Jai Alai at the Casino @ Dania Beach.

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THE NEED
THE NEED
FOR SPEED!
FOR SPEED!
FOR SPEED!

FOR OVER 60 YEARS, WE’VE HOSTED LIVE MATCHES OF THE FASTEST GAME PLAYED BY MANKIND – JAI ALAI. WATCH LIVE MATCHES WITH SOME OF THE GLOBES MOST TALENTED PLAYERS. PICK YOUR WINNERS, MAKE YOUR BETS, AND CHEER AS THEY CATCH AND RETURN BALLS TRAVELING OVER 190 MILES PER HOUR.

FOR OVER 60 YEARS, WE’VE HOSTED LIVE MATCHES OF THE FASTEST GAME PLAYED BY MANKIND – JAI ALAI.
WATCH AND CHEER FOR SOME OF THE GLOBES MOST TALENTED PLAYERS CATCH AND RETURN BALLS TRAVELING OVER 190 MILES PER HOUR.

FOR OVER 60 YEARS, WE’VE HOSTED LIVE MATCHES OF THE FASTEST GAME PLAYED BY MANKIND – JAI ALAI. WATCH AND CHEER FOR SOME OF THE GLOBES MOST TALENTED PLAYERS CATCH AND RETURN BALLS TRAVELING OVER 190 MILES PER HOUR.

CONGRATULATIONS

to our winners

3rd Place 
#27 Aimar & #15 Ibon

2nd Place
#21 Olharan & #12 Etcheto

1st Place
#42 Barandika & #59 Leke

We thank all the fans & supporters of Dania Beach Jai Alai.
We look forward to bringing back Jai Alai in late 2022.
Keep checking the website and our social pages for updates.

THIS IS JAI-ALAI

Jai-Alai is a centuries old sport from Basque country of Spain and France. Translated the words mean “Merry Festival.” Jai-Alai came to the United States in 1904 with the first permanent facility (“fronton”) opening in Florida in 1924.

EQUIPMENT. The “cesta” is a curved catching and throwing basket made of Spanish Chestnut and reeds from the Pyrenees Mountains. The “pelota” is slightly smaller than a baseball and is hand made of two layers of goat skin over nylon thread covering tightly wound strands of virgin rubber.

THE GAME. Is played in round-robin rotation, usually by 8 teams or single players. In doubles, each team consists of a frontcourt player and a backcourt player. The game begins when the frontcourt player of team No. 1 serves the ball to Team No. 2. The winner of a point stays on the court to meet the next team in rotation. Losers go to the end of the line to await another turn on the court. The first team to score 7 points (or 9 in Superfecta games) wins. The next highest scores are “place” (second) and “show” (third). Playoffs decide tied scores.

THE SERVE. The server must bounce the ball behind the serving line (the No. 11 line), and, with the cesta, hurl the ball directly to the front wall so that upon rebound it will bounce between lines No. 4 and 7. If it does not it is an under or over serve and the other team will receive the point.

SCORING POINTS. The ball must be caught on the fly or first bounce and may touch the floor only once. All three walls are in play – the red is out-of-bounds. In “Spectacular Seven/Nine scoring the point value is 1 until each team has played once, thereafter point value is 2.

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