Real Money Mac Casinos

Fact: Everyday more and more people are exchanging their PCs for Macs. A few years ago Apple owned, what, a 5 percent market share?

Now? They own 10 percent, and the PC is in steady decline. Consumers just love the simplistic design, quality parts, faster boot times and the out-of-the-box readiness.

(They sure as can’t love the price. $1,200 for a laptop? Really?)

What consumers don’t love is having to deal with incompatibility issues. For many Mac owners I know, the first thing they did after buying their Macbook is setup Boot Camp or Parallels, so that they could use their older versions of Word, Excel or Outlook.

That same issue plagues Mac owning gamblers, too.

The thing is, most online casinos do not have Mac downloads. The download is for Windows.

Inconvenience? Sure.

Unsolvable problem? No.

What casinos offer now is access to a no download casino. These are also known as Flash, instant play or browser casinos.

These casinos are ran from the casino’s backend, and play from your browser window using Internet Explorer, Chrome, Fire Fox, Opera and so on. All you do is log in and play.

Flash casinos are the way to go. Not just for Mac owners either. Here’s why:

  • Avoid heavy files. Why download 300+ games if you only want to play 3?
  • Reduce the risk of catching a virus (from a casino download).
  • No sign up is necessary if you want to play for free (from some casinos).
  • You can play from any computer. You don’t have to worry about whether or not a computer has the casino installed.


You get all the same benefits of a downloadable casino, too. For example:

  • Promotions – This includes VIP programs, comp points, cash back offers, free bets and deposit bonuses.
  • Play for Free – There’s no pressure to make a real money deposit. This is a great opportunity to check out the casino’s software and games before you do make a real money deposit.
  • Support – Contac the casino via email, live chat or phone.
  • Games – Most games are available, including slots, table games, scratch tickets, video poker, bingo and sometimes live dealer games.


But are there any downsides?

Yes. Flash casinos have between 50-75% of the game library the full download has.

And if that bothers you, there are alternatives to Flash casinos.

Other Technical Alternatives for Mac OS Casinos

Here are 2 options in case you don’t want to go the Flash casino route.

Note: This is what Mac owners used to have to do before Flash casinos existed.

  • Emulator – This includes programs like Parallels, Boot Camp or CrossOver. These programs let you run Windows based programs on your Mac.
  • Dual Boot – With a dual boot setup you are able to choose from two different operating systems at startup. So, if you plan to gamble, you can just choose Windows. This setup is more advanced though. So get help, or do research first before going down this rabbit hole.


Choosing the Best Mac Casino for US Players

The best casino is subjective. Since most casinos offer a no download version, you can instead choose a casino based on different criteria, such as game selection, software, deposit options or promotions.

You should also make sure the casino is legit. By legit I mean that they’re licensed, regulated and are tested often for fairness. I recommend joining the popular casino forums and searching for feedback. Beware any casino that has had problems paying their players, are rude, or are known to scam their players

Note: One player complaint doesn’t mean anything. Many players complain about being cheated or that the games are rigged. You’ll know the complaints are serious when multiple players are making the same claims.

Another thing to look for are the promotions. Do they offer a deposit bonus? More importantly, do they let you clear that bonus playing any game you want? Some casinos will prohibit games like blackjack or roulette, while others will severely handicap them so that you have to play 3-10x as much to complete the same offer.

So make sure you understand the terms and conditions before signing up. Be sure to read our reviews too – they should clear up any questions you might have.