Continent 8, Playtech, SBTech Sign Partnership Agreements

Continent 8 last month reached separate agreements with two suppliers—SBTech and Playtech—that will increase the company’s influence in many parts of the world.

Mutual growth through partnership is being celebrated by Continent 8 Technologies and Playtech following the signing of a global partnership agreement at the industry’s annual ICE exhibition in London.

This agreement builds on a highly successful relationship spanning over 20 years in which the companies have partnered to spearhead global expansion initiatives and collaborated to deliver world-class infrastructure and software solutions into global regulated markets.

Signed February 5 at ICE London 2019 by Mor Weizer, CEO/executive director of Playtech and Michael Tobin, CEO and co-founder of Continent 8, the multi-year agreement continues the 20-year partnership between the global leaders and delivers a platform for further expansion into emerging markets in 2019 across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

To support the industry, the partnership will see an increasing number of mutual customers and operators benefiting from an integrated solution designed specifically for iGaming. In recent years, Continent 8 has supported Playtech’s acquisition campaign by ensuring that technology alignment and integration are simplified to ease transition and integration activities.

A day earlier, sports betting and iGames supplier SBTech secured multiple top-tier domestic partners in both online and on-property sports betting in the nascent U.S. sports betting market.

Supporting this unprecedented growth, SBTech continues to entrust Continent 8 Technologies as its global data center and connectivity provider. In 2018, Continent 8’s U.S. multi-state capacities increased to include Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, with upcoming locations in New York and Ohio. Continent 8’s seamless suite of hosting, security and network managed services is primed for those immediately entering the sports betting market in the U.S. and planning further growth as the landscape evolves.