The PokerStars download for Mac is a simple procedure but, if you have limited experience with a Mac computer, this guide should help you complete the process quickly and easily.
Where to Find the PokerStars Download for Mac
To access the PokerStars download for Mac, use the links on this page to visit the PokerStars website and click on the large red button which reads “Play Poker” (or “Play Poker Now” if you are redirected to a country-specific PokerStars website).
The PokerStars website will detect which operating system you are using and automatically start to download an app.zip file to your desktop or downloads folder (you will be prompted during the PokerStars download for Mac to select your preferred location).
Double-click to open the saved PokerStars installation file, and a Wizard will guide you through the installation procedure. Make sure you review the PokerStars End User Licence Agreement before agreeing to it, and it is advisable to check the box enabling you to create a PokerStars short-cut icon on your desktop.
Creating a PokerStars Account
Once the PokerStars download for Mac and installation is completed, the PokerStars client will launch automatically on your desktop and you will be asked to “Login” (the red button in the bottom right hand corner of the poker client).
Click on this button to open a new dialogue box in which one of the options is
Create New Account. Clicking on this button will launch a new window asking for your User I.D. (this will be your
screen name), a password and your email address.
Where you are asked to answer the question
How did you hear about PokerStars?, scroll down the list of options and select “Marketing Code” and then insert the code psa4610. This is a different code from the PokerStars bonus code, which is explained in greater detail on our PokerStars Bonus Code page.
Finally, confirm that you are 18 years of age or older and that you have read the PokerStars End User License Agreement (this is a different agreement than the software agreement you reviewed during the installation process, so it is advisable to read it) and click on “Create Account”.
Validating and Funding Your PokerStars Account
Once your PokerStars account has been created, you should receive an email from PokerStars containing an email validation code. Log into the PokerStars client with the details you used to create your account, click on “Account” at the top of the screen and select “Validate email address”. A new dialogue box will open into which you enter the validation code on the email.
You will now be able to fund your PokerStars account via the “Cashier” button on the PokerStars client (where the “login” button was when you first completed the PokerStars download for Mac) and, when you enter the cashier page, you need to click on the button which says “Buy Chips”.
A new secure page opens which will give you the deposit options for your country of residence and the minimum/maximum deposits you are allowed to make using that payment method. Select your payment method of choice and follow the on-screen instructions to make your first deposit into your PokerStars account.
Important Notes about Funding and Verifying your PokerStars Account
Please note that you are entitled to a 100% match bonus on your first three deposits made within 90 days of registering an account with PokerStars. To qualify for the PokerStars bonus, you need to enter a PokerStars bonus code when you fund your account. The PokerStars bonus code differs according to the currency in which you are funding your account, and a list of which PokerStars bonus codes you can use appear on our PokerStars bonus for Mac players page.
The verification process (of confirming your ID and address) is not the same as the email validation process, and details of the documents you need to supply for your country of residence are available on the PokerStars website. To upload the documents, click on the “Help” tab in the PokerStars client, scroll down to
Contact Support/Upload Documents and then select the category of
Security and the sub-category
Age Verification to send through the documents you have been requested.
The funding and verification process may look a little bit complicated, but it is much easier to complete when you have the windows open in front of you.
See you at the (Mac) tables!