Prepare for proposed changes in the law under the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act
The new Act, which comes into force from 1 November
2014, 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
We will require operators to submit their
To help applicants prepare their application, and gather the
necessary supporting documentation in advance, 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.
All applicants are 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 - skipping any questions that are not
Applicants 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.
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