Bodog Releases Client for Mac
The Bodog Gaming Network has released a dedicated desktop client for the Apple Mac, the group has announced.
The new Bodog poker room was relaunched in December 2011, which controversially made all tables anonymous and removed features such as hand histories and player notes. The move was part of Bodog’s “Recreational Poker Model,” that is said to focus on attracting recreational players and not catering to professionals.
“The Mac client was always a 'must have’ offering,” said Jonas Odman, Network CEO, and launching it within six months of the PC client was “well ahead” of where they hoped to be.
Bodog gets added to the growing list of sites with dedicated Mac clients, including PokerStars, PartyPoker—which only recently came out of Beta—and Merge Gaming.
The Bodog Poker Network was recently sold to Bodog88, its Asia-focused subsidiary.
Its transition to its new Recreational Poker Model was all-together smooth. In a recent interview on CalvinAyre.com, Odman spoke candidly about its initial poor performance:
“Despite our assertions of business as usual, we lost a lot of players right away. I was a little worried that we might have gone too far. We were savaged in the industry media and the player forums but there was no turning back. If we turned back, it would be an admission of failure and I wasn’t prepared for that. Thankfully, there were enough people in the organization who could see the long view and stuck behind the decision.”
The Mac client can be downloaded from Bodog’s website..