for Real Money
FOR REAL MONEY
One of the most important factors in backgammon games is that the players can
throughout the game. With Doubling and beavering is the way that
this happens in backgammon, which means that players can make
throughout the game. Unlike conventional race betting where the
money is staked before the start, betting odds are not relevant
either as two players compete for the winning pot, rather than
an odds or evens prize.
Backgammon in recent years has seen its board
game image tuned upside down with the introduction of the internet
and online gaming for real money. You end up with a whole new board
game. This one however played out over a PC screen to an audience
Although most matches are between two players,
the money that is being ploughed into the game via commercial sponsorship
and events such as the $1,million dollar Partygammon challenge
shows just how far money has changed the game.
The majority of online sites offer FREE backgammon software downloads
and FREE moneyplay games where you can play all day for nothing,
even when you run out of fun money your account gets filled again,
so you can continue playing, so when you're ready you move onto
A service fee for providing the service is charged
to the player through the Rake, the term used for the amount of
money that is paid to the 'House' or the site providing you the
service to play online backgammon.
Money in backgammon has invigorated the game and
the betting aspect of continuous betting makes the excitement even
greater as the race draws to a close.
Playing backgammon for real money
Now why does that phrase playing for money bring some people out in a cold shiver?
Possibly it can mean one of two things; either you are going to
win, or you are going to lose. In the majority of cases the latter
is why people start to shake. The very concept of losing money
to a complete stranger is abhorrent to the financial standings
of some people's wallets or bank balances.
However, gambling on line is now respectable and for backgammon players adds
more spice to the traditional fun element of the game. But before
you start to take out your credit card and put your money where
your mouth is, play in fun play and get good, get real good: because
there are some players/sharks in the virtual world that you need
to be aware of for even in a sophisticated and gentlemanly game
such as online backgammon they will swallow you whole, given half
So, to help you in your search for the pot of
gold at the end of the inner board,
when playing for real money
When your opponent doubles, you double too, up
to four when it's your turn.
Double always when it won't cost you. If you are
down 2-0 in a match to 3 and win the next game the Crawford game,
you are now at 2-1. Double on your first roll of the next game!
If you lose? Too bad, but if you win you win the match, It makes
no difference if you lose 4-1 or 3-1 does it? Take the chance!
Avoid safe play, hit in unsafe positions, it takes
your opponent by surprise, but it is a risky ploy to try.
Stick to your plan, in this unpredictable game,
it is always best to have a back up plan as you never know how
the dice will fall.
Learn your equity tables, if need be go to the
online backgammon school to do this; it will pay dividends in matches
If you have to leave a shot, put yourself in a
position that profits you best if you are not hit.
Finally, always remember when playing for money,
the status of the game will change depending upon the prizes involved,
small events won't attract as many participants as the larger prize
money tournaments and matches, which can range from $25,000 upwards
to $100,000, a month. That's why when playing for money; some players
treat it very seriously, very seriously indeed.
BACKGAMMON FOR REAL MONEY