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Alessia Cosmo Set to Take on Japan's MCR Championship

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VENICE Italy - The Japan Mahjong Sports Association is hosting the 2015 Japan Mahjong Championship 18-20 July in Tokyo, and Italy's own Alessia Cosmo will be competing. Mahjong News sits down with this international competitor to get to know her and her style a bit better, and shares that interview with our readers.

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Men charged with mahjong gambling

They had allegedly committed the offence at a restaurant along Jalan Dato Sulaiman in Taman Abad at about 4.45pm on Jan 31.
Their offence is classified under Section 6(1) of the Open Gambling House Act 1953 as carrying out illegal gambling activities, which carries the sentence of not more than RM5,000 fine or not more than six month imprisonment or both.
Magistrate Nor Shahid Abd Malik sentenced them to RM1,000 fine each (approx. 150 USD).
They could also face one-month in prison should they fail to settle the fine.

 

(The Star Online)

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1Monday, 19 April 2010 05:53
C.K.LEE
Is mahjong illegal in malaysia?
Thursday, 06 May 2010 12:03
Gareth Saunders
I looked up the "Laws of Malaysia - Act 289 - Common Gaming Houses Act 1953"
which defines gaming as:
=== QUOTE ===
"gaming" with its grammatical variations and ognate expressions means the playing of any game of chance or of mixed chance and skill for money or money's worth and includes the playing of any game specified in Column I of the First and Second Schedules and the playing or operation of any gaming machine;
=== END ===

Mahjong isn't specifically mentioned in "Column I of the First and Second Schedules" but "Jin Rummy" is which is pretty close. However, I imagine that the exact game played isn't the point, it's that it's any game of chance played in a public place that is bet upon for money (or similar).

There's an interesting thread about it here.

Search that page for "03-02-2006 01:01 PM" to find a really useful post.

Hope that's of help.

Gareth
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