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Mac Lovers Wild Over FullTilt Poker
FullTilt Poker has just gotten fuller. Let's face it: PokerRoom.com notwithstanding, there aren't many sites where Mac users can enjoy a good, live game of multiplayer poker. For the most part, Mac users have had to settle for Flash or Java-based "No Download" versions (also called "Lite" versions, for predictable reasons) of their main PC-only poker room. And the rare site that caters specifically to Mac users suffers from a lack of quality traffic, as they exclude PC users from joining the tables. But no more! As of January 19, 2006, Full Tilt Poker opens its cyber-doors to Apple Computers.
FullTilt Poker, the only online poker room where you can learn from and compete in real money games against over 10 top poker celebrities, has released a fully-featured downloadable version of its online poker software for Macs. The Mac supported software will allow Mac users to join FullTilt Poker's over 10,000 active PC-owning players at the tables. Finally, at one Full Tilt Poker table, you can play against Mac users and PC users at the same time. FullTilt Poker launched their Mac release with the, "An Apple A Day" promotion, where they gave away one 17" iMac each day for 2 weeks following the release. The interface, graphics, sounds, gameplay -- everything about Full Tilt Poker for Mac is exactly the same or as good as its PC equivalent.
FullTilt Poker players, whether on Macintosh or Windows, enjoy hand histories, player notes, and an "Auto-Center" view mode for the best overall view of game, all the time. The story gets still fuller, however, for FullTilt Poker is also offering Mac users Podcasting and Videocasting capabilities. That means players can view and even subscribe to webcasts of online poker playing tips, news, interviews, player bios, and more. FullTilt Poker 4.2 for Mac is currently in Beta mode, meaning that it may not have all the kinks ironed out, but updates are imminent. Until then, Beta users identifying any bugs they find in the software are rewarded with a "bounty" of a FullTilt Poker baseball cap. Mac OS 10.3 or higher is required to run Full Tilt Poker for Mac. The slim selection of Mac-friendly online poker rooms also includes Hollywood Poker, Pacific Poker, and Bugsy's Club, but only FullTilt Poker for Mac comes with all the benefits of playing at FullTilt Poker, namely "Team Full Tilt", among them: Andy Bloch, Chris Ferguson, Phil Gordon, Clonie Gowen, Jennifer Harman, Phil Ivey, John Juanda, Howard Lederer, Erick Lindgren, Mike Matusow, and Erik Seidel.