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Old 11-19-2017, 06:59 AM   #1
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Lord of the Board is rigged

I am a professional backgammon player who enjoys the game and has been playing for more than four decades. In my experience, the absolute worst-rigged game online is Lord of the Board. I've played this sufficiently to see that the algorithms are set to suck as much money out of participants as possible. Indeed, I'm convinced that opponents without a face and some silly number are really bots designed to drain real people's wallets.
Sadly, because the company that operates this is not American, they cannot be investigated, though I have filed a formal complaint with the Israeli government since that seems to be the government that would have jurisdiction, in the faint hope some action would be taken against these unscrupulous operators. But of course, I doubt my complaint will be taken seriously.
Doubly sad is the fact that even this post will have no effect, though I can tell anyone who reads this, I am quitting this site. Vegas is a better bet.
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Old 11-19-2017, 07:01 AM   #2
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I am a professional backgammon player who enjoys the game and has been playing for more than four decades. In my experience, the absolute worst-rigged game online is Lord of the Board. I've played this sufficiently to see that the algorithms are set to suck as much money out of participants as possible. Indeed, I'm convinced that opponents without a face and some silly number are really bots designed to drain real people's wallets.
Sadly, because the company that operates this is not American, they cannot be investigated, though I have filed a formal complaint with the Israeli government since that seems to be the government that would have jurisdiction, in the faint hope some action would be taken against these unscrupulous operators. But of course, I doubt my complaint will be taken seriously.
Doubly sad is the fact that even this post will have no effect, though I can tell anyone who reads this, I am quitting this site. Vegas is a better bet.
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Old 11-19-2017, 10:36 AM   #3
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Re: Lord of the Board is rigged

Whatever gave you the idea that playing online for money was a good idea in the first place?
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Old 11-19-2017, 06:09 PM   #4
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I am a professional backgammon player who enjoys the game and has been playing for more than four decades. In my experience, the absolute worst-rigged game online is Lord of the Board. I've played this sufficiently to see that the algorithms are set to suck as much money out of participants as possible. Indeed, I'm convinced that opponents without a face and some silly number are really bots designed to drain real people's wallets.
Sadly, because the company that operates this is not American, they cannot be investigated, though I have filed a formal complaint with the Israeli government since that seems to be the government that would have jurisdiction, in the faint hope some action would be taken against these unscrupulous operators. But of course, I doubt my complaint will be taken seriously.
Doubly sad is the fact that even this post will have no effect, though I can tell anyone who reads this, I am quitting this site. Vegas is a better bet.
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Old 04-21-2018, 02:25 PM   #5
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I am a professional backgammon player who enjoys the game and has been playing for more than four decades. In my experience, the absolute worst-rigged game online is Lord of the Board. I've played this sufficiently to see that the algorithms are set to suck as much money out of participants as possible. Indeed, I'm convinced that opponents without a face and some silly number are really bots designed to drain real people's wallets.
Sadly, because the company that operates this is not American, they cannot be investigated, though I have filed a formal complaint with the Israeli government since that seems to be the government that would have jurisdiction, in the faint hope some action would be taken against these unscrupulous operators. But of course, I doubt my complaint will be taken seriously.
Doubly sad is the fact that even this post will have no effect, though I can tell anyone who reads this, I am quitting this site. Vegas is a better bet.

I am not a pro player but i wanted to share my experience of this app. I recently downloaded it a few weeks ago and was frustrated at first - seems to focus on 1pt games and no Crawford rule during multiple pt match and I have suffered the usual backgammon nightmare of watching my opponent roll 5 to 6 doubles during bear off etc. but all in all I canít say Iíve noticed it to be rigged - Iíve played 575 games with a win ratio 60% and 2.5mil coins- the 3 or 4 Ďspecial dealí ads are annoying tho and it looks like you lose 13% of your winnings to LOTB which is strange as itís fake cash so I can only assume itís to push you towards buying more coins, as much as I dislike the pushing, developers did make the game to make a profit like most apps out there so I canít begrudge them. They do give you FREE coins every 4 hours so you donít actually have to buy any coins to play- just my thoughts
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Old 04-21-2018, 04:13 PM   #6
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Why not buy eXtreme Gammon for your desktop or laptop and play that instead? You'll be able to practice against a better opponent and you won't have to waste time playing an app that doesn't even know all the rules.
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Old 04-22-2018, 11:43 AM   #7
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Why not buy eXtreme Gammon for your desktop or laptop and play that instead? You'll be able to practice against a better opponent and you won't have to waste time playing an app that doesn't even know all the rules.
I did a few years ago but difficult being tied to the computer whereas the convenience of being able to play on my phone is very appealing when I just want to squeeze in a quick game or 2. I do also have XG mobile backgammon which is good for practicing vs a bot and seems to have a decent tutor mode but there is no online games against other players
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