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Non-remote betting intermediary 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.

Important

This page contains upcoming changes to application and annual fees.

New application fees come into effect on 1 October 2021.

New annual fees for remote operators also come into effect on 1 October 2021, and for non-remote operators on 6 April 2022.

Read the consultation response on proposals for changes to Gambling Commission fees (link opens in a new tab)

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 (opens in new tab).

Current application fees

Fee category Annual gross gambling yield Betting intermediary
A1 Less than £5.5 million £178
B1 £5.5 million or greater, up to but excluding £110 million £178
C1 £110 million or greater £178

Application fees from 1 October 2021

Fee category Annual gross gambling yield Application fee
A1 Less than £5.5 million £285
B1 £5.5 million or greater, up to but excluding £110 million £285
C1 £110 million or greater £285

Current annual fees

Your first annual fee is due 30 days after your licence is issued and is reduced by 25% (ancillary and linked licence annual fees are not subject to this reduction).

After this, fees are due every year before the anniversary of the day your licence was issued.

Fee category Annual gross gambling yield Annual fee
A1 Less than £5.5 million £280
B1 £5.5 million or greater, up to but excluding £110 million £4,277
C1 £110 million or greater £4,338

Annual fees from 6 April 2022

Fee category Annual gross gambling yield Annual fee
A1 Less than £5.5 million £322
B1 £5.5 million or greater, up to but excluding £110 million £4,919
C1 £110 million or greater £4,989

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