Poker Software for Macs?

theKingXXX

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Is it just me - or is every single online poker room non mac compliant :mad:

It is such a huge pain in the ass having to remotely connect to my wife's Windows machine every time I want to play online poker. HELP!
 

matrix_x

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Yea, there are very few poker rooms that work on Macs :(

http://www.mac-poker.net lists two of the major ones that do, which have worked out great for me. Down the road I'm hoping more poker rooms will see the Mac market for what is really and make their software compliant.
 

Mikuro

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I play at http://www.pokerroom.com all the time. It's Java, but even so, it's a lot faster, cleaner, more attractive and all-around better than most Windows-native sites I've tried.
 

theKingXXX

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matrix_x said:
Yea, there are very few poker rooms that work on Macs :(

http://www.mac-poker.net lists two of the major ones that do, which have worked out great for me. Down the road I'm hoping more poker rooms will see the Mac market for what is really and make their software compliant.
Excellent site - I gave Pacific a try :)
 

adambyte

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Yahoo! Games has a poker section that works fine, along with a bunch of other great games, including Literati (scrabble ripoff).
 

matrix_x

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matrix_x said:
Yea, there are very few poker rooms that work on Macs :(

http://www.mac-poker.net lists two of the major ones that do, which have worked out great for me. Down the road I'm hoping more poker rooms will see the Mac market for what is really and make their software compliant.
I see they have Full Tilt Poker listed now - how are you guys liking their downloadable client?
All I can say is IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME lol
 

Mikuro

Crotchety UI Nitpicker
Well, the download client WORKS. So that's good. It's still a beta, though, so there are issues, and there are also some big design flaws. It uses way too much CPU power (they list this as a 'known issue', so I expect a fix), but I can live with that.

My biggest complaint is that it is simply not a well-behaved program. It brings itself to the front every time its your turn. This is not cool. Imagine you're typing in another program (which is the case about 90% of the time). Suddenly it's your turn, and everything you type is going into the chat field. Ugh. Awful, awful design. Mac apps should NEVER bring themselves to the front. I've emailed them about this, and may well email them again.
 
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