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Remote betting intermediary operating licence

This licence allows you to bring two or more betting parties together online in circumstances where you do not have liability for their bets. A remote betting intermediary is also commonly known as a betting exchange.

Regardless of where you are based in the world, you need a licence from us if:

  • you are providing facilities for gambling to consumers in Great Britain online (or through any other means of remote communication)
  • any part of your remote gambling equipment is based in Great Britain.

There is a remote operating licence for each type of gambling activity you might want to provide.

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 categoryAnnual gross gambling yieldApplication Fee
F1Less than £550,000£5,711
F2£550,000 or greater, up to but excluding £2 million£5,711
F3£2 million or greater, up to but excluding £5.5 million£5,711
G1£5.5 million or greater, up to but excluding £15 million£11,716
G2£15 million or greater, up to but excluding £55 million£11,716
H1£55 million or greater, up to but excluding £110 million£13,306
I1£110 million or greater, up to but excluding £220 million£14,647
J1£220 million or greater, up to but excluding £550 million£17,596
K1£550 million or greater, up to but excluding £1 billion£25,777
L1£1 billion or greater£25,777

Application fees from 1 October 2021

Fee category Annual gross gambling yield Application Fee
F1 Less than £550,000 £9,138
F2 £550,000 or greater, up to but excluding £2 million £9,138
F3 £2 million or greater, up to but excluding £5.5 million £9,138
G1 £5.5 million or greater, up to but excluding £15 million £18,746
G2 £15 million or greater, up to but excluding £55 million £18,746
H1 £55 million or greater, up to but excluding £110 million £21,290
I1 £110 million or greater, up to but excluding £220 million £23,435
J1 £220 million or greater, up to but excluding £550 million £28,154
K1 £550 million or greater, up to but excluding £1 billion £41,243
L1 £1 billion or greater £41,243

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 gambling yieldAnnual Fee
F1Less than £550,000£3,408
F2£550,000 or greater, up to but excluding £2 million£8,666
F3£2 million or greater, up to but excluding £5.5 million£10,023
G1£5.5 million or greater, up to but excluding £15 million£33,119
G2£15 million or greater, up to but excluding £55 million£46,687
H1£55 million or greater, up to but excluding £110 million£75,227
I1£110 million or greater, up to but excluding £220 million£137,453
J1£220 million or greater, up to but excluding £550 million£281,058
K1£550 million or greater, up to but excluding £1 billion£494,856
L1£1 billion or greater£694,856 plus £200,000 for each complete additional £500 million of annual gross gambling yield above £1 billion

Annual fees from 1 October 2021

Fee category Annual gross gambling yield Annual Fee
F1 Less than £550,000 £5,282
F2 £550,000 or greater, up to but excluding £2 million £13,432
F3 £2 million or greater, up to but excluding £5.5 million £15,536
G1 £5.5 million or greater, up to but excluding £15 million £51,334
G2 £15 million or greater, up to but excluding £55 million £72,365
H1 £55 million or greater, up to but excluding £110 million £116,602
I1 £110 million or greater, up to but excluding £220 million £213,052
J1 £220 million or greater, up to but excluding £550 million £435,640
K1 £550 million or greater, up to but excluding £1 billion £767,027
L1 £1 billion or greater £1,077,027 plus £200,000 for each complete additional £500 million of annual gross gambling yield above £1 billion

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