Betting on the Game: Real Money Backgammon
Backgammon is an exciting game and playing in a real money backgammon game adds to the
thrill. The game itself is a gambling game, but a game of high skill at the same time.
Backgammon games are played in casinos only occasionally. There is a much greater skill
component in real money backgammon gambling than in most casino games. Traditionally, the
nature of the game is a private contest between two friends. It is this intimate and
competitive quality of backgammon that explains its universal appeal. This competition
between two players wagering against the outcome of a game has extended to the internet
now as well, offering a wider range of betting opportunities.
The rules of real money backgammon games depend on the set-up of the game. Wagers may
be placed on the points made within an individual game, or wagers may be placed on a
series of games, usually referred to as a match play. Backgammon may start with a fixed
wager, but the stakes may be increased throughout the game based on the rolls each player
makes and by the use of the doubling cube. Backgammon is a game with two distinct parts
which must both be understood to play well, as well as to bet effectively. The moves a
player chooses must be allied with the equity calculations for each of the moves. These
calculations determine the chances of the game's outcome and determine the gambling
stakes. The most effective way of winning a game is therefore not always the best route
in terms of winning equity points, or money.
Whatever the set-up of the game, real money backgammon offers a greater thrill in
placing a wager to the fun of the play in traditional backgammon.