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Applying for a Licence

If you wish to provide facilities for betting you are required to be licensed by the Gambling Commission. There are three categories of licence.  Your business may need all three.

The Commission issues operating licences and personal licences, while premises licences are issued by your local Licensing Authority.

The Gambling Commission's operating personal licence application forms are available to download (Adobe Reader 8 required) or order a paper copy.

To find out more about the application process, costs, application and annual fees, see our Applying for a Licence section.

Media and Publication links

Leaflet guides on applying for a licence - Betting
Guidance leaflet on applying for a licence for Betting.

Related Links

Applying for a licence
The Commission's guidance on applying for a licence under the new regulations.
How do I apply for a licence?
Information on how to apply for a licence under the new regulations.
How much does it cost?
Fees information for applying for and granting operating and personal licences.
Fees categories
Operating licence application and annual fees are divided into categories A-H. Find out which categories apply to your gambling operations.
Private betting & gaming
Exceptions for private betting & gaming
Small-scale operator exemption
Guidance for small-scale operators