Absolute Poker’s recent roll-out of a Java version of their online poker product attracted thousands of Mac owners to register with the site, according to Absolute Poker executives.
Called “Instant Play,” the Java version of Absolute Poker enables Mac-based poker players to log in and play real-money and play-money Texas Holdem cash games from any Mac with an internet connection. While not yet offering the full spectrum of games available on the download version for the Windows platform, this version of Texas Holdem opens the popular poker community to Mac users.
Absolute Poker executives launched the Java version after calls from Macintosh users for easy, accessible and immediate poker access. Absolute Poker is one of the first sites to offer Mac-friendly Texas Hold em Poker for players around the world. Plans are underway to expand the Mac-friendly poker software to include all the games and features made available on the downloadable version.
“We expected Instant Play to place Absolute Poker ahead of all competitors and we’re happy to say that we’re exceeding our expectations,” stated David Clainer, senior vice president for AbsolutePoker. “Mac users, travelers, and remote players are largely underserved in this market and we’ve taken the necessary steps to accommodate them.” Clainer notes that PC users away from their computers and unable to download the software can log into the Instant Play software as well using the same username, password and balance
Instant Play can be accessed through the Absolute Poker website: http://www.absolutepoker.com/no-download/
MacDailyNews Take: Note to developers everywhere: if you build it (and it’s quality) we will come.