Though some people may associate backgammon with doddering old people who have nothing much to do but play board games in the evenings, backgammon is in fact one of the popular games online today. You can even gamble and win money online by playing backgammon. So how do you get started on that?
Before you jump into the fray, make sure that you have the skills to play the game first. Backgammon is not just about moving checkers on the board – there is a logic to it, a strategy to follow. What you can do is to first go online and find free software which allows you to learn backgammon and hone your skills without having to risk your money and your ego. There are different sites offering such software, you only need to do a search on them.
Once you have gained a feel for the game or even mastered it, then you can start playing online with real players. Of course if you are a newbie, be prepared to have you ego bruised every now and then. If you are playing for real money, then be prepared to lose some as well. The idea is for you to have a solid game first before betting considerable amounts on your game. Actually, you know best how much you should gamble on yourself. You know your game. Then again, do not fall into the trap of thinking that you are at a certain level when you are not. Evaluate your game honestly and objectively and continue your efforts to master the game and you will be alright.