Where to Play Texas Hold'em Poker on a Mac
According to recent surveys, nearly 11% of the people in the world who own a computer use a Mac.
This number grows on an almost daily basis as more and more people make the switch from PCs to Macs.
Despite this rapidly growing figure, it may surprise you to know that not all major online poker rooms offer full-featured software packages for Mac users.
Some of the major online rooms offer complete software downloads for Mac users. These online rooms offer full-featured versions of their software for users of the Mac.
Other major online rooms don't want to incur the costs of porting their software over to the Mac, so instead they rely on lame "pop-up" versions of their software that you can access through a browser. This "pop-up" software usually comes with a number of very important features removed. Who wants that?
The purpose of this article is to point out the rooms that have made the effort to provide their Mac-using customers with full-featured versions of their online poker room software for the Mac. Rooms that offer versions of their software to Mac users that aren't stripped of any features.
If you are a Mac user and want to play some Texas Hold'em, then you should definitely consider playing at one of these two rooms:
Full Tilt Poker - one of the first rooms to introduce a version of their software for Mac users that included all of the features that were available to those who used a PC. In addition, Full Tilt Poker offers a 100% deposit bonus of up to $600, so you should definitely jump on that if you don't already have an account there.
Pokerstars - another room that offers a version of their software to Mac users that doesn't exclude any features. Pokerstars is also offering up a 100% deposit bonus of up to $600 when you first open up an account on the site.
It may be tempting to buy some PC emulation software to play on a site that doesn't offer software for Mac users. That's obviously your choice, but I believe that we should be rewarding the sites that actually put forth the effort to offer their products to Mac users.
If a Mac user asks me which site that I would recommend, I'll tell them Pokerstars or Full Tilt Poker. I'm not playing on a site using unstable "pop-up" software - forget that.