The History Of Online Casino Backgammon

16 January 2013 – By Jane Spiegel

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When the first online virtual casino hit the internet back in the early 1990s, no one could have predicted how this type of industry would become a billion dollar business almost overnight. There are over 2000 various online casinos to choose from, and that isn’t even counting other types of gambling sites, such as bingo, which on its own takes in hundreds of million dollars annually. There are so many different games to choose from that it is almost impossible to try and remember them all, much less learn all the different strategies in order to increase your odds of becoming a winner. In addition to the main casino style games such as poker, blackjack, slot machines, craps and roulette for example, you also have the many variations of these games as well. Again for example, if you enjoy poker there are a large number of different variations that can be played, such as pot limit and no limit Texas Hold em. If you like blackjack, there are the regular games as well as others such as blackjack switch, multi-hand blackjack and even crazy blackjack to name just a few.

Although you, like many other people, perhaps would not look at the game of backgammon as a type a game that would be included at an online casino site, you would be surprised how many individuals from all over the world love playing this particular game and spend hours playing with people from all over the globe. You can even play for real money if you so choose and this is something that can be extremely enjoyable and a rewarding experience as well. By looking online it will be easy for you to find a virtual casino that will offer you not only a tutorial of the game, but many times you may even an opportunity to play for free so you can build your skills before you play for real cash.

Although the original game itself has been around for a long time, it was a gentleman that worked at IBM whose name was Gerald Tesauro who first came up to with a program that used what was called Neural Networking. This program allowed Gerald to play against a computer which was designed to be a formidable opponent. Two other individual that had an impact in regards to online casino Backgammon was Frederic Dahl who designed the first commercial Backgammon Software, and Olivier Egger who designed a software package called Snowie. This online casino software package was very popular; it was free to download, and it also allowed players to analyze their games with a user friendly computer interface.

Today there are literally millions of people who love this game and are able to play for free or for real money depending on their tastes. When signing up to an online casino that offers this particular type of game make sure you always read all the fine print and always look for sites that have been recommended by other players.

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