By Simon Wright Feb 17, 2023
Continent 8 Technologies continues to deploy its first-to-market approach in North America after launching its iGaming Cloud in Ohio, making it available to licensed operators and suppliers in the state.
Continent 8’s iGaming Cloud is a Public or Community Cloud, and is already available to customers in a number of other regulated North American locations. This includes New Jersey (Atlantic City), Pennsylvania and most recently Michigan, with Continent 8 having worked closely with regulators across the fast-growing North American market to ensure that its full suite of solutions is fully compliant.
The iGaming Public Cloud offers a scalable and resilient infrastructure platform that allows customers to host virtual servers, compute, containers, storage and network edge services.
It is suitable for all Ohio Casino Control Commission (OCCC) licensed operators and suppliers to use, allowing them to provide all iGaming-related services within the state. This solution adds to Continent 8’s existing services in Ohio, which comprise data center, network connectivity and cyber security solutions.
Regulated online and mobile sports betting launched 1 January 2023 in Ohio and, according to reports, the state recorded 11.3 million transactions over the course of the New Year’s weekend.
David Brace, Innovation Director at Continent 8 Technologies, commented: “We are proud to be the first service provider to offer an iGaming Public Cloud solution in the state of Ohio.”
“In terms of market entry, cloud offers businesses the quickest and simplest route into a new state. This is true both for new entrants, as well as licensees who utilise the Continent 8 iGaming Cloud in other jurisdictions. The flexibility and scalability of the iGaming Cloud provides a range of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery options for those already live in the state and looking to protect their platforms.”
Continent 8 is live in 25 US states with additional sites set to launch in the coming months such as Nevada, Minnesota and Georgia. The global IT business has established itself as the go-to iGaming hosting and connectivity provider in North America, currently supporting over 80% of the 2022 EGR Power US Ranking operators.
Justin Cosnett, Chief Product Officer at Continent 8 Technologies, added: “Expanding our iGaming Public Cloud capability and enabling fast market entry for our customers is an important part of our overall cloud, security and connectivity growth strategy.”
“We understand the power of the first-mover, pay-as-you-grow advantage in such highly competitive states and markets, and strive to offer this to our customers.”