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There are a lot of online poker rooms for Mac players to play at.  However, some of the best and most popular poker rooms, such as PokerStars and PartyPoker, are not directly compatible with Mac computers.  This can frustrate Mac players who want to play on one of the world’s premiere online poker sites.  But, there is good news.  There are two ways to play Poker Stars for Mac players.

First Method to Play Poker Stars for Mac

Apple has recently created a new software program known as Apple Boot Camp. This innovative software allows Mac users to install Microsoft Windows XP on their Macs.  By having Windows on Macintosh, it becomes possible to play Poker Stars for Mac.

You can read more about Apple Boot Camp at their website. You can also read this other article about Apple Boot Camp for Poker.

The Poker Stars software was designed solely for Windows, so with Windows on the Mac, Poker Stars will run well.

Once you have completely installed Windows on your Mac, you can visit and download the poker software. You can then enjoy the Poker Stars experience.

Editor’s Note: If you use our link to PokerStars and make your first deposit, you will receive special reload bonuses up to $100.

Second Method to Play Poker Stars for Mac

The second way to play Poker Stars for Mac, is to use a PC emulator.  This way will sometimes be cheaper, depending on which PC emulator you use.

A PC emulator simulates a Windows environment in a smaller window on your Mac.  You can run Windows software through this emulator.  The best PC emulator available is Virtual PC, of which there are several versions, with vastly different prices.  You can get a version of Virtual PC for anything from $110 up to $230.  Virtual PC isn’t the only PC emulator, but it is the best and least problematic.

Once you have obtained a PC emulator you can go to and download their software.  The PC emulator will run the Poker Stars software inside a smaller window, which could take some getting used to.

Note: Don’t forget to use our link to in order to get special reload bonuses in the future.