Know what you are doing when betting on jai alai

Jai alai is a ball sport played in an open-walled area known as fronton by eight teams, composed of one or two players. Making a bet on jai alai is fairly easy, given the round robin format. Most gamblers would pick their team based on the skills and track record of the featured players. Some also look at the advantages held by select post positions.

This online guide intends to give certain tips and notes to help you make the most our of your bet on jai alai.

Wagering on more choices is always advantageous by upping your odds of hitting the right combination. When you bet on jai alai, this is done with boxing, or selecting at least three teams in all possible combinations. You then win if your chosen numbers finish within the top three places. For example, boxing 6-7-8 is betting on all possible combinations of these three numbers, namely 6-7-8, 6-8-7, 7-6-8, 7-8-6, 8-6-7 and 8-7-6. Boxing four, five and six numbers will cover 24, 60 and 120 combinations, respectively. Costs are higher but there are more chances of winning.

In case you feel particularly confident about a team or certain teams, the "wheel" or "part-wheel" would be a good move. With the wheel, you choose any team which you feel would end up in the top three. With a part-wheel, you leave out the teams you feel will not make it, and then place your choice teams in any of the top three slots. For example, you may pick 5 as first placer, then one or two in second place, and three or four in third, which would make your wager "5 - 1/2 - 3/4". This is a more specific choice over the box bet.

The rundown is similar to a wheel, but you identify two team in specific positions. A wager of this kind would then look like 1 - 3 - all, covering the combinations 1-3-2, 1-3-4, 1-3-5, 1-3-6, 1-3-7 and 1-3-8.

The key is also similar to a wheel in that you pick a team for a specific place, then identify several others for the two remaining spots. If you bet "3/1-2-4", your key is 3 and you win if 3 finishes in first place, with any of 1, 2 or 4 in second and third.