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so the days when they were playing to the numbers at the bottom of the book at some frontons, or the high handle performances where there are lots of Odds or Evens on trifecta boxes (i.e. playing to the crowd) is not a form of cheating......wink wink

Haven't seen those odds and evens coming much lately....maybe only 5 of 12 games sometimes

everyone knows the tip you give a newcomer's first time to Jai-Alai is about boxing numbers to keep it simple, box numbers that are separated so someone gets a few points, then another...boxing odds and evens is a very typical tip given to those new to the game, or boxing 123 or 1234

I remember back in early 1990's at Palm Beach Jai-Alai being out in the downstairs large betting lobby area near the results board before the start of the night performance, Art Sylvester, Jr was there and I was standing behind him, some people came in and he greeted them (seemed like he knew them), they asked if he had any tips for them, he said "They're in the book, they're in the book"

They thanked him and a less than a minute later, Art turned around and saw me, knew I had heard that and says "Oh well" and turned back around.

In early games, high handle, there were game(s) of playing to the numbers at the bottom of program page. The program was posted in the Players area so they knew what jersey to change into, and of course the numbers at bottom of the book in plain sight (can't imagine they were blacked-out).....

call it what you want, but I have a name for it....


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