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Playing Internet Poker on a Mac


Back about 17 years ago people began playing online poker.  There were some shoddy poker sites out there and some used Java.  This Java is still one of the more popular ways to play Mac poker.  The Java doesnít require downloads so it works on most operating systems including that of Mac OS X.


To this day there are still very few poker sites which allowing downloading on a Mac.  There has yet to be a Mac online casino that can be downloaded.  Casinos prefer to use Flash software which is similar in style to Java, yet two totally different programs.


Macs arenít the only operating systems with problems.  While the population of Linux users is quite small, Linux poker compatibility is an issue.  This problem is also solved with Java accepted poker sites.


Many poker sites have begun to see the light at the end of the tunnel.  A little over 2 years ago Mac and Linux users only had 1 or 2 places to play online poker.  Now the list is quite long with all the major brands either having an Instant Play software or Mac download version.


The most popular is Full Tilt Poker.  They came out with their version less than a year ago and really took over the Mac market.  Previously PokerRoom was the dominating Mac site but now Full Tilt Poker took over because their software can be downloaded on a Mac.  There are many good bonus codes for Fulltiltpoker that offer players up to $200.  Unfortunately Carbon Poker is not compatible with Mac but quite possibly in the future.


As things continue to change in the poker market we expect to see bigger and better things for Mac users. continues to follow the Mac poker scene and update their players on new poker sites that come out on the Mac.


Article By Roger Shriver