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Polla Chilena de Beneficiencia S.A.
Address: Compañía de María 1085-8º piso Santiago de Chile 6501168 Chile.
Internet: www.pollachilena.cl
E-mail Address: sgonzalez@pollachilena.cl
Phone: 56-2-6793762/00
Fax: 56-2-6793856/52
Population: 15,598,500 September 2002
General Manager: Edmundo Dupre Echeverria
Year Lottery Founded: 1934
Sales FY 2001:
Sales FY 2006:
Ch$62.2 Billion
Ch$116.7 Billion
Number of Employees: 105
On-line Vendor: Intralot
Instant Ticket Vendor: Scientific Games
Games Offered: Passive, Instants, Loto, Sports Toto
Beneficiaries:  
Jurisdiction: Chile


Background Information

Polla Chilena de Beneficencia S.A. is an autonomous state-owned company which belongs to the System of Public Companies (SEP, for its Spanish) directly depending on CORFO (The Chilean Economic Development Agency).
From 1989, it becomes a corporation, with CORFO (99%) and the Fisco (The Public Tax Administration) (1%) being its two shareholders.
Its line of business is expressly set forth under Law No 18.851, and it is related to lottery games, sports pools wagers and other drawings of random numbers authorized by law.
Due to its legal nature as a state-owned company, with 100% participation of the government, the budget and financing standards applied to state-owned companies will be also applied to Polla Chilena, reason why its action is strictly within the context of the financial programming of the Public Sector, in accordance with the economic policy formulations given by the government.
One of the most significant supports for the management of this successful company is the professionalism and excellence of the 132 employees, out of which 18 are executives and middle management, 51 are professional and 63 are administrative; all of which, are headed by a Board appointed by the President of the Republic.
The Polla Chilena Board of Directors is composed of 7 members chaired by Veronica Montellano Cantuarias.
The company’s executive management is headed by the general manager, Santiago Gonzalez Larrain, followed by the assistant manager, Cesar Gomez Viveros.
It is impossible not to mention, as key players of the Polla Chilena management, its more than 2 thousand agents who integrate the company’s Official Agent Network, which through history has been the visible face of this institution.The great challenge of those who are part of the Polla Chilena structure is to consolidate the company as an excellence model, both at public and private levels, through its business and institutional management, as well as its charitable character. Similarly, Polla Chilena de Beneficencia continues and will continue working on its modernization and leadership projects in the entertainment industry of gaming.



News 2013
June 17, 2013 La Polla Chilena Expects to Increase Sales by 24% in 2013


News 2011
June 20, 2011 Polla Chilena Recognizes Promising National Tennis Players
June 14, 2011 Polla Chilena Inaugurates New Offices, Inside More Productive, Safer and Comfortable Warehouses


Lottery News 2010

Polla Chilena Executives Visit Italy to Glean Best Practices of Gaming Market
SANTIAGO de Chile (July 26, 2010) - To know more about what were the management processes and business strategies that have generated a remarkable growth in sales of the Italian lottery company, was the central objective of the visit of Polla Chilena executives to the city of Rome.........Subscribers

Polla Chilena Provides Players with Another Opportunity to Become Millionaires
A month ago the Loto product “Gana y Gana” was superseded by “Desquite”, which offers players a new opportunity to be a millionaire.
SANTIAGO de Chile (July 2010) -- Loto is full of news… and all of it is really important. From June 7, the new member of the Loto family has appeared on stage which is called EL DESQUITE, which not only has taken the place of the ‘Gana Gana’ game, but it has also generated a new opportunity..............Subscribers

C – FLOW: At the Service of the Objectives of Polla Chilena
SANTIAGO de Chile (July 2010) -- From April this year, Polla Chilena started to make executive work on this new system, which will have a relevant position within the management of the company’s work...........Subscribers

New President of the Board for Polla Chilena de Beneficencia S.A
CHILI (April 30, 2010) - On Friday, April 23, 2010 during a special meeting, the new Board of Polla Chilena de Beneficencia S.A was established with Mr. Robert Ossandón Irrarázabal, as President. Mr. Ossandón Irrarázabal is an Attourney and a graduate of the University of Chile...................Subscribers

Polla Chilena de Beneficiencia S.A. Achieves the Highest Efficiency Level of the Last Five Years 
SANTIAGO, Chile (February 24, 2010) -- The implementation of the new technological supplier not only had an influence on the winds of change and innovation the company’s administration wants for Polla but also had a strong impact on the efficiency indicators of the company that reached a 250% of incerase compared to the year 2008.........................Subscribers

WORLD MEET 2009: A Great Experience of Work and Friendship
La Corporacion Iberoamericana de Loterias y Apuestas (CIBELAE) is Willing to Create in 2010 an Iberoamerican Lottery Finally, 430 delegates arrived at Santiago, Chile from the North and the South, the East and the West; from Ghana, Philipines, China, Salvador, Argentina or Russia.
Article By: By Eliana Jimenez
SANTIAGO, Chile (December 2009) -- What was the motivation for travelling so many hours to assist to the four-day Annual Congress of WLA or the XII Cibelae Convention? “I think it was an attractive meeting, particularly for Latinamerican people.  We worked very hard for having a succesful meeting,” Veronica Montellano said, the president of the Board of Polla Chilena de Beneficencia, the host entity of this worldwide lottery encounter....................Subscribers

Lottery News 2009

Polla Chilena is in the Collective Uncounscious of the Chilean People
SANTIAGO, Chile (December 10, 2009) - From December 1st, Polla Chilena de Beneficencia has incorporated a new member to its staff, the new prosecutor, Ivana Domitrovic. The executive entered the company after passing a comprehensive selection process.....................Subscribers

President of Polla Chilena: One of the 100 Leading Women in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile (December 10, 2009) - After 16 thousand people virtually nominated one thousand Chilean women to be acknowledged and awarded by their leadership and performance, an elite jury chose one hundred out of these women as the ones who have the highest national credit......................Subscribers

Lottery Introduces Special Initiative - To the Work with Mom or Dad
SANTIAGO, Chile (August 2009) -- In order that the winter vacations of the employees’ sons of Polla Chilena could be special, the Deputy Human Resources Management carried out, for the first time, an activity that was a complete success..............Subscribers

Polla Chilena de Beneficencia Explains the Advances on WLA - CIBELAE Chile 2009
SANTIAGO, Chile (June 2009) -- Argentina was the venue for the last Board of Directors meeting held by the Ibero-American Corporation of State-Owned Lotteries and Stakes (CIBELAE) to which our Prosecutor, Pauline Chiffelle, assisted on behalf of Polla Chilena de Beneficencia.........................Subscribers

Polla Chilena in Favour of Children
Codeni is also celebrating 75 years of existence
SANTIAGO, Chile (May 26, 2009) -- One of the beneficiaries of Polla Chilena de Beneficencia, the Children’s Defense Council (Codeni) is celebrating its diamond anniversary as well as Polla is (75 years of age), for which it is preparing some activities focused on the fact the foundation members who are the present and the future of the country, the children and the teenagers, may take part in this anniversary celebration.......................Subscribers

Polla Chilena - Rehabilitation Made in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile (March 3, 2009) -- Through the acquisition of several scratch tickets from the company and the traditional ticket Polla Boleto, which are day by day played by millions of Chilean people, Polla Chilena may have its own teleton fundraiser from almost 57 years..............Subscribers

Polla Chilena: the First Public Company in Being Trained to IFRS Standards
SANTIAGO, Chile (March 3, 2009) -- In order to remain at the cutting edge, not only in the area of the games as such, but also in the administrative management, Polla Chilena decided to train its human resources to get the International Financial Reporting Standards –IFRS- (NIIF for its Spanish), which shall be compulsory for some (93) of the most important corporations of the country from 2009 on....................Subscribers

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