Goodbye horses, hello jai alai? Isle Casino Pompano looks to revive fast-paced game

A much faster version of racquetball, jai-alai originated in the Basque region of northern Spain centuries ago. To succeed on the court, players need extraordinary hand-eye coordination and quick reflexes. The ball, called a pelota, travels up to 150 mph. Players may not hold the ball, and use a curved basket called a cesta for catching and throwing, which is continuous.