Massachusetts: regulator grants Continent 8 Technologies sports betting license

April 14, 2023
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The state gaming commission named the company a sports wagering registrant.

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission has approved Continent 8 Technologies as a sports wagering registrant. As a result, the global IT provider now has approval for sports wagering licenses within the state.

Massachusetts is one of the latest states to open a regulated sports betting market for its residents. State Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill to legalize online sports betting last summer.

The state’s regulated sports betting market went live on January 31. Mobile wagering in Massachusetts officially opened last month.

Since the Supreme Court repealed PASPA in 2018, online gambling is currently available in more than 35 states, with 18 of those allowing for legal online sports wagering.

Continent 8 has held its digital presence in the US for several years. The company first launched services in Iowa in 2019, with Kansas following in 2020 and Louisiana in 2021. Since the initial launches, the company has provided managed service offerings across those state markets and has fostered “in-state connectivity and infrastructure.”

Continent 8 Innovation Director David Brace commented on the recent approval and explained the company’s strategic US growth strategy.

He said: “We are thrilled to have been approved as a sports wager registrant by the Massachusetts regulator. The early signs are that this will be a significant market for both operators and suppliers.

“We have taken an ambitious first-to-market approach across the US, providing our customers with the head start they need to really succeed in each state. This, combined with our award-winning and tailored solutions and services, and our 25 years of experience, sets us aside from other providers and is why we have become the go-to infrastructure provider for so many online businesses.”

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