"Castles Made of Sand"
Season 1, Episode 3
Air date April 20, 2012
Episode Guide
"Feeding Frenzy"

"Castles Made of Sand" is the 3rd episode of Magic City season 1, and the 3rd episode in the series overall.


Ike tries to bribe government officials, in hopes of them legalizing gambling for his hotel. Ben begins to worry that his wife is sleeping around. Vera has an unexpected visit of a person from her past. Meanwhile, Ike is forced to ask his wealthy former sister in law for a big favor.

Memorable QuotesEdit




  1. Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Ike Evans
  2. Olga Kurylenko as Vera Evans
  3. Steven Strait as Stevie Evans
  4. Jessica Marais as Lily Diamond
  5. Christian Cooke as Danny Evans
  6. Elena Satine as Judi Silver
  7. Dominik Garcia-Lorido as Mercedes Lazaro
  8. Taylor Blackwell as Lauren Evans
  9. and Danny Huston as Ben Diamond

Guest starring

  1. Kelly Lynch as Meg Bannock
  2. Alex Rocco as Arthur Evans
  3. Yul Vazquez as Victor Lazaro
  4. Michael Rispoli as Bel Jaffe
  5. Bradford Tatum as "Dandy" Al Haas
  6. Steven Brand as Cliff Wells
  7. Andrew Bowen as Divin' Dave Donahue


  1. John Cenatiempo as Vincent Lamb
  2. Brett Rice as Senator Ned Sloat
  3. Suzanne Didonna as Ann Strauss
  4. Karen Garcia as Inez
  5. Karen-Eileen Gordon as Florence
  6. Rus Blackwell as Nate Bales
  7. Taylor Anthony Miller as Ray Ray Mathis
  8. Stan Carp as Al Strauss
  9. Jordan Woods-Robinson as Sterling Voss
  10. Carla Bianchi as Peggy Reef
  11. Ricky Waugh as Barry "Cuda" Lansman
  12. Philip Schneider as Heshie
  13. Erin Fisk as a Nurse
  14. Jason Macdonald as Byron Palmer
  15. Ximena Cordoba as a Venezuelan Contestant
  16. Haley Higgins as a United States Contestant
  17. Diane Adams as a Chaperone
  18. John Van Dalen as a Waiter


Opening credits

  1. Cathy Sandrich Gelfond - Casting
  2. Amanda Mackey - Casting
  3. Kate Caldwell - Casting
  4. Danielle Luppi - Music
  5. Gabriel Beristain - Director of Photography
  6. Carlos Barbosa - Production Designer
  7. Gena Bleier - Editor
  8. Dwayne Shattuck - Episodic Producer
  9. Todd London - Supervising Producer
  10. Lawrence Konner - Co-Executive Producer
  11. Ed Bianchi - Co-Executive Producer
  12. Geyer Kosinski - Executive Producer
  13. Mitch Glazer - Executive Producer
  14. Mitch Glazer - Creator
  15. Mitch Glazer - Writer
  16. Ed Bianchi - Director

Closing credits

  1. Tim Christenson - Co-Producer
  2. Jennifer Jackson - Associate Producer
  3. Dwayne Shattuck - Unit Production Manager
  4. Karen Radzikowski - First Assistant Director (AD)
  5. Christian Clarke - Second AD
  6. Carol Ramsey - Costume Designer
  7. Linda Cohen - Music Supervisor
Magic City Season 1
#01 "The Year of the Fin"#05 "Suicide Blonde"
#02 "Feeding Frenzy"#06 "The Harder They Fall"
#03 "Castles Made of Sand"#07 "Who's The Horse And Who's The Rider?"
#04 "Atonement"#08 "Time and Tide"
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