Fanatics’ application to the USPTO indicates it will release a sportsbook under the BetFanatics brand and is also considering hosting poker tournaments. Fanatics , the online retailer led by billionaire CEO Michael Rubin , plans to launch an online sportsbook under the brand name BetFanatics , according to a trademark application the company filed this month with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
The application also shows the company is considering offering online poker and casino gaming . Such a move would put the startup in direct competition with the likes of 888/ WSOP , BetMGM Poker , PokerStars , and other big names in the poker vertical.
It also appears that the Jacksonville, Florida-based company envisions releasing up to three separate apps — one for online gaming, an online sportsbook, and one for fantasy sports. Last verified: May 2022 What the USPTO Filing Shows
The USPTO uses 45 separate classes to organize goods and services offering by trademark applicants. Class 9 pertains to electrical and scientific apparatuses, while Class 41 covers education and entertainment.
Under the Class 9 entry, Fanatics indicated that it plans to offer at least one, but possibly as many as three, downloadable mobile apps . Meanwhile, the Class 41 section includes details on what kinds of content it plans to offer.
Although the company did not give specific names for the apps, the naming convention and product descriptions for similar apps offered by its competitors — coupled with the verbiage Fanatics used in its application to the USPTO — suggest the apps could be named and organized as follows: Fanatics Sportsbook — Would allow players to place wagers on sports. It would also include sports programming, news, and information, plus previews, alerts, replays, video clips of sporting competitions, and webcam feeds
Fanatics Fantasy Sports — Would provide players with tools to manage and participate in fantasy sports leagues. The app would also likely provide news and information on sports and esports, as well as sports league player and team statistics and analysis
Fanatics Casino — An online casino app that would include online poker. Other games […]
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