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Licence activities

Remote general betting limited licence

This licence allows you to provide facilities for betting only over the telephone or by email (in circumstances where you are manually processing the bets).

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)

If you hold this licence you cannot hold a non-remote betting operating licence, and the annual gross gambling yield from facilitating bets by telephone or email must not exceed £550,000.

If bets are automatically processed by gambling software, or where any other means of remote communication is used to provide facilities for betting, or if your annual gross gambling yield exceeds £550,000, you will need a remote general betting (standard) (real events) operating licence.

Current application fees

Fee categoryAnnual gross gambling yieldApplication Fee
FUp to £550,000£534
More than £550,000Remote general betting (standard) real events licence required

Application fees from 1 October 2021

Fee categoryAnnual gross gambling yieldApplication Fee
FUp to £550,000£854
More than £550,000Remote general betting (standard) real events licence required

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
FUp to £550,000£1,462
More than £550,000Remote general betting (standard) real events licence required

Annual fees from 1 October 2021

Fee categoryAnnual gross gambling yieldAnnual Fee
FUp to £550,000£2,266
More than £550,000Remote general betting (standard) real events licence required

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