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November 27, 2020

It saw an average 20% increase in weekly participation 

Magic City Jai-Alai Miami launches fantasy league

Magic City Jai-Alai Miami launches fantasy league
Since 2018, jai-alai has been experiencing a resurgence in popularity, partly due to the efforts of Magic City Jai-Alai which took the approach of using local college athletes with little to no previous jai-alai experience to fill their roster.
United States | 08/20/2020

The current season of the interactive fantasy league offers weekly cash prizes and it runs through November 30. The lineup includes former NFL and MLB athletes. The venue’s virtual fronton is presented on YouTube’s The Jai-Alai Channel.

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ai-alai, considered the “world’s fastest sport” with ball speeds exceeding 150 miles per hour, just launched an interactive fantasy league that offers weekly cash prizes. Magic City Jai-Alai in Miami launched its fantasy league earlier this summer, and it’s quickly gaining speed with an average 20% increase in weekly participation. 

The live action is available at Magic City Jai-Alai’s virtual platform presented on YouTube's Jai-Alai Channel.

“The Magic City Jai-Alai Fantasy League is free, fun and a great way to learn about this resurgent sport,” said Scott Savin, Chief Operating Officer of Magic City Casino. “You’ll compete against other fantasy owners, scout players, and may even recognize a few faces from different leagues. The Magic City Jai-Alai athletes are seasoned, and the showmanship is real. The lineup includes former NFL and MLB athletes and a few of your favorite former Canes. Check out the fantasy league for a chance to win prizes and to discover what makes this game so exciting.”

Since 2018, jai-alai has been experiencing a resurgence in popularity, partly due to the efforts of Magic City Jai-Alai which took the approach of using local college athletes with little to no previous jai-alai experience to fill their roster and kick off a jai-alai program that year. Jai-alai, a sport with roots from the Basque region in Spain, is played round-robin style, in singles and doubles format. The games at Magic City Jai-Alai are played on a shorter court than traditional jai-alai, with glass back walls which makes the game faster paced.

The current season runs through November 30. The venue’s virtual fronton is presented on YouTube’s - The Jai-Alai Channel which offers reliable live game coverage and short-form videos like player profiles and tutorials.

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