HOUSTON - The craze of Pokémon Go is not only getting gamers outdoors, but putting money in some people's pockets. Some are even turning it into a career. Players who may not have enough time to play, are paying people to play for them. Say what!
As crazy as it sounds, gamers are being paid as much as $20 an hour. The game has already passed 50 million downloads in 19 days, and catching them all is quickly becoming a side business for some.
Players are also scoring big on eBay by selling their high-level accounts for hundreds or thousands of dollars. Makes you think about the security risks of giving your password to a stranger for the sake of fun.
We've heard of pay to play, but paying not to play? Sounds like a lot to lose for a game that doesn't amount to any real prize.