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THE ELIXIR OF LIFE?

I just came across this article from the Asia News Network. It says that younger people are waning away from the game but…[the game]…is finding new life as therapy for elderly people. The article from the Wall Street Journal from a few¬†years ago (I will try to find it and then post it) indicated that Mah Jongg has found new life with 20 and 30-year olds. Which article do you think is correct?

Kai Kee Mahjong packed on a Monday evening. The space with about 20 tables draws around HK$100,000 in commissions a month. The number of licensed mahjong parlours in Hong Kong has fallen from 144 in 1956 to just 66 today. Young people seem to be less attracted to the game. -- ST PHOTO: LI XUEYING

Kai Kee Mahjong packed on a Monday evening. The space with about 20 tables draws around HK$100,000 in commissions a month. The number of licensed mahjong parlours in Hong Kong has fallen from 144 in 1956 to just 66 today. Young people seem to be less attracted to the game. — ST PHOTO: LI XUEYING Continue reading