Continent 8 Technologies Expands to Kentucky
Continent 8 Technologies, a leading provider of managed hosting, connectivity, cloud, and security solutions, has expanded its services to Kentucky, bringing its expertise to over 25 states where it offers its award-winning solutions to operators and suppliers. This expansion follows Kentucky’s recent approval of sports betting legislation.
With the bill currently awaiting Governor Andy Beshear’s signature, Continent 8 has proactively taken a first-to-market approach to enable its customers to go live from day one of the state’s legal sports betting debut. As an experienced regulatory player in the igaming industry, Continent 8 has kept pace with Kentucky’s rapid progress towards online sports betting regulation.
Industry analysts predict Kentucky to be a significant state in the regulated US online sports betting market, generating approximately $23 million in tax revenue each year. Operators and suppliers in Kentucky can access Continent 8’s full suite of solutions from a dedicated data center in the state, including hybrid cloud deployments with hyperscale partners such as AWS, GCP, and Azure.
The innovative solutions, regulatory experience, and proactive approach have made Continent 8 the go-to infrastructure provider of choice for approximately 85% of operators on the EGR US Power Rankings for 2023.
Nick Nally, Chief Revenue Officer at Continent 8 Technologies explained, “Our rapid launch into Kentucky is only possible because of the unrivalled knowledge and experience that Continent 8’s planning and delivery function has in implementing its solutions in the regulated US market. We work ahead of operator service requirements to be able to deliver fast to our customers”.
Dany Chapdelaine, Director of Planning and Delivery at Continent 8 Technologies added, “Our vast regulatory knowledge and experience, coupled with strong relationships with customers, suppliers and vendors has enabled us to deploy our services in Kentucky at a rapid pace. A huge well done to the team involved in this significant project.
“Our approach in North America has seen us become the trusted infrastructure partner of choice for the vast majority of operators and suppliers in the market, and adding Kentucky to our growing network is another major step forward for us and our customers.”