US gaming technology giant Scientific Games Corporation has acquired Canadian online gambling technology provider NYX Gaming Group for US$630m (11x run-rate EBITDA).

Netherlands-based operator GamePoint has now been blacklisted by the Belgian Gambling Commission.

The Stars Group, parent company of online poker giant PokerStars, has increased its annual revenue guidance following what it sees as a “very positive consumer response” to Stars Rewards, the company’s new VIP program. The group now projects between $1.285 and $1.315 billion in annual online gaming revenue, approximately a 3% increase on guidance that was issued at the start of the year.

Kindred Group will support and fund a mobile application designed to offer help to problem gamblers.

A number of UK-facing operators, including Kindred Group, have reaffirmed their commitment to their affiliate programs, while also warning partners to beef up their compliance practices.

Paddy Power have been censured by the UK Advertising Standards Authority over an advert, which included the slogan “always bet on black,”’ prior to Floyd Mayweather’s fight against Conor McGregor last month.

The “world’s first 3D virtual reality online casino” SlotsMillion is to expand its services into the UK market after parent company ALEA.com acquired a UK Gambling Commission license to operate in the country.

Betfred will in effect end their commercial relationship with British racing next July when their exclusive deal to operate pools betting expires, chief executive Fred Done has revealed. Done’s dramatic move is in response to the decision of 54 British courses to launch their own pools betting operation next year.

The multi-billion dollar marriage of Australian betting firms Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group is once again in limbo after the Federal Court upheld a petition seeking to block the union.

Affiliate industry heavyweight Catena Media has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire an unnamed Japanese affiliate network, strengthening its position in the Asian market for a cost of $5.5m.