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Remote society lottery 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. 

Allows you to run an online society or local authority lottery that makes more than £20,000 in a single draw or £250,000 in a year. 

Depending on the category of licence you apply for, this lets you run a lottery with proceeds of up to £4 million for a single draw and £10 million in a year. 

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

Application fee remote society lottery operating licence 

 Annual proceeds
 

F

G

H

Up to £100,000

£100k - £500k

£500k+

Society lottery remote - application fee

£163

£244

£325

Annual fee remote society lottery operating licence 

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 proceeds
 

F

G

H

Up to £100,000

£100k - £500k

£500k+

Society lottery remote

£348

£692

£1,458