Backgammon is better known as a board game than a game you’d see at an online casino. However, selected casinos do offer players the chance to try it.
This game differs from many other casino games in that strategy plays an important part. Many other casino games are based on good fortune. A skilled backgammon player stands a chance of beating the casino more often than a novice.
There are two versions of online backgammon. You can play against the casino or against another player if a live version is offered. Not all casinos offer both options.
The idea is to get your game pieces – called checkers – into your home board area. This is done by rolling two dice and making your chosen moves, with the two players alternating dice rolls. You’ll play with either black or white pieces.
Once you have your checkers in the home area, you can roll the dice again to start bearing the checkers off the board. The first player to bear off all their pieces wins the game. When playing online, you would usually place a bet on the outcome of the game. Whoever wins will receive the pot, i.e. the bets taken from both players.