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Remote gambling software 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. 

You must get your gambling software from suppliers that have a licence from us. 

You will need a gambling software operating licence if:

  • you manufacture, supply, adapt or install gambling software which is used by operators we license, regardless of where you are based  
  • you are based in Great Britain and manufacture, supply, adapt or install gambling software used by operators that do not have a Gambling Commission licence and are based abroad. 

You will be responsible for ensuring that the software you supply is capable of being deployed in a manner that complies with our Remote gambling and software technical standards.

Remote gambling and software technical standards do not apply to the software you provide for overseas operators who are not licensed by the Gambling Commission. 

What is gambling software? 

If you are unsure whether the software you are manufacturing, supplying, installing, or adapting is gambling software read our guide: What is gambling software? which provides information on:

  • the definition of gambling software
  • when a licence will be required
  • additional licences gambling software businesses may need
  • technical standards. 

Remote gambling software licence operating licence

Allows you to manufacture, supply, install or adapt gambling software online (or by other remote means). For example if you wanted to supply gambling software through File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or make gambling software available for download from a website. 

Application fee remote gambling software licence operating licence

 Annual gross sales
 

F

G

H

Less than £550,000

£550k - £6.6m

£6.6m+

Remote gambling software

£6,346

£13,018

£16,274

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.

 Annual gross sales
 

F

G

H

Less than £550k

£500k - £6.6m

£6.6m+

Remote gambling software - annual fee

£6,765

£19,063

£37,006