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MacBytes
Feb 8, 2006, 11:42 AM
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Category: Games
Link: Free Mac Poker (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20060208124215)
Description:: Compatiblepoker.com launches their free mac poker website including information on all the top Mac poker rooms and bonuses. The website is designed around Mac users and in their first week have already attracted a loyal customer base.

Posted on MacBytes.com (http://www.macbytes.com)
Approved by Mudbug

Fiveos22
Feb 8, 2006, 11:55 AM
So this is a site to direct mac users to mac-friendly rooms and programs?...not actually a piece of software?

Ok.

Mudbug
Feb 8, 2006, 12:03 PM
So this is a site to direct mac users to mac-friendly rooms and programs?...not actually a piece of software?

Ok.

that's why it got posted. There's actually a decent number of people seeking mac-compatible poker sites/programs, and instead of linking the individual programs/sites, this seemed to be the best option.

chicagdan
Feb 8, 2006, 12:09 PM
So this is a site to direct mac users to mac-friendly rooms and programs?...not actually a piece of software?

Ok.

Of the sites noted on this page, Full Tilt Poker has, by far, the best Mac software. It's fully native OSX, not a Java client (like Pokerroom.com.) They update the software frequently too. And, matter of taste, it's nice to have your own avatar and to play at a round table.

bigjohn
Feb 8, 2006, 12:58 PM
i like live3dpoker.com, they're software is still in beta i believe, but it seems solid and efficient

macartistkel
Feb 8, 2006, 01:02 PM
Geez, they waited long enough for this. I swear my dad traded in his Mac for a Dell because he could not get on Party Poker's website! :rolleyes:

Jerry Spoon
Feb 8, 2006, 01:31 PM
Glad to see this. I usually go to PokerRoom.com, but I'll have to try out a couple of other sites. When I was originally looking around a couple of years ago, pokerroom was all I could find that would work on my mac (it's java based for those of you who haven't been on it).

happy.buddha
Feb 8, 2006, 01:52 PM
I've been playing bodog.net (not on the list), it's free and you don't actually end up spending real money, you get a virtual $1,000 when you need it. It's java based unfortunately, but it is a clean interface, if you are looking for a place to play and don't want to actually spend money then maybe I'll see you at a table.:D

Ja Di ksw
Feb 8, 2006, 03:36 PM
I'm skeptical of the reviews. I've mainly played on one site (Bugsy), and their review of it is very off. This makes me nervous about trusting anything else they say.

PokerStars needs a mac version

MrMacMan
Feb 8, 2006, 04:31 PM
I rank FullTilt #1 for mac followed by PokerRoom #2.

FullTilt is serious about their mac support with their own Mac Os X downloadable software (it isn't too big don't worry dialup users)

PokerRoom is nice as well but its not as responsive as you might want, if your on a Pcee then PokeRoom is way to go but not everything is the same on the mac.

-- MrMacMan

Compatiblepoker
Feb 8, 2006, 04:32 PM
Hi guys,

Thanks for the positive response on the site. I was not aware that Bodog was compatible on Macs. When I talked to them they said they were not compatible. I'll have to look into that.

As for the Bugsy review I appreciate your honest opinion Ja. Thats actually where I play most often. Some players have been reporting a ton of bad beats there so I have changed the review slightly. Personally the bad beats fluctuate for me there. If you have any other suggestions we would be glad to hear them.


Dont forget to join to forum if you want quick replies. Im always on.

Thanks,
Roger

Compatiblepoker
Feb 8, 2006, 04:35 PM
I just saw your post MrMac. I am going to bump Full Tilt to my number one spot. I agree they're new software is the best there is for Macs.

They just launched their Mac version this month so I wanted to get a full review from customers before I put them on the top.

Plus the fact that you can watch the pros is really cool.

Bye,
Roger

pivo6
Feb 8, 2006, 07:34 PM
Hi guys,

Thanks for the positive response on the site. I was not aware that Bodog was compatible on Macs. When I talked to them they said they were not compatible. I'll have to look into that........

Thanks,
Roger

www.bodog.net is their play money version. Bodog.com is their real money site. I have to agree that FullTilt is the best one out there for the Mac, mainly because it has a native download version. The graphics, however, suck. Pokerroom (and all of its skin sites) has the best interface out there, but it's Java only for the Mac. The main drawback is that you can't take notes on players unless you are using the download version.

Compatiblepoker
Feb 9, 2006, 12:36 AM
Thats really strange how they offer the Java version at Bodog for play money and not real money. I sent them an email to see if they're going to offer the Mac-Java software for real money. They've got some decent guaranteed tournaments.

Later,
Roger

Ja Di ksw
Feb 9, 2006, 12:41 AM
As for the Bugsy review I appreciate your honest opinion Ja. Thats actually where I play most often. Some players have been reporting a ton of bad beats there so I have changed the review slightly. Personally the bad beats fluctuate for me there. If you have any other suggestions we would be glad to hear them.


Dont forget to join to forum if you want quick replies. Im always on.

Thanks,
Roger

It's amazing how a simple post like that can really change someone's view (to avoid confusion, I'm talking about my view). Thank you for the consideration (and I agree with what you said), I'm going to go back and look over your site more. I'll join the forum when I'm more awake / have more time.

pokermac
Feb 21, 2006, 02:56 PM
Just wanted to make sure you guys knew about MacPoker Pro.

It is a great piece of software by openend - it tracks you play in real time. You can buy it for $40 or get it free at Free MacPoker Pro (http://www.freemacpokerpro.com). Seems like a good deal.

Take care,

Poker-Mac (http://www.poker-mac.com)

chicagdan
Feb 21, 2006, 03:24 PM
Just wanted to make sure you guys knew about MacPoker Pro.

It is a great piece of software by openend - it tracks you play in real time. You can buy it for $40 or get it free at Free MacPoker Pro (http://www.freemacpokerpro.com). Seems like a good deal.

Take care,

Poker-Mac (http://www.poker-mac.com)

Yeah, well, the Full Tilt Poker affiliates program is paying pokermac $65 for that new signup ... and it bumps up to $75 after the first month. MacPoker Pro doesn't even work on Full Tilt, so buyer beware.

Here's the list of online sites supported by Mac Poker Pro ... Full Tilt isn't one of them.

http://www.openendsoftware.com/macpokerpro/supportedSites.html

adioking
Apr 4, 2006, 11:06 PM
Ya, I really do like your site Roger. I especially like the design. I just redesigned my Mac Poker (http://www.macpokeronline.com) site too. Could I get some feedback from the members here?

Adio

Diddiyo
Apr 5, 2006, 05:51 AM
PokerStars needs a mac version
You can run PokerStars on a mac. Just copy the PS folder from a windows pc on your mac and run it with virtual pc. no performance issues, and updates work just fine!

*edit*
Be sure to have a look at Tightpoker (http://www.tightpoker.com/mac/), they have a mac-related pokersection!

Compatiblepoker
Apr 18, 2006, 10:38 PM
Out of curiosity how many of you guys are using "Boot Camp" and dual booting to play poker now?