Wednesday 28 January 2015

78 Arrested in Hong Kong Mahjong Crackdown!

Photo credit South China Morning Post.YUEN LONG, Hong Kong 23 January 2015 - Police raided two apartments in Yuen Long early this morning, rounding up seventy-eight people and more than HK$25,000 in cash, based on a tip those apartments were operating as illegal gambling dens. Also seized were sixteen automatic mahjong tables and thirty-two sets of mahjong.

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Martin Scheichenbauer winner in Dunaújváros

Martin Scheichenbauer from AustriaDUNAÚJVÁROS (Hungary) - For the third time, an Austrian player has won the Open Hungarian Championship. After Martin Mauthner (2006) and Martin Hoffmann (2007), it now was the president of Mahjong Austria, Martin Scheichenbauer, who was the best player in Dunaújvaros. The Austrian series was only interrupted last year by Hungarian player Eszter Várnal.

Martin Scheichenbauer now has the best chances to win the Sisi Cup, for the player with the best accumulated results of the 2009 Hungarian and the Austrian Championships. The latter will be played the coming weekend at Brück am Mur.

Second in Dunaújváros was Eti Aschenbrenner from Hungary. Since she was the best Hungarian player, she was laureated as the Hungarian champion. Number three was Gabriele Sallmutter from Austria. Austria won the award for the best countru. 

There were 64 players in the Hungarian 'mahjong capital'.

 


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