Continent 8 Gaming Cloud given green light in Pennsylvania
Continent 8 has launched its regulated Gaming Cloud in Pennsylvania following approval from the state’s Gaming Control Board (PGCB).
The managed hosting, connectivity, cloud and security provider’s public gaming cloud will be available to all operators and suppliers active in Pennsylvania.
Continent 8’s move follows a recent expansion into Canada’s gaming market, where it went live in Ontario. The provider’s cloud is already available in 24 regulated US states, including New Jersey.
The PGCB has deemed that Continent 8’s cloud software meets regulation standards, with the provider’s hardware being located at both primary and backup locations in Pennsylvania. These locations join the three existing data centres Continent 8 already has in the state.
The provider claims to work closely with all regulators across the North American market, to achieve full compliance and gain a first-mover advantage in each state that it moves into.
Continent 8’s Managing Director, Nick Nally, has spoken on the provider’s Pennsylvania expansion.
He 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.”
And Justin Cosnett, Chief Product Officer at Continent 8, 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.”
The company hopes to remain the “go-to” hosting and connectivity provider in North America.