Spain is a legal nation of gamblers, and there is a high probability the thriving gambling industry contributes to most of its national income. Currently, the country boasts of having over 60 casinos, 250,000 slot machines, and seven racetracks spread over 35 cities. The most common type of betting in Spain is the state national lottery (Loteria Nacional), which operates to assist the Catholic Church and charity activities. Nonetheless, the country still has strict measures regarding the legal gambling age. Individuals under 18 are not allowed to either gamble online or entering gaming arenas such as bingo halls and casinos.