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Remote betting intermediary operating 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. 

This licence allows you to bring two or more betting parties together online where you never have liability for their bets. An example of a remote betting intermediary is a betting exchange.  

Betting intermediaries can be remote or non-remote. The need for a licence (or not) will depend upon whether or not facilities for gambling are provided in line with Section 5 of the Act.  

Application fee remote betting intermediary operating licence 

 Gross gambling yield 
 

F

G

H

I

J

K

Less than £5.5m

£5.5m - £55m

£55m - £110m

£110m - £220m

£220m - £550m

£550m+

Remote betting intermediary

£6,346

£13,018

£14,784

£16,274

£19,551

£28,641

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.

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

 Gross gambling yield  
 

F

G

H

I

J

K

Less than £5.5m

£5.5m - £55m

£55m - £110m

£110m - £220m

£220m - £550m

£500m+

Remote betting intermediary - annual fee

£13,529

£38,128

£48,893

£74,012

£117,746

£155,425

Also see

Betting: which licence do you need?

Advice for remote, non-remote and betting intermediaries

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