Maryland Lottery & Gaming announces sports bet numbers


BALTIMORE — Maryland’s 10 retail and seven mobile sportsbooks combined for $441,481,779 in handle and generated $2,114,613 in contributions to the state during January, a news release said Friday.

Each sportsbook contributes 15% of its taxable win to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future fund, which supports public education programs, according to the Maryland State Lottery & Gaming Control Agency.

Mobile handle in January was $422,657,954. That amount included $21,798,149 in free promotional play provided to customers by sportsbooks, which is deducted from the taxable win. Mobile wagering accounted for $1,888,017 in contributions to the state, while retail sportsbooks contributed $226,596, the release said.

The state’s sportsbooks do not have a limit on promotional play deductions in their first full fiscal year of operation. Thereafter, those deductions are capped at 20% of the prior year’s taxable win.

A detailed summary of each sportsbook, including handle, hold percentage, prizes paid, promotional play, taxable win and contribution to the state is available at
Here are the statewide sports wagering totals for January, according to Maryland Lottery & Gaming:

Handle (amount players wagered, including free promotional wagers)

  • Retail — $18,823,825.
  • Mobile — $422,657,954 (includes $21,798,149 in free wagers).
  • Combined — $441,481,779.

Prizes (winnings paid to players)

  • Retail — $17,261,786.
  • Mobile — $364,618,587.
  • Combined — $381,880,374.

Hold (handle, less prizes paid)

  • Retail — $1,562,039 (8.3%).
  • Mobile — $58,039,366 (13.7%).
  • Combined — $59,601,405 (13.5%).

Taxable win (amount remaining after deducting prizes, promotional play and other amounts)

  • Retail — $1,510,641.
  • Mobile — $12,586,781.
  • Combined — $14,097,423.

Sports wagering tax (15% of the taxable win)

  • Retail — $226,596.
  • Mobile — $1,888,017.
  • Combined — $2,114,613.

Since the inception of Maryland’s sports wagering program in December 2021:

  • Cumulative contribution to the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future fund — $8,684,319.
  • Cumulative expired prizes contributed to the Problem Gambling Fund — $1,288,466.

Maryland added its 10th retail location Jan. 20, when the Fanatics Sportsbook at FedExField opened in Landover.

Long Shot’s/Betfred Sportsbook was issued a mobile license and commenced operations Feb. 9, becoming the state’s eighth mobile sportsbook. The first seven launched Nov. 23, 2022. Additional retail locations and mobile sportsbooks are expected to launch soon, Maryland Lottery & Gaming said.

For information on sports wagering in Delaware as the Super Bowl approaches, visit There's a super lot of wagering choices in Delaware | Bay to Bay News.

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