New York, NY – The Chicken Ranch Tribe of Me-Wuk Indians of Jamestown, California, the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes and Eastern Shawnee Tribe, both of Oklahoma, have partnered with Vetnos LLC to create PlaySqor, a first of its kind Class II sports themed gaming technology.
PlaySqor’s creators, Vetnos LLC, designed the game to advance the reach of Class II while filling a need in Tribal sports gaming offerings. PlaySqor targets the casual fan betting on their favorite athletes on a fast, fun-fixed odds betting platform, strategically developed with a bingo engine.
Chicken Ranch Tribal Chairman Lloyd Mathieson sums it up: “It’s the future. We know that the best thing that you can do is diversify. And what's a better way to diversify into an offering than around something that already know, which is gaming. Because it’s Class II, the Tribes really have more control. The
federal government is still involved, but the State involvement ceases. That’s what really drew us to this app, was the ability for Tribes to strengthen their sovereignty.”
“For us, it’s important to always be looking for ways to enhance the future of our Tribe and our communities,” said President Terri Parton, of the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes. “Because it’s Class II, there is no revenue share with the State, so Tribal Nations will earn more. When Tribes earn more, that
means more jobs and stronger communities.” The Wichita and Affiliated Tribes have partnered through the development of PlaySqor.
The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma sees particular benefit for Tribal Nations like theirs. “We are not one of the larger Tribes, but we are strategic, forward-thinking and progressive. When Tribes are able to expand and manage our gaming offerings properly, we can generate more revenue for the betterment of our people and our communities,” said Treasurer Justin Barrett of the Eastern Shawnee
“This is an exciting time for our Tribal Nation Partners and Vetnos. We set out to deliver value and opportunity to Indian Country and are committed to deepening our relationships with Tribes throughout the country. Our proprietary technology platform and patented games change the landscape for Tribal Nations looking for a lower-risk entry point into sports gaming in a purely Class II format,” said Vetnos
Founder and Executive Chairman Joshua Berkowitz.
PlaySqor, a Class II app, is an easy-to-learn twist on sports themed gaming with an added layer of strategic fun. Traditional sports betting can be complicated, intimidating and aimed at a small percentage of possible players, but the PlaySqor games are easy to understand, and the entry point is low. Developed in consultation with Class II legal experts and using a Class II-experienced independent testing lab for strict compliance with Class II technical standards, PlaySqor democratizes the sports vertical, with a fixed odds approach to wagering.
Vetnos, LLC, was founded by Joshua Berkowitz, who has 30 years of Global Macro investing experience. He is currently Founder and President of Shield Street Capital, a family office focused on Global Macro and alternative investments, and CEO of PlaySqor, a sports gaming company. Previously, Berkowitz founded Woodbine Capital Advisors, a Global Macro Hedge Fund that managed $3.5B and served as the Chief Executive and Investment Officer. Vetnos owns a patented list of more than 20 fixed-odds games. The Vetnos team includes Dan Orlow, President, and Co-Founder and Valerie Spicer, Chief Gaming Officer, Class II Gaming.