Dealer Bonus

If enabled on the Extra Payments and Rounding page (under the Scoring section in the category tree of the Preferences dialog box), the East winner is paid a bonus for winning a hand. This rule is typically used in Taiwanese rules, but sometimes in other rules, as well.

E.g., if the specified bonus is 1 point, the dealer will get 1 point from each loser for winning the first time, if he goes out on a self-drawn tile. On the other hand, if  the winning tile is a discard, and the rules use a pay-off scheme according to which only the discarder pays the winner, the bonus is paid by discarder alone (e.g., if the discarder pays for all, the East winner gets 3 points from the discarder; or if the discarder pays alone and just for himself, the winner gets just 1 point from the discarder).  If the pay-off system does not penalize the discarder (that is, if all losers always pay the winner, even if there is a discarder), the specified bonus is paid by each loser (similarly as in the case where the winner goes out self-drawn).

In certain rules the dealer bonus is paid only if the dealer wins the hand. However, in Taiwanese rules the bonus is paid to a non-East winner, as well, in case the winner goes out self-drawn or on East's discard, and the bonus in this case is always paid alone by East and just for himself. To enable this option, check the Paid by East if non-East wins self-drawn or on East's discard box. Note that if multiple winners are allowed, East pays each winner as if that winner had won alone.

The amount of bonus can be specified as points from 1 to 2,000. 

To enable the Dealer bonus:
  1. Choose Preferences on the File menu.
  2. From the Rule Presets list, choose a customized rule preset.
  3. Choose Extra Payments and Rounding under the Scoring section of the category tree.
  4. Check the Dealer bonus box.
  5. Enter the value for the bonus in the number box below the option.
  6. To specify that East must pay to a non-East winner going out self-drawn or on East's discard, check the Paid by East if non-East wins self-drawn or on East's discard box.

Note: The dealer bonus is paid, like the penalties, after all other point calculations and possible payment doubles (i.e., it is not doubled nor cut off to the limit).

Related topics:
Regular paying methods
Payments after a draw
Bonus for dealer's extra hands
Bonus for the winner of the Goulash deal