The popularity of free backgammon sites and the heightened publicity winners are receiving are prompting thousands of new players to log onto gaming and online casino sites each week to play what some are calling the “new poker.” However, arguably the best promotional tool for the game is the backgammon tournament.
The new player starting out in the backgammon world is understandably curious about what to expect from a tournament. A live backgammon tournament can be a regular event held at a specified time each week at an online gaming site, or it may be a special one time event that brings backgammon fans together for a once in a lifetime chance to hit the big time. Like in online poker tournaments, players buy a place in a tournament using what is usually referred to as a “buy-in” fee. These can range in price from the importance of the tournament to the amount of the prize up for grabs in the final.
Along with regular live backgammon tournaments, satellite tournaments are fast gaining a reputation for good, solid fun. These events offer a free entry to another tournament as a prize, which can be claimed by either a single winner or those that make it into the top few places in a tournament. Satellite tournaments are usually well attended and many offer new comers a special prize for entering. They also generally cheaper to buy into due to the fact that they rely on a minimum number of players to go ahead.
Backgammon tournaments are simple to enter so if you haven’t already participated in one, why not give it a try? You can find information on current tournaments on your online gaming site’s main page and can enter directly from there by clicking on the appropriate link.