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Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (SELAE)
Address: c/ Capitán Haya, 53 28020 Madrid
E-mail Address:
Phone: +34 91 596 2372
Fax: +34 91 554 3735
CEO: Immaculada Garcia Martinez
Year Lottery Founded: 1763
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 2015: 9,737,280,186 EURO
# Employees (Full Time): 600
# Points of Sale: 10,439
Internet Gaming System: N/A
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


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 CY2019
April 11, 2019 Justice Orders National Lottery to "Cease and Abstain" from Selling Lottery Online
April 8, 2019 SELAE Launches New League-Associated Game
April 1, 2019 Spain's National Lottery Adopts PayPal for Method of Payment
March 28, 2019 Pupils of Madrid's San Ildefonso School Reclaim the Right to Sing El Gordo Prizes
March 28, 2019 Lottery Sellers in New Claim for Higher Commissions
February 9, 2019 Lottery Win Times Two: Less Tax, More Prize Money as Tax Office Takes Less from Lotteries
February 1, 2019 SELAE to Co-operate with ANAPAL Working Group to Address Issues of Interest for the Future of el Sorteo de Navidad
January 14, 2019 State Lottery Company SELAE Revenue Predicted at €1,863 Million for 2019
January 11, 2019 SELAE Awards €7.5 Million Euros Advertising Contract to Havas Media Group

News Archive for CY2018
December 20, 2018 Madrid is the Autonomous Community That Spends the Most on the Spanish Christmas Lottery
December 20, 2018 Increase in the Tax-Exempt Minimum will see Spanish Government Collect Nearly 6% Less from Lottery Tax This Year
November 22, 2018 El Gordo Fever: Spain Enthralled by Annual Christmas Lottery
November 22, 2018 El Gordo Prize Winners Will Pay Less Tax This Year
October 10, 2018 National Lottery Renews Sponsorship Agreement with the Spanish Paralympic Committee
August 5, 2018 1H 2018 Lottery Tax Down 8.3% for the Same Period of 2017
July 30, 2018 Commerce Association Criticizes National Lottery Add Campaign
July 3, 2018 Government Relents, in Future Only Lottery Prizes Greater Than 10,000 Euros Will be Subject to Tax
June 30, 2018 Tax on Lottery Prizes Raises Less Revenue Than in the Same Period of 2017
June 25, 2018 National Lottery Website Exceeds One Million Registered Users
June 25, 2018 ANAPAL Members to Present State Lottery with a List of Formal Complaints
June 25, 2018 National Lotteries Increase Sales by 1.2% in 2017, to €8,917 million
June 6, 2018 Loterías y Apuestas del Estado Seeks New Media Agency to Manage El Gordo Christmas Campaign
June 4, 2018 New Government Expected to Implement Changes at Senior Level of Loterías y Apuestas del Estado

News Archive for CY2017
December 15, 2017 Spain Looks to Increase the Number of Licensed Gaming Operators
December 15, 2017 The Spanish Are Seriously Superstitious When it comes to Where They Buy Their Christmas Lottery Tickets
August 6, 2017 1H Spanish Lottery Revenue 12.6% More Than in the Same Period of 2016
February 10, 2017 Lottery to Increase Participation in La Quiniela with More Matches to Halt Decline in Popularity
January 6, 2017 Government Levy on Lottery Prizes Down 8.2% than for the Same Period Last Year

News Archive for CY2016
November 15, 2016 This Year's Lovely Christmas Ad for the Spanish Lottery Has a Surprising Outcome: Nobody Wins Unifying magic from Leo Burnett Madrid By Angela Natividad
November 9, 2016 Social Media Case Study: ‘Justino’ Film Wins Christmas for Spanish Lottery
August 16, 2016 Online Gaming in Spain Increased 2.64% in 2Q
July 15, 2016 El Gordo Christmas Lottery Sales Launched in July
June 27, 2016 Spanish Paralympic Committee Extend Sponsorship Agreement with Loterias y Apuestas del Estado Ahead of Rio 2016
May 31, 2016 Gaming Regulator Reports the Spanish Gambling Market Has Grown by 11.57% in 2015 Compared to 2014
May 16, 2016 Lottery Tax on Prizes Down Nearly 18 Percent in 1Q 2016
April 19, 2016 State Lottery Will Spend More Than Seven Million Euros in Ad Campaign
April 8, 2016 Increase in Lottery Winnings Tax Raises €451 Million in 2015
February 15, 2016 DGOJ Report Spain’s Online Gambling Market Grew by 44.53% in 4Q
February 9, 2016 Lottery Purchases May Now be Paid with Debit or Credit Cards
January 20, 2016 National Lottery Reports Turnover of €8,780 Million in 2015, an Increase of 3.95% Compared to the Previous Year


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