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Non-remote betting intermediary operating licence

This licence allows you to bring two or more betting parties together so they can bet against each other, but you never have liability for their bets. An example of a non-remote betting intermediary is a tic-tac at a racecourse.

Betting intermediaries can be remote or non-remote. The need for a betting intermediary licence will depend upon whether or not facilities for gambling are provided under Section 5 of the Gambling Act 2005. 

Application fee non-remote betting intermediary operating licence 

Application fees

Fee category

Annual gross gambling yield

A1

B1

C1

 

 

Less than £0.55m

£0.55m - £2.5m

£2.5m-£5.5m

 

 

Betting intermediary

£178

£178

£178

 

 

Annual fee

Your first annual fee is due 30 days after your licence is issued to you. Subsequent annual fees are due every year before the anniversary of the day your licence was issued.

For the first year, the annual fees below will be reduced by 25% (ancillary and linked licence annual fees are not subject to this reduction).  

If you apply for a combination of different kinds of licence, you will get a discount on your annual fee.

Annual fees

Fee category

Annual gross gambling yield

A1

B1

C1

 

 

Less than £0.55m

£0.55m - £2.5m

£2.5m - £5.5m

 

 

Betting intermediary - annual fee

£280

£4,277

£4,338

 

 

Also see

Betting: which licence do you need?

Advice for remote, non-remote and betting intermediaries

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