At the recent IMSA Executive Committee meeting held in Huai’an, China, on February 26 2016, representatives from the Mahjong International League (MIL) made a presentation of this new international federation to IMSA.
MIL was formed in July 2015 and already has registered nearly 30 members from five continents. By inventing and promoting a “duplicate mahjong” form of competition, the league effectively removed the gambling and luck factors from this tradtional tile game. The presentation file describes these aspects in some details and can be found here.
MIL is in the process of submitting a formal application to become an observer in IMSA, with an eventual member status as its goal.
Link to the Mahjong International League website