Tuesday 22 July 2014

Hiroshi Yamai: 2014 World Riichi Champion


PUTEAUX, July 20 - 2014 World Riichi Mahjong Champion. The setting took place in the beautiful ‘Maire de Puteaux’ building, City Hall to the grand host city for this four day event. During the first two days of the tournament, 120 competitors from 23 countries vyied for a covetted position in the top 32. Those fortunate 32 players on day three played for stratification into four groups, A, B, C and D, where each group would compete for places 1-8, 9-16, 17-24, 25-32 respectively. The Final 8 to make it into the A Group played two additional hanchan on two tables in the morning of 20 July, 2014, with the top two players from each table securing their prized seat at the Top Four table; battleground for the illustrious title as the world’s first ever declared Champion of Riichi Mahjong. His name: Hiroshi Yamai.

Pictures of the WRC on Flickr


Martin Rep resigns


PUTEAUX, July 16th - Martin Rep, founder of Mahjong News, resigns as the editor of the one and only Independent Internet Mahjong Newspaper. He made his decision public in a speech which he delivered during the opening ceremony of the World Riichi Championship in Puteaux. He will be succeeded by Scott D. Miller, who has been an associate editor for some months.

Mr. Rep (1946) is a professional journalist. He was involved in organizing the first Open European Mahjong Championship (Nijmegen, 2005) and the first European Riichi Mahjong Championship (Hanover, 2008). The World Riichi Championship 2014 was initialized by him.

Mr. Scott D. Miller is the author of the mahjong instruction book ‘Mahjong From A to Zhú’ (Psionic Press 2013) and an instructor of the game at Amarillo College. He played in the European Riichi Mahjong Championship 2013 in Austria and was a referee in the World Riichi Mahjong Championship.


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Mahjong Logic Signs New Licensee King58.com

mahjonglogic_logoDOUGLAS, Isle of Man, - Mahjong Logic, Ltd., a leading peer to peer online mahjong software provider has announced the signing of new licensee King58.com.  King58.com is a leading operator in Asia with top-of-the-line live dealer software along with additional RNG games.  

King58.com sees online mahjong as the next natural progression with regards to the online gaming market throughout the region. Their turnkey setup includes a seamless wallet, single login across all products as well as a combined affiliate system.

“Mahjong Logic is thrilled to have King58.com sign up as our newest licensee”, said Jonas Alm, Mahjong Logic CEO. “Their appetite for online mahjong reaffirms our belief that the game will only get larger with worldwide players increasing rapidly. 2012 is shaping up to be another banner year for our company.”

Online gaming throughout the Asia region has grown at a tremendous rate indicating that mahjong, Asia’s most popular game, will have a major upside in growth. The game has historically been widely played at all ages and regions throughout China.  Chairman Mao Zedong once said that mahjong is one of three Chinese national treasures contributing to the world.

“Mahjong Logic has made our transition to online mahjong a very smooth one,” said Collette Young, Managing Partner of King58.com.  “Our players will have an opportunity to seamlessly move in and out of online mahjong while still enjoying all the other key games we offer simultaneously. Our company is hopeful to help make online mahjong as popular throughout the world as online poker is today.”

Mahjong Logic

Mahjong Logic is a leading peer to peer online mahjong software provider in the world today offering a full turnkey solution. Mahjong Logic is licensed and regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Council and compliant with the independent player protection and standards body eCOGRA. Mahjong Logic offers a complete suite of online Mahjong solutions where licensees can choose from a variety of software setups and solutions.


King58 is one of the fastest growing Online Gaming sites offering games with fast payouts, secure payment systems and reputable gaming softwares. They offer live dealer games that capture the whole Casino experience showcasing real Live Studios with state-of-the-art equipment to cast high resolution Real-time Broadcast.

King58.com’s timely and impeccable Online support is one of a kind - enhancing and raising the whole Gaming experience to a whole new level. Adding Mahjong to its roster of fast paced action games like Blackjack, Keno and iLotto, couldn’t be more timely and appropriate as this will make the whole casino experience even more exciting. Initially targeting the Asian Market, King58.com is poised to enter other International markets. 
King58 understands that the Security and Integrity of a player’s Online Gaming Experience is of paramount importance. This is why they make sure they only partner with companies that meet the same high security expectations like Mahjong Logic. With this new patnership, King58 customers can only expect the best online mahjong experience from the leader in peer to peer online mahjong.

(Press Release by Mahjong Logic)

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