I had something happen in game 3838 I don't totally understand. I'm not sure if the guy knew he was losing and stopped playing (as mentioned above), or if something was bugged. The guy definitely did play some turns, and then I eliminated him and theother player to win the game. I got 23 points form te player who participated the entire game, but for the one who skipped his last turn before my victory, it said he was a deadbeat. But, he HAD been playing, just not the last round. So, lost no points, and I gained none from him.
I'm not sure if that is a bug, or an exploit of the current implementation of the game, but either way, I'd love to see some way to fix that in the future.