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Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (SELAE)
Address: c/ Capitán Haya, 53 28020 Madrid
Internet: www.loteriasyapuestas.es
E-mail Address: mailto:sugerencias@loteriasyapuestas.es
Phone: +34 91 596 2372
Fax: +34 91 554 3735
President ¦José Miguel Martínez Martínez
Year Lottery Founded: Mediante R.D. 904/1985 de 11 de junio se contituye el Organismo Nacional de Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (ONLAE) convirtiéndose en entidad pública empresarial Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (LAE) por R.D. 2069/1999 de 30 de diciembre.
Sales FY 2004: 9.026.319.718,50 EURO
Internet Gaming System: Betware
Games Offered: Lotería Nacional, La Quiniela, Lotería Primitiva, Bono Loto, El Gordo y Euro Millones
Beneficiaries: Tesoro Público Liga profesional de Fútbol Consejo Superior de Deportes Comunidades Autónomas Mediante la celebración de Sorteos Finalistas a: Cruz Roja, Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer, etc.
Jurisdiction: Spain


Background

Spain's largest lottery organisation ONLAE offers Navidad, known as El Gordo, or the Fat One, it is the only single lottery draw in the world to award more than $1 billion in prizes.
Navidad captivates the entire nation. This can be seen not only in the popular hobby of collecting old lottery tickets, tickets from the first draw have been known to bring in excess of US$10,000, but also in ticket numbers that are held, indeed cherised, by familes. Some familes have reserved the same number for 50 years, passing it from generation to generation.
Sales during December for the annual Christmas draw of Navidad account for approximately 23% of total sales for ONLAE


News Archive for CY2016
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News Archive for CY2015
December 14, 2015 Buying Christmas Lottery Tickets via Internet and Mobile to Grow 51% This Year
December 14, 2015 Over 75% of Spanish Residents Will Buy National Lottery Ticket This Year
December 10, 2015 Association Asks the New Government to Abolish the 20% Levy Applied to Lottery Winnings
December 8, 2015 Spanish Lottery Agents Voice their Displeasure at Repeated System Outages
November 23, 2015 Police Raid Venues Selling Illegal Dominican Republic Lottery Tickets
September 18, 2015 People Claim Ownership of Lost Lottery Ticket Worth €4.7 Million
September 6, 2015 Lottery Tax Raises 5.4% More Revenue in 1H 2015
August 13, 2015 New Advertising Regulation Could Threaten Christmas Lottery Announcements
February 5, 2015 State Lottery Begins the Process of Selecting Over 600 New POS Outlets


News Archive for CY2014
December 12, 2014 State Lottery Looks to Christmas Draw to Clawback Lost Revenue
July 15, 2014 el Gordo de Navidad Goes on Sale This Week in Spain
May 14, 2014 State Lottery Abandons Call for New Non-Exclusive Point of Sale Outlets


News Archive for CY2013
October 2, 2013 State Lotteries held this Saturday, its 250th Anniversary with a Special Drawing from La Granja
August 28, 2013 Sales of State Lotteries Fell by 9.27% So Far This Year
July 24, 2013 Authorities Approve the First Strategic Plan On Responsible Gaming
July 24, 2013 Retailers Share Concern that Recent Changes to the Sale of Traditional Lottery Ticket Shares, May Impact on Sales
July 17, 2013 Gaming Sector in Spain in Freefall
July 17, 2013 Lotteries Forced To Seek Authorization for the Sale Of Shares With Surcharge
July 10, 2013 El Gordo Christmas Lottery Goes on Sale in July
July 10, 2013 High Temperatures Keeping Players Away from Traditional Lottery
July 4, 2013 Newly Enacted Tax on Lottery Winnings Raise More Than €100 Million in Its First Five Months of Operation
July 4, 2013 The National Lottery Draw to be Held in the Autonomous City of Ceuta
June 27, 2013 National Lottery Will Celebrate 250 Years with the Launch of Advertising Campaign
April 26, 2013 Lottery Postpones Syndicated Debt Issuance
April 23, 2013 Lottery to Move Forward with Bond or Bridge Loan
April 8, 2013 Government Seeking Syndicated Loan through the Country’s State-Run Lottery Operator
February 21, 2013 The Spanish Gambling Regulator Announce Its Priorities for 2013
February 17, 2013 Spain Resumes Lottery Loan Plan for Liquidity Fund
February 13, 2013 Consultation on New Types Of Games & Betting, in Particular, Slots & Cross-Betting

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