New Society encourages students to join campus poker clubs

October 11, 2007

While some initiatives are encouraging students to avoid gambling, the Global Poker Strategic Thinking Society aims to use poker as an educational tool. Poker, they say, promotes skills in "strategic understanding of risk, resource management and self control." The project gives students a legitimate reason to gather and play the game that they have been playing socially for more than a century. Chapters of the GPSTS have been formed all over the world, including at Harvard Law School, Penn State, UCLA, USC, Stanford, Brown, Tufts and Boston University -- as well as in Singapore, Finland and the UK.