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Remote general betting (standard) (real events) operating licences

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.

The remote general betting (standard) (real events) operating licence allows you to provide facilities for remote (online) gambling to consumers in Britain. It allows the provision of facilities for betting on real events (but not virtual events) by means of remote communication (for example, a website). 

If your gross gambling yield from telephone betting is £550,000 or more then you will need this licence. 

Where you offer betting on both real events and virtual events, you will also be required to hold the general betting (standard) (virtual events) operating licence in addition to this licence. 

If you are a gambling software business that provides facilities for remote betting but only in circumstances in which you host those facilities through other operators’ platforms, then you may be eligible to hold a general betting (host) operating licence.  To hold a host licence, your business:

  • must hold a gambling software operating licence, and
  • must not contract directly with any of the customers who place bets on the facilities you provide ie only customers of another operator can access your betting facilities via that other operator’s website or app.

Please see the general betting (host) (real events) and general betting (host (virtual events) licences for further details.   

Application fee remote general betting (standard) (real events) 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

£2,933

£2,933

£2,933

£6,452

£6,452

£8,527

£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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Host licences: your questions answered

Under what circumstances you need a host licence

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