Continent 8 Technologies has been accredited by the Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) to launch its regulated Gaming Cloud to operators and suppliers in the state.
The group’s Gaming Cloud offers a multi-tenanted, scalable and resilient IaaS platform that allows customers to host infrastructure, containers, data and network edge services. It is already available to customers in a number of other regulated locations across North America, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Michigan regulations state that tenants in the Gaming Cloud must be licensed by the MGCB, and hardware comprising the Gaming Cloud must be located at the primary and backup locations Continent 8 provides in the state.
“Achieving approval from the Michigan Gaming Control Board for our Gaming Community Cloud is an important strategic development for Continent 8, as demand for secure and compliant cloud solutions continues to rise,” said Continent 8 Technologies Chief Product Officer Justin Cosnett.
“We understand the power of the first-mover, pay-as-you-grow advantage in such highly competitive states and markets, and strive to offer this to our customers.”
Continent 8 is live in 24 US states, with additional sites expected to launch in the coming months.
Michigan regulators authorised online gambling and sports betting in January 2021, with the latest figures from the MGCB showing that combined total adjusted internet gaming and sports betting gross receipts were $131.2m for July 2022.
Continent 8 Technologies Innovation Director David Brace commented: “We are proud to be the first service provider to offer this regulated Community Cloud solution in the state.
“In terms of infrastructure, cloud offers fast market entry, especially for new licensees, as well as backup or migration capability for those already invested into the state looking to move away from costly hardware investment in a time of supply chain challenges.”