One of the greatest gambling games around but only played by a few people in Ireland is Backgammon. Backgammon gambling has been around since somewhere around 3000 BC which clearly makes it originate in the Middle East where it is still played in the cafes and on the streets but with the advent of online casinos you can play backgammon head to head against other players from all over the world for a variety of stakes. The game of backgammon is played with a board, two dice and 30 checkers (15 for each player) and although the set up is simple gambling on backgammon requires a fair amount of skill and strategy but as with all games using dice an element of luck is also involved. A full explanation of how to play backgammon is contained on our backgammon pages under casino/gambling games but how to play is only half the story so we recommend a few practice games or at least playing for small stakes before you play for serious money. It should also be noted that you can win or lose more than your original game stake when gambling on backgammon as it is possible under certain circumstances to raise the stakes during the game. There are a number of online gambling sites that offer Backgammon and they include Paddy Power where you can find backgammon under the heading of “player”; Ladbrokes where it is under the heading of “games” and most particularly Party Casino who have a dedicated area called “PartyGammon” where they bring all the expertise of head to head games gained at Party Poker to the table. Gambling on backgammon is demanding and great fun but as in poker, an experienced player will probably win in the long term although not every time.