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Non-remote gambling software licence

If you are providing gambling to consumers in Great Britain you must get your gambling software from suppliers that have a licence from us.

You will need a gambling software operating licence if:

  • you manufacture, supply, adapt or install gambling software which is used by operators we license, regardless of where you are based  
  • you are based in Great Britain and manufacture, supply, adapt or install gambling software used by operators that do not have a Gambling Commission licence and are based abroad. 

You will be responsible for ensuring that the software you supply is capable of being deployed in a manner that complies with our Remote gambling and software technical standards.

Remote gambling and software technical standards do not apply to the software you provide for overseas operators who are not licensed by the Gambling Commission. 

What is gambling software? 

If you are unsure whether the software you are manufacturing, supplying, installing, or adapting is gambling software read our guide: What is gambling software? which provides information on:

  • the definition of gambling software
  • when a licence will be required
  • additional licences gambling software businesses may need
  • technical standards. 

Non-remote gambling software licence

Allows you to manufacture, supply, install or adapt gambling software through non-remote communication, such as by CD or DVD. 

If you already hold a non-remote gambling software licence and want to supply software by email only you may apply for an ancillary remote licence in addition to your non-remote gambling software licence. 

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

If your gambling software business uses any other form of remote communication, you should apply for a remote gambling software licence. 

Application fee non-remote gambling software licence 

 Annual gross sales
 

A

B

C

Less than £550k

£550k - £6.6m

£6.6m+

Non-remote gambling software

£977

£4,882

£16,274

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. 

 Annual gross sales
 

A

B

C

less than £550k

£550k - £6.6m

£6.6m+

Gambling software

£1,608

£4,044

£6,575