Mahjong News - Archive 2008-09
Ho Kwok-Hung Wins World Series of Mahjong

The final stage of game play for the 2008 World Series of Mahjong took place on Friday with thirty two players vying for the top spot. The Series started out with 302 players from fifteen different countries competing to be crowned the champion of Mahjong. But there could only be one winner and that person is Ho Kwok-Hung from Hong Kong. (29/09)

Seniors Need Mahjong Skills to enter Senior Housing

Mahjong is a game that involves four players and it began in China. Mahjong involves a good deal of skill, strategy and calculation along with the thrill of chance. Players of Mahjong in Asia play the game with a gambling aspect. Since the game began and has continued to thrive in China it is very popular in the region and has moved to other countries in popularity. (24/09)

World Series of Mahjong Set to Have Large Turnout

The World Series of Mahjong is set to begin on September 19th and the event has already had more than three hundred players sign up to participate. The tournament will be held at the Wynn Resort and players are flying in from all over the world including: Taiwan, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Denmark, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Chili, Singapore, Portugal and the United States. (15/09)

Arkansas Seniors Enjoy Mahjong

Mahjong is a game based on an ancient Chinese card game. It is a form of solitaire that is played using one hundred and fifty two tiles that are decorated with Chinese symbols such as: flowers, jokers, winds, cracks and dots. Four or more players can enjoy the game when played live and it is very addictive. Senior citizens at the Adult Wellness Center in Rogers, Arkansas have learned how much fun the game can be. (08/09)

Music Teacher Swindles Money to Feed Mahjong Habit

Teachers are supposed to be people you can trust and depend on. Teachers are one of the most important people in our children’s lives and are supposed to be at their position to help mold and shape the minds and lives of our children. One would not expect a teacher to cheat them out of money for a gambling habit, but that is exactly what one teacher in Hong Kong did. (03/09)

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