The gambling industry’s biggest companies have united for the first time to launch a new trade body that replaces the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) and the Remote Gambling Association (RGA).

The new association, which has yet to be named, is the first to be supported by all of the UK’s largest online operators - bet365, GVC Holdings, Paddy Power Betfair, The Stars Group and William Hill - as well as suppliers Microgaming and Playtech, and primarily land-based operators such as Aspers and The Rank Group.

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