Re(2): Dania handle Posted on October 9, 2018 at 07:55:21 AM by Bada-Bing
“. Jai Alai, spectacular 7, was simply a make believe version of the true sport as America would never have taken to it, at all, w/o betting. “
Partially correct however a few things need to be pointed out.
The US is not the first country to associate jai alai with “betting”. Pretty much every country that has jai alai has/had some form of wagering before frontons even broke ground in the US. Definitely not the spectacular 7 wagering style but betting nonetheless.
Betting alongside great play did make US jai alai. Remember in the beginning most of the players were coming in from Spain and other countries that were recruited as being the top players. Replies: