Tribes in California and Oklahoma have come together to develop a new Tier 2 sports betting app. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Two tribes in Oklahoma and one in California have come together to develop a new app that allows users to participate in a unique kind of sports prediction betting. PlaySqor is created in association with New York-based gaming company Vetnos LLC. The current plan is to bring the app to market during the first quarter of 2023, provided that all final testing phases go smoothly.
According to the news release, “PlaySqor is aimed at casual fans who bet on their favorite athletes on a fast and fun betting platform with fixed odds, strategically developed using a bingo engine.”
Helps give clans an option to present sports-related games
Vetnos chief gaming officer, Valerie Spicer, spoke to Tulsa World On Wednesday, he explained that the company wanted to help give tribes an option to offer sports-related games, particularly in those states where outdoor sports betting is not yet legal.
Bingo-style prediction game
The PlaySqor app gives users the ability to bet real money on player matches from different sports, including professional and college basketball, football and hockey. For example, a match might see a match of two different running backs against each other.
You have a chance to earn real money
After the matches are made, the match winners move on to a type of bingo card. Participants will then have a chance to earn real money depending on the rows or patterns that the winning matches create. PlaySqor has likened this card to a tic-tac-toe board.
Bet sizes start at $1 and downloading the app is free. The tribes will license the app and can customize it according to their own needs. States will not get any revenue through PlaySqor, but the tribes will get a commission.
Bringing sports to the tribes
One of the main objectives of Launch the app is to expand the range of Class II gaming facilities to allow them to be exposed to some sports betting. Category two games mainly include bingo games; PlaySqor seems to fit the bill. PlaySqor said it has worked with legal experts for Class II games and an independent testing laboratory to ensure they are fully compatible.
The Eastern Shawnee tribe of Oklahoma, Wichita and dependent tribes, and the Central California Chicken Ranch tribe of Mee Walk Indians of Jamestown are the three tribal partners.
Currently, there are no legal sports betting in Oklahoma and California. However, Category 2 games have been allowed for many years in both countries. Amendments to existing tribal gaming agreements will likely be necessary to legalize retail sports betting in Oklahoma. According to local observers, strained relations between tribal leaders and Oklahoma Governor Kevin State will not aid any legalization attempts. In California, there are a number of proposals in the November ballot related to legalizing sports betting.