GammonEmpire was launched in december of 2004, and services 1.7 million registered players all over the world.
If you have a Mac, or run Linux, you can choose to play the Flash version.
GammonEmpire is one of the largest backgammon rooms in the world. It's easy to find players at any level. GammonEmpire uses the same network as Play65, so thousands of online opponents await you. During peak hours, you will find over 18.000 players at well over 4.000 tables. To practice, you can play with play money for a while.
If you choose to download the software and create an account, this could take a few minutes. If you want, you can also play using a Java/Flash version. The software is very conveniently arranged and user friendly. The design and graphics are quite good. GammonEmpire uses 128 bit encryption through the SSL protocol to ensure the highest level of security and player privacy. All your information is treated with the utmost of confidentiality.
GammonEmpire has recently opened a BackGammon school where beginners but professionals as well can learn and/or improve their Backgammon skills. The price is € 0,50 per game, but the first 4 games are free.
The backgammon room is known for its special tournaments at all possibles times. Buy-ins start at $5 (with a $1 entry fee) and go up to a maximum of $ 200 (with a $ 15 entry fee). You can also find so called Swing tournaments in the lobby. This is a competition where all players start with an equal amount of chips, and play until 1 player is left who has all the chips.
In case of a single game, the commission or rake is charged over the amount that's eventually won. The winner pays for both players.
Up to $ 20: rake is 4.9%;
Between $ 20 and $ 100: rake is 3,9%;
Over $ 100: rake is 2,9%.
In case of a serial game (match) the rake is charged over the prize money, plus 0.5% for every extra point in more than 1 game. The winner pays for both players.
Up to $ 20: basic commission (for 1 point) is 4.9%. Each point is +0.5%. Maximum commission is 9.9%;
Between $ 20 and $ 100: basic commission (for 1 point) is 4,4%. Each point is +0,5%. Maximum commission is 8,9%;
Over $ 100: basic commission (for 1 point) is 3,9%. Each point is +0,5%. Maximum commission is 7,9%.
deposit options and supported platforms
good rake structure
large network with a lot of players
playing for fun is possible
Flash version available for Mac or Linux users
24/7 Customer Support
E-mail via form on website