Updated: Someone could win $1M at Casino Miami

Casino Miami is marking its five-year anniversary with what is by far their biggest giveaway ever.

On April 8, someone could win $1 million.

The casino, which opened Jan. 21, 2012, started the new year with 100 straight days of giveaways, and included in that are drawing tickets for that $1 million.

Every 30 minutes from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. April 8, 15 names will be drawn. (Quick math here: That means 30 names over 10 hours = 300 winners.) Those patrons will each play a kiosk game, which awards prizes, and one prize that could be picked is for $1 million cash. (Note: I originally had it as “will win” $1 million, but after clarification from Casino Miami staff, I am revising this. This is an updated version.)

Casino Miami is one of three racetrack casinos within 15 minutes of Miami International Airport. The casino, which also offers jai-alai, has gone through a bankruptcy, and earned $61 million in slot revenues in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. Rivals Magic City Casino garnered $83 million and Hialeah Park $68 million. The Casino Miami poker room closed in May 2016.

But Casino Miami is in the midst of a makeover, with a revamped entryway, modernized bathrooms and carpet, painted walls and improvements to their food and beverage operation.

“We’ve come a long way in five years here,” said Francesca Costa, the casino’s marketing manager.

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