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Non-remote bingo operating licence

Allows you to run bingo games in premises like a club or location that is open to the public, and where the bingo games are played on the same site. The premises must be licensed by your local licensing authority. 

It also allows you to offer up to eight B3 or B4 (not B3A) gaming machines, or 20% of the total number of machines you have, whichever is greatest.  

However, as this is a bingo licence, the primary activity on your premises must be bingo games. 

Ancillary remote operating licence

If you are applying for a non-remote bingo operating licence, but want to offer bingo by remote means to people on the premises, for example linking live games to electronic bingo terminals, you can add an ancillary remote licence to your main licence.

An activity is ancillary when that activity is only an additional or secondary activity to the specified licensed activity – in this case bingo. 

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

Activities you undertake in relation to the above licences may bring with them other licensing requirements in relation to gaming machines or gambling software

If you apply for one of these licences you can also apply for linked licences to help maintain your gaming machines and gambling software.

Application fee non-remote bingo operating licence

 Number of bingo premises
 

A

B

C

D

E

Up to 4

5 - 15

16 - 50

51 - 99

100+

Bingo

£977

£1,627

£3,255

£17,087

£20,504

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. 

 Number of bingo premises
 

A

B

C

D

E

Up to 4

5 - 15

16 - 50

51 - 99

100+

Bingo - annual fee

£1,531

£6,894

£17,914

£43,921

£95,840