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Remote external lottery manager (ELM) operating licence

Lotteries can only be run for good causes and cannot be run for commercial gain.

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 manage a remote (eg online) lottery on behalf of a society or local authority. 

External lottery managers

A society or local authority lottery may employ an external lottery manager (ELM) to make the arrangements for the lottery on their behalf. All ELMs must hold an ELM operating licence. 

ELMs are commercial companies that manage lotteries and provide services to society and local authority lotteries. ELMs may need to hold both a remote and non-remote licence if they are involved in promoting both types of lottery. 

Application fee remote external lottery manager (ELM) operating licence

 Annual proceeds    
 

F1 

G1

H1

I1

J1

Less than £0.55m

£0.55m - £2.5m

£2.5m - £5.5m

£5.5m - £10m

£10m+

Remote external lottery manager

£977

£1,627

£1,879

£2,278

£2,463

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 proceeds    
 

F1 

G1

H1

I1

J1

Less than £0.55m

£0.55m - £2.5m

£2.5m - £5.5m

£5.5m - £10m

£10m+

Remote external lottery manager

£6,765

£19,063

£24,372

£37,006

£48,893

Also see

External lottery managers

Advice note for external lottery managers

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