50 machines 5x per year per casino)Random Inspections (50 machines 5x per year per casino) 1000 Cert & Insp per Month1000 Cert & Insp per Month

27 Investigations & Inspections Unit Tribal AgentsTribal Agents Work Closely With Tribal RegulatorsWork Closely With Tribal Regulators On-Site Inspections of Gaming Facilities, Incl. SurveillanceOn-Site Inspections of Gaming Facilities, Incl. Surveillance Conduct Investigations as Necessary, in Coordination and Cooperation With Tribal RegulatorsConduct Investigations as Necessary, in Coordination and Cooperation With Tribal Regulators

28 Intelligence Unit Gathers/Disseminates Info Concerning Threats to Gaming OperationsGathers/Disseminates Info Concerning Threats to Gaming Operations Compiles and Analyzes Incident ReportsCompiles and Analyzes Incident Reports Self-Exclusion List: 1250 people, for 1, 5 or 10 yearsSelf-Exclusion List: 1250 people, for 1, 5 or 10 years

29 Compact Compliance Unit Compact Compliance ReviewsCompact Compliance Reviews Every Casino Every YearEvery Casino Every Year Entire Compact and All AppendicesEntire Compact and All Appendices

30 Tribal Contributions Unit Tribal Contributions AuditsTribal Contributions Audits 2 Audits Per Tribe Per Year2 Audits Per Tribe Per Year Review External Audit and WorkpapersReview External Audit and Workpapers Monthly and Quarterly ReportsMonthly and Quarterly Reports Quarterly PaymentsQuarterly Payments Assure the PublicAssure the Public

31 Information Technology Unit Implemented and Maintains an Electronic Licensing and Regulatory SystemImplemented and Maintains an Electronic Licensing and Regulatory System State Electronic Access to Slot Monitoring SystemsState Electronic Access to Slot Monitoring Systems

32 Administration Budget and Plan for the DepartmentBudget and Plan for the Department Manage the Department’s Facilities, Purchasing, Travel, Fleet, etc.Manage the Department’s Facilities, Purchasing, Travel, Fleet, etc. Perform All Accounting FunctionsPerform All Accounting Functions Human ResourcesHuman Resources ITIT

33 Courtney Moyah Executive Director, Gila River Gaming Commission President, Arizona Tribal Gaming Regulators Alliance

34 Office of Problem Gambling $1.8 million Budget, Funded by Tribal Contributions and Lottery$1.8 million Budget, Funded by Tribal Contributions and Lottery Education, Treatment and PreventionEducation, Treatment and Prevention 24/7 Toll-free Hotline24/7 Toll-free Hotline Counselors throughout StateCounselors throughout State TrainingTraining

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36 Arizona Lottery Begun in 1981Begun in 1981 Has Returned Over $1.8 billion to the StateHas Returned Over $1.8 billion to the State $116.4 million in FY2005$116.4 million in FY2005

37 Arizona Lottery General FundGeneral Fund Local Transportation Assistance FundLocal Transportation Assistance Fund Heritage FundHeritage Fund Healthy ArizonaHealthy Arizona County Assistance FundCounty Assistance Fund Mass TransitMass Transit Economic Development FundEconomic Development Fund Court Appointed Special Advocate FundCourt Appointed Special Advocate Fund Department of Gaming (Problem Gambling)Department of Gaming (Problem Gambling)

38 Racing Geoffrey Gonsher Director Arizona Department of Racing

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