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Remote betting host real events licence

Regardless of where you are based in the world, you need a licence from us if:

  • you are providing facilities for gambling to consumers in Great Britain online (or through any other means of remote communication)
  • any part of your remote gambling equipment is based in Great Britain.

There is a remote operating licence for each type of gambling activity you might want to provide.

Hosts

Some gambling software businesses provide facilities for remote gambling by making their games or betting content available to customers of other operators. For example, rather than supplying its software directly to remote gambling operators, the gambling software business hosts its own sportsbook on its own server, and those betting markets can be accessed by customers of other operators through those other operators’ websites.

If you are a gambling software business that provides facilities for remote betting on real events but only in circumstances in which you host those facilities through other operators’ platforms, then you may be eligible to hold a remote betting host (real events) operating licence

This licence will allow you to provide facilities for betting on real events (but not virtual events) by means of remote communication (for example, a website) and only in circumstances where the following criteria are met:

  • You hold a gambling software operating licence, and
  • You do not contract directly with any of the customers who place bets on the facilities you provide ie only customers of another operator can access your betting facilities via that other operator’s website or app.

Application fees for remote betting host (real events) operating licence

Application fees

Fee category

F1

F2

F3

G1

G2

H1

I1

J1

Annual gross gambling yield

Less than   £550,000

£550,000   or greater, up to but excluding £2 million

£2 million   or greater, up to but excluding £5.5 million

£5.5 million or greater, up to but excluding £15 million

£15   million or greater, up to but excluding £55 million

£55   million or greater, up to but excluding £110 million

£110 million or greater, up to but excluding £220 million

£220   million or greater, up to but excluding £550 million

Application Fee

£2,200

£2,200

£2,200

£4,839

£4,839

£6,395

£10,985

£13,197

Fee   category

K1

L1

 

 

 

Annual   Gross gambling yield

£550   million or greater, up to but excluding £1 billion

£1 billion   or greater

 

 

 

Application Fee

£19,333

£19,333

 

 

 

                             

Annual fees

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.

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

Annual fees

Fee category

F1

F2

F3

G1

G2

H1

I1

J1

Annual gross gambling yield

Less than £550,000

£550,000 or   greater, up to but excluding £2 million

£2 million   or greater, up to but excluding £5.5 million

£5.5 million   or greater, up to but excluding £15 million

£15 million   or greater, up to but excluding £55 million

£55 million   or greater, up to but excluding £110 million

£110 million   or greater, up to but excluding £220 million

£220 million   or greater, up to but excluding £550 million

Annual Fee

£2,556

£6,500

£7,517

£24,839

£35,015

£56,420

£103,090

£210,794

Fee category

K1

L1

 

 

 

Annual Gross gambling yield

£550 million   or greater, up to but excluding £1 billion

£1 billion   or greater

 

 

 

Annual Fee

£371,142

£471,142 plus £100,000 for each complete additional £500 million   of annual gross gambling yield above £1 billion