Online poker network introduces download software for Mac users
 
The Merge Gaming Network-owned Carbon Poker.com has announced that it will launch new download software to accommodate Mac users this week.
 
The launch on Carbon Poker will be followed by the wide availability of the software across other skins on the network.
 
A company spokesman said that there were a limited number of online poker sites, including Full Tilt and Poker Stars, that offer this type of software
 
The spokesman added:
 
 “Having the ability to offer potential customers a Mac version of our software is quite significant. Numerous studies have shown that Apple’s market share in the U.S. has grown to over 10% in 2010 and will continue to grow rapidly moving forward. Our affiliates can now target an unsaturated market of potential Carbon Poker players.”
 
The software has been in beta testing for some weeks and includes the following features:
 
–           Tournament lobbies now open in a separate window
–           Full screen mode has been optimized for smoother play
–           Improvements have been made to the software’s performance on smaller computers and netbooks
 
 
Carbon Poker is an online poker room that was created in 2007, by staff and management of the company that were heading up Poker.com.   Taking a decision to break away from the domain Poker.com for a more brand-able one in Carbon Poker, the company then formed the gaming network now known as Merge Gaming Network.
 
In related news the independent online poker site monitor, PokerScout.com, noted this week that the Merge Gaming Network had a enjoyed a surge in popularity which has enabled it to overtake rival Cake Poker.
 
According to PokerScout.com, Merge Gaming Network has tied in 22nd position with Everest Poker, recording a seven-day running average of 830 cash ring game players as at December 1st.