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Posted - 03/25/2011 : 03:33:16 AM Poker Improves Your Study Habits
Online poker and conventional poker alike are amongst the most popular casino games available. Poker has a cult-like following all over the world and is increasing by the day.
Many people have argued that poker should be considered differently from gambling in general. This argument has been made in discussions of legalization and related topics. Their argument is usually that poker is a skill game, while other gambling games are much less dependent upon skill.
Facts show that poker holds many benefits that some people may not be aware of.
Poker, the Teacher: Research clearly proves that people tend to repeat rewarded actions and to discontinue punished ones. Poker teaches by rewarding desirable actions such as thinking logically and understanding other people and by punishing undesirable ones such as ignoring the odds and acting impulsively. Poker being played in an online casino is bound to instill these values at a rapid pace as it is a known fact that the game itself operates on a quicker platform.
A basic principle of teaching is that the more frequently the student attains feedback the quicker they will learn: Poker teaches players how to make decisions not only on the spot but also how to make “game changing” decisions which could be translated into real life decisions of high importance. In an online casino decisions are made by simply the click of a mouse or button – teaching players how to think on the spot and how one action and re-direct the entire flow of the game either in your advantage or to your disadvantage. Poker players make and get feedback on hundreds of decisions every session, which greatly accelerates the learning process.
Lessons learned in specific situations often translate into other situations: Lessons learned in Poker can easily apply to other situations in everyday life. For example, if you are impatient or illogical or can't analyze risks and rewards, you will lose at poker, and you will make many mistakes in business and personal relationships. If poker teaches you how to control your emotions, you will be much more effective almost everywhere.
Poker can also help you study: Poker in an online or a land-based casino teaches players logic and basic mathematical skills. It also teaches players how to focus and concentrate on an end goal. These are obviously very valuable skills to have under your belt when studying or teaching yourself a new trade or skill.
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Posted - 03/30/2011 : 07:14:57 AM If you're not good in math I believe that poker is something that won't work for you.
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