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Dania Jai-Alai Starts Thurs Dec 1 thru January

Jai-Alai Returns in 2023 at Magic City Fronton

Feb. 3 is opening day for Battle Court,

Pelota follows soon after!

“Faster than Lightning”



It’s Jai-Alai – just say “Hi-Li” and you’ve correctly pronounced the name of the World’s Fastest and Most Sensational Sport, and the exciting action-packed, faster short-court version of this Jai-Alai game is being played at Magic City Casino & Jai-Alai in Miami, Florida.

Magic City offers two kinds of Jai-Alai with wagering on each type of action!

Magic City Jai-Alai Pelota games at 1:30-pm EST feature typical pari-mutuel wagers on (8) Jai-Alai games each day on Monday through Wednesday with (8) players or teams competing in each game. NOTE: Pelota games just ended on 11/23 and resume in early February of 2023 after the start of Battle Court on Feb 3.

Also enjoy Jai-Alai Battle Court matches at 7-pm EST on Friday nights and at 5-pm EST after the Jai-Alai Pelota games on Monday and Tuesday. Live in-house attendance allowed for Friday night Battle Court matches PLUS ESPN3 Live Coverage too! Jai-Alai Battle Court matches are head-to-head singles and doubles Jai-Alai matches between two players or teams from the (4) competing Battle Court squads. There are 6 to 7 matches each day. Battle Court matches are formatted much like tennis matches for the NEW Sports Betting on Battle Court Jai-Alai. Note: the New Sports Betting on Battle Court Jai-Alai is currently available in eight states along with Mexico and Ontario through Stay tuned for more state approvals coming in the works! NOTE: Battle Court Jai-Alai season resumes February 3, 2023 with a Friday night Live Event! The Battle Court draft will be in January on! Stay Tuned!!

Welcome to, the “Total Package Jai-Alai Website” for both versions of Magic City Jai-Alai with info about the game of Jai-Alai, rules, terminology, odds, Jai-Alai wager types with examples, Jackpot carryovers, takeout rates and even Jai-Alai wagering systems. Find season schedules and where to wager on Magic City Jai-Alai in-person or from your mobile devices (check out the Watch & Wager website). View the latest scoop on Magic City Jai-Alai Injury Reports and Jai-Alai player Scratch History. applauds Magic City management and support staff for their innovative thinking in providing fans with this exciting entertainment option and promoting this action-packed short-court version of the sport of Jai-Alai for both Jai-Alai Pelota games with pari-mutuel wagering and the new Jai-Alai H2H sports betting option! Their insight and focused dedication on keeping versions of the great sport of Jai-Alai alive in Miami, Florida where it was adopted in the USA nearly 100-years ago is to be commended! Stu Neiman’s own words summarize Magic City Jai-Alai’s unique Pelota games and Battle Court matches quite nicely, “At Magic City we’re just working on creating the most entertaining short-court Jai-Alai experience possible.”

Fan participation contests with weekly cash prizes are offered each week on Magic City Battle Court / H2H games in 2022! Check under “Other Links” for the details on how to join the FREE weekly Magic City Online Fantasy Contest where you could win up to $1,500 each week! This will the the 3rd season for FREE handicapping contests with cash prizes and they keep getting better and better. Visit and also look under Other Links for Jai-Alai fantasy contest details and weekly winners.

Subscribe to YouTube’s Magic City Jai-Alai Channel where you can watch the amazing Jai-Alai Pelota games in HD for FREE and chat with other fans and even ask announcers Stu and Andrew your questions and get answers! Watch the intense competition of the Jai-Alai Battle Court matches on or through the other options/apps and even on ESPN3 on Friday nights! As Magic City ambassador Stu Neiman often says “You don’t have to bet on Jai-Alai games to enjoy them.”

Check out the Magic City Hustle trailer and movie too! The Magic City Hustle is a great documentary that’s superb family entertainment and showcases how the Jai-alai development program started at Magic City Casino along with personalities of the people involved….a MUST SEE! The movie cost is only $5 and you can watch it as many times as you want!

Magic City Jai-Alai Pelota fans love the very popular $1 Jai-5 jackpot wager which starts in game 3 of the pelota games and pays $2,000 minimum if you are the only winner with 5 of 5 game winners correctly selected. This Pick 5 Jackpot continues to grow if there is no single 5 of 5 winner and pays consolation payouts each day there is no 5 of 5 winner. The record payoff for the $1.00 Jai-5 is a whopping $27,348 paid to a single lucky ticket holder on April 5th 2021! There have been numerous Jai-5 jackpots paid out to single ticket holders since the beginning of this popular wager; 127 single jackpot winners over the last 3-years and four jackpots paying over $10,000! See the history of BIG PAYOUTS at Magic City Jai-Alai HERE!

Magic City Pelota “Jai-ly Popular” $1 Jai5 Bet Ticket
Jai-Alai Channel snapshot of record Jai5 on 4/5/2021

A new bet was added to the Magic City Jai-Alai pari-mutuel (Pelota games) wagering menu in 2020, the Mighty Ocho, which is a $1.00 Pick 8 jackpot wager with the Jackpot paid out to a single winner. The Mighty Ocho works just like the Jai-5 except it offers a $5,000 guarantee to a single ticket holder with 8 of 8 winners and starts game 1 of the Jai-Alai Pelota games! Only a few Jai-Alai facilities in US history ever offered a wager this challenging and the Magic City Jai-Alai Fronton is the home of where two lucky bettors have become winners of the Mighty Ocho Pick 8 Jackpot wager on June 14, 2021 and June 28, 2022!

Be sure watch some replays of the 3rd Annual USNJAC (U.S. National Jai-alai Championship) event which was held from August 19-21, 2022 at the Magic City Fronton. This year, once again, blood is thicker than water as two sets of Magic City brothers continued the new tradition of Magic City roster brother domination of the USNJAC Pro events and took home ALL of the Pro Tourney prize money, $25,000! Watch it on!

USNJAC 2021 Finals – Douglas & Benny Win Pro Doubles Finals

Also, 2022 also marks the inaugural year for the NEW “$50k World Super Court” Doubles Championship Tournament with the Finals slated for October 6th at Magic City Jai-Alai. The first WSC qualifying event was February 16th where two Magic City Fronton brother’s teams, Goixerri-Aratz and Douglas-Benny, both earned spots in the October finals. The second qualifying event was April 13th where Erik-Manu and another Magic City brother’s team of Inaki-Julen earned spots in the 8-team October finals. Magic City Fronton’s own Ikeda-Manny and Jairo-Nicolas “won their tickets” to the finals at the 3rd qualifier at Magic City on June 8th. The 4th qualifier event in Spain on August 28th was held on a 36-meter short court and finalists were Arbe-Lekue and brothers Johan-Gorka. The final 8-teams face-off in the October 6th First WSC Championship Finals with HUGE cash prizes; $25k for the 1st place team and $12k for 2nd! Only at Magic City Jai-Alai where they’re “Keepin’ the Jai-Alive.” promotes collecting Jai-Alai programs and other memorabilia. Be sure to check out the website pages with photos of examples of some popular collectible Jai-Alai programs and memorabilia under “Other Links.” You will also find important tips for beginners on collecting Jai-Alai memorabilia. Take a look at the program cover photos from some of the hard-to-find Jai-Alai programs. Search on ebay NOW under “Jai-Alai Programs” to find some excellent Jai-Alai program listings at some great prices!

NY Hippodrome Flyer (SayHiLi memorabilia photo) shows the webs only up-to-date summary US Jai-Alai Fronton and Program Photos which also features opening and closing dates of professional Jai-Alai facilities in the USA and betting ticket examples from most of the Jai-Alai frontons. This website also has a page on the fascinating history of Magic City Casino & Jai-Alai which began as West Flagler Kennel Club in the early 1900’s with greyhound racing.

Bridgeport Jai-Alai in Connecticut (SayHiLi memorabilia photo)

Last but certainly not least, be sure to look under Other Links for Famous Women in Jai-Alai which shows a program cover page and game page photos from a Tijuana, Mexico Jai-Alai program from the late 1950’s era when only women competed against each other in the first six Jai-Alai games of the (17) game performance. On that web page you can also find a link to a news article on the first U.S. female professional Jai-Alai player, Becky Smith who played at Calder Jai-Alai as “La Primera” and a photo with some history on the famous Katherine Hines.

Coronado, CA High School gals learning to play Jai-Alai, March 1953 (SayHiLi memorabilia photo)

Just Say “Hi-Li” and you’ve correctly pronounced the name of the World’s Fastest and Most Sensational Sport called Jai-Alai and you can Bet on It! Bookmark this site to your favorites and visit often!

Magic City Jai-Alai – “Keepin’ the Jai-Alive”

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