Does the level of a gym's badge affects the gameplay?

Since the last update, you can now obtain a badge for a specific gym when you spin its photo disc. It is then possible to level it up by defending it, feeding the Pokemons from your team with berries or attacking it if another team is controlling it. Leveling the badges up apparently awards you with a new badge rarity, going from Bronze to Gold (or maybe more), as you can see on the below picture.

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    Leveling the Gym badge does have an affect on the game play. According to Niantic’s post:

    You can earn the opportunity to receive bonus items and increased rewards from Gyms by raising the level of your Gym Badge.

    Having a higher Gym Badge level will yield more rewards and bonus items from Gyms. At the moment, this appears to be the only thing that the Gym Badges do that I can find.

    My observation is that:

    • a bronze gym badge grants you +1 bonus items
    • a silver gym badge grants you +2 bonus items
    • a gold gym badge grants you +3 bonus items (I don’t have a gold gym badge yet, so this is speculation on my part)

    This is in addition to a possible +1 bonus item if your team controls the gym.

    It also seems to add to your XP reward. I currently get 94 XP just for flipping my home stop (which is silver, halfway to gold, est. 16.000 badge XP).

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