BUSINESS & ECONOMY

Atlantic City betting on new data center to spur development

BY Raven Santana, Correspondent |

Atlantic City has a new secret weapon: a state-of-the-art data center that will be a hub for global connectivity spanning more than 30 locations worldwide.

The information technology provider Continent 8, licensed by the State Division of Gaming Enforcement, took a year to design and build the 6,000 foot facility located in the city’s convention center.

Due to security reasons the media wasn’t allowed inside, but NJTV News was told the data center holds everything from storage systems to 24/7 on-site security personnel allowing a secure and reliable network for gamers to compete and spectators to bet on major events including esports. Beyond esports, the center is also being used as a secure network for big companies and universities.

Continent 8 spent $8 million building the center. Some say the investment hasn’t just established Atlantic City as a hub for online sports betting and gaming, but as a reason for more companies to relocate.