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The Pleasures of Internet Backgammonby Gene Marshall

The backgammon game has been a favorite pastime for most of recorded human history. The fifteen checkers allotted to each player, and the backgammon board with its alternately colored triangular shaped divisions, are well known all around the world. The rules of the game are quite easy to learn. The basic objective is to become the first player to get all their checkers into the area of the board designated as “Home” and from here they “Bear off”, or remove the checkers from the board. Today there is hardly a toyshop worthy of the name without its backgammon set on sale, and the backgammon board game is a popular present for the birthday boy or girl. Generations of children have learned how to play the game and have continued to play the game into their older years.

The ancient antecedents of backgammon might have led to it being rejected by today’s younger generation of players but the opposite has been the case. The development of the Internet has provided a major boost in popularity to the game. Internet backgammon has developed over the past fifteen years in a well-patronized source of home entertainment. The refinement of computer technology allows the online backgammon sites to present a backgammon setup with a realistic 3-D appearance, and to play backgammon online offers players the same excitement as the traditional game on the backgammon board.

Among the attractions of the online backgammon sites for new players are the provision of clear backgammon instructions and the chance to play free demo games to develop playing skills. Internet backgammon is a particularly valuable additional to the range of available leisure activities for people living in remote locations, and those whose are housebound due to ill health or advanced years. Until the introduction of online backgammon, there possibilities for participating in backgammon matches were severely limited at best. The introduction of online backgammon provides a rich range of new playing opportunities. Backgammon players can find games online whenever it suits them and at the level of play they are looking for.

Internet backgammon sites bring together players from a wide variety of countries and different playing abilities. In addition, Internet backgammon lets players take on a sophisticated backgammon computer that can also be adjusted to give them a beginning or an advanced game, and various playing levels in between.

As players perfect their skills, they often are attracted by the challenges of backgammon gambling. The opportunities for competitive gaming and the generous prizes provided on backgammon gaming sites serve as strong incentives for players to keep coming back to these sites. Certainly with sufficient practice and the development of a sound backgammon strategy, substantial prizes are available for the taking, though there will always remain those players who prefer to play for the fun only and they are also well looked after by a variety of suitable online backgammon sites. We recommend you read up on how to play and where the best sites are to play on the net before you start.

About the Author:

More information and articles by Gene Marshall on the issue of backgammon can be obtained online. The author focuses on editorials about backgammon set up and backgammon rules. Gene Marshall is a popular backgammon professional that writes for several renowned backgammon websites.

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