Cocopah Vice-Chairman J. Deal Begay, Jr. (fourth from the right) and Cocopah Councilwoman Rosa J. Long (fourth from the left) present the annual profit share check to Somerton city council.
Each year, under the terms of the Arizona Gaming Compact, Native American tribes that operate casinos must share a percentage of their annual profit to local governments.
The money goes to support local programs such as parks and recreation, public safety and worthy nonprofit groups that serve the community.