Is Backgammon going to be the New Poker?
The Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act with was tagged
onto the Port Security Bill has made it more difficult for
poker players in the US to play.
Although playing poker itself is not illegal, except in
a few states, even for real money, the processing of payments
for gambling with games of chance such as poker and casino
games is. This is making it increasingly difficult for poker
and casino players to pay online.
So what's the answer for existing gamblers that are US
based to enjoy games online that they can play to win real
Well, there are a few although there is one that stimulates
the brain and engages the player. It's a game that falls
under the banner of skill gaming rather than chance. It
is, of course, backgammon.
Being able to offer backgammon games online may well help
save the online gaming industry and with already millions
of online players, the growth of internet backgammon is
sure to be quick and steady as games of chance are filtered
out in the US.
In much the same way that poker created its own following
of online players, backgammon will follow suit and with
the extra skill levels players need to be successful, it
offers even more scope for players to do well without having
Lady Luck turn against them.
Backgammon allows betting throughout the game, much the
same as poker through the doubling cube, keeping the action
quick and spontaneous.. This also allows players to compete
for large online prizes by betting on the skill of their
Backgammon is very much alive, legal in the US and is set
to be the next game of choice for online players who want
to play a legal online gambling skill based game
for cash prizes. If you're looking for an alternative to
playing poker, this is just the thing for you.