It’s a wrap! The Continent 8 team had an incredible week at ICE London 2019. Here’s a quick recap of our experience at ICE as we engaged with leaders in the iGaming industry on our range of innovative data security, cloud connectivity, and multi-jurisdiction hosting solutions. We enjoyed discussing the industry’s critical issues and new developments, including the consequences of the DOJ’s revised interpretation of the Wire Act and Continent 8’s rapid expansion across the United States.
Continent 8 named Corporate Services Provider of the Year at Global Gaming Awards
At the Global Gaming Awards, powered by Gambling Insider, on 4 February, Continent 8 Technologies won the Corporate Services Provider of the Year award. We were honored to receive this award recognizing our service to the gaming industry. Congratulations to all the winners and those who were shortlisted! View full list.
SBTech partners with Continent 8 to expand across the US
Continent 8 and SBTech released an important announcement last week. Michael Tobin, CEO, Continent 8 Technologies, shared his insights on the partnership with SBTech, stating, “We are delighted to support SBTech’s rapid growth, particularly in the ever-changing US landscape.” View the press release.
Playtech partnership strengthened with new global agreement
We celebrated our continued partnership with Playtech with the signing of a new global agreement. This agreement builds on a highly successful relationship spanning over 20 years, in which we have partnered to spearhead global expansion initiatives and collaborated to deliver world-class infrastructure and software solutions. View the press release.
Continent 8 continues to expand its iGaming Cloud across the United States and beyond
Continent 8’s continued expansion across the U.S. was a hot topic at the event. With the recent debate over the U.S Department of Justice’s revised interpretation of the Wire Act, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Attorney Generals Gurbir Grewal and Josh Shapiro have come out in strong support of iGaming operators, asking for assurance that no enforcement action be taken until the issue is resolved. They stated, “This decision puts jobs and livelihoods at risk for the thousands of people who work in the online gaming industry and jeopardises critical state funding for the public good that is generated by lottery sales and other internet activity that is legal within our states.”
With the support of lawmakers like Grewal and Shapiro, Continent 8 is confident that the future of gaming in the United States is bright. In 2018, Continent 8’s US multi-state capacities increased to include Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, with upcoming locations in New York and Ohio. We are now partnering with New Jersey to open a new data center at the Atlantic City Convention Center. To learn more, download our new Atlantic City Convention Center data center FAQ handout.
Continent 8 announces new security and connectivity solutions
In what has become an annual tradition at ICE, Continent 8 announced the imminent arrival of key global solutions to address the evolving needs of the industry: Cloud WAF and SD-WAN.
Continent 8 featured in the industry’s leading show daily
Continent 8 was the subject of three ICE Daily featured editorials, discussing our new partnership with SBTech, our global expansion, and our new security and connectivity solutions.
- ICE Daily Day 1: SBTech partners with Continent 8 for US expansion
- ICE Daily Day 2: Expansion with cloud focus for Continent 8
- ICE Daily Day 3: Continent 8 announces security and connectivity solutions
Snapshots of our week at ICE