Unlike games such as Teen Patti or Andar Bahar that are barely known outside Asia and are getting some recognition as of recently, the game of Mahjong has been spread throughout the world since the early 20th century. Instead of cards, Mahjong uses tiles and represents a sort of a mind sport, a strategy game that keeps you busy. Traditional Mahjong was developed in China during the Qing dynasty. Today, we have several variants of Live Mahjong and on this occasion we’ll be addressing the game offered by Sunbet, one of the lesser known Philippine-based live casino suppliers.
Whereas the original game is played with a total of 144 tiles, Sunbet’s Live Mahjong uses a set of 20 pieces. They are named “White Tile”, “Nine Stones”, “Eight Stones”, “Seven Stones”, “Six Stones”, “Five Stones”, “Four Stones”, “Three Stones”, “Two Stones” and “One Stone”, and the game includes two of each. The game benefits from two hosts, one distributes the tiles, while the other operates a dice shaker.
Live Mahjong revolves around 6 players and 1 dealer, aka Banker. The players compete with the banker by betting on the 6 available hands. In simple words, instead of comparing cards, in Mahjong with live dealers the idea is to compare your combination of tiles. Two tiles of the same symbol are considered a pair. This is the highest rank, and a pair of “White Tile” pieces is the largest pair, following by the pair of “Nine Stones” and so on. The pair of “One Stone” tiles is the smallest. If the pieces do not form a pair, then a total of the two tiles to be calculated. When stating the total, 9 points is the largest result and 10 points is the smallest. The “White Tile” counts as 0.
If the players obtain the same point’s total, the one who has the largest set of tiles will be the winner. “White Tile” and “Nine Stones” is the largest set of tiles, while the player with “Four Stones” and “Six Stones” has the smallest one and is about to lose the round. English is the main language in the game, but you can also choose among several other language options, mostly adapted for the Southeastern market and regions such as Indonesia and Malaysia.
Live Mahjong is a unique gambling game, one that accomplishes delicate balance among skill, strategy and the element of chance. The story of the incredible game of tiles began in the mid-1800s China and paragraphs are being added to it even today. Sunbet join barely a few online casino developers which have dared to offer their versions of Mahjong for the live dealer audience. If you want something other than cards, but with the same excitement, this is a good place to start. Dafabet’s Jade Club is offering Sunbet Live Mahjong around the clock.