The world’s largest online poker company, PokerStars, has announced that its Mac platform software is now safely out of the Beta stage and is fully functional and ready to play — just in time for the seventh edition of the firm’s World Championship of Online Poker.

The company announced Friday that the software was available for download, receiving acclaim from many of players upon this announcement. According to InfoPowa News, 2005 WSOP Main Event champ Joe Hachem said: “This is a great addition for both PokerStars and the poker playing audience. This will allow Mac users to experience the world’s largest online poker site without third-party applications. I know a lot of the actors and musicians I coach via PokerStars will appreciate its release — the creative community uses Macs before any other computer.”

Online poker star Bertrand “ElKy” Grospellier commented: “PokerStars understands what gamers want. Although PCs are still the top gaming platform, the number of online games for Mac has been growing by leaps and bounds. The community started asking for an acceptable online poker version for Mac, and PokerStars stepped up to deliver it. They didn’t rush into a launch, but developed the best software for the platform, in line with Mac user feedback and advice, to ensure users have a positive experience.”

What do you think? Are you a Mac user who has been eagerly waiting for this moment? Have you already tried the PokerStars Mac platform in its Beta stage? We’d love to hear what the PAP community thinks of this news; feel free to weigh in with any commentary below.