Poker players get pay raises than non-players
Poker, the casino game played by more than half of British adults, reportedly teaches players how to handle stress and have more patience within workplace environments. Now it may seem a little farfetched, but a study revealed that those that play poker are more capable of making key decisions and are more likely to see salary increases.
More than 50% of poker players develop useful skills for the job
Overall, more than half of players surveyed in the 888Poker-commissioned study claimed that taking part in poker games had aided in overall career progression. Additionally, more than half (54 per cent) of 500 British people who play poker think it has taught them skills they can apply at work. This is fantastic news for avid poker players across the UK, though we are not sure it is something the public should be adding to their CV just yet!
Poker can help you be more confident
Other situations where participants said poker abilities might be very helpful in the job included obtaining wage raises (40%) or handling tough customer engagement (38%). Additionally, in the survey, more women than men (64%) said they thought playing poker improved their ability to be more perceptive with their colleagues. Women participants also said confidence was more of a factor when participating in poker games, which ultimately helped them in workplace environments. So, whether you are just starting out playing poker or are a poker connoisseur, we can definitely get on board with poker helping skillsets overall!