Mac Poker Sites

Does Exactly What It Says on the Tin

It seems incredible that not every online poker website provides a service for players who want to play poker for real money on a Mac. With there often being very little to choose between poker websites, having the option to play poker on a Mac could make the difference between an online poker room gaining a new customer or not.

With poker website developers seemingly more focused on producing mobile poker apps rather than creating Mac compatible poker sites, it is fair to assume that if an online poker website does not already offer the facility to play poker for real money on a Mac, then it never will – or at least won´t be enabling players to play poker on a Mac as a priority.

However, will keep a watchful eye on every online poker website to see which are catering for those who prefer to play poker on a Mac, and provide news and information about the best Mac Poker Websites on which you can play real money poker. In this respect, does “exactly what it says on the tin”!

The Difference between Poker on Mac and on Windows

If you have previously played online poker on a Windows operating system, or used a Windows emulator to play poker on a Mac, you will find very little difference between what you are used to and the software that is provided by Mac poker websites.

Only if you have been playing a “Flash” or an “Instant Play” version of an online poker website´s software through your web browser will you notice that Mac compatible poker sites – or at least those which provide a dedicated poker download for Mac – offer a far better poker experience.

The price of the far better poker experience is the size of the software you will have to download to play poker for real money on a Mac. Typically a Mac poker download will take up twice as much disc space and require a much larger memory than a poker software download for Windows.

Typical Mac OS System Requirements

PokerStars Download

for Windows

for Mac

System Requirements





Operating System Windows XP Windows 7 Mac OS X 10.4 Mac OS X 10.6+
Processor 100MHz Pentium 333MHz Pentium Power PC G4 Power PC 5 or Intel
Memory 64Mb RAM 128Mb RAM 512Mb RAM 1024Mb RAM
Disc Space 20Mb 60Mb 60Mb 100Mb
Screen Resolution 800×600 1024×768 1024×768 1024×768

Best Mac Poker Websites

Individual players have different strengths and weaknesses, and what might be the best Mac compatible poker sites for some may not be ideal for others. As develops, we will be adding information about different poker rooms at which you can play poker for real money on a Mac, but to launch the site we have focused our attention on PokerStars and Mac poker sites for US players (as PokerStars is not an option for real money online poker in the US).

Of all the Mac compatible poker sites, PokerStars is the largest real money online poker website on the Internet. The site attracts as many online poker players as all the other online poker websites combined due to its first deposit poker bonus, the volume of traffic that plays on the site and the size of its online poker tournaments.

We will expand on the benefits of playing on the these Mac compatible websites – and exposing some of the pitfalls – in each of our Mac poker website reviews; but suffice to say that PokerStars sets the standard that all other sites which allow you to play poker for real money on a Mac will be measured against.

Watch This Space

As the regulation of online poker evolves in the United States, we will be adding details of Mac compatible poker sites that accept players in the US. Prior to April 2011 (“Black Friday”), many thousands of people would play poker for real money on a Mac, and it will be interesting to see how many of the new poker sites introduce the facility for their clients to play poker on a Mac.

For now, we hope you enjoy browsing and please visit us often to read about the latest opportunities to play poker on a Mac.