The MLGCA regulates the Instant Ticket Lottery Machine (ITLM) program, which benefits Maryland veterans’ organizations.
ITLMs are lottery vending machines with spinning video reel animation. Currently, 91 Veterans’ Posts in Maryland have ITLMs installed in their locations. As of December 13, 2022, the ITLM Program has contributed over $37.8 million in total profits to the participating Veterans’ Posts since its launch in September 2014.
The program was established by the passage of Senate Bill 1 during the 2012 Second Special Session. To qualify for ITLMs, a veterans’ post must be an approved Lottery retailer and organized as a veterans’ organization as defined by 501(c)(4) or (19) under the Internal Revenue Code. By law, veterans’ organizations located in the following counties do not qualify: Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester.
- Informational Flyer: ITLM Program Overview.
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What is an Instant Ticket Lottery Machine (ITLM)?
An ITLM is an electronic device that dispenses pre-printed instant scratch tickets and utilizes a touchscreen monitor. The device scans and validates the barcode on the instant ticket as it is dispensed and displays the result of the ticket on the touchscreen monitor. The device accumulates winnings for the player and prints out a voucher at the conclusion of play that can be redeemed for cash or inserted into another ITLM for continued play.
How can the ITLMs help veterans’ organizations?
Veterans’ organizations keep 50% of the net proceeds from the ITLMs.
How much do the ITLMs cost?
There is no cost to veterans’ organizations. All equipment, installation, supplies and training are provided by the MLGCA and its ITLM vendor, Diamond Game.
What does my post need to know about installation of the machines?
Your location will need to provide the following:
- A dedicated 20A circuit is required for every three machines
- A dedicated 20A circuit for the server in a secure, climate-controlled location (i.e. main office, locked closet or
- Space for the machines: approximately 4 square feet of space per machine, recommended space between
cabinets: 9-14 inches
- Counter space for a management terminal/payout terminal which includes:
- Cash Drawer
- Receipt Printer
- Space for a server (dimensions: depth =13 inches; width = 13 inches; height = 13 inches) and 8.5 x 11 printer
- Secure closet or location for ticket stock (i.e. main office, locked closet or storage room)
- Chairs for dispensers
What is the payout rate of the ITLMs?
The payout rate is 90.5% for each machine.
How old does someone have to be to play an ITLM?
You have to be at least 18 years old to play an ITLM.
How much staff is required to support ITLMs?
At least one individual is required to be on duty during all times of ITLM operation.
How long is the approval/installation process?
Typically the approval and installation process takes 60 to 90 days.
How does my post apply for an ITLM license?
Are there opportunities for vendors with the ITLM program?
The ITLMs have been procured through a competitive bid process and the contract was awarded to Diamond Game. Under the contract, Diamond Game provides all services associated with the program.
ITLM Locations – By County
|American Legion #24||27 W. Main Street||Frostburg||21532||Allegany|
|American Legion #189||19008 Legion Road||Barton||21521||Allegany|
|VFW #1411||205 E. Union Street||Cumberland||21502||Allegany|
|VFW #6775||21406 Queens Point Rd SW||Westernport||21562||Allegany|
|VFW #9451||18504 Oldtown Road||Oldtown||21555||Allegany|
|American Legion #40||500 5th Avenue SE||Glen Burnie||21061||Anne Arundel|
|American Legion #141||1707 Forest Drive||Annapolis||21401||Anne Arundel|
|American Legion #175||832 Manhattan Beach Road||Severna Park||21146||Anne Arundel|
|American Legion #226||830 Mayo Road||Edgewater||21037||Anne Arundel|
|American Legion #276||8068 Quarterfield Road||Severn||21144||Anne Arundel|
|American Legion #277||7376 Carbide Road||Baltimore||21226||Anne Arundel|
|VFW #2462||1720 Bayside Beach Road||Pasadena||21122||Anne Arundel|
|Fleet Reserve Club||100 Compromise Street||Annapolis||21401||Anne Arundel|
|American Legion #19||11502 Madison Ave.||Baltimore||21217||Baltimore City|
|American Legion #285||2324 McElderry St.||Baltimore||21205||Baltimore City|
|VFW #8509||335-337 E. North Ave.||Baltimore||21202||Baltimore City|
|VFW #10078||425-427 E. Fort Ave.||Baltimore||21230||Baltimore City|
|American Legion #22||125 York Road||Towson||21204||Baltimore|
|American Legion #109||1610 Old Sulphur Spring Road||Arbutus||21227||Baltimore|
|American Legion #116||1090 Westminster Road||Reisterstown||21136||Baltimore|
|American Legion #122||4424 Painters Mill Road||Owings Mills||21117||Baltimore|
|American Legion #130||8666 Silver Lake Drive||Perry Hall||21128||Baltimore|
|American Legion #148||20 S. Marlyn Avenue||Essex||21221||Baltimore|
|American Legion #180||1331 Seling Avenue||Rosedale||21237||Baltimore|
|American Legion #256||19520 York Road||Parkton||21120||Baltimore|
|VFW #521||214 S. Tollgate Road||Owings Mills||21117||Baltimore|
|VFW #2621||206 Riverside Road||Essex||21221||Baltimore|
|VFW #2678||6521 North Point Road||Edgemere||21219||Baltimore|
|VFW #10067||6309 Ebenezer Road||Middle River||21220||Baltimore|
|American Legion #274||11820 H G Trueman Rd.||Lusby||20657||Calvert|
|American Legion #31||2 Sycamore St.||Westminster||21157||Carroll|
|American Legion #120||9 Broad Street||Taneytown||21787||Carroll|
|American Legion #200||4600 Legion Lane||Hampstead||21074||Carroll|
|American Legion #223||7327 Slacks Road||Sykesville||21784||Carroll|
|VFW #467||519 Poole Road||Westminster||21157||Carroll|
|VFW #6918||5801 Conover Road||Taneytown||21787||Carroll|
|VFW #8806||115 Penrose St.||Union Bridge||21791||Carroll|
|VFW #10076||107 S. Main St.||Mount Airy||21771||Carroll|
|American Legion #82||6330 Crain Highway||La Plata||20646||Charles|
|American Legion #170||4345 Livingston Road||Indian Head||20640||Charles|
|VFW #8810||2310 Old Washington Road||Waldorf||20601||Charles|
|American Legion #238||6265 Brandywine Road||Hughesville||20637||Charles|
|American Legion #11||1450 Taney Avenue||Frederick||21702||Frederick|
|American Legion #96||18 S. Maple Avenue||Brunswick||21716||Frederick|
|American Legion #121||105 N Seton Ave.||Emmitsburg||21717||Frederick|
|American Legion #168||8 Park Lane||Thurmont||21788||Frederick|
|American Legion #191||801 Prospect Road||Mount Airy||21771||Frederick|
|American Legion #282||101 West Elizabeth Street||Woodsboro||21798||Frederick|
|AMVETS #2||702 East South St.||Frederick||21701||Frederick|
|AMVETS #7||26 Apples Church Rd.||Thurmont||21788||Frederick|
|AMVETS #9||408 W. Green St.||Middletown||21769||Frederick|
|VFW #3285||5901 Old National Pike||Frederick||21702||Frederick|
|VFW #6658||12 W. Main St.||Emmitsburg||21727||Frederick|
|American Legion #71||423 Memorial Dr.||Oakland||21550||Garrett|
|American Legion #214||108 Miller Street||Grantsville||21536||Garrett|
|VFW #10077||4107 Maryland Highway||Oakland||21550||Garrett|
|American Legion #17||415 Edgewood Road||Edgewood||21040||Harford|
|American Legion #39||500 N. Hickory Avenue||Bel Air||21014||Harford|
|American Legion #47||501 Saint John Street||Havre de Grace||21078||Harford|
|American Legion #55||115 North Bond St.||Bel Air||21014||Harford|
|American Legion #128||44 Parke Street||Aberdeen||21001||Harford|
|American Legion #182||2217 Whiteford Road||Whiteford||21160||Harford|
|VFW #5337||3705 Pulaski Highway||Abingdon||21009||Harford|
|VFW #6054||206 Spesutia Road||Aberdeen||21001||Harford|
|VFW #8672||1714 Morse Road||Forest Hill||21050||Harford|
|VFW #10146||3440 Conowingo Road||Street||21154||Harford|
|VFW #7472||4225 VFW Lane||Ellicott City||21043||Howard|
|VFW #8097||7209 Montevideo Road||Jessup||20794||Howard|
|American Legion #41||905 Sligo Avenue||Silver Spring||20910||Montgomery|
|American Legion #86||2013 Veirs Mill Road||Rockville||20851||Montgomery|
|American Legion #268||11225 Fern Street||Wheaton||20902||Montgomery|
|VFW #350||6420 Orchard Avenue||Takoma Park||20912||Montgomery|
|American Legion #60||2 Main Street||Laurel||20707||Prince George’s|
|American Legion #66||9605 Old Laurel Bowie Road||Bowie||20720||Prince George’s|
|American Legion #108||3608 Legion Dr.||Cheverly||20785||Prince George’s|
|American Legion #131||4103 Lawrence Street||Colmar Manor||20722||Prince George’s|
|American Legion #136||6900 Greenbelt Rd.||Greenbelt||20770||Prince George’s|
|American Legion #217||9218 Baltimore Blvd||College Park||20740||Prince George’s|
|American Legion #227||13505 Cherry Tree Crossing Rd||Brandywine||20613||Prince George’s|
|American Legion #248||5600 Janice Lane||Temple Hills||20748||Prince George’s|
|American Legion #259||9122 Piscataway Road||Clinton||20735||Prince George’s|
|American Legion #275||8201 Martin Luther King Hwy||Glen Arden||20706||Prince George’s|
|Disabled American Veterans #7||8205 Laurel Bowie Road||Bowie||20715||Prince George’s|
|Fleet Reserve Branch #67||5006 Suitland Rd.||Suitland||20746||Prince George’s|
|American Legion #10||710 N. Main Street||Boonsboro||21713||Washington|
|American Legion #26||240 E. Main Street||Hancock||21750||Washington|
|American Legion #42||405 Northern Avenue||Hagerstown||21742||Washington|
|American Legion #202||400 American Legion Avenue||Williamsport||21795||Washington|
|American Legion #211||12 N Westside Avenue||Funkstown||21734||Washington|
|American Legion #222||12335 Big Spring Road||Clear Spring||21722||Washington|
|AMVETS #10||770 Frederick Street||Hagerstown||21740||Washington|