Global network solutions provider Continent 8 Technologies has been authorized to launch its services in Pennsylvania.

The approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) allows Continent 8 to provide co-location, data warehousing and managed network services to licensed online betting and gaming operators in the state.

“We are very excited to bring our global network and managed services to the online gaming community in Pennsylvania,” said Continent 8 Technologies CEO Michael Tobin. “The new opportunities for gaming operators, including online sports betting companies, will require a partner like Continent 8 that is knowledgeable and delivers expeditious results.

“The upcoming launch date for mobile online casino and sports betting only increases the urgency to set up operations now."

As an officially authorized gaming service provider, Continent 8 has already opened up two centers in Pennsylvania allowing for both primary and disaster recovery operations.