- Backgammon seems to be popular with men known for philandering, as one of the little known backgammon facts trivia is that Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine loves playing the game, and held backgammon parties in the Playboy mansion.
- In addition to the game's fan Mr. Hefner, Tim Holland, known for his adulterous lifestyle and being divorced four times, won several of the world's major backgammon championship tournaments in the 60's and 70's and wrote three well respected books about the game.
- The first major international Backgammon tournament was held in the United States in March of 1964 and was attended by celebrities, royalty and an overload of press.
- The World Series of Backgammon has a top prize pool of one million dollars and was first held in Las Vegas in 1967. The tournament is still held today and changes venues around the world.
- While you can still play the game on the original physical board, today you can also play backgammon online, and in casinos in cities such as Las Vegas, Macau, and Monte Carlo.
Now that you are prepped on the obscure history of backgammon, go out there and impress someone with your knowledge.