How To: PokerStove for your Mac

Poker Stove running on MacIn this article I will be showing Mac users how to run Winebottler in order to use Pokerstove right on their desktop!

Winebottler is a piece of software that allows you to run Windows programs on your Mac! It does this by wrapping the software into a package that can run natively on OS X, or in other words, an application. Winebottler works perfectly for programs like Pokerstove, and I’m going to show you how:

Step 1

You can download WineBottler by clicking here.

Step 2

Once you have the .dmg file, open it. From there, click and drag the Wine and Winebottler app icons into your applications folder.

Step 3

Download Pokerstove here (Click View File @ …, and then click view raw to initiate download). Once the .exe file for Pokerstove has been downloaded, the .exe icon will appear as the same box icon as Winebottler. This means the file will be executed using the Winebottler software.

Step 4

Double click to start the .exe file, and then click OK to “Run Directly In:”. If you want, you can change the directory it uses, but it really doesn’t matter where you run this.

Step 5

Go through the normal, windows-like installation screen.

Step 6

Once it has installed, Pokerstove should open up on your desktop! Place the Pokerstove.exe into your applications folder, and whenever you go to open it, just hit OK on “Run Directly In”. It will only install the first time.

After clicking OK, Winebottler will work for a few seconds (so be patient), and then open up your Pokerstove software, and Voila! You can now do all the crazy equity calculations you want with ease, enjoy!


Try clicking on “Convert to Simple OSX…” and running it. What this does is creates an application icon for you to open your program directly as if it were a real functioning OSX application. Unfortunately, this has yet to work for me with Pokerstove, as it can only locate the .exe to run, and not the actual Pokerstove software. This can work on other applications too, so if you are savvy with PCs/Macs, test this process out and let me know in the comment section below if you have any success!

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Brad is a Small Stakes No Limit cash game grinder and long time Mac user. He is an aspiring professional poker player, coach and writer.

4 Responses to “How To: PokerStove for your Mac”

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  4. chris September 3, 2013 at 1:21 am #

    This doesn’t work for me, it does the install steps fine but never opens the program, i can’t open slice on my mac either. Any ideas on a fix for this? Running version 10.6.8 atm sorry for lack of details just don’t have any/know what would be of use.