PokerStars Review For Mac Users
Update 2011 - Pokerstars does not accept players from the United States. If your looking for a US poker site check here for a list of US mac poker rooms.
2008 and 2009 brought about a significant change for Mac users who enjoy playing poker. PokerStars, the very best in online poker sites, upgraded their poker software to finally become compatible with Mac computers! In August, they announced to the world the complete version launch of their downloadable poker software for the Mac.
Some fascinating facts about PokerStars is that they have dealt more than 19 billion hands, run over 100 million poker tournaments and, they are the first and only online poker site to have reached 160,000 players simultaneous playing during peak times, thus making them a Guinness Book of World Records holder!
Additionally, they are host to the world famous European Poker Tour, Latin American Poker Tour, World Cup of Poker and PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Team PokerStars has 29 of the best poker legends and poker tournament winners to represent them. This site is also one of the few that still welcome players from the United States.
PokerStars Mac Poker Software
Mac users will find the graphical interface extremely eye-pleasing. The game runs just as smooth as its Windows counterpart. Software features include background themes that are completely customizable, auto play buttons, the ability to take notes on hands, player hand histories, betting amounts are displayed, four color deck, the ability to play multiple tables, stats on betting habits and win/loss ratios. The software is also Poker Tracker Compatible if that is something you’re interested in.
PokerStars Bonus and VIP Program
Currently, by utilizing marketing code (código
promocional PokerStars) PBS500 at
signup, new players will earn a 100% bonus up to $600 through
Frequent Player Points (FPP’s) seem to be at the heart of many online poker rooms for clearing bonuses that are offered. PokerStars is no exception. However, because PokerStars has an immense range of games and tournaments, clearing bonuses is super simple.
Attaining Frequent Player Points (FPP’s) will unlock your bonus to be deposited in your real money account. The more you play the more points you will gain and you can use them for other things as well such as tournament entries, books, gear and apparel and many other items that are available at the PokerStars store.
The PokerStars VIP Program awards their players for playing repeatedly. They offer tiered levels of membership. With each higher level of tiers comes the advantage of VIP Freerolls and merchandise. The number of FPP’s you earn begin to increase as well as you move up in tiers.
Poker Games Selection and Stakes
Pretty much every type of poker you want to play can be found on PokerStars. Texas Hold’em, Omaha Hi/Lo and 5 Card Stud, are offered in No Limit, Pot Limit and Fixed Limit. Omaha Hi is offered in Pot Limit and Fixed Limit. 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo, A-5 Triple Draw, 2-7 Triple Draw, Razz, HORSE and Hose are all offered in Fixed Limit. The new Asian poker game craze of Badugi can be played at PokerStars as well.
No Limit and Pot Limit games can be played from $.01-$.02 to $200-$400. In addition, Fixed Limit games can also be played from as low as $.02-$.04 all the way up to $1,000-$2,000.
Are Sit and Go Tournaments the thing you gravitate towards? Well you can buy into these tournaments from $1+$.20 to $5,500+$100. Other tournaments that are offered throughout can be played from $0 to $10,000+$300. And of course, there is the option for play money tables with all the games.
Stars Promotions and Events
Current promotions that PokerStars are offering are: The PokerStars Nordic Copenhagen Expedition, National Heads-Up Poker Championship, $1 Million PokerStars Turbo Takedown, Battle of the Planets, Multi-Table Tournament Leader Board, PokerStars Sunday Million and the PokerStars Sunday Warm-up. Satellites for live main events that are currently running are the second season of the Latin American Poker Tour, the fifth season of the European Poker Tour.
Players will also benefit from daily and weekly Guarantees such as the $100,000 Daily Guarantee, and the weekly $500,000 and the Sunday $1.5 Million Dollar Guaranteed Prize Pool Tournaments. For high rollers, deep stack tourneys are offered consistently where players are given $5,000 in starting chips and half-hour blind schedules.
PokerStars customer support can be contacted via email 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For general support, the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. For real money deposits questions, the email address is email@example.com. At the current time, PokerStars does not offer telephone support.
Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
PokerStars accepts eChecks, Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Solo, Neteller, MoneyBookers, WebMoney, Debit Cards, Diners Club, Cashier’s Check, Online Bank Transfer and Money Order. This is one of the widest selections of deposit methods at ANY poker site in the industry, especially for a USA-friendly room.