Code of the District of Columbia

§ 36–621.15. Taxation of Sports Wagering.

(a) On or before the 20th day of each month, an operator shall:

(1) File a return, on forms and in the manner prescribed by the CFO, with the CFO indicating the amount of its gross sports wagering revenue, including revenues remitted by registered sports governing bodies, for the preceding calendar month; and

(2) Pay to the District of Columbia Treasurer 10% of the gross sports wagering revenue from the preceding calendar month.

(b) All funds owed to the District under this chapter and subchapter II of Chapter 17 of Title 22 shall be held in trust within the boundaries of the District for the District by an operator until the funds are paid to the District of Columbia Treasurer. An operator shall establish a separate bank account into which gross sports wagering revenue shall be deposited and maintained until such time as the funds are paid to the District of Columbia Treasurer.

(c) The increased revenue realized from the tax imposed under subsection (a) of this section shall be directed as follows:

(1) The first $200,000 of revenue shall be used to fund programs through the Department of Behavioral Health to prevent, treat, and research gambling addiction; and

(2) Repealed.