PLAYING NO DOWNLOAD MICROGAMING SOFTWARE AS A MAC USER
Mac users have grown accustomed to being left out in the cold when it comes to software and other programs, with compatibility for their hardware often the last priority on software developer's minds. And to this day, some major casino games providers do not offer any functionality of their games for mac users. Microgaming however is not one of the those companies.
Microgaming has programmed a large selection of their games, more than 200, to be fully playable within a web browser, directly from the online casino's website. This makes them playable by mac users, assuming they have the latest version of flash installed, which most probably already do. The games look, sound, and play remarkably similarly to the software program versions, and entice even non-mac users to play them on a regular basis.
So while it's good news for mac users on that front, there is yet some disappointment. Mac users do not have access to the entire stable of Microgaming games, of which there are now over 500; though Microgaming continues to create more flash versions of their favorite games. Another downside is the lack of being able to play in online tournaments or multi-player games; the flash games only allow you to play their single player versions. Lastly, not all promotional offers will be available to mac users, as some are primarily offered through the software program, and not on the website itself.
Still, these are minor niggles compared to the pleasure of being able to play a large selection of high quality Microgaming software on your mac system; and the more mac users who take advantage of these flash casinos, the more incentive Microgaming will have for adding yet more of their games to their flash stable, and the more incentive online casinos will have for rewarding their flash players with better offers and promotions. And given that Microgaming was the first provider to offer a downloadable mac client for poker, it's likely they'll also be the first to give mac users a fully functional casino program with all the bells and whistles their Windows-toting friends have.
While the lack of a full games library is disappointing, Microgaming has ported most of their top games to the flash format, and offer a selection of games that rivals (or even surpasses) the full libraries of other casino providers. So a Microgaming online casino makes a great place to play for Canadian mac users.