Arizona Indian Gaming Preservation and Self-Reliance, Proposition 202 (2002)
|Indian Gaming Preservation and Self-Reliance|
Text of measure
The description on the ballot said:
- Authorizes agreements between Arizona tribes and the State to allow for the continuation of limited, regulated gaming on tribal lands. Shares revenues from Indian gaming with tribes that don't have casinos. Dedicates part of Indian gaming revenues to support local school districts statewide and other public services and programs, including trauma and emergency services, wildlife and habitat conservation, tourism promotion, prevention of problem gambling and local government services. Sets specific limits on the number of gaming machines, types of games, gaming facilities and bets allowed at Indian gaming facilities. Provides for additional regulatory oversight by Arizona Department of Gaming.
Donors pro and con
Altogether, $31 million was spent on both sides of this ballot initiative.
The committee supporting the initiative was called Arizonans for Fair Gaming and Indian Self-Reliance. This group spent $21.2 million. The largest donors to this committee were:
- The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, $5.3 million.
- Gila River Indian Community, $5.3 million.
- Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, $3 million.
- Tohono Oodham Nation, $1.8 million.
- Ak-Chin Indian Community, $1.6 million.
- Yavapai-Apache Nation, $1.09 million.
- Quechan Indian Tribe, $944,000.
- Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, $740,000
- Cocopah Indian Tribe, $391,755.
- Mazatzal Casino, $378,000.
- White Mountain Apache Tribe, $327,390.
The committee opposing the initiative was called Yes for Arizona!. Altogether, they spent $10.3 million. The largest donors to this group were:
- Colorado River Indian Tribes, $10,324,579
- Bermuda Palms Mobile Home Park, $1,000.
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