Personal licence holders encouraged to register online
Date: 5 July
Personal licence holders should register online
ahead of their five-year personal licence maintenance fee payments
which begin to fall due in September 2012.
Individuals who register will be able to complete their check
and pay online once they have received further written details from
the Gambling Commission1. Personal licence holders
who register will receive a unique verification code by post to
activate their account ahead of the checks. The accounts are
expected to offer additional services to licence holders in the
Once the online account is created maintenance checks can be
paid for and completed online six weeks in advance of the due date
for the maintenance fee. Payment must be made within 30 days of the
fifth anniversary of a personal licence being issued and failure to
do so may lead to a personal licence being revoked.
Around one thousand individuals have recently updated their
details with the Commission ahead of the fifth anniversary of their
licence. All told over 4,500 holders of personal management
licences and personal functional licences (the latter in the casino
sector only) could be required to complete a check in the year
beginning 1 September 2012.
The Commission’s Programme director for licensing and compliance
Sharon McNair said:
“Personal licence holders should sign up now to save time later
by registering online at www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk.“
Further details on personal licences can be found at www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/personal_licences.
Notes to editors
- 1. The Commission will write to individual licence holders six
weeks before this payment falls due. A CRB form and identity check
must be completed neither of those tasks will be available online.
See our new FAQs
section for further information.
- 2. The Gambling Commission (the Commission) regulates gambling
in the public interest alongside its co-regulators local licensing
authorities. It does so by keeping crime out of gambling, by
ensuring that gambling is conducted fairly and openly, and by
protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed or
exploited by gambling. The Commission also provides independent
advice to government on gambling in Britain.
- 3. The Commission and licensing authorities are responsible for
licensing and regulating all gambling in Great Britain other than
the National Lottery and spread betting, which are the
responsibility of the National Lottery Commission and the Financial
Services Authority (FSA) respectively.
- 4. See the terms & conditions section of our website for
information on legal advice.
- 5. The first five-year personal licence maintenance fee
payments fall due in September 2012, when the Commission will take
the opportunity to complete a five-year maintenance check to ensure
that the personal details of licence holders remain accurate.
- 6. Licence holders must notify the Commission of
any key event that affects their licence as soon as reasonably
practicable and, in any event, within five working days of becoming
aware of it. Key events can be reported by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.