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Milwaukee County imposes ordinance requiring permits for digital events in its parks

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Frustrated with the strain placed upon park resources, Milwaukee County has introduced new regulations to tackle issues associated with large influxes of visitors playing augmented reality games.
While augmented reality games aren’t anything new, 2016 was a big year as far as the genre was concerned. One of the more popular games in this category has been Pokémon GO , which has been no stranger to various issues manifesting in the real world like people wandering into New South Wales courthouses and even pedestrian deaths. With these incidents , Niantic has had its work cut out for it.
Now, Milwaukee County is taking aim at games such as Pokémon GO after crowds numbering in hundreds or even thousands descended upon Lake Park throughout the day. The situation created the knock-on effects of traffic congestion, unanticipated overtime for security resources, and a shortage of maintenance and cleaning resources.

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