Sunday 05 July 2015

Playing Mahjong to Honor the Dead

Mourners play mahjong near a coffin during a funeral wake.MANILA Philippines 01 July 2015 - In the Philippines, gambling isn’t just a past time, but a way to honor the dead. Betting games, mah jong, and card tables are often set up at Filipino wakes, or paglalamay, where the tradition is to keep a 24-hour vigil over the deceased until the burial.

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Some mistakes

Hi there :) I would just like to point out two mistakes - shortcut for Slovakia is SVK, not SLO (that's Slovenia). And you mixed up the 3rd place player's name. Still, thank you for the coverage!
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1Wednesday, 10 November 2010 09:35
Mahjong News
Thanks for your remarks, harph. I've corrected the article.
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