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Personal licence applications are now online

23 March 2015

The Gambling Commission has launched an addition to e-services which allows individuals applying for personal licences or making Annex A personal declarations to apply online.

Applicants can navigate in a way that reflects their individual role and responsibilities by giving them the option to skip questions that are not relevant for them.

Applicants can also upload information and supporting documentation, including certified copies of identity documents and bank statements, which reduces the risk of original documents being lost in the post and unnecessary delivery delays.

Dawn Best, Licensing Manager at the Gambling Commission said:

“This latest addition to our online services allows individuals to experience the convenience of an online application method similar to that which operators have enjoyed for some time. This is another step towards providing a full suite of online services for all applicants and licensees.”

The new system is available to those who are applying for a personal licence or making an Annex A personal declaration, and who are not already licensed or approved by the Commission.

Note to editors

  1. The Gambling Commission regulates gambling in the public interest alongside its co-regulators local licensing authorities. It does so by keeping crime out of gambling, by ensuring that gambling is conducted fairly and openly, and by protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling. Subject to these overriding public protection objectives, as regulator of the National Lottery the Commission monitors and challenges Camelot to raise the maximum amount for good causes. The Commission also provides independent advice to government on gambling in Britain.
  2. The Commission and local licensing authorities are responsible for licensing and regulating all gambling in Great Britain other than spread betting, which is the responsibility of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) (opens in new tab).
  3. See the What we do section of our website for information on legal advice (opens in new tab).

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Last updated: 13 June 2024

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