“That poker is a game that rewards skill isn’t questioned among serious scholars.”
True fact: poker is not like other forms of gambling. The skill required to succeed in poker far outweighs just about any other form of gambling, especially standard casino pit games. Yet, whether skill or luck is the dominant force is still it’s up for debate.
Here’s what’s not up for debate – poker can and does teach people real world life lessons. Money management, math skills and how to deal with the emotional swings that accompany variance. In a recent article for online zine The Federalist, Susquehanna University associate professor Matthew Rousu spells it out for those who need convincing. Poker is life!