HBLB's record of bookmakers who may be liable to pay the Levy is principally derived from records supplied by the Gambling Commission. However, it is possible for a bookmaker to hold an Operating Licence from the Gambling Commission and not be liable to the Levy.
Only bookmakers who carry out a business which includes the effecting of betting transactions on horse races shall be liable to pay the Levy.
Bookmakers who do not accept bets on horse races are classified as Exempt. This status must be confirmed to HBLB each year by signing and returning a declaration to this effect. The declaration of Exemption is contained within the annual Form of Declaration that is sent to bookmakers in March of each year.