The Casino @ Dania Beach Announces Reopening of Jai Alai

“World’s fastest game” resumes on Thursday, October 1st at 7pm

The Casino @ Dania Beach has announced that Jai Alai is set to reopen on Thursday, October 1 at 7 pm. This will be the fronton’s first game since the coronavirus shutdown.

“Safely delivering to our guests the exciting live action games we are known for and getting our players back to the sport they love is a top priority for us,” said Arnaldo Suarez, CEO of The Casino @ Dania Beach. “We have made the necessary adjustments to safely reopen and we’re looking forward to welcoming back our loyal and valued fans.”

Seating inside the Jai Alai fronton at The Casino @ Dania Beach has been modified to account for 6-foot physical distancing between fans, reducing capacity from 400 to 75 guests. Additional self-betting stations have also been added.

Hosted for more than 60 years at The Casino @ Dania Beach, Jai Alai has been dubbed as the fastest moving ball sport in the world, by Guinness World Records. Jai Alai has been played in South Florida since 1924, when the first fronton opened in Hialeah. Jai Alai originated as a handball game in the Basque area of Spain’s Pyrenees Mountains over four centuries ago. Games were played on Sundays and holidays in small villages at the local church, hence the name jai alai which means “merry festival” in Basque.

Jai Alai Game Days & Times 

Wednesday & Saturday 1PM & 7PM

Thursday & Friday 7PM Only

Sunday 4PM Only


Health Safety at The Casino @ Dania Beach

To combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, The Casino @ Dania Beach has implemented numerous precautionary and enhanced safety and cleaning measures to keep patrons and staff safe.

There is one main point of entry at the fronton entrance by the guest parking lot. Guests are required to show their Players Club Card or photo ID. Prior to entering, guests are required to pass through a thermal body imaging camera and anyone with a temperature above 100.3 degrees will not be allowed to enter. Staff and guests are required to wear a face mask at all times.


Hours of Operation:

Casino: Sunday – Thursday 9am – 1am. Friday & Saturday 9am – 3am

Poker Room: Sunday – Thursday 2pm – 1am, Friday – Saturday 2pm – 3am

The Casino @ Dania Beach is located at 301 E. Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, FL 33004.  Follow on Instagram and Twitter @CasinoDaniaB and on Facebook @ The Casino at Dania Beach.  For more information visit