Betting & Gaming Licensing Solicitors

Our team of legal experts has extensive experience in advising businesses of all sizes within the betting and gaming sector. We also have expertise in regulatory requirements, compliance, and enforcement. Some of our solicitors have been advising on gambling law for over 30 years.

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We can help you with all areas of gambling licensing, including:

  • Securing a gambling licence for your premises
  • Remote gambling licensing
  • Licences/authorisations for fundraising
  • Licences/authorisations for product/service promotion.

Get in touch with us today for a consultation. We’ll listen to your needs and begin work to ensure your business or organisation is gambling and consumer law compliant.

Licence regulations are always changing. That’s why it’s vital you are complying with the latest gambling legislation. If you hold an operating licence, you’ll also need to make sure you’re complying with Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP).

We stay up to date with the latest regulatory requirements and updates in gambling law. This means the advice we give you will be up-to-the-minute and best suited to your needs. If you need to make an application, we’ll ensure that it addresses all the necessary areas, giving you the best chance of it being granted.

You must send all the supporting documentation when you submit your online application. Not providing the Gambling Commission with all the information and supporting documentation required is likely to result in the application being rejected. Your application fee won’t be refunded, and you’ll need to start the whole process again.

Why should I choose Irwin Mitchell?

We are a team of experts with specialist legal knowledge of betting and gaming. We have extensive regulatory experience in gambling licensing. Our deep understanding of the statutory process and the Gambling Commission’s regulatory regime means we can advise you on all legal aspects of gambling.

We can predict the compliance issues you are likely to face. This knowledge makes it easier for us to handle potential issues before they happen.

We offer comprehensive legal services to businesses in the gambling sector. These include advising on:

  • Remote gambling
  • Software supply
  • Bingo Clubs and Venues
  • Adult Gaming Centres
  • Casinos
  • Betting Offices
  • Lotteries and Fundraising
  • Gaming machines
  • Gambling in members clubs and pubs
  • Compliance assessments and regulatory action. The Commission will undertake a compliance assessment once the licence holder commences operations to test the application of the policies and procedures submitted with the application.

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How much does it cost to get a gambling licence in Great Britain?

The application fees payable to the Gambling Commission vary depending on:

  • The types of gambling you wish to offer
  • Whether you will be offering online or land-based gambling
  • The expected revenues from the activities (known as gross gambling yield).

You can find out exactly how much your gambling licence will cost by completing the Gambling Commission’s operating licence fee calculator.

The application fees you need to pay a Licensing Authority for a premises licence application vary by sector. They’re capped by regulations but are currently under review.

Annual fees are payable to both the Gambling Commission and, where land-based licences are held, the Licensing Authority.

Licensing Authorities must include costs of enforcement in their annual fees. The Commission factor into their annual fees costs of compliance and enforcement.

Is it hard to get a gambling licence in the UK?

For your gambling licence application to be approved, you need a comprehensive business plan. Presenting the Gambling Commission with a well-thought-out plan will show that you’re aware of your goals and how to achieve them.

You’ll also need to demonstrate that you’ve taken responsible gambling into consideration. This includes putting customer protection practices in place. Strategies to protect against money laundering and fraud are also vital. They require a risk assessment of your business, and policies and controls to mitigate any risks.

We have vast experience in helping clients create a comprehensive application. Before submitting your application, we will ensure all the bases are covered to give you the best chance of being approved for a licence.

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We're always proud to be recognised for the work we do for our clients and have been named as a leading firm in the latest legal guides - which provide information and recommendations about lawyers and law firms in the UK

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