Continent 8 Gaming Cloud Approved in Pennsylvania

April 13, 2022 | Sarah Blackburn

Managed hosting, connectivity, cloud and security provider expands its solutions in North America with the first regulated public cloud offering in the state of Pennsylvania

13 April 2022 – Continent 8 Technologies continues to deploy its first-to-market approach in North America after being given the green light by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) to launch its regulated Gaming Cloud to operators and suppliers in the state.

Continent 8’s Gaming Cloud is a Public Cloud and is already available to customers in a number of other regulated North American locations including New Jersey (Atlantic City) and most recently Ontario.

It offers a multi-tenanted, scalable and resilient IaaS platform that allows customers to host infrastructure as Virtual Machines.

Continent 8 works closely with regulators across the fast-growing North American market to ensure that its full suite of solutions is fully compliant, allowing its customers to leverage the first-mover advantage in each state.

For Pennsylvania, regulations state that tenants in the Gaming Cloud must be licensed by the PGCB and hardware comprising the Gaming Cloud must be located at the primary and backup locations Continent 8 provides in the state.

The approval of a regulated Public Cloud adds to Continent 8’s existing services in Pennsylvania, which today comprises three data centers and points of presence.

Pennsylvania legalized online gambling in 2017. Since then, Continent 8 has expanded its solutions to serve customer demand, offering a fully regulated hosting environment under its PGCB interactive Gaming Service Provider authorization.

Nick Nally, Managing Director of Americas at Continent 8 Technologies, said: “Receiving approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for our Gaming Cloud forms part of our aggressive strategy to deliver our regulated cloud to multiple new states in the US, as demand for our cloud solutions continues to rise.”

Justin Cosnett, Chief Product Officer at Continent 8 Technologies, added: “We are proud to be the first service provider to offer this regulated community cloud solution in the state; we understand the power of the first-mover, pay-as-you-grow advantage in such highly competitive states and markets.”

Continent 8 is already live in 24 US states with additional sites set to launch in the coming months as the company continues its mission of being the go-to hosting and connectivity provider in North America.