games, luck or skill?
A good question for every player, particularly when the money is involved. Backgammon
is enjoying a new lease of life and perhaps one of the reasons
the ability to be able to gamble for money and win. Another reason
is the internet, which offers another kind of opportunity
for the backgammon player that they don't get with other online
Depents of the point of view in many ways backgammon is about
the individual, even if playing against a machine it is a case
of one against one. In Poker for example, players are often
plays against four or five other gamblers in a round, so already
backgammon has that element of individualism attached the game.
So what is the real truth? In law the game is given the status
a skill game rather than a game of chance, this follows the landmark
case of Barr vs. The State of Oregon in 1982, where backgammon
tournament director and writer Ted Barr was alleged to have been
promoting gambling through backgammon. The judge pronounced in
his verdict that 'backgammon was a game that needed skill and was
not a game of chance', and Ted Barr was not only acquitted but
took on the mantle of vindicator having now set the precedent for
the game for generations to come.
The judgment declared that backgammon was a game
that involved strategy skill, and the ability to assess your opponent
throughout the game with mathematical skills, and probability.
Poker and Casino games but and many other games of chance are not
the same, as the most of the time only luck is required to win.
Backgammon therefore is
game; but here lies that strange situation, because when
you play for money it is? If backgammon online is played by two
players competing against each other, and both are wagering on
their skill rather than their luck this is why it is no longer
a game of chance. Other gambling online depends on the randomness
of the draw usually depending from a rundom numpers generator,
as in the case of Poker or Slot machines which generates a particularly
to that game. In other words the destiny of your game does not
reside in your skill, but in the skill of the programmer who put
the sequence together.
This is where the diferenence between backgammon and
all other online gampling games becomes more definite, as the only
random element of the game is the dice themselves. How you react
play or decide to move, that is down to your desision.
How you arrive at those skills is a matter of
practice and your personality and of course and a little bit of
BACKGAMMON GAMES LUCK OR SKILL?