Continent 8 Technologies is the go-to provider of infrastructure solutions and services to the global gambling industry. This is why…
This year, Continent 8 Technologies celebrates 25 years of protecting the global gambling industry’s most valuable information, providing market-leading iGaming hosting, connectivity, cloud and security solutions.
This is a major milestone, and it’s only been achieved by combining cutting-edge technologies with the best people and putting our customers at the core of all decision-making.
We are the absolute market leader – no other infrastructure provider supports +80% of operators on the EGR US Power Rankings, after all.
But if that’s not enough to convince you to join the sector’s biggest businesses and use Continent 8 as your infrastructure partner, below are eight more reasons why you should.
Reason 1 – Our unrivalled experience
Our services and solutions have been the foundation for business in the industry since its inception. As the sector has grown, we have grown with it.
This includes markets opening and closing, the rise of regulation and compliance, advances in technology, mergers and acquisitions and everything in between.
This unrivalled experience has allowed us to enhance and fine-tune our iGaming products, solutions and services so that they meet the exact needs of the industry and the unique requirements of each customer.
Reason 2 – Our connected network
Our global network is unmatched, with no other like it in the industry.
We have a unique, private, global connected network of more than 90 locations spanning four continents with more locations being added on a monthly basis.
We’ve made strides in the US market, where we are offering our solutions in 25 regulated states and counting. Our first-to-market approach lets us capitalise on the rapid roll-out of regulation, allowing our customers to be ready for launch from the day the market opens.
We are very committed to the US market and plan to be live in every regulated state.
In other markets, we continue to grow our footprint across Latin America and Europe, with Croatia set to go online in the coming months. We’re also assessing opportunities in Africa and Australia.
Reason 3 – Global reach, local focus
While our connected network gives us global reach, our local focus allows us to establish centres of excellence with members of the team on the ground in key iGaming jurisdictions from the Isle of Man to Malta and Gibraltar.
Reason 4 – Regulatory know-how
Operators and suppliers have had to contend with regulations for many years now, and we’ve always worked with them to ensure our products, services and solutions are fully compliant with vendor licences in the markets where they are required.
Take our data centre in New Jersey. Launched in 2019, it is housed within the Atlantic City Convention Centre and is the only data site in the state that has been purpose-built for the online gambling industry. It is fully compliant with DGE regulations and is the only independent, licensed facility that can house gaming infrastructure outside of a licensed casino.
Reason 5 – Cybersecurity
The gambling industry is one of the most attacked. With a global average data breach total cost of $4.35m (as of 2022) it’s vital for all organisations in the sector to ensure they are protected – at Continent 8, we’ve been doing this for more than two decades.
We take a multi-layered approach to security including DDoS, WAAP, SIEM/SOC and EDR/MDR solutions and our solutions are continually evolving to suit the ever-changing cyber threat landscape.
Reason 6 – Our customers are at the core of what we do
Over the past 25 years, we’ve earned a reputation for delivering the highest levels of customer support, our attention to detail and delivering service excellence across everything we do. This is something we are incredibly proud of.
As well as local, on-site expertise across our data centres, we have a comprehensive customer portal that provides access to key metrics on the services we provide. We ensure 24x7x365 response, support ticketing and incident management as standard, alongside some of the best SLAs in the industry.
Reason 7 – Our powerful customer portal
It really is second to none. It enables customers to see all aspects of their business, including co-location information covering an audit of all equipment, rack space and power used. It also shows network stats such as latency and internet health, and highlights any unusual activity. Customers can also access real-time DDoS stats so they can see attack data and mitigation techniques.
Reason 8 – Become a member of our Gaming Exchange
This is a powerful private internet and exchange that can only be used by Continent 8 customers, allowing them to connect directly with one another. It offers a VPN across our backbone network in conjunction with third-party circuits to let customers exchange traffic at the lowest latency and highest performance, while being secure and private.
Customers connected to the Gaming Exchange can also access our Premium Portal – this is an analytical dashboard where they can view and monitor traffic within and outside of Continent 8 to other gaming partners.
Here’s a video of our Chief Product Officer Justin Cosnett discussing the Exchange:
These are just some of the reasons why Continent 8 is the infrastructure provider of choice for iGaming organisations across the world. So, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with the team at email@example.com to talk about how we can help power your business to the next level.