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 (frŏn′tŏn′, frōn-tōn′)
An arena for jai alai.

[Spanish frontón, wall, fronton, augmentative of frente, forehead, face, from Old Spanish fruente, from Latin frōns, front-.]
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(ˈfrɒntɒn; frɒnˈtɒn)
(Individual Sports, other than specified) a wall against which pelota or jai alai is played
[C17: from Spanish frontón, from frente forehead, from Latin frōns]
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(ˈfrɒn tɒn)

1. a building in which jai alai is played.
[1895–1900; < Sp frontón, irreg. augmentative of frente forehead, front]
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(3) However, the following gaming activities are authorized by law and regulated by the state: pari-mutuel wagering (4) and licensed greyhound, horse tracks, and jai alai frontons, slot-machine gaming at certain licensed pari-mutuel locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, and cardrooms (5) at authorized pari-mutuel facilities.
The company said that the liabilities are related with two mortgages held by Miami-Dade County of Centers, which owns and operates two jai-alai frontons in Ft Pierce and Miami, Florida, also offering poker and inter-track pari-mutuel wagering facilities.
Changes include giving racetracks and jai-alai frontons the option to become casinos.
Miami Dade casino development plans -- and the new construction they would entail -- remain unresolved as a high-stakes legal tussle continues between the Seminole Indian tribe and state-licensed operators of horse tracks, greyhound tracks and jai alai frontons.
Callahan, who had been skimming profits from his jai alai frontons for Mr.
I thought the attrition would continue until all the frontons went the way of so many defunct roadside attractions.
In the end, the Senate passed the legislation, which also included tax breaks for the dog and horse tracks and jai-alai frontons, even though the beer-bottle section had been eliminated by the House.
What once was the Arsenal of Democracy, with German metalworkers, Italian craftsmen, strong unions and a Socialist mayor, may have declined into needle-park housing projects, jai alai frontons 'and bad faith.
Florida Gaming Corporation (OTCBB:FGMG), an owner and operator of two jai-alai frontons and inter-track pari-mutuel wagering facilities, on Thursday disclosed that it has completed the Phase 2 property closing of the Miami-Dade aviation parcel.