Online poker players with Mac operating systems are unable to take advantage of the bonus opportunities offered by many online poker sites due to the site´s inability to offer a Mac online poker facility. Fortunately, PKR Poker – probably the most graphically advanced online poker site – respects the need for Mac online poker and has developed a version of their poker software which is almost identical to the PKR Poker download available for Windows.
The Introduction of Mac Online Poker on PKR
If you have experienced playing PKR Poker on Windows, you will appreciate the lush 3D graphics and enhanced gameplay facility among some fairly weak players. Indeed, it is often the case that these weak players are attracted to the site for its novelty value rather than the potential to win money – which is why Mac online poker players were justifiably aggravated that – before September 2009 – PKR Poker was unavailable to them or that Windows emulator software was required to enjoy the PKR Poker experience.
The Differences of PKR Poker for Mac
Now that PKR Poker is available for Mac online poker players, it gives everybody an opportunity to make money on the site – whether it is from playing profitable poker or taking advantage of the generous PKR Poker welcome bonus. However, there are a few differences that Mac online poker players should be aware of before downloading the software onto their machines:-
- PKR Poker does not play in a window but takes over your whole screen. This makes it difficult to surf the net, play music or play other games on your PC while playing at PKR Poker
- Mac computers have to have an Intel processor to be able to handle the software (PowerPC processors are not up to the job!). Furthermore, the Intel gma950 graphics card is not supported
- The PKR Poker download takes a very long time. There is the option of playing on PKR Lite while the download is continuing, but it is no real substitute for the full version of the game.
Mac Online Poker – System Requirements for PKR Poker
As PKR Poker is so graphically enhanced, it is advisable to check that other elements of your Mac operating system are able to cope with the demands of the PKR Poker download.
PKR Poker Download
|Operating System||Mac OSX 10.5.7||Mac OSX 10.6|
|Processor||Any Intel||Any Intel|
|Memory||1024Mb RAM||2Gb RAM|
Bonus Code for PKR Poker
Once Mac online poker players have completed the download, the processes of registering an account and funding it are straightforward and performed through a secure server. PKR Poker offers a three-tiered welcome bonus structure and the bonus code for PKR which is entered at the time a player makes their first deposit determines the level of PKR Poker bonus they will receive.
- Enter bonus code for PKR Poker “welcome5” for an instant $5.00 bonus when you earn your first PKR Poker point (min deposit $10.00)
- Enter bonus code for PKR Poker “welcome150” for a 100% match on first deposits up to $150.00 (min deposit $25.00)
- Enter bonus code for PKR Poker “welcome500” for a 125% match on first deposits up to $500.00 (min deposit 150.00)
Redeeming the PKR Poker Bonus
PKR Poker points are awarded based on a player´s contribution to the rake in cash games or paid in tournament entry fees. A sliding scale determines exactly how many points are awarded in cash games, but at the rate of 100 PKR Poker points for every $1.00 spent in tournament entry fees, it is easy to imagine just how quickly the PKR Poker points stack up. Obviously a player who has entered the bonus code for PKR Poker “welcome5” will receive their bonus just as soon as they play in their first hand, but for the other two PKR Poker bonus codes, the criteria is different.
Bonus code for PKR Poker “welcome150” – the bonus is released in increments of 5% of the total bonus due each time the player reaches the next 1/20th milestone. For example, if a player was to deposit $100.00, his bankroll would increase by $5.00 each time he collected 1,500 PKR Poker points.
Bonus code for PKR Poker “welcome500” – the bonus is released in increments of 10% of the total bonus due each time the player reaches the next 1/10th milestone. For example, if a player was to deposit $500.00, his bankroll would increase by $50.00 each time he collected 15,000 PKR Poker points.
PKR Poker Summary
If you have never played on PKR Poker, there is no real way to describe the experience – stunning graphics, plenty of tricks to perform and hands to be won with the opportunity to convert a valuable bonus. Now all this is available to Mac online poker players who visit the PKR Poker site and download the PKR software.