Real Money No Download Casinos

Do you use an iMac? What about a MacBook Pro?

Then I bet you’ve noticed how casinos have it out for you. They offer hundreds of your favorite casino games – progressive slots, craps, scratch tickets and more – but no download. The only download available is for Windows.

What gives?

I don’t know. But, while I cannot give you a reason why no download exists for Macs, what I can do is offer you a solution.

No download casinos.

These casinos play from your browser instead, eliminating the need to download resource-intensive software to your computer. They’re available for Windows users too.

You can learn more about them, including how to get started, below.

Common Questions (and Our Answers) About No Download Casinos

What are no download casinos?

No download casinos are games that run from your browser. They’re also known as instant play, browser or Flash casinos.

There’s no download needed. All you need to do is join the casino, then log-in from their website. All of your account information, banking options and games, will be available from the casino’s backend.

What are the benefits to no download casinos?

There are many reasons why you might choose a no download casino:

  • You can play from any computer. You can play from a hotel, a family member’s house, or from a friend’s laptop. You just need an internet connection and browser. Note – Be sure not to save your user name and password.
  • Avoid downloading heavy files. If you’re anything like me, you only play a handful of games. So why download 300+ games if you won’t play them all?
  • Avoid emulator and dual boot setups. These options are technically challenging for most people anyway.
  • You own a Mac. Most casinos only have downloads for Windows. The only way Mac users can play then is from their browser.


Can you still play casino games for free?

Absolutely. In fact, some casinos, like Bovada, allow you to play their no download games for free without having to join their casino.

What I like about playing for free at no download casinos is that you can test the casino’s software, their games, check out the table limits, and more, all without having to commit to downloading the software, or spending too much of your time.

What games can you play?

All of the same games you can play in a download casino:

  • Table games such as blackjack, pai gow poker, roulette, craps, 3-card poker and Caribbean stud.
  • Progressive and video slots.
  • Video Poker – This includes popular titles like jokers wild, joker poker, deuces wild, jacks or better and 10s or better.
  • Scratch cards, keno and lotteries
  • Table games ran by live casino dealers.


One thing worth mentioning – live dealer games aren’t available for Americans yet. But I predict they will be soon, though, because 888 and Party Poker are both operators in the legal US market. And they both offer live dealer games to their international customers.

Another thing – beware that games and variations will be different from one casino to the next. You’ll notice that casinos leave out their lesser popular games and variations from their no download selection. So if you like double exposure blackjack or blackjack switch, you’ll have to download the software.

Other than that, everything else about the games should be the same, from the table limits to the rules, to how the software works.

What about promotions like the deposit bonus?

All promotions should be available to use, regardless of the platform you use.

Are there any noticeable differences from a download and no download casino?

The biggest difference are the games available. From my experience a lot of blackjack, video poker and roulette variations are omitted from the no download casino. The live dealer games (if available) are, too.

If you read other sites you might notice opinions that the graphics are worse than the desktop casino. That’s not something I’ve noticed, and it’s a good enough reason to keep me from the no download casinos. It shouldn’t stop you either.

Can you play on no download casinos from your phone/tablet?

Assuming your phone or tablet supports Flash, you should be able to. The problem is that most devices are moving towards HTML5, while the majority of no download games are ran using Flash. So to be able to play those games you’d have to jailbreak your phone and/or find browser apps that support Flash.