The Virginia Lottery released its report on sports wagering activity submitted by licensed operators for the month of June

logoThe Virginia Lottery today released its report on sports wagering activity submitted by licensed operators for the month of June, the fifth full month of reporting since legal sports betting launched in Virginia on Jan. 21.

Between June 1 and June 30, 2021, Virginians wagered $234,943,435 (“handle”) and won $212,937,139, for a combined 9.37% operators win percentage (“hold”). Virginia’s sports betting catalog of approved leagues and events continues to expand, and through the end of June, bettors have wagered a combined total of more than $1.3 billion on everything from golf, football and motor sports to soccer and basketball.

The seven licensed operators included in June’s reporting were Betfair Interactive US LLC (FanDuel) in partnership with the Washington Football Team, Crown Virginia Gaming LLC (Draft Kings), BetMGM LLC, Rivers Portsmouth Gaming LLC (Rivers Casino Portsmouth), Caesars Virginia LLC, WSI US, LLC (Wynn), and Unibet Interactive, Inc. A complete list of all approved operators can be found here, under the “approvals” tab.

State law places a 15% tax on sports betting activity based on each permit holder’s adjusted gross revenue (AGR), which is defined as total wagers minus total winnings and other authorized deductions. Virginia’s statute allows operators to deduct certain customer acquisition costs from AGR, and operators reported nearly $5.0 million in bonuses and free-play incentives in June:

 

 

June 2021

Inception to Date

Gross sports gaming revenues

$234,943,435

$1,327,080,647

Gross winnings

($212,937,139)

($1,220,059,751)

Bonuses and Promotions

($4,983,544)

($45,552,740)

Other deductions

($2,125,855)

($12,150,273)

AGR (Adjusted Gross Revenue)

$14,896,898

$49,317,884

 

Four operators reported net positive AGR for June, and the associated tax collections are as follows:

 

Monthly Taxes

Inception to Date

Total Tax

$2,273,995.39

$7,831,049.70

General Fund Allocation

$2,217,145.51

$7,635,273.46

Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund Allocation

$56,849.88

$195,776.24

 

Of the state tax on sports betting AGR, the statute specifies 97.5 percent is to be deposited in the state’s General Fund and 2.5 percent is to be deposited into the Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Fund administered by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health.  

About Virginia Lottery

The Virginia Lottery is responsible for the regulation of sports wagering in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Monthly financial reports and other important information about legal sports wagering is posted at www.valottery.com/casinosandsportsbetting.