The last entry, wrapping up Mac poker for 2006, showed how active the year was in comparison to previous years. 2007 should be even more fun! This will be a big year for Mac poker players and possibly a defining year for online poker.
What to expect
PokerStars for Mac – PokerStars support said they have a team of programmers working on Mac poker software. They will probably release Mac software during the first half of 07. If the Mac version is as good ad everything else they do, PokerStars will probably overtake Full Tilt Poker as the best Mac poker room. Both will still be a great choice though.
More mac poker sites – We will see a few more small to medium sized poker sites release Mac software, giving us a larger selection of sites to play at.
Clear interpretation of the US poker law – By the end of 07 we’re going to know whether online poker is going to be regulated in the US or not. So far it actually looks like they’re slowly taking to steps to regulate it. It can still go either way though.
What not to expect
Statistical Mac poker software – Although there’s a small demand for statistical software(like poker tracker) for Macs, there’s a very low chance of it being available in 07′.
Tournament lobby for party poker’s Mac software – I’m laughing while writing this, but i’d bet money that party poker won’t get around to making a tournament lobby for their Mac software in 2007.
Mac version of bodog – It’s not looking good for a Mac Bodog version. They seem to have given up the project, so I wouldn’t hold my breath. 2008 will probably be their year.
overall you can expect 2007 to be a great mac poker year with a few good and bad surprises mixed in. What would you like to see for 2007?