Monday, 9 January 2012

First online poker rankings of 2012

The first top-five list for online poker rooms in the New Year has just been released. So far in 2012, these five sites have proven to be the most popular in Canada and around the world.

In fifth place is the Ongame Network, preceded by 888 Poker. 888 Poker in particular is noted as having increased its traffic by a remarkable 86% in 2011 to secure a stable presence as one of the world’s go-to online poker destinations.

Party Poker and iPoker are nearly tied for second and third place with almost identical patterns in recent traffic.

In first place sits PokerStars despite a 2% drop in traffic since the end of 2011. The site remains as popular as ever, in stark contrast to the performance of online poker sites that were also affected by the April 2011 Black Friday shutdowns – Full Tilt Poker remains closed to this day, and experts believe its absence from the online poker world could be responsible for a good part of the 30% decline in online poker traffic since the shutdowns occurred. Many other sites have seen massively decreased traffic post-shutdown, including the Entraction poker network, which is down by 51%, and the International Poker Network, which is down by 42%.

Stay tuned to see how the online poker world shapes up in 2012.


Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Finding online casinos in Canada for Mac computers

Finding online casinos in Canada for Mac computers can be a difficult task, especially if you’re keen on playing with a gambling site’s software download package; very few providers offer gaming downloads that are compatible with the Apple operating system. Fortunately for Canada’s Mac users, however, most online gambling websites offer online casino games in Instant Play versions.

While it’s true that many websites offer a smaller selection in Instant Play modes, a number of providers do go out of their way to offer thoroughly stocked games libraries to non-download players. Read a description of games on offer at well equipped online casinos in Canada for Mac users in Instant Play mode below:

Slots: Online slot machines are very popular with Canadian players, so most providers go out of their way to provide their No Download customers with a wide range of exciting reel action. The recently updated Instant Play library at bwin Casino is excellent in this regard and includes a number of progressive slots opportunities that are well worth a spin.

Poker and Other Card Games: Most browser-based selections offer access least basic card games: Blackjack, War, and Poker. Mac users with a penchant for Poker, however, should seek out Instant Play establishments that support a full range of dealer and game play options. We recommend playing a few hands at 888 Casino on Net, which offers a number of gaming modes as well as single and multi-player online casino tournaments, and more.

Table and Specialty Games: In addition to popular favourites such as Baccarat, Roulette, and Craps, Instant Play selections often have a wide variety of frequently updated specialty games and novelty titles. If winning entertainment is what you’re after, check out Party Casino’s selection of modern classics such as Keno and Bejeweled.