UK Mac Poker Sites
While there are many sites that allow residents of the UK to play online poker, Macintosh users must make sure that the Internet poker provider they choose features Mac compatible software. To help these players find such features, several well-regarded UK Mac poker sites are listed here.
888 Pacific Poker
888 Pacific Poker features an Instant Play client powered by Macromedia Flash. This means that players create their accounts, deposit money and play through their Internet browsers. This is good for Mac users since Flash is supported by nearly any operating system. This site is specifically tailored for players in the UK and other parts of Europe - it does not accept US players.
Party Poker also features a browser-based Flash client for Mac users, which is almost identical to their downloadable client for Windows users. Party Poker has also made their software compatible with iMacs and iPhones, making it one of the most popular UK Mac Poker Sites. Like 888 Pacific Poker, Party Poker is mostly geared toward UK and European players and does not accept players from the US.
Absolute Poker was one of the very first poker sites to provide players with a browser-based poker client. In addition to its Instant Play feature, Absolute Poker also offers a downloadable client for Mac OS X. Absolute Poker's Mac client is often voted one of the best in terms of graphics, speed and appearance. Unlike the previous two poker sites, Absolute Poker caters to both UK and US players.
Ultimate Bet is part of the large CEREUS poker network, but its software is still unique and supports players of nearly any operating system including Mac. Like many poker sites, Ultimate Bet features an Instant Play feature, allowing players to play entirely in their web browser. This Flash powered poker client loads quickly and offers all the same features as the downloadable Windows client. Ultimate Bet accepts players from both the UK and the US.
Unlike the previous poker sites, PokerStars does not offer a browser-based Instant Play client. However, it is one of the few poker sites to offer a fully-loaded downloadable Mac client. PokerStars' Mac client features all the same features as their Windows client including customization, advanced user options and unlimited multi-tabling. PokerStars accepts both UK and US players.