BetCity.nl adds the sport Jai Alai to its game offering
The observant player has noticed something in the offer of the online bookmaker BetCity.nl. There is a new sport added to the offer, namely the relatively unknown 'Jai Alai'. The sport can be found in the Guinness Book of Records, as it concerns the fastest ball sport of all time.
The name suggests that it is an Asian sport, but it is a Spanish sport. The game was invented and first played in the Basque Country. The ball regularly reaches speeds of over 300 kilometers per hour, making it a risky sport to play. The Dutch are not yet familiar with Jai Alai, while in the United States it is one of the fastest growing sports. Online casino BetCity.nl recently started offering sports bets on professional Jai Alai matches, reported https://cricketbetting10.in/IPL-betting-apps/.
How does Jai Alai work?
First of all, it is useful to know that Jai Alai will be practiced on a special court with granite doors and glass walls. Such a court has been given the name 'cancha' and can be compared to a squash court. One major difference is that a cancha is much larger, over fifty meters long and twelve meters wide. Normally, Jai Alai will be a one-on-one sport, just like tennis. However, team matches are also played. Incidentally, the players have also been given a nickname, namely 'pelotari'.
The participants aim to hit the relatively large ball (pelota) as hard as possible against the wall. The extremely high speed and the possible curve make it almost impossible for the opponent to react in time. It will surprise the player how high the level is, the reaction speed of the professionals is unprecedented. The player or team who is the first to collect seven or nine points may call themselves the winner of the Jai Alai match.
The players are given a special glove to catch the ball, the glove is called "cesta". Such professional gloves are handmade in the Basque Country and easily cost 1000 euros each. The duel will be judged by three referees, at least for professional Jai Alai matches. The Netherlands does not yet have a Jai Alai court, but that could change in the future.
Betting on Jai Alai
Since Jai Alai is still relatively unknown in the Netherlands, there are few players who are aware of the rules. Nevertheless, it is already possible to bet on the Spanish sport at the bookmaker BetCity.nl. For now, you can only bet on the winner of a match. A draw is not possible at Jai Alai, as the winner must reach an odd number of points.