represents the majority of the leading online bookmakers and had previously launched an unsuccessful challenge against the move to regulate gambling on a point of consumption basis.
's members include bet365, Betfair, Betfred, BetVictor, Coral, Ladbrokes, VVCONTINUES page 3 VVFROM front page William Hill and 32Red and, while Howitt said individual members might have their own views, the GBGA
was firmly in the Remain camp.
A letter before action notifying the Treasury and Hm revenue & Customs of the GBGA's intent to make a claim for judicial review was sent last month.
The GBGA claims the new tax regime is unlawful because it "breaches Article 56 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the european union [TFEU]".
The GBGA represents the household names who have based themselves in the territory to offer remote gambling, although William Hill and Ladbrokes have distanced themselves from the action.
A GBGA statement said: "We welcome this extremely sensible step from the government, which at least holds the ring for a short period.
claimed it would have little alternative but to initiate legal proceedings if the bill was passed, describing it as "misconceived and unwarranted on any objective analysis of the online gambling industry and the levels of consumer protection achieved by the existing UK regime".