Everyone pays the winner (i.e. the player who went Mah-Jong ) one unit of money
(traditionally using tallies) for each point scored. If the winner is East Wind
then the number of points is doubled. If someone else is the winner then only East
Wind pays double.
Paying the Other Players
Work out the difference in scores between each player.
The three people then settle by paying one unit of money for each point of difference
between them, except East Wind who pays or receives double the difference.
Doubling for East Wind and the Limit
If East Wind wins then everyone pays him double his score. If another player wins
then East Wind pays or receives double the difference between his score and that
of the other players.
This rule holds even when the prevailing wind changes from East to South.
In every case, the doubling is not affected by the limit. So it is possible that
players may have to pay out more than 1,000 points in a settlement (conceivably
up to 2,000 points).
Being East Wind is therefore both an opportunity and a risk !
There’s another way of exchanging payments which is, perhaps, simpler. There’s no
change to the payments made to the player who goes Mah-Jong. He is, again, paid first
(by all the others) and then takes no further part in the payment process. East Wind
again pays or receives double.
Each of the remaining players then receives (from the other remaining players) one
unit of money for each point scored. However, if one of the players is East Wind
, he pays and receives double that amount.
The example payments (shown above) have been reworked to show what happens. It doesn’t
affect the final balances.