Continent 8 Technologies receives vendor license for sports betting in MA

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Continent 8 Technologies has received approval from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to be a supplier to sports betting license holders in the Bay State. 

As a result, the global IT provider for the gaming industry can pen deals with any of the six active sports betting operators in Massachusetts, offering its technological and cloud solutions. 

The firm will offer Massachusetts operators managed hosting, connectivity and security solutions including hybrid cloud deployments with partners such as AWS and Microsoft Azure. 

In preparation for MGC approval, Continent 8 went live with its new data center in Massachusetts back in October last year, following an “extensive” site selection process. 

After securing a license to operate in Massachusetts, Continent 8 is now live in 26 US states, with more set to be announced in the coming months. 

The sports betting market in Massachusetts went live on Jan. 31 whilst the online market began on Mar. 10. 

Operators that have gone live so far include DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, WynnBet, Barstool Sportsbook, and Caesars Sportsbook. Whilst the market was touted as one of great demand across operators, ultimately the MGC received less interest than licenses available. 

During the process, a number of companies withdrew their interest in the market, including both PointsBet and bet365, whilst Fanatics delayed its launch until later on in the year. 

David Brace, Innovation Director at Continent 8, said: “We are thrilled to have been approved as a Sports Wager Registrant by the Massachusetts regulator. The early signs are that this will be a significant market for both operators and suppliers.

“We have taken an ambitious first-to-market approach across the US, providing our customers with the head start they need to really succeed in each state. 

“This, combined with our award-winning and tailored solutions and services, and our 25 years of experience, sets us aside from other providers and is why we have become the go-to infrastructure provider for so many online businesses.”