Mahjong tilesTuesday, the Communist Party of China called on government officials to stop playing Mahjong. A statement made in the People’s Daily condemned the game as an “extravagance” and referred to the practice of wagering on games in order to “add a little stimulation.”

This move follows a ban instituted on Mahjong this past May for officials in Guangzhou and Leishan.

[via: South China Morning Post]