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Remote gaming machine technical - full licence

This licence allows you to manufacture, supply, install, adapt, maintain and repair all categories of gaming machine or parts of a gaming machine using remote communication.

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)

This licence allows you to manufacture, supply, install, adapt, maintain and repair all categories of gaming machine or parts of a gaming machine (which includes gaming machine software) using remote communication (eg supplying gaming machine software via secure file transmission or uploading new content to machines remotely).

You are responsible for making sure all your machines comply with the gaming machine technical standards.

If your business manufactures or supplies gaming machines using any form of non-remote communication (such as by uploading software to CD or memory stick), you should also apply for a non-remote gaming machine technical licence.

Current application fees

Fee categoryAnnual gross value of salesApplication Fee
F1Less than £550,000£879
G1£550,000 or greater, up to but excluding £6.6 million£1,464
H1£6.6 million or greater, up to but excluding £30 million£14,647
H2£30 million or greater£14,647

Application fees from 1 October 2021

Fee category Annual gross value of sales Application Fee
F1 Less than £550,000 £1,406
G1 £550,000 or greater, up to but excluding £6.6 million £2,342
H1 £6.6 million or greater, up to but excluding £30 million £23,435
H2 £30 million or greater £23,435

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 salesApplication Fee
F1Less than £550,000£6,426
G1£550,000 or greater, up to but excluding £6.6 million£18,866
H1£6.6 million or greater, up to but excluding £30 million£34,295
H2£30 million or greater£53,587

Annual fees from 1 October 2021

Fee category Annual gross value of sales Application Fee
F1 Less than £550,000 £7,390
G1 £550,000 or greater, up to but excluding £6.6 million £21,696
H1 £6.6 million or greater, up to but excluding £30 million £39,439
H2 £30 million or greater £61,625

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