Nevada’s First Online Poker Site Offers Windows 7 to Mac Gamers

Online Casino GamglingStation Casinos achieved its initial aim of making Ultimate Poker the first legal and real-money online poker site in the U.S. Reports have it that the poker website is growing rapidly in spite of the site’s numerous shortcomings, including the exclusion of Mac users.

The Ultimate Poker gaming software is not compatible with Apple’s OS X, since it works only with Windows-based operating systems, such as Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or newer version.

In line with this, Ultimate Poker’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Chris Derossi announced that they are willing to reimburse interested Apple’s OS X users, who will emulate Windows 7 on their Mac using VMFusion virtualization software. The maximum amount reimbursable is up to $200 and subject to presentation of a valid sales receipt for their purchase of Windows and VMFusion Software.

In addition, Mac gamers must first play with the site’s online poker game offering, and wager at least $5,000, before they can receive their claims for reimbursements.

Currently, “Texas Hold ‘Em” is the only poker game available at the site and so far, none of Nevada’s Mac clients is taking up on the reimbursement offer. After all, CTO Derossi also mentioned that they intend to release an OS X version of its online gambling software, as soon as their order arrives.

Actually, Ultimate Poker is still under the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s 30-day trial and the NGCB regulators will announce their findings in a public hearing once the trial period is over. In the meantime, the people behind the online gaming website are taking note of all criticisms, as these will serve as bases for the site’s improvement.

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