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“An interesting evening”

The Casino at Dania Beach
Abington, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“An interesting evening”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We GPSed this location and were glad we did as there were no signs to direct us. This is a small fronton and poker parlor. The Jai Alai games were fun to watch and easy to understand after a game or 2. We learned how to read the program and bet from the woman in the betting booth. Unfortunately, the place was closer to empty than full. I think a larger crowd would have made the event more fun. We enjoyed it anyway - and even won a few bucks!

Visited May 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Dania Jai Alai - a bad experience”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

This place has done little to upgrade it from its heyday in the 1960's. The fronton lacks appeal and having less than 100 spectators watching jai alai makes it worse. The owners should either do something to upgrade this facility and what it offers or close it.

Visited March 2013
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Tampa, Florida, Usa
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Old but a fun time”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Unfortunately this sport is dying which is a shame. Once upon a time it was a thriving exciting sport and it was beautiful to watch. My hope is it can attract enough of a fan base to keep it alive for years to come. The place looks run down and kind of is but at least it's a fun place to go when you have nothing else to do and just sit and enjoy. They do have some food but I didn't try any.

Visited April 2013
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A nice surprise!”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Having never seen Jai Alai in person we thought we would make a Friday night of it. It is a huge facility and it could be amazing. The poker room was great and new. The game and players were fun,however the place could use a sprucing up. It was a very interesting sport and I can see getting hooked on it. I wish it would make a comeback. Definately recommend visiting anytime you can. It is nothing fancy but a fun time and you get to feel what it was like back in it's heyday. I wish we lived there so could enjoy it on a regular basis. Give it a chance!

Visited February 2013
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Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“No crowds...and free”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

If you want to see the pagentry this sport has, better hurry, it may not be there much longer. However, it is still the fastest game in town.
Good for a few hours of entaintement of this exciting game, specially with a bet or two.

Visited February 2013
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