Betfair to sponsor the European Backgammon Tour

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It's that time of year again - The WSOP is just around the corner and players are grinding away at the satellites to bag that all important Main Event package and a shot at poker glory. But for those who fancy something completely different this year, Betfair's recently announced sponsorship of the European Backgammon Tour (EBGT) gives players the chance to take their skills from the felt to the world's oldest board game.

With today’s poker games getting increasingly tough, many players are now looking for a new angle in an effort to boost their online winnings, including games like backgammon that require a similar skill set.

With today's poker games getting increasingly tough, many players are now looking for a new angle in an effort to boost their online winnings, including games like backgammon that require a similar skill set. Heads up specialists are particularly well suited to backgammon, which is always played between two players, while the game also rewards aggressive play and a solid understanding of odds.

This year's tour takes in six legs across Europe's hottest backgammon destinations, and you can win your €650 seat in the main event of your choice by taking part in our online qualifiers. Daily super satellites are running now, with full details of the qualifying structure and tour dates available at Betfair Backgammon.

For new players, there could hardly be a better time to get involved, with free daily qualifiers allowing players to roll their way to the EBGT for nothing. And for the uninitiated, our online Backgammon School is a great way to pick up the game from scratch, offering an interactive crash course for complete beginners.

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