There are many different types of Mahjong. Here at Mahjong Club we currently support Riichi, Classic and International Rules. You can play for either real money or fun money.
We offer the following types of Games:
- Single Hand - A Single Hand Game is a quick one-hand game where the monetary settlement is done at the end of each hand. A single hand of Mahjong is played without having to consider the traditional point calculations; the player that declares Mahjong wins the combined table wager. This option can be played by 2, 3 or 4 players. Players pay their bet if the win is on self-draw. In case of a win on discard, the discarding player pays double and the other players pay half.
- Full Game – A Full Game is divided into a number of rounds (two for riichi, and four for classic and competition rules). In each round every player will play at least once in each wind (in riichi and classic games, the play will repeat in case of washout). These games are not regularly scheduled; they simply begin when all four seats are filled. The winner wins all the money in the pot (less rake).
- Multi-table tournament – Multi-table tournaments are announced with a set start time. You can register for a tournament by paying the buy-in and the entrance fee. When the tournament starts, you will automatically be placed at the initial table. A tournament consists of a series of games which is time limited, using the same rules as in a Full Game. Each game ends after a set amount of time. The normal table point distribution is 1st Place: 4 points, 2nd: 2p, 3rd: 1p, 4th: 0p. The player with the largest total of table points wins the tournament and the money is distributed according to the payout structure that is presented in the tournament info.
Mahjong Guidelines and Game Policy
General Lobby Rules
- All chat at the tables must be in English, unless otherwise stated in the lobby. In some case there will be regional tournaments where it’s ok to speak other languages this will be clearly stated on the tables or tournaments.
- Players should respect the other participants and chat in a way that is appropriate. Threatening or insulting any player, visitor, or employee, using obscene language or profanity or racist or anti-religious remarks is strictly forbidden and will lead to the player being banned from the chat.
- Players may not use the chat to advertise products or services. Doing so will lead to chat ban and/or (non-refundable) closing of the player account. Spamming in the chat will lead to similar consequences.
- Players may not use words or characters that makes it hard for the other players to understand.
- Any play that is deemed unethical, such as team play will result in the player(s) being disqualified from the tournament and the account(s) being frozen
- Players may not discuss their tiles with other players, doing so may lead to the player being banned from the site.
- In case of disputes, Mahjong Club management decisions will be final.
Commission to the Operator (Rake)
Mahjong Club is a Mahjong room, not a casino. That means that you play against other players over the Internet, not against the house. We receive compensation by taking a “commission”, which is a small amount of money defined as a fixed fee or a percentage of the net win depending on game type.
|Single hand||10% of gross win/pot*|
|Full Game||15% of gross win/pot*|
|Multi table tournament:||Fee for each tournament, which is 10% of the buy-in up to a buy-in of $500, after which it becomes a fixed fee.|
*Gross win/pot example= If there are 4 players and each player put in $1 into the pot then the total pot will be $4, the commission will be $0.4 for a single hand and $0.6 for a full game.