What to Know About the Potential Side Effects of Playing Online Poker
There’s a growing number of people who believe that online poker has become a gateway drug for the purchase of illicit substances.
According to a recent study, this could be the case.
Researchers analyzed the online poker activity of people from the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Russia, China, Brazil and Australia and found that the online gaming community has become an extremely lucrative market.
According the report, online poker is a $5.2 billion market in the United Kingdom alone, with a market value of over $9 billion.
While this might sound like a lot, it’s not, as the report states that these people are likely buying illegal drugs, which is also illegal in the US.
Online poker is now an extremely popular industry, which means that the potential risks are real.
The problem with online poker The report goes on to discuss the risks associated with playing online poker.
One of the biggest concerns is that the people playing online are likely to be involved in criminal activities, as well as using the game to commit crimes, which could put them in prison.
One potential danger that players can face is that they may lose all of their money if they lose their money in a single night.
According Dr. Robert Hirschman, professor of psychiatry at Yale University, “The game itself is very addictive.
And there is some evidence that gambling addiction is common in people who are in this game.”
He adds, “And, in the case of online poker, if you are addicted to the game, you are likely going to be addicted to other aspects of it.”
One of these activities, Hirschmann says, is “online gambling.”
In other words, these people may have a tendency to gamble online with other people, who will be looking to take advantage of the person that they are gambling with.
The same goes for online poker tournaments, which also involve online gambling.
These online poker events are also very popular with drug dealers and people who may be on the road to becoming involved in drug dealing.
This is why online poker players are also more likely to purchase illicit drugs, as they are often looking to avoid detection.
According another study conducted by researchers from the University of Queensland, the number of drug dealing cases involving online poker in Australia is growing by 200% annually.
This trend could be a direct result of the popularity of online gambling, which has also been linked to increasing rates of drug use.
According this report, the potential benefits of online gaming can be even more concerning.
“We don’t know if online poker can actually help to stop drugs from being imported into the country.
We don’t have enough information about the effects that the use of online games have on users.
But, there is no denying that they have the potential to be a gateway to drug dealing and the use in certain circumstances of illegal drugs,” Dr. Hirschmen says.
This article originally appeared on Medical News Now.