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Non-remote 1968 Act casino operating licence

If you wish to operate a casino premises which was originally granted permissions under the Gaming Act 1968, and which converted under the ‘grandfathering’ arrangements of the Gambling Act 2005, you should contact us to find out what you need to do.

Ancillary remote operating licence 

If you are applying for a non-remote casino operating licence but will also use remote communication for gaming on the same premises (ie remote communication equipment that is situated entirely on the set of premises on which the gaming takes place; for example, touch-bet roulette terminals that link to a roulette wheel on the same premises), then you will also need to apply for an ancillary remote licence. The ancillary licence does not authorise a remote link with gaming that takes place on another set of premises.

The remote casino operating licence will be required (instead of an ancillary licence), in addition to a non-remote casino operating licence if you intend to link terminals located in one casino premises to gaming that takes place in another set of premises (for example, touch-bet roulette terminals in one casino linked to a roulette wheel in another casino). 

Ancillary remote application fee: £100
There is no annual fee for this ancillary licence 
 

Non-remote casino 1968 Act application fees

Application fees

Fee category

A1

B1

C1

D1

E1

E2

E3

 

Annual gross gaming yield

Less than £5.5   million

£5.5 million   or greater, up to but excluding £27.5 million

£27.5 million   or greater, up to but excluding £110 million

£110 million   or greater, up to but excluding £200 million

£200 million   or greater, up to but excluding £300 million

£300 million   or greater, up to but excluding £400 million

£400 million   or greater

 

Application Fee

£5,858

£8,706

£17,575

£17,575

£17,575

£17,575

£17,575

 

Annual fee

Your first annual fee is due 30 days after your licence is issued to you. Subsequent annual fees are due every year before the anniversary of the day your licence was issued.

For the first year, the annual fees below will be reduced by 25% (ancillary and linked licence annual fees are not subject to this reduction).   

If you apply for a combination of different kinds of licence, you will get a discount on your annual fee.  

Annual fees

Fee category

A1

B1

C1

D1

E1

E2

E3

 

Annual gross gaming yield

Less than £5.5   million

£5.5 million   or greater, up to but excluding £27.5 million

£27.5 million   or greater, up to but excluding £110 million

£110 million   or greater, up to but excluding £200 million

£200 million   or greater, up to but excluding £300 million

£300 million   or greater, up to but excluding £400 million

£400 million   or greater

 

Annual Fee

£16,714

£22,440

£71,943

£167,256

£324,704

£400,586

£500,586 plus   £100,000 for each complete additional £150 million of annual gross gaming yield   above £400 million