Simultaneous Call One for Mah Jongg and One for an Exposure (Article ID 95)
Abstract: When a person picks a tile from the wall, and declares mah jongg, and another player calls for an exposure, the player who has called for mah jongg takes precedence.
Question from a player: I picked a tile and said mah jongg. I did not expose any tiles or rack any tiles. Another player called for an exposure. Do I have mah jongg or must I put the tile back?
Answer from the NMJL: “You have mah jongg. When a person picks a tile and declares mah jongg, and another player calls for an exposure, the mah jongg takes precedence.”
Source: Mah Jongg Made Easy 2020 page 20 #13 [c]; National Mah Jongg League Website FAQ (2019) https://www.nationalmahjonggleague.org