One of the fastest growing games on
the internet is mahjong. Actually, that depends on where
you reside. If you live in Asia, online mahjong has
pretty much always been a popular game, since of course,
mahjong has always been popular in Asia - before the
internet. In the West, mahjong has been slowly catching
on. It is here where real money stakes online versions
of mahjong is experiencing a surge in popularity. It
still may not be as popular as it is in the East, yet it
is certainly catching on enough to be a worthwhile
commodity to several online casinos and gaming sites.
The latest website to open the doors
to mahjong is none other than the immensely popular
community website, Facebook. The second chapter to
MySpace, if you will, Facebook has over 61 million
members, and these numbers seem to continue growing at a
staggering rate day by day. So, with online mahjong
being offered on such a large site, it is safe to say
that mahjong is bound to get even more popular.
I should first clarify that it isn't
Facebook itself who is making motions to offer online
mahjong. Rather, it is World Mahjong Tour Inc. (fitting
isn't it), who is ultimately responsible for bringing
the game to Facebook users. The Facebook website will
simply serve as a platform for the game. In other words,
Facebook has agreed to offer another online gaming
diversion to members while logged in their accounts.
The execs at World Mahjong Tour say
they are very excited to expand their worldwide offering
of online mahjong. They also alluded to an interest in
bringing the game to other social community websites.
The current offering on Facebook includes both online
mahjong and Big Two - another popular game in Asia. Both
games can be played in either English or Chinese.