Gambling licences are issued to operators wishing to offer their gaming services to customers in Great Britain. There are different types of licences granted depending on the gambling service on offer. 
Why do operators need a licence?
Operators need licences in order to ensure that they are offering services that comply with the Gambling Act 2005. They must adhere to the Gambling Commission’s Licensing Conditions and Code of Practice; failure to do so can result in penalties, including fines and revocation of licences. Some individuals working in the gambling industry also hold personal licences (Personal Management Licences).