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Game of poker shifting from recreation to occupation: study

7 November 2006

ONTARIO, Canada -- As reported by the CBC News: "An alarming number of Ontarians believe poker is a viable means to make a living, according to a study released Tuesday by the Responsible Gambling Council.

"A poll conducted by Ipsos-Reid in the spring of 2006 found that four per cent of respondents in the 18 to 34 age bracket believe they could earn a living playing poker.

"As poker increases in popularity and online accessibility, growing numbers of people are playing the card game more for money and less for recreation, the RGC study said.

"...About one-third of adults between the ages of 18 and 34 play poker for money, and almost a quarter of those respondents say they play regularly, at least once a week..."

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