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Poker Players Drink More Alcohol Than Other Gamblers

Tags: alcohol.
Posted on 28 October 2014 by "T".

A total of 2,131 active gamblers in the UK were asked questions about their lifestyle, physical fitness and gambling game preferences in a recent study carried out by a British poker news site.

The results showed that poker players in general are more health conscious than other gamblers, but it also revealed that they drink more alcohol. Mirror.co.uk reported that four things in particular stood out when it came to poker players.

1. Poker players were tied for the second-lowest BMI (Body Mass Index) alongside Baccarat. The BMI rating was 25, below the UK average of 27.

2. 23 per cent of poker players polled admitted to drinking more than the recommended weekly limits for alcohol consumption.

3. Male poker players were the most likely to exceed the recommended weekly limits for alcohol consumption.

4. Poker players were the most physically active of the group with 58% of those polled undertaking more physical exercise than the weekly recommended levels.

source: Mirror.co.uk 

 

 


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25 comments for "Poker Players Drink More Alcohol Than Other Gamblers "

 doubletop77728/10/2014 09:29:06 GMT
I am not surprised that poker players drink more alcohol than other gamblers because whenever you are in a game, it is in a social environment, i.e.pubs, casinos, where the alcohol is freely available
 IceQueenAce28/10/2014 09:55:18 GMT
I think there is more time in poker to drink.

In games like roulette etc there is little time to drink and at slots its a lot more intense.

Poker can appear more relaxed, time between hands etc to allow for more drinking.

I find I drink more playing live as there is more time, and less online cause with 8 tables or something open its faster and I forget to drink. I would be interested in a survey comparing poker players drinking live compared to online.
 opascu28/10/2014 10:42:45 GMT
So the no.1 rule is not 2 play when u have been drinking,we always associate casino with drinks and enormous winnings but it's a discipline and u gotta do a lot of math so...no more alcohol !!!
 thizzy28/10/2014 11:15:52 GMT
I know some players drink alcohol to get confidence and courage in poker play. Usually they are losing money when playing drunk.
 schmoyster28/10/2014 12:37:18 GMT
I testify that I am the most teetotalest poker player in Russia
 jessthehuman28/10/2014 12:43:01 GMT
Because true degenerate gamblers have no money for alcohol!

When I used to be a full-on, degen gambler - I'd walk into a casino with say $1,000 and imagine a cruisy sorta night; just pacing myself with the gambling, taking a break here and there - get some food, enjoy a scotch and a smoke out on the smoking balcony, etc..

But then.. reality (I lose it all in about 30min, with increasing bet-sizes as I chase my loss and rapidly can't fathom sparing even $5 for a drink, that $5 could be used to win back the $800 I'm already down after 20min!)


Poker players.. nah, you can take your time, one hand every few minutes, skills keeping the bankroll healthy, hey - nice lady walks by and offers you a drink, sure, why not - bring it to the table, thanks hun!

Seriously though, I wouldn't be surprised if this did have *something* to do with it.

Honestly, as a degen-gambler I'd rarely split for a drink, but when I go out and play poker- I drink as much as I want to (which is quite a bit!)
 yout8528/10/2014 15:51:20 GMT
Posted by schmoyster:
I testify that I am the most teetotalest poker player in Russia


Just one bottle of vodka per session??? Blink Blink

Shock Just a joke by the way!!!
 schmoyster28/10/2014 16:06:26 GMT
Posted by yout85:
Just one bottle of vodka per session??? Blink Blink

Russians drink vodka by shots and not as a slow drink. So, vodka doesn't go well with poker at all.
My last poker session (on Friday) was accompanied just by two drinks of Bowmore single malt on the rocks.
 magatt96628/10/2014 16:09:39 GMT
Posted by schmoyster:
Posted by yout85:
Just one bottle of vodka per session??? Blink Blink

Russians drink vodka by shots and not as a slow drink. So, vodka doesn't go well with poker at all.
My last poker session (on Friday) was accompanied just by two drinks of Bowmore single malt on the rocks.


...mmmhh... I wouldn't bet a single cent on the bolded part....
 klash2328/10/2014 16:42:11 GMT
I would have liked to have seen some more detail of this study as 2000 people is quite a small sample size and I have found that most gamblers will gamble on more than one game.Comparing poker players to baccarat players in a study this small seems odd.
Also it would be interesting to see if these were pro players or recreational.Anyone have a link to the study?
 RoninHarper28/10/2014 16:58:37 GMT
G'day mates
When I was younger I used to drink too much.
I have not drank any alcohol to speak of in a few years now.
Every once in awhile I get a graving for Glenmorangie single malt 18yr old scotch.
That craving always goes away after 15-30 minutes though.
Wishing you all the best
be cool
Ronin
 Tony_MON7ANA28/10/2014 17:10:57 GMT
The biggest problem is my inability to refrain myself from playing (or consuming alcohol or whatever) when it is quite obvious to the spectators (if there is any) that I should quit.
I guess it is acceptable as long as you are playing (or whatever) with your own money.
Have fun! Life is too short.
 schmoyster28/10/2014 17:18:55 GMT
Posted by magatt966:
...mmmhh... I wouldn't bet a single cent on the bolded part....

magatt, I can see that you are taking my drinking habits too close to heart.
I am prepared to join this social network( http://www.yesterdayme.com/?set_language=en) so you could monitor my drinking. But you'll have to join too...
 Heskor28/10/2014 17:32:33 GMT
Yeah all the gambler i know drinks or have some vice of some sort so it begs to differ why poker is still looked as a gambling game because of all the bad image that surrounds it , like drinking , stealing and so on, cheating too if i remember correctly! Or it might just be the casino who encourages people to drink and so on with all their freebies going around when you sat at the tables and so on, but dont drink as it will affect the way you think and can lose money!
 LIKEIT2728/10/2014 17:36:29 GMT
Posted by opascu:
So the no.1 rule is not 2 play when u have been drinking,we always associate casino with drinks and enormous winnings but it's a discipline and u gotta do a lot of math so...no more alcohol !!!



Could you plz tell again,..
Brb first getting me a beer Big Smile
 klash2328/10/2014 20:53:47 GMT
Thanks yout Smile Did you read it?
Quite interesting reading and definitely much more info than I thought.
I think another,and maybe the biggest concern here is that if you are a regular slot player then I suggest you take a few days off,save some money and get some life insurance policies on the go.
 yout8528/10/2014 21:04:40 GMT
No worries Smile - Yeah I did read it, certainly was an interesting read.

Thank God I don't play slots Cool
 damosk28/10/2014 21:04:46 GMT
More players should drink while playing poker! Especially if it helps them to make very brave decisions and causes them to lose a lot of money as a result of their bravery. It should be to each their own and I'd people want to drink, then that's ok.
 pinotte28/10/2014 21:51:14 GMT
I played live in a poker league for about two years i would have a beer before the game and one at breake time but never had one during the game.

Playing on line then i would take a few one while playing but never enought to get drunk. Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile
 Tony_MON7ANA29/10/2014 07:36:21 GMT
The very next hand after my AA got cracked by Player9's J5o. I was on horrible losing streak, so pissed and a bit drunk.
Even after this miraculous win I kept chasing loss and eventually got bust. I should have stopped playing there!!! So stupid!!!


***** Hand History for Game ***** (Poker Stars)
$5.00/$10.00 Limit Texas Hold'em - Thursday, January 26, 00:45:55 PT 2012
Table Bell XXV (Real Money)
Seat 10 is the button
Seat 1: Player1 ( $247.50 USD )
Seat 2: Player2 ( $315.00 USD )
Seat 3: Player3 ( $313.50 USD )
Seat 4: Player4 ( $352.00 USD )
Seat 5: Player5 ( $552.00 USD )
Seat 6: Player6 ( $113.00 USD )
Seat 7: Hero ( $190.50 USD )
Seat 9: Player9 ( $142.00 USD )
Seat 10: Player10 ( $170.00 USD )
Player1 posts small blind [$2.00 USD].
Player2 posts big blind [$5.00 USD].
** Dealing down cards **
Dealt to Hero [ 2s 7s ]
Player3 folds
Player4 folds
Player5 folds
Player6 folds
Hero raises [$10.00 USD]
Player9 calls [$10.00 USD]
Player10 folds
Player1 folds
Player2 calls [$5.00 USD]
** Dealing Flop ** [ Tc, 4h, 4s ]
Player2 checks
Hero checks
Player9 bets [$5.00 USD]
Player2 calls [$5.00 USD]
Hero calls [$5.00 USD]
** Dealing Turn ** [ 2c ]
Player2 checks
Hero checks
Player9 bets [$10.00 USD]
Player2 calls [$10.00 USD]
Hero calls [$10.00 USD]
** Dealing River ** [ 2h ]
Player2 checks
Hero bets [$10.00 USD]
Player9 calls [$10.00 USD]
Player2 folds
Hero shows [2s, 7s ]
Hero wins $94.00 USD from main pot
Player9 doesn't show [8h, 8d ]
 magatt96629/10/2014 09:27:42 GMT
Posted by schmoyster:
Posted by magatt966:
...mmmhh... I wouldn't bet a single cent on the bolded part....

magatt, I can see that you are taking my drinking habits too close to heart.
I am prepared to join this social network( http://www.yesterdayme.com/?set_language=en) so you could monitor my drinking. But you'll have to join too...


coffe max is set at 11 cups
red wine max is set at 1800mL

unuseful for me Big Smile Big Smile
 rasheek7729/10/2014 09:29:42 GMT
In Australia we have poker comps at our pubs and if you buy a drink to a value you get to double up your chips at the start or re buy with them Smile
 magatt96629/10/2014 14:00:53 GMT
Posted by rasheek77:
In Australia we have poker comps at our pubs and if you buy a drink to a value you get to double up your chips at the start or re buy with them Smile


wow that's amazing....I could build monsters stacks that way Beer
 mirexxx29/10/2014 14:46:58 GMT
UK poker players also tend to drink more than the weekly suggested amount. 23% of the 315 poker players who were surveyed admitted that they drink more than the recommended weekly consumption of alcohol. The only groups of gamblers to drink more than poker players were slots fans, 24% of which consume higher levels on a weekly basis. Big Smile

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