Pokémon Go has taken the global globe by storm, and casinos are ready to cash in on the Nintendo app’s runaway success. In line with the franchise that is popular debuted in 1996, Pokémon Go features augmented reality (AR) game play that challenges users to capture Pokémon and train them for battle.
The Pokémon Go Nintendo app has inundated vegas, while the World Series of Poker at the Rio and at least one other casino are already providing towards the popular trend that is new. (Image: Pokemon Go Las Vegas/twitter.com)
Pokémon appear through the world, and players chase the characters through GPS-enabled location technology. First released on July 6, Pokémon Go has been downloaded more than 15 million times in its first week alone.
The gaming that is new has quickly attracted the attention of America’s gaming epicenter: Las Vegas. At the least one casino is rushing to make its resort an official Pokémon stop where supplies can be purchased.
And overseas, sports books are looking to cash in while the trend is red-hot.
Irish bookmaker PaddyPower ran a line asking when the game would fall from being the most installed app. Meanwhile, down under in Australia, Sportsbet has a variety of wagers. including which politician will first play the game, and whether Pokémon Go will overtake Twitter for most daily users.
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