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US sports betting legalisation fuels insatiable data center demand

28 Jun 18

The passing of sports betting legislation in the United States has had a lot of follow-on effects, including a skyrocketing demand for data.

A real example is New Jersey licensed Continent 8 Technologies recently announcing the opening of a new data center at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City as a direct response to the aforementioned demand for immediate availability to online gaming, sports betting, and eSports vendors.

This is Continent 8’s second location in Atlantic City with a third new independent data center location in the city to be added shortly in order to further capacity and provide additional secure data redundancy and disaster recovery.

The Ocean Resort Casino data center, in conjunction with the other upcoming location, provides connectivity to Pennsylvania and Nevada locations, and a direct link to Continent 8's global network of 30+ data centers.

"The opening of the Ocean Resort on June 28 is a major development for the renewal of Atlantic City. Continent 8 is honored to contribute to this exciting development by partnering with Ocean Resort Casino," says Continent 8 CEO Michael Tobin.

"The new data center provides independent licensed infrastructure and cyber security services for online gaming operators, particularly sports betting providers. Utilizing our connected and secured global network allows multi-state customer data to be consolidated in New Jersey, leading to reduced costs and increased service availability to users."

Continent 8 is in a very strong position to aid online gaming operators that are looking to enter the New Jersey and wider US market as the only independent provider licensed by New Jersey’s Division of Gaming Enforcement authorized to supply data center and network services to online gambling licensees.

"On June 20, for the eighth consecutive year, Continent 8 was awarded the prestigious 'Datacentre of the Year' award at the annual EGR B2B Awards in London," says Continent 8 chief development officer Nick Nally.

"Our global leadership continues with our new data center, which provides connectivity to our global network and opens doors to operators in other states."

The company is currently in cohorts with various consultants with the goal to enable other states that may desire to respond to the opening of sports betting in the United States.

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