Continent 8 Technologies expands into Puerto Rico

Continent 8 Technologies, provider of globally managed hosting, connectivity and security solutions to the online gaming industry, has announced the continued expansion of its presence in the fast-growing Latin American market with the opening of a data centre in Puerto Rico.

The company is now offering its full suite of services based out of Puerto Rico. Diverse geographical routes into Continent 8’s private and highly secure location connects the Puerto Rico facility to the company’s global backbone of more than 80 locations across four continents.

The data centre and strategic point of presence (PoP) in Puerto Rico adds to the company’s data centre and PoP in Bogota, Colombia, which includes a public cloud solution. Services in Peru are set for launch in the second quarter of the year, expanding the company’s footprint even further.

Gabriel Szlaifsztein, general manager for Latin America at Continent 8 Technologies, said: “The LatAm market is opening up at pace and in Puerto Rico, we have a jurisdiction that offers a great deal of potential for operators and suppliers.

“The launch of our services in Puerto Rico aligns with efforts to be first to market in the key regions being targeted by our customers and also in our belief that Latin America will become one of the most significant online gambling markets in the world.”

Back in November, the Puerto Rico Gaming Commission started to accept applications from operators wanting to secure online sports betting licences in the market, which is estimated to generate upwards of $18 million in its first full year.

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