Feeling Lucky? Local Nonprofits Can Win Jackpot Fund with Gila River Resorts & Casinos


Gila River Resorts & Casinos – Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte, and Vee Quiva, are accepting applications from nonprofits state-wide for its self-excluded jackpot fund beginning June 1. The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 30 at 5 p.m.

All Arizona 501(c)(3) organizations that are recognized by the IRS and focus on education and children’s welfare are eligible for consideration to receive self-excluded jackpot funds. The nonprofits can apply online through June 30. The selected applicants will be notified in September and honored during a special Gila River Cares event in October.

“We are privileged to further support Gila River Cares mission of giving back through the self-excluded jackpots,” said Kenneth Manuel CEO of Gila River Resorts & Casinos. “The funds help smaller yet influential organizations thrive and we look forward to discovering and supporting new nonprofits each year.”

Last year, more than $84,000 was distributed across three nonprofits benefiting Arizonans including one•n•ten, ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth, , and The Tommy Two Shoes Literacy Project for Children.

Self-excluded jackpot funds are accumulated when a gaming winner is ineligible to receive their winnings on table games, slot machines or bingo. This money is distributed to help further support Gila River Cares mission of giving back to locals in need.

Apply and view eligibility qualifications here.

 Gila River Resorts & Casinos currently operates three locations in Arizona, all owned by the Gila River Indian Community: Wild Horse Pass, Lone Butte, and Vee Quiva. The resorts at Wild Horse Pass and Vee Quiva are Four Diamond accredited. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, all three casinos offer a combination of slots, live table games, poker, and BetMGM sportsbooks. A fourth casino, Santan Mountain, is under construction and is expected to open in December 2022.

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