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Non-remote gaming machine technical – supplier operating licence

This licence allows you to supply, install, adapt, maintain and repair all categories of gaming machine or parts of a gaming machine (which includes gaming machine software).

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)

All the machines you supply to gambling businesses licensed in Great Britain must comply with the gaming machine technical standards.

The licence does not permit you to manufacture a gaming machine or gaming machine software. You will need a gaming machine technical (full) or gaming machine technical (software) operating licence to conduct manufacturing activities.

Current application fees

Fee categoryAnnual gross value of salesApplication Fee
A1Less than £550,000£879
B1£550,000 or greater, up to but excluding £6.6 million£1,464
C1£6.6 million or greater, up to but excluding £26.4 million£4,934
D1£26.4 million or greater, up to but excluding £50 million£4,934
E1£50 million or greater£4,934

Application fees from 1 October 2021

Fee category Annual gross value of sales Application Fee
A1 Less than £550,000 £1,406
B1 £550,000 or greater, up to but excluding £6.6 million £2,342
C1 £6.6 million or greater, up to but excluding £26.4 million £7,894
D1 £26.4 million or greater, up to but excluding £50 million £7,894
E1 £50 million or greater £7,894

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 categoryAnnual gross value of salesAnnual Fee
A1Less than £550,000£1,186
B1£550,000 or greater, up to but excluding £6.6 million£3,034
C1£6.6 million or greater, up to but excluding £26.4 million£4,406
D1£26.4 million or greater, up to but excluding £50 million£9,507
E1£50 million or greater£15,554

Annual fees from 6 April 2022

Fee category Annual gross value of sales Annual Fee
A1 Less than £550,000 £1,364
B1 £550,000 or greater, up to but excluding £6.6 million £3,489
C1 £6.6 million or greater, up to but excluding £26.4 million £5,067
D1 £26.4 million or greater, up to but excluding £50 million £10,933
E1 £50 million or greater £17,887

Ancillary activities

If you apply for a non-remote gaming machine technical (supplier) licence and also want to supply gaming machine software by file transfer protocol (FTP) or by email, you may need to apply for an ancillary remote licence in addition to your non-remote licence.

The gaming machine technical ancillary licence permits the supply of gaming machine software by FTP or email only, and is subject to the condition that you can only generate an annual value of gross sales which:

  • is less than the total annual value of gross sales you generate through your non-remote operating licence and (if you hold it) the non-remote gambling software operating licence.
  • does not, in any event, exceed £50,000.

Ancillary remote application fee: £100
There is no annual fee for this ancillary remote operating licence.

If your business uses any other form of remote communication, or if it does not meet the conditions of the ancillary licence outlined above, you should apply for a remote gaming machine technical licence.

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