Gila River Hotels & Casinos is currently accepting applications from Arizona nonprofit organizations to be eligible to receive a year’s worth of forfeited self-excluded gaming jackpots.

“Gila River Hotels & Casinos is proud to be a longstanding philanthropic partner with the state of Arizona,” said Kenneth Manuel, CEO of Gila River Hotels & Casinos. “It is our privilege to provide these funds to such deserving nonprofit organizations that benefit the lives of Arizonans.”

Gila River distributes the combined total of its forfeited self-excluded jackpots from the most recent fiscal year to Arizona nonprofit organizations. Gila River is currently in the fourth quarter of its fiscal year and has yet to tally the total of its annual forfeited jackpots. 

All Arizona based 501c3 status nonprofit organizations recognized by the IRS are eligible to apply to receive these funds. This includes 501c3 nonprofit organizations located on the Gila River Indian Community. 

To receive consideration for receipt of forfeited jackpot funds, organizations must complete an online application and submit the required paperwork before June 30, 2018. The online application is available on the Community Page at

Gila River’s corporate finance department will handle the distribution of funds from forfeited jackpots in accordance with standard operating procedure. These funds become available on an intermittent basis and amounts and distribution times will vary.

For any questions, applicants can contact Manuel Hernandez, Gila River Hotels & Casinos Public Relations Coordinator. Hernandez can be reached via email at or by phone at 1.800.946.4452 ext 7347.