America’s first Mah Jongg World Championship to be held in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – May 4, 2016 – Las Vegas is proud to welcome America’s
first Mah Jongg World Championship this July. An ancient tile-based
Chinese game, Mah Jongg requires players to use a high degree of skill
and strategy, along with a little bit of luck, to prevail.

Top Mah Jongg players from across the United States will gather at the
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino from Friday, July 22, 2016 through
Sunday, July 24, 2016 to compete for the largest prize purse in
American Mah Jongg history. According to the National Mah Jongg
League, there are approximately 500,000 players in the United States.
With the 2016 Mah Jongg World Championship taking place in Las Vegas,
local tournaments and the Destination Mah Jongg events occurring
throughout the country that number is likely to grow in the coming

“The game of Mah Jongg is seeing a huge resurgence in the United
States, so it’s time for the World Championship to be held in this
country,” said Fern Oliphant, CEO, Destination Mah Jongg, the
organizing body for the event.

“Mah Jongg is no longer your grandmother’s game, it now appeals to a
diverse audience of individuals and we’re looking forward to making
Mah Jongg history this summer,” said Sheryl Perry, President,
Destination Mah Jongg.

There are two ways to attend the 2016 Mah Jongg World Championship. A
player must win 1st or 2nd place in a tournament using National Mah
Jongg League rules, be a multi-table tournament playing American Mah
Jongg, run by a director, and be awarded a Golden ticket. Qualifying
events can include a one, two or three-day tournament, a cruise event
tournament, a Master Point tournament or any other MJWC approved
tournament. Alternatively, a player can buy into the tournament by
purchasing a higher price ticket to attend and play in the MJWC
tournament. The 2016 Mah Jongg World Championships offer Mah Jongg
players a chance to win huge prizes and be a part of Mah Jongg

For more information and to register for the event, visit For sales information, please contact

About Destination Mah Jongg

Destination Mah Jongg has emerged as a community for beginners and
seasoned American Mah Jongg players to learn more about the popular
and beloved game. Designed as a single source for all Mah Jongg news,
events and tournaments throughout the country, Destination Mah Jong
also brings together Mah Jongg bloggers and enthusiasts at and on Facebook at

About Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, a legendary world-class
destination, offers a unique blend of amenities and excitement with
all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible
restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 225,000 square feet of
meeting space and the world’s largest Race & Sports SuperBook®.
Westgate Las Vegas provides a range of culinary adventures with eight
restaurants including the world-famous Benihana, the award-winning
Edge Steakhouse and the newest addition Fresco Italiano. The property
features entertainment options in the International Theater and the
Westgate Cabaret. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino is currently
undergoing a $100 million renovation that will encompass every square
inch of the property including the addition of 300 timeshare villas,
the all-new International Bar, a fully renovated pool deck, 1,200
remodeled Signature Rooms and more. For more information or to book
accommodations, call toll free at (800) 732-7117 or log on to

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