A long time ago, digital games stopped being mere entertainment and became a gigantic industry across the planet – and this is no different in Portugal.
Although the pandemic has accentuated the evolution, this process has been going on for a few years and this should be the trend for the next few decades: online games in various modalities are gaining more and more relevance among the Portuguese.
To understand a little bit More of this growth, we bring you a compilation of the current scenario of the main types of online games in Portugal, starting with the cards.
Online poker: Portuguese among the best
João Vieira is one of the aces in Portuguese online poker. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram
One of the modalities that are standing out the most is online poker – considered a sport of the mind. Little by little, poker is moving away from the image of a game of chance and is consolidating itself as a game of strategy and decision-making that is gaining more and more fans across the planet.
The Portuguese are getting prominent role in online rankings. Today, there are 7 Portuguese players among the 26 best in the world, according to Pocket Fives, the main monitor of online poker on the planet. In Europe, Portugal is not behind any other country, being tied with the United Kingdom. In the world, only Brazil has more representatives in the top 85 – which means that Portugal is ahead of poker powers such as the United States and Russia.
Of these 7 players , the best is João Vieira, or “Naza282”, as it is known digitally. Considered one of the biggest names in European poker today, João is number 4 in the world online. Your digital earnings exceed the US$ mark 40 millions, with more than 337 titles in the digital scene.