I have a Mac and I can’t play poker online. And I’m “pissed off because I can’t.
While millions of online poker players take part in the game throughout the world, my segment of the market has been frequently overlooked when it comes to online gaming.
Those of us who run Apple computers (I love my Mac) are left out of many of the activities found online. Especially poker.
Ultimate Bet, the online poker room is changing all that.
Ultimate Bet, the home of 11-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, among others, will be offering up a Mac version of its popular site called UB Mac, a completely compatible version of the full offerings of Ultimate Bet for the Mac OS, something that has been asked for repeatedly by many poker fans.
“Our company strives to make our poker room accessible to as many people as possible and we recognize that Apple computers have a growing market share in the personal computing industry. In response to this trend, we have developed an all-new download poker application specifically for the Mac Operating System,” said Tokwiro Chief Operating Officer Paul Leggett. “As a Mac user myself, the only real limitation I have found is that a lot of poker applications will not run on the Mac OS. With UB Mac, players will enjoy the same incredible user experience that PC users currently have, and we remain committed to ongoing development of our Mac online poker client to ensure it is the best in the business.”
The new software allows Mac players to have access to the most popular features and functionality that UB users playing on Windows-compatible computers have, including ring games, satellites, single and multi-table Hold’em tournaments, and single player blackjack.
Besides both Mac and Windows options, Ultimate Bet also has a no-download option for players who don’t want to bog down their systems with programs. Its sister site, Absolute Poker also has Mac option.
Other Mac-compatible online poker sites include Poker Stars and Full Tilt, both of which boast fully-functional clients for the Mac which can easily be downloaded and installed.
Now, I gotta run. Excuse me while I start playing. See you next week. Or sooner.
Hey, all you Mac people…let me know how things are working. Okay? If it sucks, let me know that too. And I’ll print your letters.