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.
The remote casino operating licence allows you to offer casino games to customers via a website, mobile phone, TV or other online service. This includes poker, roulette, blackjack and other casino games, as well as online slot games. If you contract with any of the participants who use your gambling facilities (ie if any of those participants are your own customers) then you will need this licence instead of the casino (game host) operating licence.
This licence will also be required, in addition to a non-remote casino operating licence, if you intend to link terminals located in one casino premises to gaming that takes place in another set of premises (for example, touch bet roulette terminals in one casino linked to a roulette wheel in another casino).
If you are a gambling software business that provides facilities for remote casino games but only in circumstances in which you host those facilities through other operators’ platforms, then you may be eligible to hold a casino (host) operating licence. To hold a host licence, your business:
- must hold a gambling software operating licence
- must not contract directly with any of the customers who play the casino games you provide ie only customers of another operator can access your casino game content via that other operator’s website or app.
Please see the casino (host) licence for further details.
Current application fees
|Fee category||Annual gross gambling yield||Application Fee|
|F1||Less than £550,000||£4,224|
|G1||£550,000 or greater, up to but excluding £2 million||£10,323|
|G2||£2 million or greater, up to but excluding £5.5 million||£10,323|
|H1||£5.5 million or greater, up to but excluding £25 million||£16,235|
|I1||£25 million or greater, up to but excluding £100 million||£23,834|
|J1||£100 million or greater, up to but excluding £250 million||£38,363|
|K1||£250 million or greater, up to but excluding £550 million||£54,131|
|L1||£550 million or greater, up to but excluding £1 billion||£91,686|
|M1||£1 billion or greater||£91,686|
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|
|F1||Less than £550,000||£4,199|
|G1||£550,000 or greater, up to but excluding £2 million||£10,056|
|G2||£2 million or greater, up to but excluding £5.5 million||£14,694|
|H1||£5.5 million or greater, up to but excluding £25 million||£20,626|
|I1||£25 million or greater, up to but excluding £100 million||£55,089|
|J1||£100 million or greater, up to but excluding £250 million||£105,626|
|K1||£250 million or greater, up to but excluding £550 million||£211,505|
|L1||£550 million or greater, up to but excluding £1 billion||£599,979|
|M1||£1 billion or greater||£793,729 plus £125,000 for each complete additional £500 million of annual gross gambling yield above £1 billion|
- Non-remote 1968 Act casino operating licence
- Non-remote 2005 Act casino operating licence
- Remote casino game host operating licence
Last updated: 5 April 2022
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30 September 2021
Updated fees to reflect changes in the application and annual fees coming into effect on 1 October 2021.