Betfair

We regret to inform you that Betfair no longer offers backgammon. If you wish to continue playing in the Jadestone backgammon network, please check out or review of Paf.

Betfair is a major gambling site with sports betting, casino, poker, bingo, and more. Their backgammon room is a part of the Jadestone backgammon network. In addition to offering online backgammon, Betfair sponsors offline backgammon events.

Traffic

betfairSince Betfair’s backgammon room is a part of the Jadestone network, you are playing against players from several different sites, including major gambling sites such as Paf. Both Betfair and Paf are comprehensive gambling sites with casino games, sports betting, poker, etc. The backgammon section frequently attracts novice backgammon players that are more used to playing other types of real money games.

Jadestone Backgammon Network is one of the largest backgammon networks online in terms of European traffic.

Backgammon games

Betfair’s backgammon room has single games, match games and quick play games.

Tables where your opponent will not see your alias and rating until the game starts are available. This type of table makes it more difficult for skilled players to deliberately seek out unskilled players. It is also beneficial for players that, due to their extremely high rating, have a hard time finding willing opponents when their rating is showing.

Tournaments

There are a lot of backgammon tournaments available here. The tournament schedule includes, among other things, free rolls and tournaments with a guaranteed prize pot. Sometimes qualifiers are available to live backgammon events, such as the Betfair-sponsored European Backgammon Tour.

Two examples of popular GTD-tournaments:

  • The Big OneFor this tournament, a prize pot of €1,000 is guaranteed. The buy-in is €27.50 and the format is 1pt Match Game Knock Out. The Big One starts at 19:00 GMT every Saturday.
  • The WipeoutFor this tournament, a prize pot of €100 is guaranteed. The buy-in is €4.40 and the format is 1pt Match Game Knock Out. The Wipeout starts at 19:00 GMT.

Rake

Stakes Rake
Each player stakes from €0.40 to €2 10% rake (but never less than €0.10)
Each player stakes from €2.01 to €30 7.5 % rake
Each player stakes from €30.01 to €100 6.8 % rake
Each player stakes from €100.01 to €250 6.5 % rake
Each player stakes from €250.01 to €500 6% rake
Each player stakes from €500.01 to €1000 5.5% rake

Example: You and your opponent stake €4 each, so that €8 is in the pot. The rake will be 7.5% of €8, which is €0,60. The winner will get €7,40.

Rating

Your rating is displayed in the lower right corner.

Software

Betfair Backgammon uses software from Jadestone. A lot of customization is possible for the player. You can save your preferred settings.

Money transfers

Examples of transfer methods accepted by Betfair Backgammon: VISA, MasterCard, Check, PayPal, Neteller, Skrill (Moneybookers), EcoCard, ClickandBuy, WebMoney

Support

Betfair offers support via email, phone and live chat. Emails are usually answered within 8 hours. The average response time for phone and live chat is 1 minute.