Poker isn't mentally good for us. But what sort of major damage can it do?
Let's be honest. The gambling side of poker isn't mentally healthy for our brains. I love playing poker but gambling in general can release to much dopamine which lowers our excitement levels or something. But can we do something to stop that? Or can it heal if we stop playing over time? I like to play poker but I'm not sure if I'm passionate or addicted. I think about poker a lot and find it very fun, I just don't want it to ruin my life. I can stop playing if I need to and I gamble responsibly,playing around 6-10 hours a week. I'm only $60 in debt in one year. So my questions are...
- If we gamble responsibly and play poker for fun or passion, will it minimise the mental affects?
- Can we mentally recover from any issues, like to much dopamine in the brain? (I don't want to be a dull old man for my whole life)
- Can it have any major effects?