Pokémon Go has taken the global world by storm, and casinos are prepared to cash in on the Nintendo application’s runaway success. Based on the popular franchise that debuted in 1996, Pokémon Go features augmented reality (AR) game play that challenges users to re capture Pokémon and train them for battle.
The Pokémon Go Nintendo app has overwhelmed nevada, and the World Series of Poker at the Rio and one or more other casino are currently catering to your popular new trend. (Image: Pokemon Go Las Vegas/twitter.com)
Pokémon appear through the global world, and players chase the figures 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 brand new video gaming craze has quickly attracted the interest of America’s gaming epicenter: Las Vegas. At the very least one casino is rushing to make its resort an official Pokémon stop where supplies can be bought.
And offshore, sports publications are looking to money in while the trend is red-hot.
Irish bookmaker PaddyPower ran a line asking if the game would fall from being the most downloaded app. Meanwhile, down under in Australia, Sportsbet has a number of bets. including which politician will first play the game, and whether Pokémon Go will overtake Twitter for some users that are daily.