Remote Betting Intermediary's Licence

Overview

If your business involves allowing people in Ireland to make bets with other persons by remote means, you must hold a Remote Betting Intermediary’s Licence. You are also liable for Betting Intermediary Duty.

‘Remote means’ refers to communication by any electronic means, including the internet, telephone and any form of telegraphy, whether wireless or not. 

The licensing period is a two year fixed period. The current period is from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2021. The new period begins on 1 July 2021. Licences will expire at the end of the licensing period regardless of the issue date. 

The cost of a first licence is €10,000.

The cost of renewal is based on annual commission earnings.

You can make a payemnt all at once or in two equal instalments. The first payment is due at licence issue. The second payment is due on or before 1 December mid-way through the fixed licensing period.

The National Excise Licence Office will send you a notice before the second payment is due.

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