Pokémon Go has taken the global world by storm, and gambling enterprises are ready to cash in on the Nintendo app’s runaway success. Based on 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 overwhelmed Las Vegas, therefore the World Series of Poker at the Rio and at least one other casino are currently catering towards the popular new trend. (Image: Pokemon Go Las Vegas/twitter.com)
Pokémon appear through the entire 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 brand new gaming craze has quickly attracted the interest of America’s gaming epicenter: Las Vegas. An official Pokémon stop where supplies can be purchased at least one casino is rushing to make its resort.
And offshore, sports books are seeking to cash in while the trend is red-hot.
Irish bookmaker PaddyPower ran a line asking as soon as the game would fall from being the most app that is downloaded. Meanwhile, down under in Australia, Sportsbet has many different wagers. including which politician will first play the game, and whether Pokémon Go will overtake Twitter for some daily users.