Terrestrial bookmakers not ordinarily resident in the State must apply for a Certificate of Personal Fitness in order to operate. Revenue
may only issue a Bookmaker’s Licence
where the applicant holds a Certificate of Personal Fitness.
The application must be submitted to the Minister for Justice following the placement of an advertisement in two daily, national newspapers.
The advertisement and the application form must be in the format specified in the forms below. The full requirements of applicants are set out in the Betting (Amendment) Act 2015.
The Certificate of Personal Fitness confirms that an individual or the relevant officer of a partnership or corporate body is a fit and proper person to hold a Bookmaker’s Licence.
Each relevant officer must obtain a certificate.
What you must provide
The application form must be accompanied by the following:
written confirmation from the Police Authorities in the applicant’s country of residence as to whether they have been convicted of any relevant offences in that jurisdiction (read section 6 of the Act )
originals of the newspaper notices declaring the applicant’s intention to apply for a certificate of personal fitness dated at least 14 days prior to the application being made
in the case of corporate bodies, an Auditor’s Certificate for the last 3 years for which they are legally obliged to submit accounts, as well as detailed accounts for the same period
in the case of sole traders, a statement of audited accounts for the last 3 years
a certified copy of any current licences in the applicable category issued in the State or another EU state