Miami, Fla. – May 11, 2021 – Magic City Jai-Alai is showcasing the latest concept in the Magic City Jai-Alai program and the world of jai-alai. Jai-Alai H2H (Head-to-Head) features two or four similarly skilled players competing against each other in a format akin to tennis. The matches take place on Mondays (singles format) at 10 a.m. and Saturdays (doubles format) at 1 p.m., in what is the ultimate showcase of speed, strategy and stamina. Jai-Alai H2H and traditional games can be watched on YouTube’s The Jai-Alai Channel, which offers reliable live game coverage and short-form videos with player profiles.
“Jai-Alai H2H is a fast and furious take on jai-alai. Magic City Jai-Alai is proud to unveil the latest innovation in the sport making the ‘world’s fastest game’ even more thrilling,” said Scott Savin, Chief Operating Officer of Magic City Casino.
In Jai-Alai H2H, there are six matches per day with three sets per match. Each match is won by the first player(s) to win two sets, and each set is played to six points. There are two serves allowed, and whoever wins the point retains the serve. The Magic City Jai-Alai roster is divided into three groups consisting of six players in each grouping. Players battle head-to-head for supremacy in their respective division.
Jai-alai has experienced a resurgence in popularity in recent years. Professional jai-alai, which is played throughout the world, was originally introduced in the United States in 1924 and has been played exclusively in Florida since 2003. Jai-alai, a sport with roots from the Basque region in Spain, is typically played round-robin style, in singles and doubles formats.
Magic City Jai-Alai’s fronton, located at 450 N.W. 37th Avenue in Miami, is open to the public on Saturdays only. For more information on the Magic City Jai-Alai program and the complete schedule of games, visit magiccitycasino.com/jai_alai.