June 4, 2010

Poker Players May Use Drugs to Stay Sharp and Win at the Table

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Really? I think you can play your best game substance free. If you're that tired and the game is too long - get up and leave. There's really no need to juice yourself up to just play poker even if it's your living.

Researchers from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., found that alongside caffeine, energy drinks and guarana, professional and amateur players all over the world are turning to marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, Valium and a host of other prescription medications to try to gain some advantage at the table.

"The use of these substances could allow poker players to stay awake longer, as well as focus and concentrate better, which would be a competitive advantage, study author Kevin Clauson, an associate professor at NSU's College of Pharmacy, said in a university news release.

Via US News and World Report

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Posted by Jay Brewer at June 4, 2010 8:43 AM
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