Is backgammon an alternative?


RIP Brian
Feb 22, 2001

Greater variety for global backgammon players

U.S. players frustrated by the recently passed Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act may find solace in a new backgammon site offering this game of skill, say spokespersons from BG this week.

The site offers competitive play for reward on this popular and classic board game and claims to have already signed thousands of players for free and real money backgammon games available 24/7.

"Backgammon is a sociable and competitive board game that is classified as skill gaming," said a company spokesperson. "Our proprietary software is designed and managed by Skill On Net Ltd, a Cyprus-based company that has its roots in many years of projects in the Internet world." The RNG used by the software is certified by iTech Labs.

The graphics and sound effects are reported to be realistic, creating the right atmosphere for a game that has been played down the centuries and still appeals to millions of players around the world. The natural click and roll of the dice; the movement of each piece; and the exciting Doubling Cube, which can double bets are all a part of the backgammon experience. has full Live Chat, Email and telephone Support around the clock and is offered in different language versions. Players can communicate with Support and in the game in Hebrew, Turkish, Greek, and English, with more languages in development. The site appears to be operated by a Cayman Islands entity registered as "Bright Oasis."


Dormant account
Jul 5, 2003
The Boonies
That makes 3 different softwares for backgammon.

I think Backgammon will take hold slowly but surely, like Bingo.

Poker players who take the time to try it out will like it - you can play it with little knowledge of strategy and do ok, but there is a lot to it and those who practise and learn strategies will excell and clean up.

It had been steadily gaining popularity on GamesandCasino, and I think over time it will grow into a sizeable niche.

At this time the attraction, other than the game itself which is fun, is that there are still few who are very good at it, so you have a great pool of fishes waiting for the sharks to move in.

It's not hard to learn how to play, but it can get quite interesting strategically.