Prepare for proposed changes in the law under the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill


 

The new Bill will require all operators that transact with, or advertise to, British consumers to obtain an operating licence from the Gambling Commission.
 
We are committed to ensuring those already legitimately trading with British consumers experience a smooth transition to the new system.

We will require operators to submit their application online. 

To help applicants prepare their application, and gather the necessary supporting documentation in advance, the new application forms and guidance notes are available below.

Applicants need to only answer the questions that are relevant to their business.   Please note that the forms are for illustrative purposes only and we will not accept a manually completed form other than in exceptional circumstances.

  • Multi-Jurisdictional Business Form (MJBF) showing the questions to be answered and documentation to be provided by applicants. For those applicants who are new to the industry, or who do not hold an EEA, white list or GC licence all relevant questions need to be answered in full. Applicants who qualify for transitional arrangements and/or who hold a non-remote operating licence with the Commission only need to answer those questions that are highlighted in the form. .
  • Multi-Jurisdictional Business Form (MJBF) guidance notes
  • Jurisdictional Rider which accompanies the MJBF and shows the questions to be answered and documentation to be provided by applicants who do not currently hold a remote operating licence with the Gambling Commission. Applicants who qualify for transitional arrangements and/or who hold a non-remote operating licence with the Commission do not need to answer all questions, only those highlighted in the form.
  • Authorisation for release of information form - this is part of the application and must be signed to authorise third parties to release information to the Commission. 
  • Jurisdictional Rider guidance notes
  • Annex C - supporting information - list of supporting information that must be provided with an application.
  • Template for a statement that operators can request from their ‘home’ regulator and then submit with their application (or ask their ’home’ regulator to submit separately). This will avoid duplication of information already supplied to the ‘home’ regulator.

All applicants will be required to submit their application online. The online service is dynamic and applicants are able to navigate through the application process in a way that reflects their business model and individual circumstances. This allows the applicant to skip any questions that are not applicable. 

Applicants who qualify for transitional arrangements and/or who already hold a Gambling Commission licence will only be presented with those questions that are shown as highlighted on the Multi-Jurisdictional Business Form (MJBF) and Jurisdictional Rider (JR) example forms shown above. Note : the MJBF, updated on 11 June 2014, has recently been updated to show additional highlighted questions that applicants who qualify for transitional arrangements are required to answer.

To further assist applicants who will apply under transitional arrangements, we have published the screens from the online application service that contain all of the questions asked of such applicants along with an example of the PDF Application Summary  document that an applicant receives showing the information they have submitted

Applicants who qualify for transitional arrangements (including existing GC remote licence holders looking to vary their licence) can also opt to initially answer a reduced set of mandatory questions in submitting an application for continuation rights.

They must complete the remainder of the subset of questions that apply to those who qualify for transitional arrangements within 14 days of submission.

In other words, within 14 days of completing and submitting an application, they must have completed all of those questions that are shown as highlighted on the Multi-Jursdictional Business Form (MJBF), and Jurisdictional Rider (JR) example forms.

 

Page last reviewed: June 2014

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