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Remote operators licences granted and surrendered

Request date: 9 February 2023

This version was printed or saved on: 24 June 2024

Online version: https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/about-us/freedomofinformation/remote-operators-licences-granted-and-surrendered

Request

Under the FOIA I would like to ask the following question please:

For each of the last 5 years (2018-2022):

  1. The number of remote operators licences granted.
  2. The number of remote operators licences that were handed back (terminated at the choice of the operator).

Response

Dear Sir

Thank you for your request which has been processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

As requested, the following table contains, for each of the last 5 years (2018-2022):

  1. The number of remote operators licences granted.
  2. The number of remote operators licences that were handed back (terminated at the choice of the operator).
Calendar Year 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Operators with New Remote Licence Applications Granted 115 75 75 81 63
Operators that Surrendered Remote Licences 102 82 75 60 52

Review of the decision

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your Freedom of Information request you are entitled to an internal review of our decision. You should write to FOI Team, Gambling Commission, 4th floor, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4BP or by reply to this email.

Please note, internal review requests should be made within 40 working days of the initial response. Requests made outside this timeframe will not be processed.

If you are not content with the outcome of our review, you may then apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have already exhausted the review procedure provided by the Gambling Commission.

The ICO can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office (opens in a new tab), Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Information Management Team
Gambling Commission
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Birmingham B2 4BP