Report of the Law Reform Committee on Online Gaming and Singapore
pool betting – 42
general betting (telephone) – 40
casino – 20
betting intermediary – 19
gaming machines technical – (full, supplier and software) – 17
external lottery managers – 10
bingo – 9
Ancillary remote operating licences are required by holders of non-remote
operating licences to permit specific activities to be provided by means of specified communication that are ancillary to the specified activities covered by the non-remote operating licences. For example, if a person is applying for a non-remote general betting licence but want to offer betting services by telephone, he may add an ancillary remote licence to the main licence type. The Gambling Commission considers an activity to be ancillary to the specified licensed activity when an activity is only an
additional or secondary activity to the specified licensed activity.
Probity checks will be conducted on the applicants for the licences. The price of
the licence is set at a level that meets not only the costs of issuing the licence but also the associated regulatory costs of monitoring that activity on the basis that this is a
service to applicants.126
Licences are time limited.
The provision of facilities for gambling or using premises for gambling is an
offence unless the appropriate permission is given.127
Such permission may come from
pursuant to the GA.
Overseas Internet gambling sites
The GA does not purport to regulate overseas Internet gambling sites.
Section 36 of the GA expressly provides that s 33 (which criminalises the provision of
Source http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/gambling_sectors/betting/getting_a_licence_what_you_ ne/do i need a licence/what operating licences do i n.aspx.
DCMS Position Paper at para 30. Gambling Act 2005, s 33.