Virginia Lottery Releases July Sports Wagering Activity Report. Total Handle Increased 10% Year-over-Year

September 5, 2023 | Sports Betting

VIRGINIA (September 1, 2023) — The Virginia Lottery today released its report on sports wagering activity submitted by licensed operators for the month of July 2023.

Between July 1 and July 31, 2023, Virginians wagered $293,611,789 (“handle”), 10.4% higher than last July.  A complete list of all approved operators can be found here, under the “approvals” tab.

Virginia bettors won a total of $261,140,393 for a combined 11.06% operators win percentage (“hold”).

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.



Casino Retail




Gross sports gaming revenues $290,999,143 $2,612,646 $293,611,789
Gross winnings ($259,125,799) ($2,014,594) ($261,140,393)
Allowable Bonuses and Promotions ($827,332) $0 ($827,332)
Other deductions ($3,414,163) ($18,975) ($3,433,137)
AGR (Adjusted Gross Revenue) $27,631,850 $579,077 $28,210,927


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 and Developmental Services.

Twelve operators reported net positive AGR for July, leading to $4.1 million in tax payments for the month:

Monthly Taxes

Total Tax $4,115,217.97
General Fund Allocation $4,012,337.52
Problem Gambling Treatment and

Support Fund Allocation


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

SOURCE: Virginia Lottery.
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