Continent 8 goes live in Vermont

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Continent 8 has expanded its reach in the US by going live in Vermont.

The infrastructure provider will be providing support, via its data center in Burlington, to DraftKings, FanDuel and Fanatics Sportsbook.

These were the three operators that were granted licenses by the Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery following the legalization of online sports betting in the state in June 2023.

According to Continent 8, it has “consistently driven an ambitious first-to-market approach” which has allowed its customers to launch from day one of a state opening.

Michael Tobin, Founder and CEO of Continent 8 Technologies, said: “We are proud to be able to support our customers in their strategic launch in one of the year’s most anticipated newly regulated online sports betting states. We have been relentless in our pursuit as a market leader and putting customers first.

“Our bold, first-to-market approach, done so over 25 years, is one of the many reasons our global customers continue to trust us with their mission critical technology and have developed such close strategic partnerships for decades. We are extremely excited to be planting a flag in the state of Vermont, not only for the future of the business, but one where I have a strong personal history.”

Following this latest news Continent 8 are now live in 30 states across the US.

Fast start in Vermont

The Vermont Department of Liquor and Lottery reported a total betting handle of $19.9m for the first three weeks since online sports betting was legalized which was higher than expected prior to launch.

Operators paid out $15.7m which resulted in roughly $2.4m in revenue for the group and the state of Vermont received $1.1m in revenue over this time period.