BACKGAMMON is a fast-paced dice game often played for real money wagers. The game is normally played by two people, though more than two can play in a version of backgammon known as a chouette.
Winning at backgammon requires both luck and skill. An average player can win a game or short match against an expert player if they get good dice rolls. But in the long run, the skilled player has a significant advantage.
The rules are quite simple. You can learn the basics in under an hour.
Popular places to play backgammon online is at GameDuell, GammonEmpire and Play65. Players from these last two sites play together in the same online backgammon room. There are thousands of players online at any time.
Other places to play backgammon online include free backgammon servers like FIBS, and free games sites like Pogo and MSN Games. Also, you can practice online against computer opponents like Motif.