Saarland-Sporttoto GmbH

Address: Saaruferstr. 17 in D-66117 Saarbrücken
Phone: +49 (0)681 5801-0
Fax: +49 (0)681 5801-223
Start - up: 1951
Executive Director: Michael Burkert
Sales FY2015: EUR 121,273,210
Number of Employees 85 Number of Employees 85
Retailers (Points of Sale): 305 Retailers (Points of Sale): 305
Games Offered: Draw based games, Instants, sports games (pari-mutuel), sports games (fixed odds)

About Saarland-Sporttoto GmbH

The success story of Saarland-Sporttoto GmbH, better known as Saartoto, has started over 60 years ago. At that time, Saarland was still formally an independent, autonomous state. In August 1951 the company was founded on the initiative of the State Sports Association for the Saarland (LSVS). Shareholders are Saarland (57.14 ) and LSVS (42.86 ).

The success of the company has always been based on four pillars: the customers interested in gaming throughout Saarland, the approximately 300 committed acceptance points across Saarland, the know-how of the employees and the legal requirements for how Saartoto sales are used each year. Saartoto is rightly a company in the region and for the region. The company’s job is to protect players from excessive game incentives and risky gaming, and to meet the needs of the population to take part in attractive and interesting games of chance. The participation of minors in games of chance is expressly prohibited.

Saartoto is a non-profit company and therefore does not pursue any economic profit goals. From a business point of view, Saartoto’s work is about the best possible purpose, which is imposed on the company by law. As a result, Saartoto is active in the areas of sport, culture, environment and social affairs in the country.

Saartoto’s annual earnings are not distributed to shareholders like other companies. They are distributed according to a certain key. The distribution is regulated among other things in the Saarland sports betting law. It is envisaged that the sports, culture, environment and social sectors will receive just under 20 of the annual income. At the same time, the company has to pay almost 17 lottery taxes a year, which flow into the state treasury.

The details are as follows: In Germany – and thus also in Saarland – half of the lottery income is distributed to the tippers as a profit. The rest of the money goes to the country, in a lot of projects related to sport, culture, social affairs and the environment.

In numbers, this means that since the company was founded, Saartoto has paid over € 700 million in lottery taxes. Over € 850 million flowed into the areas of sport, culture, the environment and social issues.