Q: Is playing games on Mahjong.com legal?
A: Yes. The tournaments organized on Mahjong.com are the same as chess tournaments or varieties of skill-based games that are played for cash and prizes all over the world for years. We have simply taken the same format.
Mahjong is a game based upon player’s skill and not chance. This is different from lotteries or games played in casinos, where the players are faced with set odds and skill does not come into play.
Moreover, players never play against “the house/dealer” and there is always a winner based on the player’s skills.
Q: Isn’t playing on Mahjong.com considered gambling?
A: No. Gambling is defined by most states as involving a "consideration" (wager), an activity involving chance, and a monetary or merchandise reward. Since Mahjong is based on skill, it's the skill of the player, not luck, which determines the outcome of any tournament, so they are not considered to be gambling activities.
Equally important, players play against each other, not against Mahjong.com. Mahjong.com never makes money from the outcome of a competition. Mahjong.com instead makes money for setting up and managing competitions between players.
Q: How does Mahjong.com make money?
A: Just like the host of any tournaments, Mahjong.com collects a percentage of each player’s entry fee every time they enter a tournament in exchange for providing the platform and managing the tournament. Mahjong.com has no interest in the outcome of any competition, and never acts as the house.
Q: Whom do I contact if I have questions about fairness or think a player is
A: We have implemented an anti-cheating system within our state-of-the-art gaming platform to flag any potential irregularities. If you believe that a player is cheating or misbehaving, please contact us
or write directly to email@example.com.
Q: What information does the Anti-Collusion Department need to know about a case of suspected
A: While reporting a suspected cheating case please be as
descriptive as possible, bring details about what made you think that a player
(or more) cheats.
- Mahjong style;
- Possible cheating partners;
- The name of the game and when it took place;
It is very advisable to bring explanations of how do you think that player
cheated. Please keep in mind that a collusion offense is a very serious one and
accusations should be made argumentatively with as many facts as possible.
Please do not accuse the player publicly or privately! Let Mahjong.com address
the issue with the player.
Q: Some people win all the time and I rarely do. Why is that?
A: Mahjong is a game of skill, and some people are more skilled than others. Your skill improves as you play, and those who win a lot of competitions started off just like you! If you've played a number of tournaments or other competitions but haven't won, here are some suggestions:
Each game is given a random wall at the start and the wall is not changed during
the game, and depending on how players decide to meld combinations, one may
receive some tiles, and if we were to repeat the same wall again but players
would decide to meld something else, you will get 2 different outcomes from two
identical walls because there are 4 different players making totally individual
choices of keeping or not keeping tiles in their hands.