The Bellingham Backgammon Association: Unsavory Beginnings

As many know, the original BBA was formed in 1885 in a small room in the back of a Fairhaven waterfront whorehouse, nestled between an opium den and the Bellingham Four Seasons Landscaping Company, by a group of unrepentant criminals who needed a safe house where they could hide when they weren’t kidnapping, loansharking, kneecapping, swindling the elderly out of their pensions or selling Amway.

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