The State Society of State Lotteries and Gambling (SELAE) has announced that, from this Monday, May 18, the reopening of the gaming terminals will take place , restarting the marketing of their products at the points of sale enabled to open in the phases 0 and 1, as well as those who have passed to phase 2 of the de-escalation.
In a statement released to the sector, SELAE details that, in this way, the commercialization of games (with the exception of Horse Racing and Lototurf Sports Betting) begins the week of May 18 to 24, specifically, EuroMillions and Primitive Lottery , while the week of May 25 to 31 will take place those of Bono Loto and El Gordo de la Primitiva.
National Lottery: raffles from June 11
As for the National Lottery , in any of its marketing formats, it will be put on sale again on the same day May 18 and the draws will resume from June 11, 2020 , details SELAE.
State Lotteries and Gambling suspended the sale of all games on March 15, considering the provisions of the Royal Decree declaring the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by the coronavirus. Therefore, it indicates that the already scheduled draws that could not be held due to the start of the health crisis caused by Covid19 will resume this week and the sealed tickets will have the same value.
Regarding the receipts and tenth prize winners whose collection period had expired during the term of the Alarm State, SELAE recalls that they are still in force and can be collected when the expiration period has been suspended while the measures contained in Royal Decree 463/2020 have lasted. of March 14, which declared the State of Alarm.
Regarding the management of the preprinted National Lottery, those integral points of sale that returned tickets and tenths of the draws 23 and 24 of 2020 by terminal, may reactivate them and put them up for sale, as long as they are not drilled. The tickets and tenths that are drilled are not valid for sale, but the affected points may request new National Lottery orders for either of the two draws.
Hygiene and security measures
As for the baggage service of the Commercial Delegations, he explains that it will not be restored until the week of June 1 and that its restart will be carried out “scrupulously following the safety and hygiene measures established by the health authorities.”
In addition, he points out that, if any point of sale needs consumables, he must notify his Commercial Delegation, who will deliver it to him through a special shipment; while any visit to the Commercial Delegations must be made by appointment.
Likewise, starting this Monday, May 18, the Commercial Delegations will provide, through special shipments, floor marking elements to indicate the safety distance that customers must observe at the points of sale together with the security and hygiene measures sent previously.
Lastly, SELAE expresses its hope that the pandemic “has not had an impact on the health” of its collaborators, relatives and close friends, and conveys its “solidarity and desire for a speedy recovery for all those it would have affected”.