Rule variations

Draw rules – Paying points after a draw

Normally no points are paid if the deal ends in a draw.

However, both Japanese and Western versions of Mah Jong allow occasionally payments after a draw. E.g., modern Japanese rules allow fixed payments for ready hands, and the French rules allow regular payments for all completed patterns. 

To specify payments after a draw:
  1. Choose Preferences on the File menu.
  2. From the Rule Presets list, choose a customized rule preset.
  3. Choose Winning & Draw under the Rules section of the category tree.
  4. Check the Pay points after a draw box.
    Note: If the rules specify that only the winner is paid, the For ready hands only box is automatically checked (and cannot be turned off); in addition, you must specify the pool for ready hand payments.
  5. If necessary, specify the following options:

Note: If neither of the above two options is specified, all players are paid according to the value of their hands (using the scoring values specified for losers). 

Example of using a pool as the basis for payments
If a pool worth 600 points is specified, the payments are done according to the following table. The points are paid by players who did not have a ready hand to a player who did.
Number of
players with 
a ready hand
Points each player
having a ready hand
Total sum paid
by each player
not having
a ready hand
1 600 200
2 300 300
3 200 600

Related topics:
Pass deal on draw
Nagashi Mangan
Playing a Goulash deal after a draw
Dead hand rules
Check true ready state of hand