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.
This licence allows you to provide facilities for remote (online) gambling to consumers in Britain. It only allows the provision of facilities for betting on virtual races, competitions or other events or processes, other than a game of chance, by means of remote communication (for example, a website).
Where you offer betting on both real events and virtual events, you will also be required to hold the general betting (standard) (real events) operating licence in addition to this licence.
If you are a gambling software business that provides facilities for remote betting but only in circumstances in which you host those facilities through other operators’ platforms, then you may be eligible to hold a general betting (host) operating licence. To hold a host licence, your business:
- must hold a gambling software operating licence, and
- must not contract directly with any of the customers who place bets on the facilities you provide ie only customers of another operator can access your betting 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||£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 general betting standard operating licence
- Non-remote general betting limited operating licence
- Non-remote betting intermediary licence
- Non-remote pool betting operating licence
- Remote general betting standard real events licence
- Remote betting host real events licence
- Remote betting host virtual events licence
- Remote general betting limited licence
- Remote betting intermediary operating licence
- Remote betting intermediary trading rooms only licence
- Remote pool betting licence
Last updated: 30 September 2021
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