|The historic game of Backgammon has taken a giant leap into mainstream culture this week as the World Series of Backgammon, sponsored by PartyGammon.com premiered on European TV screens.|
The series, which runs over an eight week period, premiered on Eurosport on Monday November 6th (23.15 CET and 22.15 in the UK), and is the first time that competitive backgammon has been screened to a pan-European audience.
Andy Bell, Series Producer of The World Series of Backgammon said, 'We're confident that this series will provide exciting action, and informative programming for Europe's gaming fans. I'm certain that thousands of poker fans will join backgammon enthusiasts and tune in to watch this show.'
The series features match-play action from two tournaments taking place at the exclusive Palm Beach Casino in Cannes, where some of the world's best players take part in the Riviera Cup and the Nations' Cup, and according to a PartyGammon spokesperson, the series hopes to inspire something of a renaissance for the game of backgammon.
“We see this coverage as the first step in finally putting backgammon on the sporting and gambling agenda once more. Backgammon is back on the up since its heyday in the late 1970’s, and we hope this will encourage people to take up and enjoy this great game.”