Flexential, a pioneer in providing data center colocation, connectivity, and cloud, has received permission from the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation (TEL) as a vendor to deliver data center services to online sports gaming operators and provide critical IT infrastructure needed for the sports betting planned to go-live on 1st November 2020 in Tennessee. Earlier, the company had received approval to host technology helping sports gaming operations in April 2020 in its Colorado data centers.
Earlier this year, Tennessee passed legislation allowing sports gaming for the first time in the history of the state, making it compulsory that the transactions must take within the state only. The three secure, highly connected, and compliant data centers of Flexential located in the Nashville area, meet all the needs for working with the new gaming operations. The company will deliver secure connectivity and colocation services for online sports gaming firms to allow end-users to wager on sporting events through mobile devices, internet, or other telecommunications platforms.
The regional vice president of Flexential, Tom Myers stated that operators of the online games require safe and highly available facilities for their application to allow secure transactions, internet availability for end customers, and maximum uptime. Flexential becomes the preferred choice due to its flexibility, reputation, and background to support this launch by powering the IT infrastructure of these organizations. A revenue of billions of dollars is generated through sports gaming which will be used to support the state of Tennessee's educational programs and provide prizes to residents in the state who enjoy sports gaming.
Historically, Tennessee was one of the few states where there are no commercial or tribal casinos. The state legalized sports betting in 2019. The state legislature passed the legislation in May 2019 and Governor Bill passed the bill into law. The final set of sport betting rules were adopted by the TEL on April 15, 2020, which will look after the regulatory oversight over legal state sports betting.