Poker Download

Mac Poker Download

For many years, if you had a computer with a Macintosh operating system, you were out of luck if you were looking for a Mac poker download. Many sites only offered an “Instant Play” version of the software which was played in your web browser and was far inferior to the Windows version available to the rest of the world. With limited access to games, the inability to use poker tracking software and a less satisfying poker experience available, a poker download for Mac was required.

We recommend that you play poker on a Mac at these poker websites:

PokerStars Marketing Code:
5 out of 5
100% up to $600
PokerStars were the first to introduce a full-version for Mac users – which is just as well as they do not offer an instant play version of the poker download, and poker players with a Mac OS would have had to use a Windows emulator to play on the site (in which case, you might as well have purchased a computer with a Windows OS!). PokerStars is the biggest poker room, and your best option for playing online poker, unless you are from the United States.
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PartyPoker Bonus Code:
5 out of 5
Party Poker
Deposit $20 get $30 SPINS tickets
Party Poker for Mac only offers cash games, so if you are looking for a poker client to play free poker games then this is not an option for you. If you intend to play poker for real money and you are not from the U.S., check out this room since they are one of the biggest poker sites on the internet. While the Mac client is not the same as the Windows version, it’s definitely good enough. The competition at Party Poker is weak compared to the players at PokerStars.
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Other Sites Follow – But With Issues

Responding to the challenge of producing a full-version Mac poker download seems to have out-witted many of the other online poker sites. 888 Poker only offers an instant play option, which is good, but definitely not the same as the full downloadable version for Windows. Party Poker can still only offer cash games in their Mac version (this will all change after the merger with Bwin) and PKR Poker for the Mac has to have an Intel processor to function and the popular Intel gma950 graphics card will not work.

Typical System Requirements for Native Mac Poker Software

The poker software for the Mac often requires more space on the hard drive than the Windows version, a faster memory and higher screen resolution. However, when it all comes together, playing online poker on a Mac can be a very rewarding experience (especially when you win).

Mac Poker Download

System Requirements



Operating System Mac OS X 10.4.10 Mac OS X 10.6+
Processor Power PC G4 Power PC G5 or Intel
Memory 512Mb RAM 1024Mb RAM
Disc Space 60Mb 100Mb
Screen Resolution 800×600 1024×768

As the online poker market looks ahead to regulation in the USA, and the new market that will open up, possibly those sites lacking a full Mac poker download will decide that an investment in a genuinely compatible version for the Mac is worthwhile.