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Pickmoto Brings Sports Betting Back to Basics
There’s a new app called Pickmoto which aims to simplify sports betting for mobile fantasy sports leaguers. Some have complained about the stat-heavy, complicated interface that challenges the small screens of mobile phones. Enter Ben Peters, Ryan Gerard and James Wildman, who founded Pickmoto last April.
The free app debuted on iOS on August 26 and really brings sports betting down to the simplest question: Who’s going to win the game? There’s no fussing about with the individual performance of players or the point spreads, it’s just no-nonsense “this team is going to beat that team.”
At the moment, the game has been downloaded and played by a few thousand people who have made more than 80,000 picks.
“We’re not trying to replace fantasy sports,” Peters said. “We’re reinventing the experience for mobile play. If you like fantasy sports, you’ll like Pickmoto. Our game is more in sync with what sports is about. It’s less time-consuming and detail-oriented. It offers you a universal score, a total QB rating of sports IQ. More than anything, we’re building Pickmoto to usher in a new era of mobile sports gaming.”
The game uses crowdsourcing to determine a team’s “victory points.” Meaning, if a team isn’t picked to win by a lot of people, the more points that team will offer if it beats the odds and wins. Each week is a new match and you can challenge random opponents on leaderboards that sync up with Facebook and Twitter. The game has in-app purchases which you can make to acquire Gold pins which let you wager on more than one game.
Kind of makes me wonder how many victory points the Chargers are offering right now. They are 2-0 after all. Head over to the App store, download Pickmoto, and start placing your pins.