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§ 9-1A-26. Video lottery proceeds transferred to State Lottery Fund

West's Annotated Code of MarylandState GovernmentEffective: April 11, 2023

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
State Government (Refs & Annos)
Title 9. Miscellaneous Executive Agencies (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1a. Video Lottery Terminals (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 11, 2023
MD Code, State Government, § 9-1A-26
§ 9-1A-26. Video lottery proceeds transferred to State Lottery Fund
In general
(a)(1) Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3) of this subsection, all proceeds from the operation of video lottery terminals and table games shall be electronically transferred daily into the State Lottery Fund established under Subtitle 1 of this title and distributed as provided under § 9-1A-27 of this subtitle.
(2) The requirement under paragraph (1) of this subsection does not apply on a day when State government is closed.
(3) The amount from the proceeds of video lottery terminals to be paid to video lottery operation licensees under § 9-1A-27(a)(2), (7), and (8), (b), and (c)(1)(ii) and (2) of this subtitle shall be retained by the licensee.
Duty of Commission
(b)(1) The Commission shall account to the Comptroller for all of the revenue under this subtitle.
(2) The proceeds from video lottery terminals and table games shall be under the control of the Comptroller and, except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, shall be distributed as provided under § 9-1A-27 of this subtitle.
Distributions of jackpot not claimed by winner within 182 days after the jackpot is won
(c) A jackpot won at a video lottery terminal that is not claimed by the winner within 182 days after the jackpot is won shall:
(1) become the property of the State; and
(2) be distributed as follows:
(i) 2.5% to the Small, Minority, and Women-Owned Businesses Account established under § 5-1501 of the Economic Development Article;
(ii) 9.5% in local impact grants, in accordance with § 9-1A-31 of this subtitle;
(iii) 10% to the Purse Dedication Account established under § 9-1A-28 of this subtitle;
(iv) 1.5% to the Racetrack Facility Renewal Account established under § 9-1A-29 of this subtitle; and
(v) the remainder to the Education Trust Fund established under § 9-1A-30 of this subtitle.
Admissions and amusement tax
(d) The admissions and amusement tax may not be imposed on any proceeds from the operation of video lottery terminals and table games.
Regulations
(e) The Commission shall adopt regulations that allow a video lottery operation licensee to reduce the amount of proceeds when a video lottery operation licensee returns to successful players more than the amount of money bet through video lottery terminals or table games on a given day that are consistent with § 9-1A-01(u) of this subtitle.

Credits

Added by Acts 2007, 1st Sp. Sess., c. 4, § 1, eff. Nov. 25, 2008. Amended by Acts 2010, c. 624, § 1, eff. June 1, 2010; Acts 2011, c. 65, § 1, eff. April 12, 2011; Acts 2012, 2nd Sp. Sess., c. 1, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2012; Acts 2012, 2nd Sp. Sess., c. 1, § 2, ratified Nov. 6, 2012; Acts 2017, c. 62, § 1, eff. April 11, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 445, § 1, eff. July 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 451, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 452, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2018, c. 299, § 1, eff. July 1, 2018; Acts 2019, c. 8, § 1, eff. March 27, 2019; Acts 2021, c. 692, § 1, eff. July 1, 2021; Acts 2023, c. 49, § 2, eff. April 11, 2023.
MD Code, State Government, § 9-1A-26, MD STATE GOVT § 9-1A-26
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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