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If you believe that backgammon is just a game of chance, then I would love the opportunity to play against you for money.
Many elite poker players have a background in backgammon, most notably Gus Hansen, who is a world class player of both games. Poker and backgammon are fundamentally games of skill, but that skill aspect is concealed by the short-term effects of luck (or variance, as advantage gamblers call it). Poker has drastically greater variance than backgammon - a professional poker player might experience weeks or months of losses due to unfavourable variance, while a similarly skilled backgammon player competing against amateurs is unlikely to experience a single losing session due to variance.
If you are interested in learning the game, I would recommend Bill Robertie's book "Backgammon for Winners". Robertie is a two-time world champion and writes very clearly about backgammon theory.