|Online backgammon site BackgammmonMasters.com has announced that most of its non-US players are unaware of the ‘Linden’ currency offered by the Second Life virtual world.|
The Malta-based site revealed that this was the result of a recent study it conducted as only 20 of the 500 international participants had ever hard of the ‘Linden’. In addition, only two of these communicated an interest in using the virtual currency to play on BackgammonMasters.com.
The site concluded that its players are not willing to use the ‘Linden’ currency in lieu of more traditional types as participants cited playing for non-virtual currencies as more enticing than using the virtual brand for game transactions including making bets and withdrawing winnings.
As part of the survey, BackgammonMasters.com stated that any ‘Linden’ winnings could be cashed out for real currencies including Hong Kong, Canadian, Australian and American dollars, British Pounds, Czech Koruna, Danish Kroner, Hungarian Forint, Japanese Yen, Norwegian Krone, Polish Zloty, Swedish Krona, Swiss Franc and the South African Rand.
BackgammmonMasters.com stated that customers make deposits and withdrawals in their native currencies on the site, eliminating poor exchange rates and high bank charges. In addition, multi-currency deposits are acceptable and converted automatically by the site into US currency that can then be used to play backgammon, poker, blackjack and perudo.