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Non-remote 1968 Act casino operating licence

If you are running a casino that was originally licensed under the Gaming Act 1968, you should already have an operating licence from us. 

If you wish to take over a casino business which operates under a 1968 Act casino operating licence, you should contact us to find out what you need to do.

Making changes to a 1968 Act casino operating licence

If your licence details change, for example if your business structure changes significantly, you may have to pay a proportion of the licence application fee in order to make changes to your licence.

 Gross gaming yieldABCDE

Less than £5.5m

£5.5m - £27.5m

£27.5m - £110m

£110m - £275m

£275m+

1968 Act casino

£6,509

£9,763

£19,528

£19,528

£19,528

Ancillary remote operating licence 

If you are applying for a non-remote licence but still want to offer some casino gaming by remote means, such as hand held terminals, you must add an ancillary remote licence to your main licence type. The gaming must be in a single premises (not linked with gaming that takes place on another set of premises).

An activity is ancillary when that activity is only an additional or secondary activity to the specified licensed activity. 

Ancillary remote application fee: £100
Ancillary remote annual fee: no cost

Annual fee

Your first annual fee is due 30 days after your licence is issued to you and every year on the anniversary of the day your licence was issued.

For the first year, unless you are applying for a remote licence, 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 operating licences, you will get a discount on your annual fee. 

Gross gaming yield  ABCDE

Less than £5.5m

£5.5m - £27.5m

£27.5m - £110m

£110m - £275m

£275m+

1968 Act casino - annual fee

£17,378

£23,112

£74,112

£329,711

£443,526