How long have you been playing online?
I don’t remember maybe 4 or 5 years.
How much time do you currently spend online, on a weekly basis?
14 to 18 hours to host my tourneys and over 10 hours for personal research.
How did you learn about EliteLeague? And when did you join?
used to play Backgammon and Gin in Yahoo and was a member in cases for a long time. I was among the first to join as soon as balouza (My Uncle) founded the first Elite Backgammon League at MyLeague, then I encouraged balouza to have an independent site.
When did you first become a Staff Member at EliteLeague?
I started in August 1999.
In your opinion, what makes EliteLeague different from other Leagues?
The creation and implementation of Elite Site by the best Management Consultant in the Middle East and North Africa with the help of an elite team from his consulting firm, gave us the best playing site on the net. Reliable, efficient and the most important attracting the best, lovely, honest players and a family of remarkable TDs.
Do you administer any real-life competitions?
I think the interviews and tests for new employees, and the regular staff evaluation I am carrying on daily basis as Personnel Manager for the largest Bank in Lebanon is a continuous administration of real-life competitions.
What is your career history at EliteLeague?
I started as a TD (backgammon & gin) when Elite was at Cases MyLeague then promoted to HTD. Finally promoted to VP Finance.
Can you tell us a bit about what your duties involve, as VP Finance?
Answering all inquiries related to membership. Processing premium membership and Elite store orders. Making all transfer payments of US$ accounts balances and cash prizes when requested (not money orders they are done by Issa). Posting YEPs & US$ transactions related to TDs and players. Checking YEPs & US$ balances and resolving all major YEPs related issues.
From a staff perspective, what makes EliteLeague different from other leagues?
Enable players to move between leagues while enjoying ease of use, reliability and efficiency.
What would you tell a prospective member who is trying to choose between Elite and other, similar leagues?
If you wish to have a second family, have fun and enjoy playing, join EliteLeague.
Any last word to our readers?
Yes, a famous quotation:†Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city?† George Burns (1896-1996).
We are a big family that spans the world