Welcoming iGaming companies operating in regulated markets

Leaseweb’s decision to open up its global data center services for iGaming companies means a unique opportunity to create a combination of interconnected infrastructure for their services by using Leaseweb’s global hybrid architecture (IAAS).

Like so many other activities, gambling is increasingly moving from the land based into the digital world. In a growing number of jurisdictions, regulations are at last catching up. As a result, online gambling is progressively changing from an unregulated or in some countries even illegal activity into a fully regulated form of entertainment driving the necessity for affordable, scalable, fast and secure infrastructures.

As an example, the Dutch Senate recently passed the Remote Gaming Act (Wet KOA), paving the way for the roll-out of iGaming regulation in the Netherlands from mid 2020. iGaming is booming in regulated markets such as the UK and Malta – and countries such as Sweden are rising stars in this evolving industry. Leaseweb will now officially be able to provide its services from our global network of data centers to this growing industry.

Reactively, we have been working with iGaming companies for many years already and we have numerous customers across the world including licensed operators, software companies, online casinos, gaming platforms, sportsbook, and payment providers. On account of recent developments and the maturing nature of the industry, Leaseweb is now proactively welcoming licensed gambling companies operating in (new) regulated markets to partner with us and to join our global iGaming ecosystem.

“There is a growing demand for reliable global hosting providers from this industry as it’s been rapidly expanding. Our Legal & Compliance teams have now streamlined our KYC Customer Verification procedures and processes to pave the way for licensed iGaming companies around the world that operate in regulated markets to be hosted in our global data centers.” – Greg Behr, iGaming Senior Business Development Manager, Leaseweb.

The growing number of countries in which online gambling is now a fully regulated activity means that the global iGaming industry is becoming less dependent on a limited number of offshore jurisdictions where online gambling operations traditionally congregate. The industry can profit from our wide range of global hosting services, such as Colocation, Dedicated servers, Cloud, Storage, Security products and Multi CDN. Leaseweb have data centers in Europe, Asia, the US, and Australia and our customers have access to one of the largest networks in the world. All this at very competitive pricing and with great customer service.

As iGaming companies need to adhere to the rules set by the regulators in different regions, they can rest assured to be in safe hands with us, as all our data centers comply with crucial and stringent standards, such as ISO 27001, SOC type 1, and PCI DSS.

Looking for a reliable hosting partner to up your game? Contact Senior Business Development Manager Greg Behr to discuss how we can contribute to your success.

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