WHICH AUSSIE LOCATION WILL BAN POKÉMON GO FIRST?
- Australian War Memorial favourite to ban Pokémon Go first.
- State-wide Pokémon Go ban in NSW not being ruled out.
As Pokémon Go fans swamp many of Australia’s iconic, and not so iconic, locations sportsbet.com.au doesn’t think it will be too long before the calls for it to be banned start coming thick and fast.
After appeals from US authorities for users to stop hunting Pokémon at the Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery, the online bookie has opened a market on which Aussie location will be the first to impose a ban.
The Australian War Memorial is the $3.50 favourite, with other Canberra locations also in the mix including the National Library of Australia ($4.50) and Parliament House ($11).
Popular Aussie tourist destinations including the Daintree Rainforest ($14), Uluru ($16) and the Great Barrier Reef ($26) are in the running, as is the MCG ($31) or Melbourne’s Chadstone Shopping centre ($41).
After banning greyhound racing, Sportsbet won’t rule out the NSW Government following up with a state-wide ban of Pokémon, but at odds of $1,001 it appears a remote chance at best.
“Forget the yo-yos and footy cards, Pokémon Go is the latest craze sweeping the nation and we don’t think it will be too long before the fun police start calling for a ban,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Ben Bulmer.
“The Australian War Memorial is favourite and rightly so, but we’d hate to see Aussies denied the chance of hunting for virtual Japanese monsters in the Daintree or Great Barrier Reef.”
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
First place to have Pokémon Go banned
$3.50 Australian War Memorial
$4.50 National Library of Australia
$5.50 Rookwood Cemetery
$9.00 St Paul’s Cathedral
$9.00 St Mary’s Cathedral
$11 Parliament House – Canberra
$14 Daintree Rainforest
$26 Great Barrier Reef
$31 Melbourne Cricket Ground
$41 Chadstone Shopping Centre
$51 Australian National Botanic Gardens
$1,001 All of NSW