Continent 8 Technologies has opened its data centre in Puerto Rico as the firm aims to solidify its position within the ever-expanding Latin American market. 

Following its opening, Continent 8 will now offer its full suite of services based out of Puerto Rico, connecting to more than 80 locations across four continents.

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.”

The data centre and strategic point of presence 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.

Back in November 2021, the Puerto Rico Gaming Commission started to accept applications from operators wanting to secure an online sports betting licence in the market, which is estimated to generate upwards of $18m in its first full year.

The opening of its Puerto Rico data centre follows on from Content 8 Technologies recent Amazon Web Services Advanced Consulting Partner recognition

Less than a year after its AWS Select approval, the status elevation, which saw the firm build out its capabilities, is said to strengthen the company’s position as a cloud and connectivity provider to the gambling industry as it advances up a tier of AWS partners.