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Licence activities

Remote gaming machine technical – supplier operating licence

This licence allows you to to supply, install, adapt, maintain or repair (but not manufacture) a gaming machine or part of a gaming machine.

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.

You are responsible for making sure all your machines 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.

If your business supplies gaming machines or software 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 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 £23,435

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 value of sales Annual Fee
F1 Less than £550,000 £6,164
G1 £550,000 or greater, up to but excluding £6.6 million £19,321
H1 £6.6 million or greater £32,716

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Last updated: 9 February 2023

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