Pokémon Go has taken the globe by storm, and casinos are ready to cash in on the Nintendo software’s runaway success. In line with the franchise that is popular debuted in 1996, Pokémon Go features augmented reality (AR) gameplay that challenges users to fully capture Pokémon and train them for battle.
The Pokémon Go Nintendo app has inundated Las vegas, nevada, and also the World Series of Poker at the Rio and at least one other casino are currently catering 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 week that is first alone.
The gaming that is new has quickly attracted the attention 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 are available.
And overseas, sports books are seeking to cash in while the trend is red-hot.
Irish bookmaker PaddyPower ran a line asking if the game would fall from being the most app that is downloaded. Meanwhile, down under in Australia, Sportsbet has a variety of bets. including which politician will first play the game, and whether Pokémon Go will overtake Twitter for some daily users.