Used to watch Jai Alai at the old MGM Casino in Reno back when I was book learnin at UNR a thousand years ago. Couldn't remember a name if a gun was at my head (probably couldn't pronounce it anyway - most were Basque or south American). Was a blast to watch even though after the 4th or 5th bourbon & water trying to follow that little round missile was next to impossible.
Never heard that it was illegal - just not well attended. MGM carried for 8 - 10 years as I recall. There were a few times when other than the 2 or three of us there the place was empty but for the cocktail waitresses. Can't imagine why it'd be illegal except for the gambling aspect to it - not a problem in NV.
Today's headlines read, "Hunter Dies of Heart Attack!"
I don't know how many times I have seen that headline in the past 16 years that I have lived in Colorado.
I moved here in 1994 via the U.S. Army to Ft. Carson, Colorado. The "Mountain Post" as it is sometimes called.
When I arrived here, in pretty good shape, the unit told me that I could not participate in P.T. (physical training) for at least 30 days. Now, I had just come from an overseas tour in Korea and was stationed in the...