On Nov 10, 11:48 am, Northwind <iamnorthw...
> Hey all,
> I could use some advice here. I've got a regular Mahjong group that
> has been taught & plays HKOS & Singaporean styles, however I've
> recently taught them how to play Zung Jung.
> My issue is this - we play for pennies, etc., which is easy to do with
> HKOS & Singaporean, by simply counting 1 fan = 1 penny. However with
> Zung Jung, they use points (all they way up to 480 I think) and even
> though I doubt a single hand will often get that high, having that
> kind ($1.60) of payout per person is too much for this group.
> Anyone familiar with ZJ enough to help me come up with a solution to
> translate ZJ points to smaller usable "pennies" that keeps the same
> weighting factors?
You could play like a tournament: Everyone antes (say $1). High score
gets 50% of the pot; 2nd place gets 30%; 3rd gets 20%, or adjust to
your preference. 75/25/0/0, 75/20/5/0, 60/20/12/8, or whatever you
like and agree to before play.
Or you can play with a pie similar to American tradition: A penny a
point until you run out of your stake, then you play for free.
Lots of ways to do it.