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The sad part of the Wheeler story is ...

... that it is forever linked to jai-alai.

And, as such, is immortalized in the unflattering "Jai-alai Screed Style Guide". All the stupid boilerplate is there for the poor hapless writers who, though knowing nothing about jai-alai, want to write about it anyway.

In fact, the Wheeler murder really has nothing at all to do with jai-alai - the game, that is.

World Jai-Alai, at least the Miami operation, was simply too perfect a target for the mob. Tons of cash, and poor (if any) internal controls - just begging to be skimmed. It could just as easily have been a chain of car washes or fast-food restaurants, 'cept the take wouldn't have been as good.

Again, nothing at all to do with the game of jai-alai, yet the stigma persists.

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