Magic City Casino Parent Planning To Open At 3000 Biscayne Following Court Ruling

Yet another casino is being planned on Biscayne Boulevard.

The owner of Magic City Casino filed last week for a permit to operate casino games at 3000 Biscayne Boulevard and surrounding properties, according to documents obtained by The Next Miami.

Earlier this month, a court ruled that Magic City Casino’s parent company must be granted a permit to open a card room in downtown Miami, according to News Service of Florida.

Legislators are also now negotiating a bill that could see at least one new mega-casino built in Dade, while a pending court ruling could open the door for others.

Crescent Heights controls the properties where the permit was filed for. The developer has previously said they are working on a Special Area Plan under Miami 21’s zoning code after gaining control of nearly 9 acres in the area.

 

 

 

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Anonymous
3 years ago

The impact of casinos on neighboring property values is “unambiguously negative,” according to the economists at the National Association of Realtors. Casinos don’t encourage non-gaming businesses to open nearby, because the people who most often visit casinos do not wander out to visit other shops and businesses. A casino is not like a movie theater or a sports stadium, offering a time-limited amusement. It is designed to be an all-absorbing environment that does not release its customers until they have exhausted their money.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Yup! For some people, gambling is a disease and it can destroy many lives.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Just don’t go and stay away from casinos. Who are you the Taliban???? They also believe that girls shouldn’t go to school.

La Mala
3 years ago

Let me guess, you voted for Trump! and the Earth is flat, right?

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Casinos don’t encourage non-gaming businesses to open nearby, because the people who most often visit casinos do not wander out to visit other shops and businesses.”

So if a casino opens on Biscayne Blvd, we’re going to hear a “Giant Sucking Sound” from all the people (casino patrons and non-casino patrons) off the streets of Miami who won’t be able to resist themselves from the lure of that casino?

MiamiHurricane
3 years ago

Lol and you thought the Miamian’s leasing in the coastal neighborhoods had enough credit card debt. This city is not made for saving nor 401Ks.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Keep those lame casinos in Dania, Broward!

marc
3 years ago

And so it begins, the opening of Pandora’s box, thanks Genting.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Uh. No. This was due to a lawsuit magic city filed.

The world isn’t going to end because of gambling.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Don’t need casinos along Biscayne.. Edgewater neighborhood is prospering without it.. Casinos only have a negative effect.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Casinos are the most depressing places on Earth.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Soooo…don’t go!

Anonymous
3 years ago

and a poor mans tax + more tax revenue for politicians to spend

Anonymous
3 years ago

I’ve always had a good time even though I’m not a gambler.
But if something is depressing for you, just stay away. Just because it’s depressing to you, doesn’t mean that people who enjoy gambling shouldn’t have the opportunity to do it. You are being selfish.

IloveMiami
3 years ago

Agree!

Ugly truth
3 years ago

Yeah thas why peopele go to vegas RIGTH

Anonymous
3 years ago

This isn’t progress for this City.

Anonymous
3 years ago

More sh!t to be built along the Boulevard. How this city is going backwards and headed in the wrong direction. Thanks a lot, city “leaders”.

Anonymous
3 years ago

After buying a apartment at Paraiso I can’t tell you how disappointing this is. Having any type of casino in a residential area is a disgrace. All it brings is low paying jobs. There is no surrounding area of a casino that has any class, Atlantic City and Vegas(close to the casinos) just isn’t nice…

Brandon
3 years ago

Terrible idea…. no need for more Casinos… have them build near Hard Rock

Anonymous
3 years ago

Anything resembling Vegas sucks. It’s artificial, false illusions of grandeur, designed for casino operators to put you in a trance until they’ve completed depleted their victims of all their money

Gables
3 years ago

There goes the neighborhood!

La Mala
3 years ago

Ewwww this will end up looking like Reno.

Anonymous
3 years ago

The purpose of a Special Area Plan is to allow parcels greater than nine (9) Abutting
acres in size to be master planned so as to allow greater integration of public
improvements.

How the hell is this a public improvement?

Pat
3 years ago

Great question, what is there right now? How much do those uses pay in ANNUAL PROPERTY taxes?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Special Area Plans should only be allowed for contiguous land areas..

Anonymous
3 years ago

People who live close to a casino are twice as likely to become problem gamblers as people who live more than 10 miles away. As casinos have become more prevalent, so has problem gambling: in some states, the evidence suggests a tripling or even quadrupling of the number of problem gamblers.

Anonymous
3 years ago

blah, blah, blah.
You can also impose authoritarian dictatorship….
Why should it be YOUR way????
Just don’t go to casinos but give choice to the ones who want to do it.
You people are unbelievable.
Abortion is the killing of an unborn child and it’s legal….
There….
Surely, I don’t hear you complaining about this

Anonymous
3 years ago

Uh, no.

Anonymous
3 years ago

dont blame genting for this…..this is the result of useless florida legislative “leaders” who screwed around year after year trying to milk lobbyists and casino interests for as much $$ as possible and now the casino lawyers have found the courts to be a friend….if these issues had been done by responsible leadership in tallahassee NONE of this would be happening….thank them next election

Anonymous
3 years ago

A Good Way to Wreck a Local Economy: Build Casinos
No one should look to the gambling industry to revive cities, “because that’s not what casinos do.”

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/08/a-good-way-to-wreck-a-local-economy-build-casinos/375691/

Anonymous
3 years ago

Beep… Beep… Beep… what’s that sound? It’s Miami going backwards! In full reverse mode we go.

Gambling is a bad idea.
3 years ago

Bad idea.

Anonymous
3 years ago

The casinos belong in Coconut Grove

Anonymous
3 years ago

They belong in Vegas and Atlantic City.

Anonymous
3 years ago

You are so off the radar.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Resort World Miami. Bring it back to life. Enough said.

Anonymous
3 years ago

At least that will have many more positive qualities than just a pure casino. This is absurd.

IloveMiami
3 years ago

Agree!

AndrewN
3 years ago

The story image is property west of NE 2nd Ave in midtown. I thought this was on Biscayne.

Andrew
3 years ago

The red outlined area is 3000 biscayne.

Anonymous
3 years ago

To be fair this so called casino is nothing like a Vegas style casino. You may have a few card games or slot machines but that’s nothing major. We have casinos in the area all around Miami but as you can see no damage to the surrounding communities at all. No real gambler or really wealthy person would take a casino like this serious. Vegas is where all the high roller go to make and loss real money, a few hundred dollars at a below average casino wont kill a neighborhood let alone a whole damn city. You Floridian complain to much that’s why you are far behind real cities.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Bring life to a soulless deserted city

Anonymous
3 years ago

YES!!!!!!!!!

Ugly truth
3 years ago

Yesssss please
Dont complain there already casinos in southflorida So manny ipocritas
If you don like it move to mountains in North Caroline

Anonymous
3 years ago

Totally agree with you.
So many lame boring, narrow minded populating this city.