SYDNEY, Australia - A mahjong club has been ordered to pay more than $415,000 (313,000 USD, 28,000 euro) in damages after reducing a full-time worker's hours to part-time after he made a workers' compensation claim.


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KUNMING, China - A woman taking part in a giant mahjong game yesterday in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province in south-west China.


SAN DIEGO, CA, USA - Mahjong Time, an industry leading provider of online multiplayer Mahjong software and turnkey solutions, and Blastworks, Inc., a Seattle-based creator, publisher, and distributor of free-to-play casual games, are joining forces to re-launch an exciting new experience on

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Altamonte Springs, Florida - Four elderly ladies were playing a peaceful game of mahjong in their private Escondido Condominium clubhouse in Altamonte Springs, Florida, when a nosy neighbor called in a police raid citing illegal gambling, breaking up the gobsmacked grandmas.

KOBE, Japan - Officials in the Japanese city of Kobe have unanimously voted to ban mahjong and slot machines at elderly care centres, amid fears of fuelling gambling addictions.

TOKYO, Japan, - Co., Ltd., makers of online mahjong server Tenhou, have released a developing beta version of the popular riichi mahjong platform, and have indicated that this may be the first version of to translate into English

TAOYUAN, China (ECNS) -- A man swept in more than 200,000 yuan ($3,1357.8) during a half-month mahjong gambling by using a pair of special contact lenses, according to Xiaoxiang Morning News.

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NGAWA, China - Performers dressed as giant pandas play mahjong at a scenic spot in Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture, Southwest China's Sichuan province.

FOSHAN, China - The scenic vacation spa Qiu Dao Valley in Foshan, China hosted more than 100 competitors in its swimming pool mahjong tournament.