Though I feel poker can become somewhat addicting, esp. Texas Hold 'Em, I feel that it does improve focus, camaraderie among strangers, and is an overall fun activity. It can be taken serious enough to replace a job....but don't quit your day job. I was watching a poker program last night w/ Jesus Fergusen and he said that there is a lot of luck involved, but the amount of luck changes depending on the length of time a pro plays: over the course of a few weeks the game may be 90 % luck 10 % skill, over the course of a few months it may be 50 % luck 50 % skill, and over the course of a year he figures it's about 10 % luck 90 % skill.
GOOD LUCK & BEST WISHES.
Originally Posted by Bradshaw
Playing skilled, WINNING poker is a great way to gain self-discipline and long-term focus.