Poker Players: Marijuana, Speed, Valium, Cocaine

Researchers at Florida’s Nova Southeastern University recently polled World Series of Poker players in Las Vegas and semi-pro, amateur and recreational players from the U.S. and around the world to assess their use of drugs to enhance performance.

Jerry Buss

(Viagra somehow omitted from study results)

The results of the study, which were presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of College of Psychiatric & Neurologic Pharmacists in San Antonio, Texas., found that 80 percent of the 198 poker-playing respondents used substances such as marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, Valium, other prescription medications, caffeine, energy drinks and guarana to try to enhance their chances.

Poker Players Using Drugs To Enhance Performance

86 percent of the players surveyed also drank alcohol regularly, with five drinks per sitting the average consumption. Read more…