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The Positive Effects of Poker on the Brain

The Positive Effects of Poker on the Brain

There is more and more evidence emerging to suggest that playing online poker can have a positive effect on the brain and aid with cognitive skills and pragmatism.

The Positive Effects of Poker on the Brain

Evidence is growing to suggest that poker can help develop players’ cognitive abilities and multi-tasking skills.

It is thought that playing poker regularly can help meta-cognition, the practice of ‘thinking about thinking’ and devising various strategies to suit different situations. It has long been known that chess can help develop these skills and it makes sense playing a tactical and strategic game such as poker would do the same.

Poker can also help people develop multitasking skills, the ability to quickly switch strategies in the middle of a round is a sure sign that cognitive skills are developing. There are many who believe that these skills are becoming more important as the demands technology places on our attention increase.

Of course, it is essential to remember that online gambling can turn into a risky business. So before deciding to spend the next few months doing nothing but playing online poker be sure to budget carefully and make sure that you do not gamble more than you can afford.

OCA News Editor