PokerStars releases Mac client

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PokerStars isn't just for PC users anymore. The poker site announced on Friday that it now has a Mac version of its software available for download.

The Mac version is still in beta mode, but it already offers nearly all the same features as the regular version of PokerStars. The only notable exceptions are that the PokerStars Mac software does not support the Layout Manager or Preferred Seat features.

"Other than that, it is everything you have come to expect from PokerStars, except now, it's on your Mac," said PokerStars.

To download the Mac version, poker players will need to go to There, they will find the software as well as step-by-step instructions taking them through the process of downloading it and setting up their account.

What does this mean for players looking to get the exclusive bonuses as a player? Mac users won't lose out on anything.

Normally, players can just follow the link to PokerStars and sign up and automatically get the exclusive bonuses. Mac users will need to go to and add one tiny step to their sign-up process to get the deals.


Step 1: Download the PokerStars software for your Mac from

Step 2: When creating a new account, you must go into the "Where did you hear about us?" box and enter plmac in the marketing code field as shown in the screenshot at left.

Step 3: Deposit using bonus code First2007 and begin playing.

When Mac users sign up with those two codes, they will get an exclusive $50 flat bonus for players on top of the standard 100% match bonus.

The $50 bonus can be collected in two $25 chunks. The first $25 is released after collecting 100 Frequent Player Points, and the second is released after collecting 500 FPPs.

Plus they'll have a shot at access to $25,000 in exclusive freerolls in January, which includes:

  • Four weekly $2,500 cash freerolls
  • A $15,000 EPT German Open freeroll

All players who earn 100 FPPs in December will qualify for the $2,500 cash freerolls running every Saturday in January.

For players who earn 500 FPPs in December, a $15,000 EPT German Open freeroll will be available to them on Jan. 20. First prize is an expenses-paid trip to the EPT German Open, and there will be a $3,000 prize pool spread from second place on down.

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