Online Mac Poker Guide
This is a comprehensive guide to playing online poker on a Macintosh computer. I have made this page to keep you up to date on everything I know about online poker for a Mac. I try to make this page as thorough as possible so that you can find out anything you need to know about online Mac poker right here.
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Until recently, if you wanted to play poker on a Mac, you had very few options. No online poker rooms offered poker software to download for the Macintosh platform, and only a few offered a flash or java based poker client. In the last few year, online poker sites have started to realize that there are a lot of Mac owners who love to play online poker. As a result, more online poker sites are developing mac poker clients.
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Mac Poker News
Sept. 10, 2008 – PokerStars’ Mac software is now out of beta testing. They have officially released it as a full Mac compatible version of their award winning software. Mac poker players rejoice!
July 14, 2008 – 12 of the final 26 players left in the 2008 WSOP are PokerStars players! Good to see a Mac poker room dominating the WSOP.
April 2, 2008 – Rumor has it that Bodog may be the next major online poker room to come to the Mac. I am keeping my fingers crossed. Bodog is a top-notch site with loads of Holdem poker cash games.
Feb. 27, 2008 – Poker Stars has released a download version of their online poker software. Click here to read full article about Poker Stars on a Mac.
Jan. 7, 2008 – PokerStars Mac client is rumored to be nearly finished. The online poker world has been waiting some time. Hopefully they don’t let us down. [fingers crossed]
Poker Software For The Mac
- Poker Tracker – It is rumored that Pokertracker v3 is currently in development on a version of their essential poker tracking software for the Mac platform. Pokertracker for a Mac will be out at the end of 2008.
- MacPlayerPro – This online poker tracking software for the Mac is a little basic when compared to powerhouse programs like Pokertracker of Pokeroffice, but it is the only option available right now. You can MacPlayerPro here and it is free to download a trial version. It costs $39.95 to buy the full license.
- PokerAce HUD – Is also rumored to be in production of a Mac compatible version of their heads up display software. It will probably not be neede though if Pokertracker v3 has a built-in HUD and also supports Macs as rumored.
Poker For iPhone
Currently there are no online poker clients that work on the iPhone. It is only a matter of time though. I will be posting any updates as they develop. Stay tuned. There are however gambling apps available for the iPhone and iPad. You can read more about these apps at www.ipadgamblingrealmoney.com
Recommended Mac Poker Hardware
Whether you play poker on an iMac or a Macbook, you need to make sure that your computer has the capability to run online poker software.
The minimum requirements if you are going to run a no-download Java-based online poker client on your mac are as follows:
- Screen resolution of at least 800 x 600pixels with a minimum of 256 colors
- 128 MB or more of RAM is recommended
- Broadband internet connection
- Sound card, if you want to hear sounds
For downloadable Mac poker software such as Ignition Poker, the following hardware is recommended:
- Mac OS 10.3.9 or higher
- G5 or Intel based Macintosh
- 512 MB or more of RAM is recommended
- Broadband internet connection
- At least 15MB of free disk space