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MAH JONGG AND GAMBLING

Away from the bling of casinos, in living rooms and behind Chinese restaurants, groups of four sit around tables, taking part in a form of gambling that is going un-noticed in Australia. Charlotte Wheatley, Davide Crisante and Ben Hurley investigate the influence of the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg.
A family enjoying a game of Mahjong. (Image: B Chang)

A family enjoying a game of Mah Jongg. (Image: Brett Chang)

Among those who enjoy the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg are problem gamblers, who bet more than they can afford and chase their losses at unofficial venues across the country, bringing financial strife to themselves and their families.

 

 

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