Type Side Bet
Alias None
Format Game
Number of players 2
Team or Individual play Both
  • Backgammon is a great betting game for players who are not afraid to bet high amounts. It can be played in teams of two or one-on-one by individual players.
  • A bet amount is decided on the first hole, say $2.
  • By any means decided among the group of players, one player is handed the six-sided backgammon cube with the numbers 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64 on it.
  • After all the players tee off, and if the player holding the cube feels like they have an advantage on that hole, they can challenge their opponent by turning the cube. Turning the cube the first time doubles the bet, i.e., the betting amount now becomes $4.
  • The challenged player or team has the option to accept or reject the bet, but if they reject it, the other team or player automatically wins.
  • After challenging a player, the challenger (say, Player A) hits their shot, and the cube goes to the challenged player (say, Player B). After playing the second shot, if Player B wants, they can turn the cube, effectively making the bet worth four times the original amount. The players can keep turning the cube until the ball is holed, with the player who holes the ball winning the bet amount from the other player.
  • The process begins again on the next hole.