You have logged in to our site anonymously. You can look around our site or watch others play bridge, but you will have to sign up as a member in order to play bridge or chat with other members.
BBO membership is 100% free. You can sign up as a member at any point by clicking the yellow "Logoff" button above followed by the "Become a member (free!)" button that will appear after you have logged off.
Our membership, made up of hundreds of thousands of bridge players from over one hundred countries, range from complete beginners to World Champions. BBO is alive twenty-four hours a day, every day, pulsing with life from the thousands upon thousands of players, tables, hands, bids and plays.
We offer various forms of free bridge to our members including duplicate IMPs and matchpoints, total points, various types of tournaments, team matches. In addition, by paying a small fee (typically $1) our members can participate in various types of premium tournaments.
We have our own form of money on BBO (Bridge Base Dollars or BB$). Our members can use their credit cards or Paypal to purchase BB$ and then use these BB$ to pay their entry fees in our premium tournaments (among other things).
These tournaments award BBO masterpoints, a measure of a player's success on our site. In some case they also award ACBL masterpoints or BB$ prizes.
Almost all of the world's premier bridge tournaments are broadcast live through our site. We call this facility "Vugraph" and it is extremely popular. Leading experts augment the educational and entertainment value of these broadcasts by providing commentary and analysis. You may have never thought of bridge as a spectator sport, but our live vugraph broadcasts will convince you otherwise! As with most of BBO, access to vugraph is 100% free.
If you are a bridge player (or if you are thinking about becoming a bridge player), BBO has a lot to offer you. Please have a look around, but keep in mind that you really have to sign up as a member (you can do this for free) in order to take full advantage of what our site has to offer.