Remote (Online) Gambling

License For Remote Gambling

London betting and gaming licensing lawyers for online or remote gambling

Remote gambling has provided operators in the betting and gaming industry with opportunities to reach a larger, international customer base and represents a major proportion of the total worldwide gambling market. Our team of gaming lawyers has vast experience in the remote gambling sector, regularly advising clients who wish to offer an online experience to their customers and includes members of the International Masters of Gaming Lawyers (IMGL)

In order to provide online gambling facilities in Great Britain, it is necessary to obtain a Remote Operating Licence from the Gambling Commission. Granted by sector, these licences can be obtained for businesses wanting to offer casino games (including slots and poker), bingo, betting and lottery products, with applicants wanting to offer gambling in more than one of these sectors able to obtain a single licence covering all activities.

Whether you intend to offer business to business (B2B) facilities or business to consumer (B2C), an operating licence is required. Furthermore, companies supplying online games or other gambling software to commission licensed operators must all obtain a licence.

We regularly act for clients engaged in the provision of gambling facilities and the manufacture and supply of gambling software. More information on operating licences can be found here.

In addition to a Remote Operators Licence, businesses wanting to provide remote gambling services must also obtain Personal Management Licences (PMLs) for staff with management responsibility for strategy and delivery of gambling, financial planning and budgeting, regulatory compliance, marketing and commercial development and IT and Security.

Our team has expert knowledge in the application process to obtain both Operating Licences and PML’s and are well placed to help our clients meet their objectives.

Examples of our work:

  • Advising US based game suppliers on UK licensing requirements and securing Gambling Software Operating Licence and Personal Management Licences.
  • Advising on proposed changes to a licencee’s corporate structure and the requirement to secure approval of the change of corporate.
  • Advising on a section 116 review initiated by the Gambling Commission for an operator’s breach of Advertising Codes of Practice and the enforcement undertaken by the Advertising Standards Authority, including the review of numerous websites to bring them into compliance.
  • Advising on a breach of data security and the consequent enforcement action.