To calculate the number of points:
- Add up the total value of the yaku.
- Add 1 point for each dora.
- Add 2 points to the total.
Then use the following chart to calculate the payout. Track down the score column and then across to the payout section which shows who has to pay whom and how much.
Payment to Ko
Payment to Oya
Payment to Ko by losing Ko/Oya
Payment to Oya
Divide fee 50/50 between
the two Ko players.
|3||1,000||1,500||300 / 500||1,000|
|4||2,000||3,000||500 / 1,000||2,000|
|5||4,000||6,000||1000 / 2,000||4,000|
|8,000||12,000||2,000 / 4,000||8,000|
|12,000||18,000||3,000 / 6,000||12,000|
|16,000||24,000||4,000 / 8,000||16,000|
|24,000||36,000||6,000 / 12,000||24,000|
|Yakuman||32,000||48,000||8,000 / 16,000||32,000|
|64,000||96,000||16,000 / 32,000||64,000|
|96,000||144,000||24,000 / 48,000||96,000|
Players agree on a gambling rate before the game commences, for example, 50 yen per 1,000 points.
Each player starts the game with 45,000 points in score tallies. However, each player “owes the table” 50,000 points. In other words, each player starts the game needing to increase his position by 5,000 points in order to avoid sustaining a loss.
At the end of the game players add up their score tallies. Any player who has 50,000 points breaks even. Any Player with less than 50,000 points calculates how far below 50,000 his total is and pays the table accordingly. Any player who has more than 50,000 points takes the appropriate amount of tallies from the table. The top player also wins a bonus of 5,000 points per player.
|Total Points in Player’s Trays||88,000||-15,000||62,000|
|Points minus 50,000||38,000 + (3 x 5,000) bonus for coming top = 53,000||– 65,000||12,000|
|Cash (1,000 points = 50 yen)||Y2,650||– Y3,250||Y600|
Taro finished the game with 62,000 points in his tray, so he has a surplus of 12,000 points (62,000 – 50,000 = 12,000). At a gambling rate of 50 yen per 1,000 points he will receive 600 yen.
Ken came top with 88,000 points in his tray, so he has a surplus of 38,000 points (88,000 – 50,000 = 38,000). As he is top he wins the bonus 5,000 points-per-player that were owed to the table at the beginning of the game. Thus his total is now 53,000 (38,000 + 3 x 5,000). At a gambling rate of 50 yen per 1,000 points he will receive 2,650 yen.
Note how the totals in each row balance. The total score should always add up to zero.
Two Winners With The Same Number of Points
Where two winners have the same number of points, if one of them is the Oya then he receives the winning bonus. If the Oya is not one of the winners then the next winning player anticlockwise to him is declared the winner and receives the winning bonus.