Milwaukee County Votes on First Step to Regulate Pokemon Go

Milwaukee County leaders are closer to regulating the use of the popular Pokemon Go phone game in county parks. Tuesday morning all four members of the Parks, Energy and Environment Committee voted in favor of a proposal that would force game developers to obtain a permit before placing any "augmented reality locations" in a county park.

The issue appeared earlier this year when local parks were flooded with gamers looking for game-related items in the parks.

“We had a developer come in and basically experiment on our population with a new electronic game a new way of playing games in Milwaukee County and really this is a worldwide problem,” said Supervisor Sheldon A. Wasserman of the Third District.

The county board is scheduled to vote on the measure at its next meeting

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