Tag: <span>Betting</span>

ID142-5th Player Betting Rules and Payment

Question: How do you play with a 5th player (Bettor)? Answer: In a variation created by the National Mah Jongg League, a 5-player game is supported, often referred to as “playing with a bettor” or “5th player betting.” Here’s how it works: The game begins with four players seated at the table, while the 5th […]
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ID102-5th Player Bets on Earthly Hand

Question: Although it’s an exceedingly rare occurrence, what happens if East manages to have a winning hand after the Charleston, and the hand was bet on? Answer: In the highly unlikely event that East has a winning hand after the Charleston, it is considered a self-picked hand, and its value is doubled.¬† This is also […]
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ID100-The Bettor Forgot to Bet

Question: What happens if the bettor forgot to bet? Answer: When a bettor forgets to place the bet either in writing or on a betting device, they must pay the winner just like the other players. This rule is not in Mah Jongg Made Easy Source:   National Mah Jongg League Bulletin Q&A 1987
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ID10-Important Rules for Bettors

Question: What are the rules for bettors? Answer: The rules for bettors are as follows: Once the Charleston is over, the fifth player chooses the player they think is most likely to win. The bet can be cast on a betting device (often included with most sets) or written down on a blank sheet of […]
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