Remote bingo game host operating licence
This activity allows you to provide remote bingo under specific circumstances.
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.
Some gambling software businesses provide facilities for remote gambling by making their games available to customers of other operators. For example, rather than supplying its game software directly to remote gambling operators, the gambling software business hosts its own bingo games on its own server, and those games can be accessed by customers of other operators through those other operators’ websites.
If you are a gambling software business that provides facilities for playing bingo but only in circumstances in which you host those facilities through other operators’ platforms, then you may be eligible to hold a remote bingo (game host) operating licence.
This licence will allow you to provide facilities for bingo by means of remote communication (for example, a website) and only in circumstances where the following criteria are met:
- you hold a gambling software operating licence
- you do not contract directly with any of the customers who play the bingo games you provide that is only customers of another operator can access your bingo facilities via that other operator’s website or app.
Current application fees
|Fee category||Annual gross gambling yield||Application Fee|
|F1||Less than £550,000||£3,168|
|G1||£550,000 or greater, up to but excluding £2 million||£7,742|
|G2||£2 million or greater, up to but excluding £5.5 million||£7,742|
|H1||£5.5 million or greater, up to but excluding £25 million||£12,176|
|I1||£25 million or greater, up to but excluding £100 million||£17,875|
|J1||£100 million or greater, up to but excluding £250 million||£28,772|
|K1||£250 million or greater, up to but excluding £550 million||£40,598|
|L1||£550 million or greater, up to but excluding £1 billion||£68,765|
|M1||£1 billion or greater||£68,765|
Current annual fees
Your first annual fee is due 30 days after your licence is issued and is reduced by 25 percent (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|
|F1||Less than £550,000||£3,142|
|G1||£550,000 or greater, up to but excluding £2 million||£7,525|
|G2||£2 million or greater, up to but excluding £5.5 million||£10,996|
|H1||£5.5 million or greater, up to but excluding £25 million||£15,435|
|I1||£25 million or greater, up to but excluding £100 million||£41,222|
|J1||£100 million or greater, up to but excluding £250 million||£79,039|
|K1||£250 million or greater, up to but excluding £550 million||£158,267|
|L1||£550 million or greater, up to but excluding £1 billion||£448,961|
|M1||£1 billion or greater||£603,961 plus £100,000 for each complete additional £500 million of annual gross gambling yield above £1 billion|
Last updated: 9 February 2023
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