Poker players use drugs for enhancing performanceEighty percent of poker players around the world reported using drugs and other products to enhance their performance in poker, as per a study by the Nova Southeastern University that was recently presented at a national conference.

Kevin Clauson, Pharm.D., an associate professor at NSU’s College of Pharmacy, who was the principle investigator in the study, said these drugs help poker players to stay awake longer and concentrate better to stay close to a competitive advantage.

The NSU researchers initially interviewed players in Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker and then surveyed online players from across the globe.