US – Wind Creek’s involvement in Magic City to increase from operator to ownerBy Phil - 13 February 2023
PCI Gaming, doing business as Wind Creek Hospitality, is to buy Miami, Florida based Magic City Casino, following approval by the Florida Gaming Control Commission (FLGC) permitting the transfer of the assets and the existing gaming license held by Magic City owners to PCI Gaming wholly-owned subsidiary Gretna Racing, LLC.
“We are excited to grow our footprint in another major metropolitan area, this time in Miami, Florida” said Stephanie Bryan, Tribal Chair & 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 strives every day to provide its guests an escape from everyday life into a fantasy world of games and excitement. A brick and mortar facility in Miami allows the organization to expand those efforts for current guests to a new and vibrant market.
“Southern Florida is a natural connection from our properties in Aruba & Curacao, our properties in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle”, observed 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.”
The company is currently licensed by FLGC at two wholly owned and operated gaming facilities in Northwest Florida. Leaders from both Wind Creek and Magic City expect the transaction to close later this Spring.
Wind Creek will continue to operate Magic City Casino in the near term with very few changes. Wind Creek plans to include Magic City players in the broader Wind Creek Rewards and Express Offers loyalty programs by the end of 2023.