The Spanish nation loves to play poker. Many big series are produced within the borders of this country. The most eye-catching is the EPT Barcelona, which has always attracted many famous people.
Recently, the Spanish Ministry of Finance decided to make this card game more popular. In fact, poker is officially recognized as a sport and poker players are athletes. This was done to simplify and solve the card game’s control issues. In addition, professional-level billiards and chess players were granted athlete status.
The 3 most profitable poker players in Spain
Topping the Spanish all-time money list is Adrian Mateos: he has won around $33,000,000 throughout his career. In second place is Sergio Aido ($15,500,000) and in third place is Carlos Mortensen ($12,000,000).
The country is now becoming more attractive to poker players. This could lead to a return of Spanish players who had migrated to the UK, which has a more liberal attitude towards poker.
It should be noted that until a few years ago, the Spanish poker community was one of a kind. They are the biggest. But strict laws have led many athletes to emigrate to other countries. Now that poker has been officially recognized as a sport in Spain, they may change their minds.