“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 more exciting action-packed, faster short-court version of this game is being played at Magic City Casino & Jai-Alai in Miami, Florida. You can even enjoy watching and wagering on Magic City Jai-alai from the comfort of your own home! Magic City Jai-Alai features (8) Jai-Alai games a performance with each exciting game lasting about 10-20 minutes each.

Welcome to SayHiLi.com, the Total Package Jai-Alai Website 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 device or online from the comfort of your home (check out the Watch & Wager website). View Magic City Jai-Alai Injury Reports and Jai-Alai Scratch History. This website specializes in the Magic City Jai-Alai short-court entertainment experience and how to make the most of it.

Why has Magic City short-court Jai-Alai rapidly become so popular with fans?

  • a faster paced Jai-Alai game than “traditional” US Jai-alai, quicker reactions needed for playing short-court Jai-Alai – Magic City features the best short-court Jai-Alai players in the USA!
  • great mix of mostly top US athletes from other sports trained to play the professional sport of Jai-Alai, a US Jai-Alai program only just started in January of 2018 and continually developing, talents are improving and players continue to wow the fans
  • showcases some former professional athletes from NFL & MLB and many top college athletes, including many local University of Miami athletes
  • watch Pari-Mutuel games in HD for FREE on YouTube “The Jai-Alai Channel” and watch the exciting H2H games on “The Jai-Alai Network”
  • FREE weekly contests for fans with cash prizes
  • better for the bettors – full transparency, low takeout rates on Daily Doubles, Pick 3’s, several BIG JACKPOT WAGERS with $2k and $5k guarantees, easy to wager from home or on the go
  • first class top of the line “The Sports Club” at Magic City for viewing & wagering Jai-Alai (and other pari-mutuel simulcast events), great food options, walk-around bet-takers, expanded capacity and giant screen TVs, FREE rewards program!
  • informative videos for new fans including exciting highlights footage on The Jai-Alai Channel
  • watch all past performances since Magic City Jai-Alai began in 2018, all in HD on YouTube “The Jai-Alai Channel”
  • highly dedicated, young and energetic Executive Producer & Producer team for The Jai-Alai Channel
  • top announcing team of ambassadors for Jai-Alai with new style of announcing (Stu and Andrew), lively banter, informative, transparent, educational & highly entertaining, this is not at all like the old-school announcing from the past
  • superb highly experienced management truly cares about saving a sport that’s been fading from the American landscape
  • advertising and promotions galore, the drive for continual improvement impresses the rapidly growing fan base
  • social media presence on Facebook and Instagram
  • featuring H2H (head-to-head) matches three days a week, both doubles and singles, with HUGE prize money – WOW!! Watch H2H live on The Jai-Alai Network or watch later at your convenience.
  • NEW weekly 18-Picks contest for H2H games started September 11th, 2021. Contestants selecting the most winners split $100. Play from home from any state on this 18-Picks contest.
  • NEW – casino and sports book betting on Magic City Jai-Alai H2H games in Arizona, Iowa & Illinois with more states to come!! Go to BetRivers.com. Check out the other special sports betting options on Magic City Jai-Alai pari-mutuel games through PrizePicks.com.

SayHiLi.com 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! Their insight and focused dedication on keeping a version of this great sport 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 short-court Jai-Alai option quite nicely, “At Magic City we’re just working on creating the most entertaining short-court Jai-Alai experience possible.”

New Contest called 18-Picks started September 11, 2021. Check under “Other Links” for details on how to join this FREE weekly Magic City Jai-Alai H2H Contest. This requires all participants to sign-up (must re-enter if a previous fantasy league contestant). Sign-up before Saturday any week to join the new contest to win weekly cash prizes. A very special thanks to Andrew, Lindsay and Magic City Jai-alai for continuing to offer great Jai-Alai fan participation opportunities! This contests offers a weekly cash prize of $100 for first place and chance for as much as $500 if you pick all 18-winners. Get your friends and family signed up soon! Who can say no to the chance for FREE MONEY, only at Magic City Jai-Alai, with exciting short-court Jai-Alai action!

FREE subscription to the Jai-Alai Channel where you can watch Live pari-mutuel Jai-Alai games in HD for FREE! As Magic City ambassador Stu Neiman 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 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!

WIN BIG JACKPOTS AT MAGIC CITY JAI-ALAI! A new bet was added to the Magic City Jai-Alai wagering menu in 2020, the Mighty Ocho, which is a $1 Pick 8 jackpot wager with the Jackpot paid out to a single winner. The Mighty Ocho works just like the highly popular $1 Jai-5 wager that started during the 2019 season at Magic City Jai-Alai. The Mighty Ocho now has a new $5,000 guarantee to a single ticket holder with 8 of 8 winners! Only a few Jai-Alai facilities in US history ever offered a wager this challenging and a lucky Magic City fan became the first time winner of the Mighty Ocho Pick 8 jackpot wager on June 14, 2021 at the Mat-2 performance! Try the $1 Pick 3 wager with a low takeout rate of just 20%. Magic City currently has two Pick 3’s starting in game 2 and game 6. Be sure to play the Jai-ly popular $1 Jai-5 jackpot wager which starts in game 3 and pays $2,000 minimum if you are the only winner with 5 of 5 game winners correctly selected. The record payoff for the $1 Jai-5 is a whopping $27,348 paid to a single lucky ticket holder and this wager also features the low 20% takeout rate. There have been numerous Jai-5 jackpots paid out to single ticket holders since the beginning of this popular wager (120 single jackpot winners through 23-Nov-2021, WOW!).

The 2021 U.S. National Jai-alai Championship was held August 27-29 and paid out over $25,000 in prize money this year! This 2nd annual prestigious event was broadcast live on the JAC (The Jai-Alai Channel). Magic City’s own Douglas won the Pro Tourney Singles Championship and the Douglas-Benny duo teamed-up to win the Pro Tourney Doubles Championship. These guys took down Dania’s finest (Erik & Ladutxe) and Magic City now holds the title of the best short-court players in the USA! Congratulations Douglas, Benny, and Magic City Jai-Alai along with sponsor BetRivers.com for offering such a fine event!

Be sure to tune in to the 3rd Annual USNJAC event in 2022 along with the NEW “World Super Court” Doubles Championship Tournament which is coming in October of 2022. Stay tuned for the emerging details on this new event!

SayHiLi.com promotes collecting Jai-Alai programs, memorabilia and art work. 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 memorabilia. Take a look at the program cover photos from the hard-to-find Jai-Alai programs and stay tuned for opportunities to start collecting or expand your collection!

SayHiLi.com shows a summary History of Jai-Alai Frontons in the U.S. along with more about the fascinating history of Magic City Casino & Jai-Alai which began as West Flagler Kennel Club in the early 1900’s.

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.

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!

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