Continent 8 has received approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and has released its regulated Gaming Cloud in the state. The release is the company’s next step in Canadian expansion since the Ontario market opened April 4.
Ontario is the first Canadian province to offer iGaming to its residents. Up to now, local lotteries have traditionally dominated Canada’s gambling sector.
According to H2 Gambling Capital, Canada’s combined online sports betting and iCasino markets in 2022 are estimated at more than $2bn.
Ontario is projected to become one of North America’s largest iGaming markets.
All active operators and suppliers statewide will have access to the managed hosting, connectivity and cloud, as well as the Continent 8’s public gaming cloud. Continent 8 claims to work closely with regulators across the North American market to gain access to newly regulated states and to help them achieve full compliance.
The company now has three data centers throughout Pennsylvania following this latest launch.
Continent 8 Managing Director Nick Nally said: “Receiving approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for our Gaming Cloud forms part of our aggressive strategy to deliver our regulated cloud to multiple new states in the US, as demand for our cloud solutions continues to rise.”
Continent 8 Chief Product Officer Justin Cosnett commented: “We are proud to be the first service provider to offer this regulated community cloud solution in the state; we understand the power of the first-mover, pay-as-you-grow advantage in such highly competitive states and markets.”
The company’s Public Cloud platform is not a newcomer to the North American market. The platform has been in use in New Jersey’s Atlantic City since 2015.
Its cloud is also available in 24 states.