Mac Poker Sites
There are two types of poker sites readily available for players with Macintosh computers. First and perhaps your first choice are sites that Mac users can actually download either through an App or a dedicated Mac version, secondly there are sites that are instant play and you can play within your browser.
If the site you want to play at doesn’t have either of the above 2 options then savvy Mac users have figured out workaround’s for through emulators explained below.
Read on for the best places to play poker on a Mac.
Poker Sites Mac Users can Download
100% up to $600
+ £20 / $88 No Deposit
100% up to $1000
100% up to €365
Full Tilt Poker was the first ever poker site online to offer a downloadable poker solution for Mac Poker players during the early months of 2006. Not that long after, as was the theme with the then two largest competing poker sites on the Internet, PokerStars announced the unveiling of their very own downloadable solution for Macintosh Computer users. As the table above shows, many other rooms have followed suit and there are now plenty of options for Apple systems, whether you have a desktop Mac, tablet, iPad or iPhone.
Using Mac Compatible Instant Play Sites
Instant play sites are the most simple and easy to use option for Mac users, and for any non-windows users, because they can be played on nearly any machine as well as Mac computers that includes iPads and iPod’s. If the programming language is compatible with the machine you’re using to access the Internet, you’re good to go.
Play Poker on a Mac using a PC Emulator
Another option for online poker players looking to play poker on Macintosh Computers that don’t offer any Mac box friendly options is to use a PC Emulator. Mac users can access most of the major poker sites using a PC emulator that is designed to get Mac users to places that Mac’s just won’t normally go.
The two most popular PC emulators for Mac users are Virtual PC and iEmulator. Both of these PC emulators have been known to slow down computers overall, aside from that, they’re not bad options and work pretty well.
Using Leopard to run Windows XP
This is one of the most difficult options available and frankly a bit extreme if you’re just looking to play online poker on your Mac. However, if you can think of some other scenario’s where having or installing windows on your Macintosh computer might be of use then you might consider using Leopard or a similar program to install Windows XP on your Mac system.