Greentube Backgammon Network

Greentube is an online backgammon platform utilized by a number of sites that together form the Greentube backgammon network. The platform has a European gambling license. The software is dependable and easy to use, and you do not need a super fast internet connection. A drawback with Greentube is that they have very little to offer in the way of backgammon tournaments.

Examples of sites included in the Greentube Backgammon Network

  • StartGames
  • Skill7
  • Digibet

It is permitted to have an account with more than one site in the Greentube network, but you need to pay attention to the T’s & C’s of bonus offers and other promotions. You are not allowed to play against yourself, since such practices could be used for money laundering and transfers of illicit funds.

StartGames and Skill7 are both owned by the same company that owns the Greentube backgammon network. They have a similar concept and do not differ much from each other when it comes to bonuses, VIP Club, etc.

greentubeDigibet is independently owned and do, at the time of writing, have no bonus offers. Instead, they appeal to gamblers by offering unusually quick withdrawals. A majority of the Digibet members are residents of German speaking nations, but this is not a requirement for becoming a member. Customer support is not just available in German, but in other languages as well – including English.

The Greentube network has a language function that means that players from various parts of the world can play against each other even though they do not share a common language. You English player can for instance play against German players without understanding German, by simply picking a network site that is available in English.

Rake

How much rake that is taken from the pot in the Greentube network depends on the wager size of each player.

Stakes Rake
Each player stakes from €0.01 to €0.70 15%
Each player stakes from €0.71 to €2 12.5%
Each player stakes from €2.01 to €5 10%
Each player stakes from €5.01 to €15 7.5%
Each player stakes from €15.01 to €40 5.5%
Each player stakes from €40.01 to €200 4%

Example: You and your opponent stake €4 each, so that €8 is in the pot. The rake will be 10% of €8, which is €0,80. The winner will get €7,20.

Pros & Cons of the Greentube backgammon network

PROS

  • Plenty of traffic
  • Plenty of weak players
  • Play directly in your web browser
  • Moderate, non-rating based rake
  • Available in several languages
  • Adjustable playing format
  • Opponent statistics available for # of won games of lost games
  • StarGames and Skill7 has a welcome bonus
  • StartGames and Skill7 has a VIP Club
  • Digibet offers rapid withdrawals

CONS

  • Not suitable for tournament players
  • No downloadable gaming client