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Non-remote general betting (standard) operating licence

This licence allows you to provide betting facilities at betting shops and at tracks/courses. 

In addition to an operating licence, you will also need to apply to the relevant local licensing authorities for a betting premises licence for each shop.

The operating licence allows you to offer up to four gaming machines in each betting premises. The machines have to be in category B2 or lower, but not category B3A. If you choose not to offer gaming machines your annual fee under this licence may be lower.  

Ancillary remote operating licence

If you are applying for a non-remote general betting (standard) operating licence and want to offer facilities for betting by telephone or by email (where you would be manually processing the bet), you should apply for an ancillary remote licence in addition to your main licence. 

You may be able to apply for an ancillary remote licence if:

  • the gross gambling yield from bets taken under your ancillary licence will be less than the gross gambling yield from bets taken under your non-remote operating licence
  • the gross gambling yield from bets taken under your ancillary licence will be less than £550,000 per annum.  

You will also need to apply for an operating licence if you intend to provide self-service betting terminals (bet receipt terminals) in any of your betting premises.

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

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 if you intend to maintain the gaming machines on your betting premises yourself.

Application fee non-remote general betting (standard) operating licence 

Application fees

Fee category

A1

A2

A3

B1

B2

B3

C1

D1

Annual gross gambling yield

Less than £200,000

£200,000 or   greater, up to but excluding £750,000

£750,000 or   greater, up to but excluding £1.25 million

£1.25 million   or greater, up to but excluding £2 million

£2 million   or greater, up to but excluding £4 million

£4 million   or greater, up to but excluding £7.5 million

£7.5 million   or greater, up to but excluding £14 million

£14 million   or greater, up to but excluding £30 million

Application Fee

£879

£879

£879

£879

£879

£879

£3,075

£15,378

Fee category

E1

E2

E3

E4

E5

E6

E7

E8

Gross gambling yield

£30 million   or greater, up to but excluding £125 million

£125 million or greater, up to but excluding £325 million

£325 million   or greater, up to but excluding £550 million

£550 million   or greater, up to but excluding £750 million

£750 million   or greater, up to but excluding £1 billion

£1 billion   or greater, up to but excluding £1.25 billion

£1.25 billion or greater, up to but excluding £1.5 billion

£1.5 billion   or greater, up to but excluding £1.75 billion

Application Fee

£17,178

£19,878

£27,929

£36,029

£36,029

£36,029

£36,029

£36,029

Fee category

E9

Gross gambling yield

£1.75 billion   or greater

Application Fee

£36,029

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

A2

A3

B1

B2

B3

C1

D1

Annual gross gambling yield

Less than   £200,000

£200,000   or greater, up to but excluding £750,000

£750,000   or greater, up to but excluding £1.25 million

£1.25   million or greater, up to but excluding £2 million

£2 million   or greater, up to but excluding £4 million

£4 million   or greater, up to but excluding £7.5 million

£7.5   million or greater, up to but excluding £14 million

£14   million or greater, up to but excluding £30 million

Annual Fee

£1,324

£1,477

£2,498

£3,637

£4,300

£5,422

£12,758

£30,200

Fee category

E1

E2

E3

E4

E5

E6

E7

E8

Gross gambling yield

£30   million or greater, up to but excluding £125 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Fee

£46,633

£106,873

£193,573

£280,308

£372,145

£474,187

£576,228

£678,270

Fee category

E9

 

Gross gambling yield

£30   million or greater, up to but excluding £125 million

 

Annual Fee

£778,270 plus   £100,000 for each complete additional £250 million of annual gross gambling yield   above £1.75 billion

 

 

 

Non-remote general betting (standard) operating licence - where no gaming machines are made available for use on betting premises

If you intend to provide betting at licensed premises but will not make any gaming machines available for use on those premises, the annual fees for your general betting (standard) operating licence will be as shown in the table below. The application fee for your licence will be the same as shown in the table at the top of this page.

Annual fees

Fee category

A1

A2

A3

B1

B2

B3

C1

Annual gross gambling yield

Less than   £200,000

£200,000   or greater, up to but excluding £750,000

£750,000   or greater, up to but excluding £1.25 million

£1.25   million or greater, up to but excluding £2 million

£2 million   or greater, up to but excluding £4 million

£4 million   or greater, up to but excluding £7.5 million

£7.5   million or greater, up to but excluding £14 million

Annual Fee

£1,224

£1,377

£2,398

£3,537

£4,200

£5,322

£12,658

 

 

Also see

Betting: which licence do you need?

Advice for remote, non-remote and betting intermediaries

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