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BackgammonMasters host Linden currency poll

20 May 2008

ONDON, England -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- BackgammonMasters online backgammon game operator surveyed 500 of its non-US players to check the potential demand for the use of Second Life Virtual world currency "Linden" on their site and came up short. According to survey results, only 20 of the 500 players had ever heard of the currency, and only 2 out of those 20 showed any interest in using the currency to play in BackgammonMasters. even went as far as offering the possibility of exchanging Linden winnings upon cashing out to real life currencies such as the USD, Euro, GBP, CND, US Dollars, Australian Dollar, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Czech Koruna, Danish Kroner, Euro, Hong Kong Dollar, Hungarian Forint, Japanese Yen, New Zealand Dollar, Norwegian Krone, Polish Zloty, Singapore Dollar, Swedish Krona, Swiss Franc, and the South African Rand which are all accepted currencies in the BackgammonMasters cashier. But the company found that its players were unreceptive to this idea and preferred to play in USD, GBP or Euros.

International players preferred staying with the non-virtual currencies and many players claimed that making transactions in any number of real currencies and playing for real money at BackgammonMasters was much more thrilling then playing with Lindens.

As it stands now, BackgammonMasters secure online cashier offers commission–free automatic currency conversions which in the past would have taken a lot of time to calculate and were also very costly. Bank charges and exchange rates are something customers no longer have to face since they now have the ability to make deposits and withdrawals in their native currencies. Multi currency deposits can now be converted automatically into US currency by Backgammon Masters to play in their Backgammon, Poker, BlackJack and Perudo games.

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