Regulated games

Currently regulated gambling activities are listed below. It must be noted that non-regulated gambling activities are forbidden:

  List of gambling activities with pull-down information:

PARIMUTUEL SPORTS BETTING

Parimutuel sports betting is based on guessing the result of one or several sporting events or facts or circumstances pertaining to or linked to these, which have been previously established by the gambling operator in the corresponding programme.
Winning participants according to the prize programme receive a percentage of the sum of all wagers, set in the basic rules of the game.

Order EHA 3081/2011 of 8 November

STRAIGHT SPORTS BETTING

Straight sports betting is based on guessing the result of one or several sporting events or facts or circumstances pertaining to or linked to these, which have been previously established by the gambling operator in the corresponding programme. Participants wager against the gambling operator; the prize amount is obtained by multiplying the wager by the spread previously set by the operator for that prediction.

Order EHA 3080/2011 of 8 November.

OTHER TYPES OF STRAIGHT BETTING

So-called 'other types of straight betting' are bets in which participants wager against the gambling operator and win a prize if they guess the prediction made; the prize amount is obtained by multiplying the wager by the spread previously set by the operator for that forecast.
Bets are placed on the result of one or several events included in the programmes, or on facts or circumstances related to such events, which the gambling operator will have previously established in the corresponding programme. Events include those related to society, the media, economy, show business and culture.

Order EHA 3079/2011 of 8 November

PARIMUTUEL HORSE BETTING

Parimutuel horse betting is based on wagering through pools on the result of one or several horse races, or on facts or circumstances pertaining to or linked to such races, which the gambling operator will have previously established in the corresponding programme.
Winning participants according to the prize programme receive a percentage of the sum of all wagers, set in the basic rules of the game.

Order EHA 3083/2011 of 8 November.

STRAIGHT HORSE BETTING

Straight horse betting is based on guessing the result of one or several horse events or facts or circumstances pertaining to or linked to these, which the gambling operator will have previously established in the corresponding programme. Participants wager against the gambling operator; the prize amount is obtained by multiplying the wager by the spread previously set by the operator for that prediction.

Order EHA 3082/2011 of 8 November

BETTING-EXCHANGE

Las apuestas cruzadas son aquellas resultantes de la casación de ofertas a favor y en contra realizadas por los participantes sobre un determinado evento y hecho susceptible de apuesta; el operador actúa únicamente como intermediario entre los participantes y garante de las cantidades por éstos jugadas. Las apuestas cruzadas se basan en un coeficiente de apuesta que determina la cuantía que el participante podrá ganar en las apuestas cruzadas a favor o la cuantía que el participante deberá arriesgar en las apuestas cruzadas en contra. Existen distintos tipos de apuestas cruzadas según el objeto de la apuesta: apuestas deportivas cruzadas (sobre acontecimientos deportivos), apuestas hípicas cruzadas (sobre acontecimientos hípicos) y otras apuestas cruzadas (sobre eventos incluidos en el correspondiente programa del operador relacionados con la sociedad, los medios de comunicación, la economía, los espectáculos, la cultura u otros similares).

Orden HAP/1369/2014, de 25 de julio

SLOT MACHINES

El juego de máquinas de azar es aquel en el que se intenta obtener, en un tiempo delimitado, una combinación de signos o representaciones gráficas que, de conformidad con las reglas particulares del juego establecidas, resulte agraciada con un determinado premio. No tendrá la consideración de juego de máquinas de azar aquel cuyos elementos esenciales sean propios de otros juegos ya regulados.

Orden HAP/1370/2014, de 25 de julio

BLACKJACK

Blackjack is a card gambling game in which participants play against the dealer. The object of the game is to reach a final score of 21 points or as high as possible without exceeding 21. The prizes are determined by basic regulations and by the particular operator's rules.

Order EHA 3088/2011 of 8 November.

BINGO

Bingo is played by marking off numbers on real or virtual purchased cards until a winning combination is obtained. To do this, numbers are drawn randomly from a range used in the game. The gambling operator decides what percentage of the takings is allocated to prizes and sets it in the rules of the game. The maximum amount is €150,000.

Order EHA 3087/2011 of 8 November

CONTESTS

In a contest, a prize in cash or in kind is awarded to contestants who, according to the rules of the game, win either by chance or after completing a number of competition, knowledge or skill-related tasks involving some form of chance at a given point of the activity. They are offered, carried out and resolved on TV, radio, the Internet or any other medium and are always linked to the main activity or dependent on it.
People take part either through payment of a certain amount or by calling, sending text messages or using any other premium rate electronic, computer or telematic means.

Order EHA 3084/2011 of 8 November

BACCARAT

The object of baccarat is to reach a hand of cards with a score of nine points or a sum as close as possible but not higher than nine and at the same time exceeding the banker's hand value. The operator acts as the players' intermediary and guarantor and charges them a previously set amount or percentage of their bet.

Order EHA 3086/2011 of 8 November

POKER

Poker is a card game in which several players compete to obtain a winning card combination.
This combination is determined by the value of the cards according to the rules of the game and to the card combinations of the other players who have matched the bet. The winning hand takes either a part or the total amount of the bet. The rules of the game determine the maximum wager.

Order EHA 3089/2011 of 8 November

ROULETTE

Roulette is a game of chance in which players bet on a particular number, colour or numbered pocket in a wheel image which rotates on its axis. To determine the winning bet, an image of a ball is spun in the opposite direction and players guess where it will land. The prize for winning bets is obtained by multiplying each winning wager by the coefficient the operator assigned for each bet in the rules of the game.

Order EHA 3085/2011 of 8 November

COMPLEMENTARY GAMES

Complementary games are different types of games ( combining chance with abilities, skills, culture, knowledge, etc.) which are not just played for money but mainly  for entertainment. The prizes are determined by basic regulations and by the particular operator's rules.

Order EHA 3090/2011 of 8 November