First Deposit Bonus
On your first deposit, you will get $5 and a 30% first deposit bonus.
You can download the software and play in practice mode until you feel ready to open a real money account.
BGroom’s graphics are powered by SkillOnNet. The software is excellent, with great graphics and sound effects that make you feel as though you were playing a real live game.
BGRoom’s lobby is nicely organised and you will find it easy to find your way around. Whatever your taste, you have a wide range of single games and sit’ n’go tournaments that you can play. The Members area is up there with the best.
You also have the option to play private games with friends. There is also a chatbox that you can use if you want to have a more social game.
Cash Games and Regular Tables
At BGRoom, you can play against players from most countries in the world. When you first join, you can easily find games. The minimum wager is $1. BGRoom has a rating system. As your rating goes up, you might have to wait a bit before you can find a cash game. This depends on the stakes that you play at. If you play low stakes, you can pretty much always find a game of backgammon. If you are a high stakes player, you might have to wait around to find games.
BGroom has more than half a million members. There is a lot of money to be won. For example, $400,000 has been won during the last 8 months.
BGRoom hosts regular Daily Freerolls and Sit ‘n’go tournaments. These can be played in either Real Money and Practice Mode.
BGRoom provides 24/7 support via email.
BGRoom has a rating system. You see a coloured dice next to a player’s name. This gives you an idea of how good each player is. Rating systems usually help the beginners and intermediate players avoid the sharks. However, the rating system usually works against the sharks.
Compared to other sites that offer backgammon, the standard of play at BGRoom is the highest in my opinion.
In Single games, the rake is a flat rate of 3.9%. In Match Games, the rake depends on the length of the match (see Table below).
These rakes do not compare well with some other online backgammon sites. In addition to these rakes, if you play against an opponent where there is ranking difference is large, there can be an additional increase in the rakes.
The below rake increases DO NOT APPLY if:
- the lower ranked player wins or
- both players have ratings over 1700
BGroom has industry standard security protocols (128 bit, SSL data encryption technology). This means that deposits and withdrawals are conducted securely.
The Best Online Backgammon Site for Player Traffic
BGRoom has a huge amount of player traffic. This means that you can get a game 24/7. You can find both low and high stakes games at BGRoom. The rakes are a bit steep. However, they will only start to affect your bottom line when you get a high rating. Remember, the rake increases only come into effect if you are the higher ranked player and your opponent has a rating of less than 1700 points. I would class a player rating of with 1700 points as an upper intermediate player. Therefore, strong players can avoid players with less than 1700 points and beat these rakes. I would recommend BGRoom to experienced backgammon players. For beginners and intermediate players, you might be better playing at one of the other online backgammon sites.