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Texas Gaming Summary

Background

Texas has a state lottery, Class II tribal government gaming, and charitable gaming.

Lottery

Development: In 1991, the Texas Legislature created the Texas Lottery. The first tickets were sold in 1992. In 1993, the newly-created Lottery Commission assumed adminstrative control over the lottery.

Beneficiaries: Prior to 1997, the proceeds were allocated to the General Revenue Fund. Since 1997, all Texas Lottery proceeds have been transferred to the Foundation School Fund to support public education in our state. The Texas Lottery has contributed more than $14 billion to the Foundation School Fund, and of that total, $.96 billion was contributed in fiscal year 2011. Other Texas Lottery funds such as unclaimed prizes revert back to the state for programs authorized by the Texas Legislature. Since fiscal year 2010, some Texas Lottery proceeds also benefit the Fund for Veterans' Assistance.

 

For more information:

Texas Lottery

 

Lottery Revenue Data (Fiscal Year)

 

Year
Total Sales
Prize Liabilities
Prize %
Intergovernmental Payments
IP %
1992
591,570,852
268,869,533
45.45%
n/a
n/a
1993
1,856,090,753
981,698,407
52.89%
n/a
n/a
1994
2,760,217,110
1,528,691,259
55.38%
n/a
n/a
1995
3,036,517,308
1,689,345,205
55.63%
n/a
n/a
1996
3,432,309,408
1,951,060,296
56.84%
n/a
n/a
1997
3,745,469,123
2,151,737,003
57.45%
n/a
n/a
1998
3,090,031,624
1,648,106,270
53.34%
n/a
n/a
1999
2,571,599,617
1,329,014,108
51.68%
n/a
n/a
2000
2,657,290,483
1,508,849,680
56.78%
n/a
n/a
2001
2,825,298,062
1,643,183,197
58.16%
n/a
n/a
2002
2,966,262,259
1,715,355,958
57.83%
928,881,809
31.31%
2003
3,130,692,602
1,845,198,257
58.94%
949,088,064
30.32%
2004
3,487,924,569
2,068,643,667
59.31%
1,051,041,007
30.13%
2005
3,662,462,838
2,228,000,419
60.83%
1,070,302,869
29.22%
2006
3,774,685,562
2,310,561,488
61.21%
1,090,333,058
28.89%
2007
3,774,178,802
2,315,304,967
61.35%
1,093,020,005
28.96%
2008
3,671,477,953
2,281,125,261
62.13%
1,034,879,002
28.19%
2009
3,720,113,711
2,299,752,567
61.82%
1,062,154,058
28.55%
2010
3,738,369,487
2,300,182,561
61.53%
1,063,084,879
28.44%
2011
3,811,270,135
2,387,243,785
62.64%
1,023,782,895
26.86%
2012
4,190,815,913
2,632,624,266
62.82%
1,153,560,513
27.53%
2013
4,016,791,030
2,601,329,201
64.76%
1,079,722,434
26.88%

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Total sales reflects all money wagered on the lottery in the fiscal year in question. Prize liability is the total amount of prize money paid back to winners. Intergovernmental Payments (before operating expenses) is the amount forwarded to the state general fund and other recipients. Prize and IP percentages are taken from the total revenues.

Texas Gaming Timeline

1980: In November, Texas voters approve a Constitutional Amendment authorizing Charitable Bingo. Constitutional Amendment requires bingo to be authorized on a local option basis. Proceeds must be spent in Texas for charitable purposes.

1982: First bingo licenses issued

1984: Instant Bingo (pull-tabs) authorized by rule.

1991: Legislation first introduced to create a state lottery

1992: Lottery Operator contract awarded to GTECH to handle warehousing and distribution of tickets, retailer training and field support, telecommunications, and computer systems.

1992: On May 29, first tickets sold

1993: On May 11, the 73rd Texas Legislature passes H.B. 1587, creating the Texas Lottery Commission

1994: Charitable gaming is transferred to the Texas Lottery Commission


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