Bets

For the organisation of wagers you need an F1 licence, while for accepting bets, you need an F2 licence. The Gaming Commission is responsible for the bets on sport results, horse races, events and for prohibited bets. The supplementary licence F1+ allows the licence holder to organise real bets via the Internet. You must be at least 18 years old before you can place a bet.

Bets may be placed in betting offices, with bookmakers, at newsagents and on the premises of horse race tracks. 

Please click here to see a list of all active F1 licences. (25/10/2017)
 
Please click here to see a list of all active F2 licences - Betting offices. (25/10/2017)
Please click here to see a list of all active F2 licences - Book shops. (25/10/2017)
Please click here to see a list of all active F2 licences - Bookmakers. (25/10/2017)
Please click here to see a list of all active F2 licences - Associations of active racecourses. (25/10/2017)
 
Please click here to see the list of all active F1+ licences. (25/10/2017)
 
 
To apply for an F1 licence, please fill in this application form and return the duly signed form to the Gaming Commission by letter sent by registered post, along with the following documents:
 
  • Your personal income tax returns with the relevant records and supporting documents as well as your tax assessment notices for the last three years (+ annex 2 if you are self-employed);
  • A tax clearance certificate delivered by Federal Public Service Finance attesting to the fact that the applicant has duly paid his confirmed and uncontested tax debts (for taxpayers who are taxed in Wallonia for games and bets, 2 certificates must be supplied: one for the federal tax department and one for the tax levied on games and bets in Wallonia);
  • A list specifying the nature or type of bets that are organised;
  • A supporting document proving the applicant's solvency and financial standing, demonstrating in particular that he has the required financial resources in place to cover the € 10,000.00 guarantee deposit;
  • The betting rules;
  • A list of the gaming establishments or the premises where the bets are placed.
  • (If a company) the identity of all shareholders (names, first names, addresses, dates and places of birth, national numbers / company numbers);
  • A list of all the companies in which the directors/ managing directors and the shareholders hold at least 20% of the shares;
  • A list of all the companies in which the directors/ managing directors and shareholders are serving a term of office;
  • A duly dated and sworn statement in which each director/ managing director confirms that he/she holds no direct or indirect control over a company whose activities would require an E licence to be obtained.
The Gaming Commission may demand further details to be provided if the records and documents included in the application fail to adequately attest to the transparency of the legal entity-licence applicant.

If the applicant is a national of a Member State of the European Union or a legal entity existing under the laws of a Member State of the European Union, he is to include similar documents regarding his financial, tax and legal situation (such as an extract from the judicial record of the foreign country concerned) as part of his licence application. At the request of the Gaming Commission, this document must be supplied in one of the three national languages.
 
 
 
 
To apply for an F2 licence, please fill in this application form and return the duly signed form to the Gaming Commission by letter sent by registered post, along with the following documents:
  • A tax clearance certificate delivered by the Federal Public Service Finance attesting to the fact that the applicant has paid his confirmed and uncontested tax debts (for taxpayers who are taxed in Wallonia for games and bets, two certificates must be supplied: one for the federal tax department and one for tax on games and bets levied in Wallonia);
  • The betting rules;
  • A Statement from the mayor on Class IV gaming establishments, duly filled in and signed by the competent authority (for betting offices only). If no statement has been delivered within two months after the application was submitted with the Mayor, the F2 licence awarding procedure may proceed. For this, the statement application must be affixed to the licence application, along with proof of the date of application with the municipality;
  • If the betting office is established within a 1,000-metre radius from another betting office, please include with the application proof that you have been operating this establishment since before 1 January 2011.
The Gaming Commission may demand further details to be provided if the records and documents included in the application fail to adequately attest to the transparency of the legal entity-licence applicant.
 
If the applicant is a national of a Member State of the European Union, or a legal entity existing under the laws of a Member State of the European Union, he is to include similar documents regarding his financial, tax and legal situation (such as an extract from the judicial record of the foreign country concerned) as part of his licence application. At the request of the Gaming Commission, this document must be supplied in one of the three national languages.
 
 

To apply for an F1+ licence, please carefully fill in this application form.