Expanding NJ Data Firm Following Sports Betting Growth Across The US

A New Jersey-licensed online gaming data company that operates two data centers in the Garden State is planning a move into other states with legal and regulated sports betting.

Continent 8 Technologies operates two data centers in Atlantic City, including one at the Ocean Resort Casino.

The data centers provide support in the form of data center and network services for NJ online gambling and the state’s growing mobile and online sports betting sectors.

Sports betting expansion for Continent 8

Now, Continent 8 Technologies has unveiled a plan to integrate its Atlantic City data centers with supporting locations in other states that have embraced legal sports betting.

These states include:

Continent 8 officials claim its new multi-state data capacity will allow it to provide seamless services for any company looking to enter any one or more of the emerging sports betting markets opening up across the US.

Additionally, CEO Michael Tobin said in a release that further expansion is coming as more states embrace sports betting:

“Serving the rapidly expanding online sports betting industry, Continent 8’s integration of state-of-the-art data centers across multiple states and gaming jurisdictions provides a hub and spoke technology platform to help companies successfully enter the marketplace. In 2019, Continent 8 will further increase network capacity with additional expansion in the states of New York and Ohio, and other states as legislation evolves.”

Continent 8 officials further claim that existing gaming and sports betting operators, and those looking to enter the US market, will all benefit from its Atlantic City hub and plan for multi-state integration.

Additionally, the Continent 8 network includes connectivity to its new US locations and more than 30 data center locations worldwide.

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Continent 8 and NJ sports betting

Continent 8 remains the only independent IT provider licensed by New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement.

In fact, it is licensed to supply data center and network services to NJ online gaming license holders across the state. Of course, this includes mobile and online sports betting operators.

Continent 8 opened its first North American data center in Atlantic City in 2014. Its aim remains to provide data support and services to the emerging New Jersey online gambling industry.

However, the center also provides other IT resources including DDoS Prevention and Cloud Backup services. It sits inside an unnamed licensed casino in Atlantic City.

Continent 8 opened up a new data center at Ocean Resort in June 2018. The company says it did this as a response to demand generated by new sports betting legislation in the state.

Additionally, this data center provides independently licensed infrastructure and cybersecurity services for NJ gambling sites. It is particularly designed to support sports betting providers.

Continent 8 has won Data Center of the Year honors at the last EGR B2B Awards. In fact, it has won the award for eight straight years.

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Martin Derbyshire

In his over 10 years covering the US online poker, legal NJ online gambling, and land-based casino industries, Martin Derbyshire has worn the hats of award-winning journalist and video and film producer. He has logged countless miles reporting on the world of high stakes gambling.