Global data solutions provider Continent 8 Technologies has been authorized by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to provide co-location, data warehousing and managed network services to online gaming operators in the state.

Commenting on the news, CEO Michael Tobin said: “We are very excited to bring our global network and managed services to the online gaming community in Pennsylvania. The new opportunities for gaming operators, including online sports betting companies, will require a partner like Continent 8 that is knowledgeable and delivers expeditious results. The upcoming launch date for mobile online casino and sports betting only increases the urgency to set up operations now.”

As an officially authorized gaming service provider, the firm has already opened up two centers in Pennsylvania allowing for both primary and disaster recovery operations. Following the award of the authorization on March 11th, it was successful in getting customers operational in time for the beginning of March Madness this year.

In keeping with its commitment to the ever-expanding US online gambling market, the company said it will be opening up operations in advance of every regulated state going live. Its multi-state connectivity currently includes Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.