If you are a fan of backgammon then check out the BG room where you can play BG 24/7 with other enthusiasts for fun or real money and there are some great tournaments to get involved in. The BGroom is a friendly place for back gammon enthusiasts to test their skills and challenge other players around the world to demonstrate theirs. There are some great promotions at BG room including tournaments that could win you your buy in to another tournament, included in their generous bonuses and promotions are daily $500, weekly $1000 and monthly $2500 tournaments so you are spoilt for choice.
The biggest news at BG room is that their rake for singles is only 3.9%, the lowest around. And to protect those with lower ranks and encourage players to play against equally skilled opponents an additional percentage on the rake must be paid by winners of a game who have beaten a lesser ranked opponent. However if you want to play without declaring rank then BG room has the Jungle Room where you don’t have to declare rank or username and there is no chat, just backgammon. As you’d expect there is really only backgammon at the BG room, but there is also an incredible choice of tournaments to get involved in daily tournaments, sit and go, Guaranteed prize pool, Freeroll, 2 winners, 4 winners, Satellite and Winner Takes All when you open a real money account. The number of winners and the prizes varies with the type of tournament.
Sit & Go tournaments are the most popular as they are quick and start as soon as the table is full of players. Guaranteed Prize pools offer a guaranteed win of £2500 which may be split between the winning ranks. Satellite tournaments are no different from any other tournament but the prize is entrance to another tournament which may be exclusive, it could be the next round of a big multi-table tournament or even a final.
Freerolls are free to enter and are great for those just testing the water so to speak with tournaments, prizes are usually bonuses that must be played before they are redeemed but some time real cash is up for grabs.
You can register for scheduled regular Tournaments which require a minimum number of players but also have a limit on numbers. These tournaments are multi-table tournaments and as each of the rounds finish players and tables are knocked out. All preceding rounds are played for one point but in the final round players but score 3 points, and they can use the doubling cube if they want. Backgammon is played for either points in a tournament or for an agreed bet. The doubling cube is like a dice that has 2,4,8,16,32 and 64 on its sides and can be used to multiply the stake of the game.
Winner takes all is just that, a tournament where there is only one prize and the winner gets 100% of the prize pool. There are also 2 winner and 4 winner tournaments, in two player the prize is split 80/20% and in 4 player the split is 60, 20, 10 and 10%.
The BG rooms accepts Visa and mastercard, maestro, Neteller, moneybookers, click2pay, paysafecard, clickandbuy and UKash.