Poker on Macs

By Jason Woolem


When it comes to playing online poker, there are really only two choices that most people would want to deal with. The one that has been around the longest has been Full Tilt Poker.


Now there is a new kid on the block, well the Macintosh block that is. Home to such professional players as Chris Moneymaker, Greg Raymer, and Joesph Hachem, PokerStars has made the jump over to the Macintosh side now.


Overall, installing the PokerStars on the Macintosh is very simple, and the differences between the two versions are very small. The biggest thing is that if you play on the Macintosh computer and you like to make notes for the players that you play against on your Macintosh computer, they will not appear on the Windows version, and vice-versa.


The other choice that Macintosh users have is PokerStars, and they just released their version of their software late in 2007. The install process is very easy, and even though this is a “beta” version of the software, there have not been a lot of bugs to report with the software.


When actually playing online with PokerStars on the Mac, the software is very easy to use as once you select a table, the main lobby screen goes into the dock and the only window that you have open from PokerStars now is the table that you are currently at. All of the normal features that were on the Windows version of PokerStars have made the jump over to the Macintosh version, and overall, there is not a lot of difference between the two different versions.


The choices are starting to broaden now for people who like to play online poker on their Macintosh, and with most of these programs, they are pretty similar to the Windows counterparts.