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Legal status and name

"Loterías y Apuestas del Estado" (L.A.E.) is a public corporation as stated in section 43.1b of the Law 6/1997 of 14 April, on the Organization and Operation of the General Administration of the State.

The public corporation "Loterías y Apuestas del Estado" (L.A.E.) has differentiated public legal status, full legal capacity and the rights to act to meet its objectives, its own wealth and treasury as well as independence in management under the terms set down in this Statute. Furthermore, within this sphere of power it has the necessary administrative authority to fulfil its objectives.

Organic assignment

The public corporation "Loterías y Apuestas del Estado", is attached to the Ministry of Economy and Tax, through the State Tax Office which is responsible for strategic management and assessment and control of efficacy, without this affecting the control set down in relation to this by the General Budgetary Law. This activity will be carried out under the terms set down in sections 43 and 59 of the Law 6/1977 of April 14, on Organization and Operation of the General Administration of the State.

Legal system and operation

The public corporation "Loterías y Apuestas del Estado" is governed by the rules of private law, except in the formation of the intentions of its bodies, in the exercise of the administrative powers which have been assigned to it and in whatever is specifically regulated under Law 6/1997 of 14 April on the Organization and Operation of the General Administration of the State, in budgetary legislation and in this Statute.

Therefore, in order to fulfil its functions, with the above mentioned exceptions, the public corporation can carry out all types of administrative acts and arrangements stipulated in civil and business legislation.

Moreover, it can carry out whatever business or industrial activities are related to these functions in accordance with the stipulations in current legislation.

Matters relative to the control of games pertaining to the state or their commercialization, to sales networks and the systems of authorization considered in section 5 of this Statute will be governed by the rules of administrative law.


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Palacio de Loterías y Apuestas del Estado en la calle Guzmán del Bueno (Madrid).
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