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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 in circumstances where you do not have liability for their bets. A remote betting intermediary is also commonly known as a betting exchange.  

Betting intermediaries can be remote or non-remote. The need for a betting intermediary licence will depend upon whether or not facilities for gambling are provided under Section 5 of the Gambling Act 2005.  

Application fee remote betting intermediary 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

£5,711

£5,711

£5,711

£11,716

£11,716

£13,306

£14,647

£17,596

Fee category

K1

L1

 

 

 

Annual gross gambling yield

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

£1 billion   or greater

 

 

 

Application fee

£25,777

£25,777

 

 

 

                             

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.

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

£3,408

£8,666

£10,023

£33,119

£46,687

£75,227

£137,453

£281,058

Fee category

K1

L1

 

 

 

Annual Gross gambling yield

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

£1 billion or greater

 

 

 

Annual Fee

£494,856

£694,856 plus   £200,000 for each complete additional £500 million of annual gross gambling yield   above £1 billion

 

 

 

 

Also see

Betting: which licence do you need?

Advice for remote, non-remote and betting intermediaries

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