Wind Creek

Wind Creek Hospitality is enhancing its US land-based gaming roster after inking an agreement to acquire Miami’s Magic City Casino.

This follows a decision being made by the Florida Gaming Control Commission permitting the transfer of the assets and the existing gaming licence held by the current owners to the Gretna Racing wholly-owned subsidiary of the group.

“We are excited to grow our footprint in another major metropolitan area, this time in Miami, Florida” said Stephanie Bryan, Tribal Chair and CEO of Wind Creek parent Poarch Band of Creek Indians. 

“Our expansions in Pennsylvania, Illinois, and now Florida provide us the ability to take care of and grow opportunities for our tribe.  We look forward to becoming a valued partner in the Miami community.”

Wind Creek Hospitality has heaped much praise on the purchase, with a brick and mortar facility in Miami allowing the organisation to expand efforts in what is hailed as a “new and vibrant market”.

The firm noted that it will continue to operate Magic City Casino in the near term with very few changes, with plans to include the venues’ players in the broader Wind Creek rewards and express offers loyalty programs by the end of 2023.

“Southern Florida is a natural connection from our properties in Aruba & Curacao, our properties in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle”, noted Jay Dorris, CEO and President of Wind Creek.

“With close proximity to Miami International Airport, the location is fantastic for players from all Wind Creek properties, and gives Miami locals an easy way to experience the Wind Creek brand everywhere we operate.”

Wind Creek Hospitality manages the Tribe’s gaming facilities, which includes the imminent Wind Creek Chicago Southland, as well as Wind Creek Aruba, Wind Creek Atmore, Wind Creek Bethlehem, Wind Creek Curacao, Wind Creek Montgomery, Wind Creek Wetumpka, Wa She Shu Casino in Nevada, Casinoverse and racetracks in Alabama and Florida.