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Backgammon on the Internet

Online Backgammon is a game of great attraction on the internet, where it can be played online in real time, against computer programs or human players, who may be your friends or unknown people from the other side of the world. There are several ways to play online backgammon: single (money) games, series of games (matches), backgammon tournaments in various types, backgammon for money or for fictitious money. Still, backgammon is not a gambling game, as many people believe, but a game involving war strategy; in many cases it may be as difficult as chess.

Before Internet Backgammon


Before internet backgammon, the popularity of the game was in decrease. That comparing to the lush tournaments of the 1970s, the era remembered as the prime of backgammon popularity, at least since the 1920s, when the doubling cube was introduced, turning backgammon into a popular gambling game, mostly in America.

Backgammon was always popular in the Middle East, where it is believed it first started (in the Persian Empire or nowadays Iran, Iraq and Syria). The game was usually played on wooden tables, using pebbles, instead of round pieces, and dies made of stone or wood, and it was quite similar to other Egyptian, Sumerian, Roman and Persian games. Back then, backgammon was usually played on wooden tables, using pebbles, instead of round pieces, with dice made of stone or wood.

Internet Backgammon Rules


Internet backgammon is exactly the same as the live game, still here are some backgammon rules on the internet:
To start playing a game of backgammon on the internet you should either:
    1. Open a new table, for which you establish the rules and the stake, and then you wait for partners (it is a recommended procedure)
    2. Enter a table already opened by someone else, assuming you agree with his suggested rules and stake.

In both cases, the winner takes the money minus the commission to the hosting backgammon room.
One of the rules you should either establish or agree to is whether to play “single” “series” types of backgammon games.

Single Game (Money Backgammon)


Each match is played independently and the player who loses, pays to the winner the stake established first, multiplied by the value of the doubling cube. In the case of a double, the stake must be multiplied again.

Game Series (Backgammon Match)


It is a series of games played between the contestants, which finishes when a player reaches a number of points, established before the start of the game. For example, the classic 3-points match, which means the first who achieves three points wins the game, with the doubling cube and gammons and backgammon games taken in consideration.

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