Do I need a licence?
There are three types of licence that business owners may need, and in certain situations, your business may need all three.
The three types of licence are:
- an operating licence (from us)
- a personal management licence (from us)
- a personal functional licence (from us)
- a premises licence (from your local licensing authority).
If you provide facilities for remote gambling (online or through other means), and advertise to consumers in Britain, you will need a licence from the Gambling Commission.
Local licensing authorities also provide lottery registrations and gambling permits for pubs, clubs and other establishments for low-level gambling.
Last updated: 7 June 2021
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