Jai-Alai is Back! The Dania Beach Invitational – 2022-2023 Jai-Alai Tournament is Coming to The Casino @ Dania Beach
World’s Top-Ranked Players Returning to Compete, Starting December 1
More than 20 of the world’s elite Jai-Alai players will return to The Fronton The Casino @ Dania Beach for the Dania Beach Invitational – 2022 -2023 Jai-Alai Tournament. The invitation-only tournament brings top Jai-Alai talent from the Basque region of Spain and France to compete for glory and prize money from December 1, 2022 through January 27, 2023.
Jai-Alai has been dubbed the fastest moving ball sport in the world by Guinness World Records.
The Dania Beach Invitational – 2022-2023 Jai-Alai Tournament will showcase top international Jai-Alai players in the only remaining full-court regulation Jai-Alai fronton in the United States. Players will compete in 25 qualifying rounds in December creating a ranking for the quarter-final, semi-final and final rounds in January. The final head-to-head match will take place on Friday, January 27th.
“The success of our Battle at the Palace Jai-Alai tournament last spring signals that there is enduring interest in Jai-Alai and we expect the upcoming winter Jai-Alai invitational to be a major step in securing the sport’s eventual return to Dania Beach,” said Benny Bueno, Jai-Alai Player Manager at The Casino @ Dania Beach.
Admission to the fronton to watch the Jai-Alai tournament will remain free. Fans who wish to wager will have the opportunity to do so in person, as traditional parimutuel betting will be offered.
“The Casino @ Dania Beach has maintained its relationship with our devoted fanbase to help ensure the sport’s legacy lives on,” said Arnaldo Suarez, CEO of The Casino @ Dania Beach. “We’re looking forward to once again celebrating live Jai-Alai action in our fronton, hosting these exceptional players and providing guests with an entertainment experience they can have only in Dania Beach.”
The tournament will consist of 9 games every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening, and 9 games every Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
The Dania Beach Invitational
2022-2023 Jai-Alai Tournament
Schedule December 1, 2022, through January 29, 2023
Wednesday Evening at 7:00 pm.
Thursday Evening 7:00 p.m.
Friday Evening at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday Matinee 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Evening 7:00 p.m.
Sunday Matinee 1:00 p.m.
December 24 Matinee 1:00 p.m.
December 24 Evening DARK
December 25 Matinee DARK
December 31 Matinee 1:00 pm
December 31 Evening DARK
January 1 Matinee 1:00 pm
The Casino @ Dania Beach will offer live streaming for all tournament games on YouTube , accessible via The Casino @ Dania Beach website, for fans unable to attend in person.