Facebook has announced its top 10 most popular games in 2011 on the social network. What is very interesting is that this list features casino-style social game offerings as well the traditional games. This raises the issue of crossover potential between the traditional social games and the online casino games.

Facebook claimed that the list was compiled by looking at the top games on Facebook with more than 100,000 monthly active users and also rated the games who received the highest player satisfaction by users.

Critics viewed the placing of Zynga’s popular Cityville game only third on the list as questionable. Facebook responded to the critic by claiming that the list was compiled purely by ratings of 100,000 active users.

For us online casino players it is telling that many of the 10 games were gambling based .They included Bingo Blitz by Buffalo Studios, SlotMania-Slot machines by Playtika who are owned by US gambling giant Caeser’s Entertainment.

The global scratch card community is ideally placed to be a part of Facebook as both are social groups who enjoy the feeling of being a community. It seems that the partnership and co-operation of scratch card playersand Facebook users is a mutually beneficial partnership.

The full list of the top 10 Facebook games of 2011 is:

  1.   Gardens of Time (By Playdom)
  2.   The Sims Social (By EA)?
  3.   Cityville (By Zynga)
  4.   DoubleDown Casino (by DoubleDown Interactive)
  5.   Indiana Jones Adventure World (By Zynga)
  6.   Words With Friends (By Zynga)
  7.   Bingo Blitz (By Buffalo Studios)
  8.   Empires & Allies (By Zynga)
  9.   Slotomania-Slot Machines (By Playtika)
  10. Diamond Dash (By wooga)

There is no doubt that in light of this data that online casino players who try their luck with online scratchcards are just as part of the world’s biggest social network as those who decide to play Cityville. The statistics do not lie and we look forward to the amalgamation of online casino games with our traditional online games.

Whether it be the latest version of scratch card games or Bingo we are all winners at the end and Facebook is the ideal platform to maximize our online gaming pleasure.