California tribe launches Vetnos-powered mobile sports game

Chicken Ranch Sports Parlay Game
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While it is not quite sports betting, the Chicken Ranch Tribe of Me-Wuk Indians is now offering customers a mobile app that utilizes real-world sports for a Class II gaming experience.

The tribe has partnered with Vetnos to launch a version of the Vetnos game Playbawk on property at the tribe’s California casino.

Chicken Ranch Casino is now offering the mobile game to customers while they are on property. The way Playbawk works is players select which player will outperform another in a statistical head-to-head match-up. Bettors can then arrange those selections on a tic-tac-toe board and get paid out based on how many rows on the board are winners. With up to eight potential winning lines, players can earn up to 32 times their bet. Betting limits for the game range from $1-$20.

Vetnos developed the Playbawk product in consultation with an independent testing lab experienced with Class II gaming as well as lawyers familiar with the parameters of Class II gaming.

The product is patent-supported and can feature a range of different sports.

“Playbawk targets the casual fan betting on their favorite athletes on a fast, fun-fixed odds betting platform, strategically developed with a bingo engine,” Vetnos said of the product in its spec sheet.

The launch comes during a quiet period for California sports betting. An attempt to get a ballot question related to tribal gaming failed to generate support from state tribes earlier this year.

Last week, FanDuel did admit it could have handled the 2022 sports betting push in California better. The company also announced it was hiring former National Indian Gaming Commission Chairman E. Sequoyah Simermeyer to help the company with strategic partnerships.