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TOPIC: Mahjong
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Mahjong 8 Years, 7 Months ago Karma: 2  
I know you've done some videos on games, betting, and the like so I thought Mahjong might make for an interesting video.

Apparently the many mahjong 'schools' are betting parlors, but calling it a school gets around gambling laws. But it runs the gamut from high-stakes betting to regional/national championships (for adults and students) to old folks playing in parks; much like chess, but with much more math.

Originally a Chinese game the Japanese became very fond of the game and made it there own. Like so many niche activities it's had a manga, anime series, magazines, events, phone dangles, etc.

Plus there are these really neat automatic tables for sorting and setting up the game.
 
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Re:Mahjong 7 Years, 11 Months ago Karma: 0  
It seems that due to such anime as "The Legend of Koizumi"("Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku" ) and "Saki", there has been a new interest in riichi mahjong outside of Japan. I'd also be interested in hearing about mahjong in Japan!
 
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