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“Not fun at all” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Magic City Casino

Magic City Casino
450 NW 37 Ave, Miami, FL 33125
+1 888-566-2442
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Ranked #127 of 277 things to do in Miami
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Owner description: Miami's first casino to feature Las Vegas style slot machines! This is Miami's very own casino, built just for you, South Florida, including the only Roulette wheels and Craps tables in Miami. 800 Of the most popular slot machines make up the all-new Magic City Casino. Try your luck!
Dallas, Texas, United States
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“Not fun at all”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This is a not so great casino, no fun, and they are money hungry. no activities and no fun drawings. It always seems that everything is geared toward the elderly locals. The machines hardly ever pay off.

Visited January 2013
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“No Glitz or Glamour At Magic City”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This is one weird place to visit and gamble. The entire building is some sort of track with a casino on the 2nd floor. Interesting variety of machines being new, old and some that looked like they were imports from third world countries. Sorta a lotto type machines that I never saw before looked played like a mix of keno and roulette. I wanted to try it but cashed out before playing since there was no way to know how to play. Not really busy on a Sat Night and nobody winning either. The place felt like a retro arcade rather than a casino. No glitz or glamour at Magic City. I imagine this is a senior hot spot during the day and a big layover attraction being close to the airport. Watch the max bet. For a simple place some machines were $10 a pull on penny machines.

Visited January 2013
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“George Thoroughgood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I had heard many advertisements sponsored by "Magic City Casino" yet living in Broward County had never visited this place. Then I heard about the George Thoroughgood Concert and purchased the best tickets available because of the cost. The ticket pricing so very affordable compared to other concert venues nearby. The concert was outdoors and set up very nicely. I liked the outdoor atmosphere and the smaller size of this venue. They also had a bar b que outside to purchase burgers etc. The downside were the lines at the bar. It didn't seem to be adequate for the guests and there were long lines. I will absolutely return to the Magic City Casino...oh by the way, you can also hit the slot machines!

Visited November 2011
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“Good by Miami Standard not By any others”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

This is a small casino and poker room.. It's nothing compared to The Hard Rock or The Creek... But it's in Miami and not a 30 minute drive north.. I would still go to Miami Jai-ail casino instead of this one..

Visited July 2012
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“The Absolute Worst - Don't Bother!!!!!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

On a scale of 1 to 10, this casino rates a negative 10. After what they've pulled in the month of July, I, who frequent local casinos often, will never step foot in there again. As several others have mentioned here, they had a Promotional offer for the month of July: $50 free play, every day in July for Broward County and Monroe County residents and $25 free play for South Dade and North Dade residents. We reside in Broward County. We received the promotional cards in the mail, at home, at the end of June telling us our zip code had been selected to receive the promotion mentioned above. We became players club members of this casino (as we have in every other casino in South Florida), but because we reside in Broward, of course rarely, if ever, go down to any of the Miami casinos! Apparently the promotion was done with the intention of luring Broward slot players down to Miami. It seemed too good to be true, but on Sunday, July 1, we went to see if it was, in fact, for real. Apparently, at first glance, it was. They checked our zip code against our drivers licenses and confirmed that we were, indeed, eligible for the promotion and proceeded to give us each our first $50 free play for July 1. We then returned on July 2, 3, 4, and 5. However, on July 5 they told us the rules had changed! That was the first of many changes they made. The new rules were: Broward residents were to come Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, while Miami folks were to come Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. I, of course complained, spoke to managers, told them they couldn't possibly expect anyone to come back to them after July if they did not see through their promotion! I told them clearly they did not think this out or planned well or perhaps hired the cheapest PR company in Miami, but they apparently did not expect EVERYONE to show up! Were they thinking they could put the possibility of $1550 free play in the face of a slot player and they would not jump at that chance? My complaints were a waste of breath and they gave us our $50 to play THAT Thursday but we were told not to return until Sunday. Fine!!!! At that point we figured half a month is better than nothing at all, right? Wrong! We returned on Sunday at 11:00am and, what a surprise, another blocked attempt at getting the promised free play! Rules changed again. Now you would have to get a ticket and return at the allotted time, which in our case was 3:30pm. (In the meantime, we are driving from another COUNTY, at a minimum of 30 miles away for this, so now we have hours to lose while we wait for our "ticketed time." We did leave, went shopping, visited family and returned at 3:30pm to a line of over 100 people, but we got out $50, with a promise that on Tuesday we would not have a problem because "this only happened because it was a Sunday." Next, on Tuesday (July 10), I drive to work in the morning (30 miles) drive home (another 30 miles) pick up my husband, drive to Miami (another 35 miles) only to be told when we arrived that all promotional tickets were gone and the last 100 were given at 1:30 pm, smack in the middle of the work day!!!!!!! No warning, no email, no calls, no heads-up notice. Just drive all the way down there and find this out when you get there. Bottom line, they have no freaking clue what they are doing, they keep changing the story every time so that people get tired and stop coming to pick up their promised promotion. Obviously, without having to "cancel" the promotion, they got what they wanted: for us not to return! And we have no intention of returning! They are a poor excuse for a casino. I would suggest to people in my county, stay put with the ones up by us and to the people in Miami, come to Broward to see how a REAL casino treats their customers and handles their promotions! This place is a disgrace!

Visited July 2012
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