The next few pages explains one of the more complicated aspects of the game: scoring.
When a player goes out, he receives an amount that is determined by three factors:
2. The number of Han (covered in the last section)
3. The number of points
Simply put, the Dealer receives 150% the payout of other players. But the Dealer also has a disadvantage: When a Non-dealing player goes out Tsumo, the Dealer pays half.
You may find it easiest to think of the Dealer/Player difference in the following manner.
First, consider the payments to Dealer and Non-dealer like so:
2. Dealer receives 6 units.
Using the 4 unit/6 unit system, we can analyze payouts in the following manner:
2. Dealer receives all 6 units from the Player who discarded finishing tile.
2. Dealer receives 2 units from each Player (totaling 6 units).