TrueMoneyGames

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TrueMoneyGames
Type Online gambling
Platform Microsoft Windows

TrueMoneyGames is an established backgammon and poker online gaming platform. The client comes in 9 different languages including English, German, French, Swedish, Danish, Spanish, Turkish as well as Portuguese and offers several different fully scalable 2D and 3D tables to choose from. It is designed to run on a Microsoft Windows environment but emulation software has had positive results on other operating systems such as Linux and Mac OS. The software is freeware and the usage of the client requires no membership fees.

Background[edit]

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The players can choose between playing for real money or simply for fun with play money. Single games, match games and several different tournaments are offered for backgammon. In regards to poker TrueMoneyGames offers all popular variants on the market: Texas Hold'em, 7 Stud, Omaha, heads up, sit & go's as well as tournaments and qualifiers.

The real money games require a prior deposit, therefore several different methods have been introduced, such as credit card payments, Neteller, Moneybookers, Paysafecard, Western Union, ClickandBuy and bank transfers. Real money players can cash out their winnings with most of the above mentioned options.

A 24 hour live support is available at all times.

Community[edit]

TMG's software quickly attracted a number of backgammon players from all over the world and even today's professional players like Robert Wachtel, Mochizuki Masayuki and Michihito Kageyama choose to play on this platform.[1][2]

Several international offline tournaments such as the Portuguese Open 2009, the Nordic Open 2007 and the 31st World Backgammon Championship in Monte Carlo were sponsored by TrueMoneyGames.[3][4]

History[edit]

TrueMoneyGames was founded in June 2001 as the first dedicated real money backgammon platform based in Curaçao, the software was designed and is still updated and maintained by a German software developer. Poker was additionally introduced to the client in 2004. After a smooth integration into the market, the company joined the Melita Gaming Network located on the island of Malta in 2006.

Online gambling was already very popular and had become a great success in the booming poker industry before 2001, therefore the implementation of a real money backgammon server filled a gap of demand among the backgammon community.

One of the main reasons for the rise in popularity of online gambling were certainly faster internet connections and lower provider costs. However these connections had proven to be unstable in the past, often interrupting gameplay. Nevertheless the internet made online gambling far more convenient, it was now possible to play opponents from all over the world 24/ 7 at home or from any place offering an internet access, making way for a far broader spectrum of human players and skill levels.[5]

Technical Aspects[edit]

The settlement system TrueMoneyGames introduced utilized Snowie, an enhanced backgammon program based on proprietary neural network technology. This software uses special learning algorithms making it capable of playing backgammon at a worldclass skill level. Its main functions are to evaluate the winning chances of unresolved backgammon sessions, usually caused by connection errors which were still very common back then, but Snowie also found its place in fraud detection and statistics.[6] All backgammon sessions are automatically saved on the players computer and can be analyzed by Snowie or programs like GNU at any time.

TrueMoneyGames also implemented a hardware random number generator designed by the Swedish company Protego, which is based on quantum physics. The transmissions from the server created data is encrypted by SSLv3/TLSv1, generally used by banks and other institutions where security is an important issue.[7]

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