Gamesgrid was the first online casino backgammon where you could play for real money. Although Gamesgrid never really was an online casino, due to sites as Gamesgrid online casinos became also more accepted and popular.
Nowadays it's impossible to run a backgammon server since you need an online casino license in every separate state or country to run an online casino backgammon server which is impossible since there are simply not enough players out there in every country.
At the moment we are not familiar with any online casino offering online backgammon for real money. Also, we are not aware of any online backgammon server where real money play is provided.
A couple of years back there was backgammon software that was offered by several big online casinos like Unibet but unfortunately, they decided to stop with real money backgammon.
In my opinion, there are several reasons why backgammon for real money in an online casino or on a separate server doesn’t work.
- There are simply not enough players
- Players can cheat by using software (software tells the player what is the best move)
- It’s not lucrative enough for the casino or the house
The rake is a problem since it’s collected from just two players. (when you play 100 matches against a player and you both win 50 games you both lose due to the rake)
In several states, online casinos are legal in the United States. Soon we will publish a list of what online casinos are open for players and what games can be played. Most states are only opening sportsbook licenses, but slowly more and more states are opening online casinos.
In Europe, there are many countries where online casinos are legal and where you can play all types of casino games. Table games, slots but also the new genre “Gameshows”.
Online casinos offer a variety of casino games. In principle you can play all games you can play in a normal casino the only difference is the experience.
If you prefer slots then online casinos are probably the best to play. The RTP is higher and there are many more slots to choose from. Besides that, the jackpots are higher and most likely you can take advantage of a bonus.
In general, you can play all types of table games as well. Think off baccarat, Paigow poker, three card poker, Caribbean stud poker, and many more.
Games like Blackjack and Roulette will always be the number one table games. In the old days, these games were only to play in an arcade mode, so it felt much more trustworthy to play in a real casino. But since the rise of the live blackjack and live roulette games, where live dealers are operating the tables, online casinos are even more interesting to play table games like blackjack and roulette.
Live Casino the new online casino
Live casino is where you play live casino games in the online casino. Table games like blackjack, roulette, baccarat, etc. are presented by a dealer who is streamed while dealing the cards. Due to special software, you can interact at home with the dealer and place bets, and participate in the games.
The most modern games are the Gameshow type of live games where you participate in a game show, mostly a wheel of fortune. The most famous gameshow live casino games are Crazy Time, Dream Catcher, and Monopoly Live.
Gamesgrid online poker came online in 2005 but it was never a success. Although they offered the highest welcome bonuses in the market the software just wasn’t good enough.
You could say that with launching poker Gamesgrid slowly died.
The poker boom was between 2003 and 2006. Many professional backgammon players switched to poker because there was just much more money in poker than in backgammon.
Famous poker players like Gus Hansen and Sander Lyloff are good examples of players who were originally backgammon players. But they are just examples. The majority made the switch and poker became the number one game for the years the follow.