The Rhode Island Lottery made $434.7 million in net income last year!

The Rhode Island Lottery paid $434.7 million to the State’s General Fund for the year ended June 30, 2023, representing the Lottery’s net income after payment of prize awards, commissions, other costs of gaming operations, and operating expenses. Lottery revenue, including gaming activity at the Lottery’s two casinos, continued to experience significant recovery during fiscal 2023 compared to 2022. The fiscal 2023 transfer to the State increased $46.0 million over the previous fiscal year.

The Lottery’s financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2023, and the Independent Auditor’s Report thereon are included in a report issued by Auditor General David A. Bergantino and released today by the Joint Committee on Legislative Services. The auditors concluded that the Lottery’s financial statements were fairly presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

The Lottery’s gross profit from gaming operations before operating expenses totaled $446.1 million for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2023. Video lottery accounted for $320.5 million or 71.9% of total gross profit. Net video lottery revenue increased by approximately 10.6% compared to the prior year.

Online games gross profit totaled $50.9 million or an increase of 14.4% mostly due to increased wagering on larger jackpot prize drawings for PowerBall® and Mega Millions®, three of which were more than $1 billion. Instant ticket games revenue decreased slightly resulting in $24.3 million in gross profit in fiscal 2023.

Net revenue from table games totaled $136.6 million for the year ended June 30, 2023. After commissions paid to the facilities and the towns, and related operating expenses, the State’s share of net revenue from table games amounted to $21.1 million.

Sportsbook gross profit totaled $25.5 million, after commissions, payouts, and marketing expenses, an increase of $5.7 million over the previous fiscal year. While Sportsbook wagering decreased slightly from fiscal 2022, net Sportsbook revenue (after prizes paid) increased $11.1 million as increases in mobile sports betting offset some of the reduction in on-premises wagering at Bally’s Twin River Lincoln Casino. Sportsbook wagering began in Massachusetts in the latter part of fiscal 2023 increasing overall regional competition for Sportsbook revenue.




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