The Dania Jai-alai

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Jai-alai is known as world's fastest game. The hard rubber pelota, or ball, can travel over 180 mph when thrown with the long wicker glove, known as a cesta. Jai-alai originated in Spain and is now played throughout Latin America and the Philippines.

When the Dania Jai-alai fronton opened in 1953, it was the fourth fronton built in the United States. Today it is one of the few still in operation. Six out of seven of the fronton's are in Florida. During its heyday, the facility...
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