Sportsbook Facilities Contribute $984,308 to the State During September


Oct. 11, 2022

Sports wagering handle for the month totaled nearly $31.4 million

(Baltimore) — Maryland’s seven wagering facilities combined to contribute $984,308 during September 2022 to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Fund, which supports public education programs. Each sports wagering licensee contributes 15% of its taxable win to the state.

Details on each facility’s handle, hold percentage, taxable win, prizes, promotional play and contribution to the state are included in the chart and that can be downloaded from the link above. Prior monthly reports are available at

Here are the statewide sports wagering totals for September 2022:

Handle (Amount players wagered, including promotional wagers provided to players by sportsbooks):

Prizes (Winnings paid to players):

Hold (Handle less prizes paid):
$6,639,776 (21.2%)

Taxable Win (Amount remaining after paying winners and deducting promotional play and other amounts):

Sports Wagering Tax (15% of the taxable win):

The hold percentage for all wagers that were settled during September was 17.58%. Since the inception of the sports wagering program in December 2021, the hold percentage for settled wagers is 11.36%; sports wagering has contributed $4,643,390 to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future Fund; and expired sports wagering prizes have contributed $723,372 to the Problem Gambling Fund.

Maryland’s sports wagering market launched in December 2021 with the opening of five retail sportsbooks. Two other retail locations have opened in 2022, and additional retail locations and mobile sportsbooks are expected to launch in the near future.

Maryland Lottery and Gaming operates the Maryland Lottery and is responsible for regulatory oversight of the state’s casinos and sports wagering program. In this role, the agency provides direction and guidance to its casino and sports wagering partners on financial, security, regulatory and licensing procedures. To keep Marylanders informed and to maintain transparency of casino and sports wagering operations, monthly financial reports are posted on Maryland Lottery and Gaming reminds players to play responsibly and within their budget; resources are available at or by calling 1-800-GAMBLER.