If you are one of those people that like gambling and at the same time like testing your skill against other players but you are not a fan of online poker then online backgammon could be the answer. Backgammon is a dice game that is believed to have originated in the Middle East and indeed backgammon is still played on the streets and it is a game of luck as well as strategy. A special backgammon board is required which comes complete with 15 checkers in each of two different colours similar to draughts pieces and it is a heads up game with each player having their own colour of pieces. A full description of backgammon gambling can be found by clicking on the link at the bottom of the “gambling games” page here at gambling.ie but in short all the pieces have a starting position and by throwing two dice each player moves their pieces towards their home base. Gambling on backgammon sounds very simple when it is expressed like this but in actual fact there will be a choice of moves for each throw and it is important not to leave your pieces vulnerable to being taken as they then have to start again from the beginning. As with all gambling games involving dice there is an element of luck involved but a better backgammon player will win more than they lose. Backgammon gambling is available at several of the online casinos which we list on our site and indeed Party casino have a dedicated section called PartyGammon where you play backgammon for a variety of stakes. If backgammon is new to you we would advise you to play somewhere that offers free backgammon before you get into playing for real money and even after that keep your stakes low until you feel more comfortable with your backgammon gambling.