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Remote casino game host 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. 

Hosts

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

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

This licence will allow you to provide facilities for casino gaming 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
  • You do not contract directly with any of the customers who play the casino games you provide ie only customers of another operator can access your casino games via that other operator’s website or app.

Remote casino (game host) operating licence – application fees

Application fees

Fee category

F1

G1

G2

H1

I1

J1

K1

L1

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 £25 million

£25 million or greater, up to but   excluding £100 million

£100 million or greater, up to but   excluding £250 million

£250 million or greater, up to but   excluding £550 million

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

Application Fee

£1,980

£4,839

£4,839

£7,610

£11,172

£17,983

£25,374

£42,978

Fee category

M1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual gross gambling yield

£1 billion or greater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Application Fee

£42,978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

G1

G2

H1

I1

J1

K1

L1

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 £25 million

£25 million or greater, up to but   excluding £100 million

£100 million or greater, up to but   excluding £250 million

£250 million or greater, up to but   excluding £550 million

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

Annual Fee

£2,027

£4,855

£7,094

£9,958

£26,595

£50,993

£102,108

£289,652

Fee category

M1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual gross gambling yield

£1 billion or greater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual  Fee

£389,652 plus   £100,000 for each complete additional £500 million of annual gross gambling yield   above £1 billion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also see

Host licences: your questions answered

Under what circumstances you need a host licence

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