Week 1 of the regular Magic City Jai-Alai Pelota game season just started on May 1 and betting pools are on the rise. Game 8 of Tuesday’s May 3rd performance had the largest trifecta pool in the last 3-years with $2,862 wagered on trifectas that game. The average trifecta pool for all games on Tuesday was $2,481 while the week 1 average was $2,315. Even some Exacta pools were topping $600 which is very comparable to the Dania fronton to the north when they were last open in November 2021.
The average $1.00 trifecta prices are also notable for 2022 with a $1.00 average trifecta price of $253 for the 256-games YTD which is impressive in the Jai-Alai world. The addition of seven former Dania players to the Magic City Jai-Alai roster has made handicapping more challenging which is likely the reason for the larger trifecta prices.
The Jai-ly popular Jai-5 wager at Magic City Jai-Alai, a $1.00 Pick 5 Jackpot wager in games 3-7, continues to be more difficult to win as well. So far in 2022, a single Jackpot winner with all 5-winners correctly selected has only happened twice in 32-performances. The Jai-5 Jackpot is currently at $1102.80 for Sunday’s performance, however, the $2,000 minimum guaranteed payoff is still in place for a single winning ticket with all 5-games correctly selected. Since the introduction of the Jai-5 wager during the 2019 Jai-Alai season, the Jai-5 has paid-out the Jackpot to a single winner 122-times. The largest Jai-5 payoff in Magic City Jai-Alai history is a whopping $27,348 on April 5, 2021.
The Pelota games with pari-mutuel wagering continue on Sunday, May 8th at 1:30-pm EST. Fans in live attendance that day receive a FREE Magic City Hustle T-shirt while supplies last. Also, those in attendance are eligible for the FREE H2H x10 Promo for each of the H2H matches at the 5-pm EST Jai-Alai H2H games. Sunday features six exciting H2H Doubles matches. If you haven’t yet seen these H2H matches, you are really missing out!