Continent 8 Technologies has been given the green light by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) to launch its regulated public cloud solution Gaming Cloud to operators and suppliers in the Keystone State.
Gaming Cloud is a ‘multi-tenanted, scalable, and resilient’ IaaS platform that allows customers to host infrastructure as virtual machines.
Continent 8 has been working with North American regulators to make sure its full suite of solutions is fully compliant. Gaming Cloud has already been launched in several other regulated locations in the region including New Jersey (Atlantic City) and Ontario.
Pennsylvania regulations stipulate that Gaming Cloud customers must be licensed by the PGCB. The solution’s hardware must also be located at the primary and backup locations Continent 8 provides in the state.
Nick Nally, Managing Director of Americas at Continent 8 Technologies, commented: “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.”
Gaming Cloud’s regulation in Pennsylvania adds to the list of existing Continent 8 services in Pennsylvania, which includes three data centers and points of presence.
Since the Keystone State legalized online gambling in 2017, Continent 8 has expanded its solutions, using its PGCB interactive Gaming Service Provider authorization to offer a fully regulated hosting environment.
Chief Product Officer at Continent 8 Technologies, Justin Cosnett, 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 locations set to launch soon as the company continues to expand across North America.