Mac computer users live in a PC world—not political correctness gone mad, but Windows-based personal computers. Mac owners can pride themselves with the knowledge their information is safer and their technical skills are a cut above Windows users. They must contend with the fact that they have fewer software titles to chose from. In the case of online casinos, Mac owners have had extremely limited choices on where to play. That is, until recently.
More online casinos are now actively working towards giving Mac users a chance at playing in Internet casinos. In the early days, online casinos only released their casinos in the form of a software package that had to be downloaded and installed onto a computer, and because of this, developers focused solely on keeping the software PC compatible. New paths are being forged for online casinos now, and slowly but surely Apple computer owners and starting to gain ground.
The doors to virtual casinos are beginning to open to Mac users in the form of no download casinos, which use browser-based games. Web based casinos use either Java or Flash to run games through a Web browser window, and since these two programming languages are compatible with almost every single Web browser available, as long as a computer can access the Internet, its owner can join in on the action. What’s more, every single recognizable gambling software developer, from Microgaming to Real Time Gaming, from PlayTech to Vegas Tech is bringing online browser-based versions of their games to run alongside the downloadable casinos.
What this means for both Mac and PC users is that virtual online casinos are becoming easier to load and log into, more convenient and more universal. Flash and Java games generally have better graphics and run smoother as well. There can be still some pitfalls for Mac users, though. The Flash-based versions of casinos usually are not as developed as the downloadable versions, and therefore will have fewer games than the full casino. Some Mac browsers may still run into compatibility issues when it comes to Flash, although downloading the latest version from the Macromedia Web site will usually fix the problem.
The good news is that signing up at a no download casino that is Mac compatible is simply a matter of giving some personal information, signing onto the site and making a deposit. Mac gamblers are now able to take advantage of the very same welcome bonuses and deposit options available to PC users. An added bonus is that once a player signs up at a no download casino, they can access their account anywhere on any type of computer they use, so people who own both a Mac and a PC can switch between the two computers without problem.
Even more exciting is an experiment in online casino gaming being headed by a single Real Time Gaming casino. Lock Casino is currently advertising the downloadable software version of its casino as being Mac compatible. In fact, it is riding itself as the only RTG casino that ensures that Mac users can download its software. And the news keeps getting better, because being an RTG-powered casino; it accepts players from the U.S. as well. We can only hope that this experiment in offering a Mac compatible downloadable casino works, because in time it could mean more Real Time Gaming casinos being able to offer themselves to Mac users. Advances in technology happen all the time, so keep checking back to see what’s next for Mac casinos.