Continent 8 opens new data center at Ocean Resort Casino

By Emily Bader
Atlantic City | Jun 26, 2018 at 12:18 pm

New Jersey-licensed Continent 8 Technologies, a online gaming data center and global network solutions provider, has opened a new data center at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City.

This is Continent 8’s second location in Atlantic City, it said. The new center, Continent 8 said, is a response to the demand generated by sports betting legislation passing in New Jersey.

“The opening of the Ocean Resort on June 28 is a major development for the renewal of Atlantic City. Continent 8 is honored to contribute to this exciting development by partnering with Ocean Resort Casino,” said Michael Tobin, CEO of Continent 8. “The new data center provides independent licensed infrastructure and cyber security services for online gaming operators, particularly sports betting providers. Utilizing our connected and secured global network allows multi-state customer data to be consolidated in New Jersey, leading to reduced costs and increased service availability to users.”

The company said a third data center will be added to Atlantic City in the near future to increase capacity and provide additional secure data redundancy and disaster recovery. 

The Ocean Resort Casino data center will provide connectivity to Pennsylvania and Nevada locations, and has a direct link to Continent 8’s global network of more than 30 data centers.

Continent 8 is the only independent provider licensed by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement authorized to supply data center and network services to online gambling licensees, it said.

“On June 20, for the eighth consecutive year, Continent 8 was awarded the prestigious ‘Datacentre of the Year’ award at the annual EGR B2B Awards in London,” said Nick Nally, chief development officer for Continent 8. “Our global leadership continues with our new data center, which provides connectivity to our global network and opens doors to operators in other states.”

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | emilybader