Thank you for your interest in covering an event at Magic City Casino! In addition to offering over 800 Las Vegas-style slot machines, a 25-table Poker Room and seasonal Jai-Alai, nationally-recognized artists and comics regularly headline Magic City Casino, in front of cheering, sold-out crowds! We consistently present the biggest names in music and comedy from our array of live stages, including: the Magic City Casino Amphitheater, Stage 305 and Sky 7-37.
To apply for media credentials, carefully read the following information:
Working journalists and photographers over the age of 21 may apply online, no later than five business days prior to the requested event. Only one application should be completed by each media outlet. Walk-up requests for press credentials or interviews will not be granted. Upon review and approval of an application by the Magic City Casino publicist and the performer's publicist/management team, applicants will be notified by phone or e-mail before the show. All applications are carefully screened. Access to the artist(s) and rules during a performance are most typically dictated by artist’s management.
Magic City Casino reserves the right to approve or deny accreditation, and revoke an issued press pass at any time. Prior approval of credentials does not guarantee a credential to another event. A very limited number of media credentials are available per event. Any attempt to provide false information or misrepresent yourself or an organization, for the purposes of attaining media credentials, may result in permanently being banned from receiving credentials from the facility. The decisions are final and cannot be appealed. All media passes are NON-TRANSFERABLE.
Media Review Tickets
Media credentials for an event at Magic City Casino are reserved for working print, online and broadcast journalists with commercial news organizations that produce and publish original content. Media review tickets include event admittance and complimentary seats, if available. No backstage or photo pit access. Artist meet and greets are completely dependent on the artist’s management and must be approved, in advance of the show. Reviews must be posted no later than five days from the event date.
Photographers and Videographers
Photographers and videographers must be on assignment from a working print, online or broadcast commercial news organization. All photographers and videographers applying to cover any events at Magic City Casino are required to use professional photography or videography equipment, only. No photographs or video may be recorded on a personal device. Spec photography/video, portfolio photography/video and personal website photography/video are not valid assignments.
All photographers must adhere to the policies and direction given, including, but not limited to - no flash photography and blocking a guest’s view of the stage. Photographers who intentionally block guests in attendance or distract the performer(s) will immediately be escorted out of the venue. Shooting beyond the limits of the approved media policy and assigned locations will result in being banned from future shooting at Magic City Casino. Photo/video credentials include admittance into the specified photo/video location of Magic City Casino, only. No backstage access. Artist meet and greets are completely dependent on the artist’s management and must be approved, in advance of the show.
Interview requests must be submitted no later than 14 days in advance and expressed in the "Special Notes" section. Please include available dates, times, a link to a previous interview you conducted and published, and deadline. Journalists requesting interviews for the purposes of editorial, in advance of a show will take priority over post-show editorial.
Webzines and Bloggers
Websites must be previously established and updated regularly (at least every 14 days) with original and current news. To qualify as online media, please provide a URL in the "Link" section to your online publication with your name and title appearing in a by-lined interactive entertainment, lifestyle or travel industry-related article from your publication written by you and published within the last 30 days (the copy must clearly show your byline). Credentials for webzines and bloggers are extremely limited and will be evaluated closely on a case-by-case basis.
NOTE: Marketing, public relations, advertising, sales, and other non-editorial professionals of media organizations are NOT eligible for press passes.