The hosting supplier, Internet Vikings, has agreed a long-term US-based partnership with the online casino operator Playstar. This agreement will see Internet Vikings support Playstar’s efforts to expand in the US by providing bespoke iGaming hosting services in the state of New Jersey, where the operator plans to launch in early 2022.
PlayStar's chief business development officer Adam Noble commented: "We are thrilled to enter this agreement with Internet Vikings to support our launch into New Jersey. Sportsbook and iGaming hosting is a very different landscape in the US compared to Europe that presents a number of challenges. This partnership allows us to get on with our core business, safe in the knowledge our technology stack is in good hands."
In its statement, Playstar highlighted the importance of entering New Jersey to the operator’s overall US growth plan. Specifically, the company noted that the state is crucial to the US’s iGaming industry, owning 21.5% of the total US online sports handle out of 15 states for the first half of 2021.
Internet Vikings CEO Peter Ekmark said: "We are extremely proud for two reasons. First of all, entering New Jersey is an achievement on its own. Currently, it's the most sought after, yet difficult to enter, state in the US"
Internet Vikings’ offering consists of a customizable hosting solution, including 24 cores, 64 GB of RAM, 500 GB storage, and 50Mbit bandwidth per month. The hosting group began its expansion into the US in July and has since launched in Colorado.
"Secondly", Ekmark continued, "we are very excited to continue this journey alongside our clients who place their trust in us and our products to support them at such a pivotal stage of their business lifecycle. And we are not planning to stop here. We will continue to expand and transform so that we can fulfill the needs of our clients at every step of their growth process."