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Cyprus Grants Melco-Hard Rock Consortium with Casino License

Cyprus’ Commerce and Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis announced that Melco-Hard Rock consortium was officially granted with a casino operation license.

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2/24/2018

article Beach Bar could be part of Hard Rock Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- A beach bar is expected to be part of the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City when it opens this summer. City Council approved a resolution...

2/23/2018

article OP/ED: Ottawa's poised to get more slot machines – and they're just plain evil
(Ottawa) -- The issue of how and why, exactly, the nascent Rocksino is going to have hundreds more slot machines than councillors expected isn’t just about (at...

2/22/2018

article Beach Bar could be part of Hard Rock Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- A beach bar is expected to be part of the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City when it opens over the summer. The city council Wednesday...
article Hard Rock Implementing Plans to Connect with A.C. Community
(Atlantic City) -- Representatives with Atlantic City's new Hard Rock casino are hoping to share their wealth and success with everyone in the community. Hard Rock...
article Personnel note: Danielle Babilino joins Hard Rock in Florida
(Florida) -- Danielle Babilino will become senior vice president of global sales and marketing for Seminole Tribe-controlled Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, the company...
article 'Hollywood Medium' star coming to Hard Rock
(Oklahoma) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa announced that Tyler Henry, E! Television Network star of “Hollywood Medium” and best-selling author,...

2/21/2018

article Hard Rock executives meet the Atlantic City community
(Atlantic City) -- Jim Allen, Hard Rock International chairman, and other company executives spent time Tuesday evening at the New Shiloh Baptist Church in Atlantic City...
article Jobs, training, free tickets: Casino woos minority community
(Atlantic City) -- In a city where black residents have long felt excluded from the riches that Atlantic City's casinos generate, a new casino is making a massive effort...
article The Clock Is Ticking, And Hard Rock, Ocean Resort Still Need NJ Casino Licenses
(Atlantic City) -- The two newly revamped Atlantic City casinos planning to reopen this summer have yet to procure casino operator licenses from the state.
article BLOG: How Greentube built the Hard Rock social casino platforms
(USA) -- The verdict is in and it’s now widely-known that building an effective social gaming platform for land-based casinos is no easy task. What was once a...
article South Asian Fashion Week debuts in Metro Vancouver
(British Columbia) -- Coming this March, rich fabrics and intricate designs will dominate the runway at the first South Asian Fashion Week. From March 2 to 4 at the Hard...
article Stateline hotel murder case must wait on feds
(Nevada) -- It could be more than a year after the victim's body was discovered before the chief suspect sees the inside of a Douglas County courtroom.
article Suspects wanted after Yeti cooler snatched from Hard Rock
(Mississippi) -- Biloxi Police hope to identify two men for allegedly stealing valuable property from the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi. Reports state the theft occurred on...
press release Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino To Hold James Beard Benefit Dinner At Kuro
(Florida) -- In partnership with the James Beard Foundation, Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host its third annual Friends of James Beard Benefit on...

2/20/2018

article Hard Rock Announces Online, Social Gaming Partners
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International will partner with Gaming Innovation Group to power its new online casino offering in New Jersey. Hard Rock is already seeking...
article Councillors stumped how a vote meant an increase in slots at 'Rocksino'
(Ottawa) -- Councillors who have been vocal skeptics about expanded gambling in Ottawa are shocked to learn that a council-ordered cap on the number of slot machines at...

2/19/2018

article Hard Rock and Ocean Resort Casino face a race against the clock
(Atlantic City) -- The clock is ticking on Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and the Ocean Resort Casino, formerly known as Revel Casino Hotel. Both properties...
article Anna Nicole Smith Died From the Same Drug That Killed Her Idol Marilyn Monroe
(Florida) -- Despite her fame, Anna Nicole Smith's final days were anything but glamorous. She had been suffering from a stomach flu and a 105-degree fever, the...

2/16/2018

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi announces opening of Robo Bar, a robotic experience
(Mississippi) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi is adding yet another cutting-edge establishment to their already exciting list of venues. Robo Bar, a robotic bar...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa ranked among best US hotels
(Oklahoma) -- U.S. News & World Report has listed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa at No. 2 on its 2018 Best Tulsa Hotels list, earning the destination with more...
article Rapper Murs set to perform at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
(Nevada) -- Rap sensation Murs is set to perform in the basin this weekend. "For over two decades, Murs has fearlessly rapped with power, poise and purpose. Picking...
article Money talks: Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel workers win Teamster contract
(Las Vegas) -- Since 2009, valet parkers at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas pursued getting a Teamster contract to protect themselves. This year, they finally got it...
press release Hard Rock International to Bring Legendary Vibe to the French Quarter with Hard Rock Hotel in Spring 2019
(Louisiana) -- With a presence in more than 75 countries across the globe, Hard Rock International is expanding its hotel portfolio into the historic French Quarter and...

2/15/2018

article Hard Rock files casino development application, including request for more games
(Ottawa) -- Hard Rock Casino Ottawa is asking for permission to add another 20 table games, a multi-storey hotel and a theatre has part of its development application...

2/14/2018

article Wes Studi talks acting and gambling at Seminole Hard Rock
(Florida) -- “My life is a gamble,” says actor Wes Studi, who stars in “Hostiles,” which is currently playing in theaters. He and other Native...
article Spring RunGood poker festival completes first stop in Tulsa
(Oklahoma) -- Stage one of the spring RunGood Poker Series is a wrap. The six-day festival wound down last Sunday at the Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a $675...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi announces opening of Robo Bar, a robotic experience
(Mississippi) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi is adding yet another cutting-edge establishment to their already exciting list of venues. Robo Bar, a robotic bar...

2/8/2018

article Easy living at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa
(Florida) -- "Your muscles are tight like guitar strings," my massage therapist at the Rock Spa said. "I'm just trying to loosen those pegs a little....
article Police Arrest Suspect In Casino Robbery In Georgia [sub req]
(Georgia) -- A 24-year-old man was arrested in connection with an armed robbery that took place early last Friday.

2/7/2018

article Armed suspect robbed Tampa casino. Cops say his luck ran out in Georgia
(Florida) -- The suspect in Friday’s armed robbery at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has been arrested. Dirk Davis, 24, was arrested in Ailey, Ga., and is being...
article Police Arrest Suspect In Tampa Poker Room Robbery
(Florida) -- Tribal police in Tampa have arrested a man suspected of robbing a poker room late last week. The Seminole Police Department of the Seminole Tribe of Florida...
article Suspect in armed robbery at Hard Rock casino arrested
(Florida) -- The man who robbed a cashier inside the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa was located in Georgia, police say. Seminole police, who are part of the law enforcement...

2/6/2018

article Hard Rock Casino workers vote in favour of strike
(British Columbia) -- The more than 400 casino employees, who joined the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union in 2016, have been trying to negotiate a first...
press release Greentube to provide customised social gaming for Hard Rock and Seminole casinos
(Florida) -- Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, today announced the launch of a project with Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock International whereby Greentube...
press release Hard Rock International inks pair of online development deals
(Florida) -- American casino and hotel operator Hard Rock International has announced the signing of an agreement that will see it build a new real-money online casino...

2/5/2018

press release Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming Debut Online Social Games
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming, both owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, just debuted their new, online social games. The new games feature...
press release Hard Rock signs partnership for online casino
(Florida) -- U.S.-based casino operator and hospitality business Hard Rock International Inc announced on Monday that its iGaming division had signed an agreement with...

2/4/2018

article Man Robs Cashier In Poker Room At Tampa Casino
(Florida) -- Authorities have released surveillance photos of a man who robbed a poker room cashier at a Tampa casino.

1/31/2018

article Tribe Settles Suit Over Hard Rock Casino Guest’s Death
(New York) -- The family of a Hard Rock Casino guest who left the gambling table to take a phone call only to be found dead the next day in a pond on the property has...

1/30/2018

article Thousands of lost Atlantic City casino jobs are coming back
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City, New Jersey, is trying to put years of casino closings and job losses behind it. Since 2014, five of its 12 casinos have closed, putting...
press release Hard Rock International taps Jeffrey Hook as EVP of development, marketing
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International promoted Jeffrey Hook to EVP of development and marketing. In his new position, Hook will be responsible for the global development...

1/29/2018

article Hard Rock AC casino plans internet gambling
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey's thriving internet gambling market is about to get bigger. The two new casinos due to open this summer plan to offer internet gambling...
article It’s Official: Hard Rock AC, Ocean Resort Casino Both Want To Offer NJ Online Gambling
(Atlantic City) -- The Atlantic City casino market is going to get very crowded by the summer. The city is preparing for two casinos to reopen their doors in the coming...
article Restaurant review: Peaks and valleys at The Rez Grill
(Florida) -- I don’t have the gambling gene. On my trips to Las Vegas — a fabulous food city — or to review restaurants at Tampa’s Seminole Hard...
press release Hard Rock International Appoints Jeffrey Hook Executive Vice President of Development and Marketing
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International, with an expanding global network of hotels and casinos, announces the promotion of Jeffrey Hook as executive vice president of...

1/28/2018

article Robot-operated bar opens in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- Robots are serving up drinks inside a new bar at the Hard Rock Casino in Mississippi. Jengo, a robot bartender, can make up to 120 drinks an hour. He...

1/27/2018

article Can Atlantic City's newest properties fill their job openings?
(Atlantic City) -- The resort’s casino industry employs more than 22,000 people, a number expected to grow to more than 28,000 this summer, with the opening of...
article Museum wants to bring Hard Rock guitar sign back to light
(Las Vegas) -- Maybe the giant neon guitar that stood at the entrance of the Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas on Paradise Road isn’t the flashiest neon sign ever created...
article Eight Elvises compete at Hard Rock for chance to go to Memphis
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's Anthem venue played host to a lot of Elvises on Saturday. On stage, festooned in heavily-sequined outfits and shiny...

1/26/2018

article Meet the newest bartenders at Hard Rock Casino -- they're robots
(Mississippi) -- Feel free to talk as much as you want to the newest bartenders at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi. Just don't expect them to talk back....

1/25/2018

article Hard Rock Casino to begin hiring process
(Atlantic City) -- The opening of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is right around the corner. In preparation for this, they have just announced a pair of...

1/22/2018

article Rumors: Sir Richard Branson Considering Hard Rock Las Vegas as First Land-Based Casino for Virgin Hotels
(Las Vegas) -- The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is up for sale and, if the rumors are to be believed, British billionaire Sir Richard Branson is mulling the...
article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino - Hiring Event
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is holding an Open Call Hiring Event on Wednesday, January 24 from 9am - 1pm inside the Hard Rock Cafe. Seminole...

1/18/2018

article Now Hiring: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will have a hiring fair
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa will have a hiring fair for 250 employees. The event will be Jan. 24, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
article Sizzlin' hot — The Rez Grill now serving at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
(Florida) -- The newest eatery at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is now open — The Rez Grill. The restaurant celebrated its grand opening the...

1/16/2018

article Help wanted: Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa has 250 jobs to fill
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is holding a hiring event next week to fill more than 250 positions. The event will take place in the Hard Rock Cafe...
article Hard Rock Atlantic City Looks to Rehire Former Trump Taj Mahal Workers
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Atlantic City is making good on its promise to revitalize the local region by encouraging former Trump Taj Mahal workers who were laid off...
article Hard Rock casino recruits ex-Trump Taj Mahal workers for 3K open jobs
(Atlantic City) -- Come work for us. That's the message the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel Atlantic City is sending to former employees at the shuttered Trump Taj...
article Le Mars woman gets probation for using fake cash at Hard Rock
(Florida) -- A Le Mars, Iowa, woman was placed on probation Tuesday after pleading guilty to using counterfeit cash at Sioux City's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

1/15/2018

article Coconut Creek casino hosting national poker tour stop
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Hollywood has long been the focal point for large poker tournaments, but now a sister property is stepping up...

1/9/2018

press release Hard Rock Hotels Inspires Guests to Play Hard and Purify Harder through Rock Om® Yoga Programme
(Florida) -- Encouraging guests to play hard and purify harder, Hard Rock Hotels is expanding its Sound Body wellness programme with the launch of Rock Om®, an in-...
press release The Rez Grill Now Open At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa announces their newest food and beverage concept, The Rez Grill, is now open. The restaurant is the most recent...

1/6/2018

article 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open Begins January 11
(Florida) -- In January of 2018, the poker world will once again converge on the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Players from around the...

12/30/2017

article The 17 biggest stories of 2017: 3. Hard Rock coming to A.C.
(Atlantic City) -- In March, a group of investors led by Hard Rock International bought the closed Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort for $50 million from Carl Icahn. Since...

12/29/2017

press release Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa parties "All Night Long"
(Oklahoma) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is ringing in 2018 by paying tribute to music legend Prince at one of the region's largest New Year's Eve...
press release Robert Cray Band coming to Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
(Iowa) -- Open ears and an open mind are the essence of singer, guitarist and songwriter Robert Cray’s approach to writing, recording and playing music. He has...

12/26/2017

article Guitars oust minarets as Hard Rock redoes Taj Mahal casino
(Atlantic City) -- Donald Trump, domes and minarets are out. Rock ‘n‘ roll and guitars — lots of guitars — are in as the Hard Rock chain re-does...

12/22/2017

article Hard Rock to open Maldives hotel
(Maldives) -- Hard Rock International is expanding its presence to the Maldives. The company will add the Hard Rock Hotel Maldives and Hard Rock Cafe Maldives to its...

12/21/2017

article Hard Rock plans gas station, car wash for Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- For William Cheatham, a resident of the Best of Life Apartments, the proposed ROCKSTOP GAS & WASH at Virginia and Pacific avenues will help...

12/20/2017

article Hard Rock Aims To Revamp The Taj And Atlantic City In One Fell Swoop
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International is planning something really special for Atlantic City. The company already owns one of the the world’s greatest...
article Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City project clears major hurdle
(Atlantic City) -- The plan to transform the former Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort into the new-look Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City reportedly received a...
article New Jersey Casino Commission Approves Hard Rock Atlantic City Ownership Deal
(Atlantic City) -- The Hard Rock Atlantic City ownership structure and management agreement has received the blessing of the New Jersey Casino Control Commission (CCC),...
article Hard Rock to expand into Maldives in October 2018
(Florida) -- In partnership with Thai developer Singha Estate Public, Hard Rock International is planning to expand its portfolio into the Maldives. Slated to open Oct....

12/19/2017

article Hard Rock Atlantic City management agreement approved by casino commission
(Atlantic City) -- The state Casino Control Commission approved a management agreement between the owners of the former Trump Taj Mahal and the operators of the new Hard...
article New high-profile restaurants debut in Tampa
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa debuted its newest venture on Friday. Presided over by newly appointed creative culinary director Frank...
press release Hard Rock International to Make Waves in Indian Ocean with Hard Rock Hotel Maldives
(Florida) -- Globally recognized as a world-class entertainment and lifestyle brand, Hard Rock International announces plans to expand its portfolio with Hard Rock Hotel...

12/15/2017

article 15 young residents to begin 12-week program with Atlantic City Hard Rock
(Atlantic City) -- In Atlantic City, 15 young city residents are set to begin a 12-week program that aimed at teaching them construction skills, and then connect them...

12/13/2017

article Hard Rock International supporting Osaka bid for World Expo 2025
(Japan) -- In Japan, casino operator Hard Rock International has reportedly followed rivals Melco Resorts and Entertainment Limited and MGM Resorts International in...
article Atlantic City casino to train minority youths as workers
(Atlantic City) -- Dominick White has a bleak but clear-eyed view of his Atlantic City home in a public housing project known for crime and drugs. "I grew up in a...

12/12/2017

article A Giant Guitar Building is Coming to Hard Rock Casino
(Florida) -- A stunning guitar-shaped building has been unveiled in design plans for an expansion project at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood.

12/11/2017

article Gas Station, Car Wash Coming To Site Of Trump's Former $1 Billion Atlantic City Casino
(Atlantic City) -- The former “eighth wonder of the world” is undergoing a serious makeover. The 17-acre site of the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic...
article Hard Rock International seeks gas station for new-look Atlantic City casino
(Atlantic City) -- As part of a plan to transform the former Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort into its new-look Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, American casino...
article Trump Plaza redevelopment critical to the future of the city
(Atlantic City) -- Allowing billionaire Carl Icahn to use $5.6 million in casino tax funds to help pay for the demolition of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino may be an...

12/9/2017

article Atlantic City Story: What more is coming to Atlantic City in 2018?
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has been billed as a game changer in 2018. In addition to the casino, Hard Rock International and its...
article Hard Rock plans gas station for Atlantic City property
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International wants to open a gas station at the corner of Pacific and Virginia avenues, according to plans filed with the Casino...

11/29/2017

article Hard Rock Hotel and Casino plans to build a 450-foot tall guitar building in Florida
(Florida) -- Finally, a stairway to heaven the rock gods can be proud of. As part of a (much) larger $ 1.5 billion expansion of their Hollywood location, Seminole Hard...

11/27/2017

article Hard Rock shows interest in Croatia
(Croatia) -- Josh Littman, Hard Rock International’s vice president of development in charge of markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa, confirmed that the...
article UNR police arrest person of interest in Hard Rock Hotel homicide
(Nevada) -- Officers with the University of Nevada, Reno Police Department arrested a person of interest in an October homicide on Wednesday, a news release from the...

11/23/2017

article Florida Is Getting a 450-Foot Hard Rock Hotel Shaped Like a Giant Guitar
(Florida) -- Preparations are underway for what will be the largest guitar shaped hotel at Florida's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The plans were unveiled to...

11/22/2017

article Hard Rock Is On Pace To Open Its Atlantic City Casino In Summer 2018
(Atlantic City) -- This past week, Hard Rock International (HRI) announced via a marquee sign on its construction site that its much-anticipated Atlantic City hotel and...
article She didn’t believe it: Patron hits for record $2.3 million at Seminole Hard Rock
(Florida) -- Almost every slot player walks into the casino with the hope that today will be their day, and for one player that day was Nov. 14. In fact, it was the best...

11/21/2017

article Hard Rock’s exit didn’t affect the Cyprus resort
(Cyprus) -- The first casino resort in Cyprus was asigned to a group of investors that included Melco International Development, Hard Rock International and local...

11/20/2017

article Hard Rock discussed casino plans
(Japan) -- Hard Rock International unveiled its casino plans for Japan at a press conference. Whilst the company didn’t reveal how much investment is considering,...
article Hard Rock hotel in Florida to be shaped like giant Les Paul guitar
(Florida) -- A guitar-smashing ceremony has marked the start of construction on a 137m-high guitar-shaped hotel in Florida for Hard Rock International, the parent...

11/19/2017

article WEEK IN REVIEW: Seminole Hard Rock cracks down on smoking outside the casino floor
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock near Hollywood isn’t quite telling smokers to butt out, but they’ve at least confined it mostly to the casino floor. The...

11/17/2017

article South councillors still at odds over casino expansion
(Ontario) -- Osgoode Coun. George Darouze and Gloucester-Southgate Coun. Diane Deans are still at opposite sides of the table when it comes to the 14-table expansion of...
article Asia: Hard Rock International, Japan Flag Controversy, Disneyland
(Japan) -- Hard Rock International promoted its brand in Japan, and hinted at intentions to build a resort in the country, with a concert by Muse at the massive Yokohama...
press release Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood guest turns $3 into $2.3 million
(Florida) -- One lucky guest at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is going into the holiday season a big winner. A local South Florida resident hit a...

11/15/2017

article Hard Rock Atlantic City Opening Delayed Slightly, Targets Summer 2018
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Atlantic City is pushing back its opening date by at least several weeks, a new billboard near the town revealing that the casino resort is...
article Hard Rock Casino finally unveils something in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- After spending $1.2 billion to build the Trump Taj Mahal casino hotel, Donald Trump dubbed his creation the “eighth wonder of the world.”
article Hard Rock International Continues to Prepare for Summer Launch of Atlantic City Casino
(Atlantic City) -- Love All. Serve All. This is the tag line seen on new signage just revealed a few blocks from the former Trump Taj Mahal Casino, a venue renamed the...
article Casino gets approval for more gambling tables
(Ottawa) -- The city of Ottawa's quasi-judicial committee of adjustment gave approval Wednesday for the addition of more gambling tables at the Hard Rock Casino in...
article Rocksino wins approval for more table games
(Ottawa) -- Hard Rock Casino Ottawa has won its bid for 14 additional gaming tables beyond the maximum city council had allowed at the Albion Road facility.

11/13/2017

press release Seminole Hard Rock Tampa First Casino in U.S. to Feature IGT’s Award-Winning SPHINX 4D™ Video Slots
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Tampa is the first casino in the country to receive IGT’s award-winning SPHINX 4D™ Video Slots. The new video slot machines...

11/11/2017

article Reevely: Hard Rock needs casino expansion to pay province what it owes, it says
(Ottawa) -- The Hard Rock casino in Ottawa needs more gambling tables because it owes the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. more money than 21 poker tables and roulette...

11/10/2017

article Police Identify Suspect in Stabbing at Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi
(Mississippi) -- CBS affiliate WLOX in Biloxi is reporting that a man has been stabbed at the Hard Rock Casino. According to WLOX, the stabbing happened around 4 o...

11/8/2017

article Hard Rock Ottawa’s proposal to go through committee
(Ottawa) -- Rick O’Connor, city’s solicitor, said in a memo to council that Hard Rock Casinos Ottawa’s proposal for a US$320 million renovation at the...
press release Hard Rock International Appoints Michael Coury As Corporate Executive Chef
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world's most-recognizable and iconic brands – announces the appointment of Michael Coury as...

11/7/2017

article Reevely: Trying to slip a casino through the committee of adjustment is a betrayal
(Ottawa) -- Councillors should be careful what they say about the Hard Rock casino’s effort to add more gambling tables to the Rideau Carleton Raceway, the city...

11/6/2017

article Hard Rock Casino application can go through smaller committee
(Ottawa) -- City staff are standing by plans to put the expansion of the Rideau Carleton Raceway and Casino through a smaller low-profile city committee.
article Seminole Hard Rock’s older sister: It’s a Classic among locals
(Florida) -- It takes an average of 2 minutes, 18 seconds for a slot player to place a drink order at Seminole Classic casino, Larry Buck says. If you hit a major...
article New Hard Rock Hotel goes literal in its design
(Florida) -- Certain hotel brands become famous because of a particular element, genre or style, and the Hard Rock family of restaurants, casinos and hotels is possibly...

11/3/2017

article Uber driver accused of kidnapping, robbing Sarasota woman he picked up at Hard Rock Casino
(Florida) -- Halloween night was terrifying for a Sarasota woman. Deputies say an Uber driver and a masked man kidnapped her — then forced her to withdraw cash...

11/2/2017

article 'Rocksino' at Rideau Carleton Raceway asks for more table games
(Ottawa) -- The Hard Rock Casino Ottawa is making its play to expand gaming. Hard Rock, which has partnered with the Rideau Carleton Raceway to build a new entertainment...

11/1/2017

article Hard Rock Casino quietly seeks to increase raceway gaming tables by 67%
(Ottawa) -- About a month after Hard Rock Casino took over the day-to-day operations of Rideau Carleton Raceway, the casino in south Ottawa has quietly applied to expand...
article Seminole Hard Rock and Magic City casinos expanding
(Florida) -- While Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200, MGFLA.com) remains closed indefinitely after damage from Hurricane Irma in...

10/31/2017

article The Rez is the latest celeb-chef concept coming to the Seminole Hard Rock
(Florida) -- Newish Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa president Joe Lupo sat across the table from newly appointed creative culinary director Frank Anderson....

10/28/2017

article 450-foot tall guitar-shaped hotel set to open in 2019
(Florida) -- A new $1.5 billion expansion project at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood is off to a smashing start — literally.

10/27/2017

article Hard Rock promotes Tracy to CEO Asia; Seminole guitar hotel rising
(Indian Country) -- US tribal casino operator Hard Rock International (HRI) has appointed Edward Tracy as its new CEO of Asian operations. In February, HRI hired Tracy (...
article First look at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s $1.5 billion makeover
(Florida) -- The popular land-based casino will undergo a $1.5 billion makeover which will include a much larger casino floor area, over 800 new hotel rooms, and...
article Florida's Seminole Hard Rock begins construction of massive guitar tower
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., began construction on a new guitar-shaped guestroom tower.

10/26/2017

article Iconic Guitar Hotel Tower going up at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood
(Florida) -- In the spirit of the Sydney Opera House, Paris' Eiffel Tower, the St. Louis Gateway Arch and even the Washington Monument, the iconic guitar hotel tower...
article Inside Seminole Hard Rock’s $1.5B expansion
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Gaming unveiled the $1.5 billion expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood on Wednesday.
article Seminole Hard Rock unveils 35-story guitar-shaped hotel
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood is beginning construction of a 35-story guitar-shaped hotel that's expected to open in 2019. The...

10/25/2017

article Massive guitar-shaped hotel at Seminole Hard Rock to be $1.5B investment (Photos)
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida smashed some guitars and welcomed several music legends as guests Wednesday as it unveiled the $1.5 billion expansion of the...
article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood previews 35-story guitar-shaped hotel set to open in 2019
(Florida) -- A $1.5 billion expansion and renovation project is taking shape at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. On Wednesday, officials of the...
article Seminole Hard Rock’s guitar-shaped hotel is finally happening. Here’s the first look
(Florida) -- Hard Rock is not going for subtle with this one. To the sounds of a drum solo by Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain, leaders of the Seminole Tribe of Florida...
article Seminoles: $1.5B for guitar-shaped hotel, concert hall, pool and more
(Florida) -- The current hotel at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is 12 floors, which is small by Las Vegas standards but large enough to metaphorically tower...

10/24/2017

press release Hard Rock International And RLH Corporation Reach Settlement
(Florida) -- Red Lion Hotels Corporation and Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. have fully resolved, to their mutual satisfaction, all aspects of their dispute...

10/19/2017

press release Guests Wine and Dine at the 24th Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction
(Florida) -- On Friday, October 6th, 2017, approximately 500 guests arrived at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood for the 24th Annual...

10/7/2017

article Hard Rock Casino adding metal detectors to concert venues
(Iowa) -- Concert-goers at Sioux City's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino are going to be noticing some changes. The casino announced a new policy change on their Facebook...

9/29/2017

article Bartender Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting Woman At Casino Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison
(Florida) -- It was sentencing day for a Hollywood bartender convicted of sexually assaulting a woman in the parking lot of the Seminole Hard Rock Casino. “The...

9/25/2017

article BLOG: Hard Rock Going To Get Things Rolling In Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Is it too soon to get excited about the upcoming opening of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey? Hard Rock International,...

9/20/2017

article A new eatery is coming to Hard Rock Casino Biloxi
(Mississippi) -- Guests asked for it, and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi will deliver a new Dunkin’ Donuts before the holidays. Oct. 1 is the last day for...

9/19/2017

press release Hard Rock International And Sony Music Entertainment Turn Up The Music With New, Reimagined Rock Star Suites
(Florida) -- “We’re thrilled to be in alliance with one of the most highly regarded music companies in the world,” states Dale Hipsh, senior vice...

9/12/2017

article October Trial Set for Woman Charged in Casino Fake Cash Case
(Iowa) -- An October trial has been scheduled for one of three people accused of trying to pass counterfeit cash at Sioux City’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

9/11/2017

article Hard Rock moves headquarters
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International will no longer run its operations through its Orlando’s headquarter. According to local press, the American hotel and casino...

9/6/2017

article Councillors won't gamble on addiction risk at expanded casino
(Ottawa) -- A trio of Ottawa city councillors opposed to the planned casino expansion at the Rideau Carleton Raceway warn they're not bluffing when it comes to...
article Ottawa councillors warn about gambling
(Ottawa) -- Hard Rock Casinos is close to receive the Rideau Carleton Raceway as the government of Ottawa finishes the handoff process. However, councillors Keith Egli...
article Hard Rock International to move Orlando headquarters
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International is moving its corporate headquarters from Orlando to Hollywood in 2018. The casino, hotel and restaurant conglomerate made the...
article Hard Rock Expands Into Mobile Games with Puzzle Match
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International and game studio Ilyon Dynamics have teamed up to create Hard Rock Puzzle Match, an official Hard Rock mobile game.

9/5/2017

article Hard Rock Casino moves forward, with councillors calling for health consideration
(Ottawa) -- The city provided another rubber stamp ahead of the handoff of the Rideau Carelton Raceway to Hard Rock Casinos, but some councillors are working to keep the...
article Ottawa may approve new casino
(Ottawa) -- The government of Ottawa is near the approval of a new gaming facility in the capital city, as the Rideau Carleton Raceway could offer further casino...
article Hard Rock to move corporate headquarters out of Orlando
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International is planning to move its corporate headquarters out of Orlando in summer 2018. The company, which includes casinos, hotels and 160...

9/4/2017

article City moves to OK approvals for new casino
(Ottawa) -- The city is moving another step closer towards the opening of a new casino—a plan that has been over five years in the making—at the Rideau...
article Florida’s Seminole Hard Rock Casino to host World Series of Poker for first time
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Casino will play host to the World Series of Poker (WSOPC) for the very first time later this month.

9/3/2017

article Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Room – The Next Big Florida Poker Destination?
(Florida) -- Ever since the state legislature removed the limits imposed on its poker rooms, the poker industry in Florida has exploded. Those previous rules limited...
article WSOPC heads to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino of Hollywood
(Florida) -- For the first time ever, the World Series of Poker Circuit and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida are teaming up for the very...

9/2/2017

article Hard Rock Cafe moving off AC Boardwalk, into re-done casino
(Atlantic City) -- The Hard Rock Cafe on the Atlantic City Boardwalk will shut down and be relocated into the former Trump Taj Mahal casino when Hard Rock reopens it...
article Hard Rock Cafe Atlantic City to close Sept. 30
(Atlantic City) -- When the Hard Rock Cafe Atlantic City reopens as part of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, at the former Trump Taj Mahal, in summer 2018...
article Las Vegas Hard Rock Cafe’s guitar headed to Neon Museum — VIDEO
(Las Vegas) -- The Kats! Bureau at this writing is a familiar outpost: Dunkin’ Donuts at Hard Rock Hotel. This property has become the talk of the town (or at...

8/31/2017

article Hard Rock Cafe moving from Boardwalk to re-done casino
(New Jersey) -- The Hard Rock Cafe on the Atlantic City Boardwalk will shut down and be relocated into the former Trump Taj Mahal casino when Hard Rock reopens it under...
article Woman charged in casino fake cash case pleads not guilty
(Iowa) -- One of three people accused of trying to pass counterfeit cash at Sioux City's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has pleaded not guilty in the case. The Sioux...
press release Hard Rock International, in Collaboration with Game Developer Ilyon Dynamics, Launches Official Hard Rock Mobile Game on the App Store and Google Play
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International, in collaboration with mobile gaming company Ilyon Dynamics, announced today the launch of Hard Rock Puzzle Match game. Together,...

8/30/2017

article Hard Rock promotes Andrew Nasskau to VP of Operations Development
(Florida) -- As the former Area Vice President of Operations, Nasskau was responsible for the management, operations and pre-opening of Hard Rock Hotels throughout...

8/29/2017

article Hard Rock named best in 10 categories by Casino Player
(Iowa) -- The accolades keep rolling in for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. In its August issue, Casino Player released its 2017 “Best of Gaming Awards...

8/26/2017

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino loses power to portion of gaming floor
(Oklahoma) -- Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is working to restore power to a portion of their gaming floor. Public Relations Manager for Cherokee Nation Amanda Clinton said...
article Power outage prompts evacuations at Hard Rock Casino
(Oklahoma) -- A power outage forced some patrons to evacuate the gaming floor at the Hard Rock Casino on Saturday night. Firefighters from the Catoosa Fire Department...

8/25/2017

article City needs more input before Rock-sino begins taking bets
(Ontario) -- The City of Ottawa needs more public input on making the Rideau Carleton Raceway the capital’s gaming site before Hard Rock takes the reins of the...

8/24/2017

press release Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Names Dawn Lazo Vice President of Food & Beverage
(Florida) -- Dawn Lazo has been named Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa's new Vice President of Food & Beverage. Lazo began her food and beverage...

8/21/2017

article MORON ALERT: He caused more than $5,000 in damage to iconic Hard Rock guitar, cops say
(Florida) -- A Mobile man was arrested Monday after he damaged the iconic guitar that welcomes guests to Hard Rock Casino Hotel, Biloxi police say. Officers responded to...
article Appeals court upholds Florida man's terror plot sentence
(Florida) -- A Florida appeals court has affirmed the conviction and sentence of a man convicted three years ago as part of a terror plot. Acting U.S. Attorney W....

8/18/2017

article Proposed casino backers sponsoring Bret Michaels concert in Cedar Rapids
(Iowa) -- Former lead singer for Poison, Bret Michaels, is coming to Cedar Rapids September 15 for a concert at the U.S. Cellular Center. Backers of a proposed casino...

8/17/2017

article Hard Rock manager leaving Sioux City job
(Iowa) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino General Manager Todd Moyer is leaving his position, after helping direct the major steps to build and open the facility in...

8/14/2017

article Aaron Mermelstein Leads after 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $5,250 Championship Day 2
(Florida) -- Day 2 of the ongoing Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $5,250 Championship was just as action-packed as the tournament’s Day 1A and Day 1B, during which...
article LeMars residents charged with theft
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Department of Public Safety says three LeMars residents have been charged with felony forgery and misdemeanor theft. In a news release, the department...

8/9/2017

article Gambling scorecard: Seminole Hard Rock collects $579 million, versus $578 million for the eight Florida racetrack casinos
(Las Vegas) -- South Florida racetrack casino owners merely shake their head when they asked how they can compete with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in...
article Seminole Hard Rock monster earner; collects more than South Florida’s 8 racetrack casinos combined
(Florida) -- To say that the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, is a money maker would be an understatement. Even amid flattened buildings and construction...

8/8/2017

article Seminole Hard Rock collects $579 million — more than 8 racetrack casinos combined
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has continued raking in the casino revenue, even as its surrounding buildings have been flattened — to make...

8/4/2017

article Hot Rods and Steel Drums: Community Cruisin' with Stephanie Florian
(British Columbia) -- The Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam was host to the 4th annual Ultimate Car Show! From old surf woodys’ to classic cars, it was all about cars...

8/3/2017

article Comedy Cage Match winner Susan Jones returns to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
(California) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino held its first-ever Comedy Cage Match on Memorial Day weekend, and if you weren't able to attend, you're in luck:...

7/31/2017

article Hard Rock interested in Vietnam project
(Vietnam) -- A senior executive from Hard Rock confirmed the company’s interest in developing and operating a casino at the Laguna Lăng Cô resort in Thua Thien Hue...

7/28/2017

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Installs Chester Bennington Memorial
(Las Vegas) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas have announced they will be honoring the memory of the late Chester Bennington by displaying one of his outfits...
article Hard Rock confirms interest in Vietnam casino project
(Vietnam) -- Casino and hotel operator Hard Rock International has confirmed its interest in developing a casino at Laguna Lăng Cô beach resort in Vietnam’s Thua...

7/27/2017

article Hard Rock confirms interest in Vietnam casino project
(Vietnam) -- U.S.-based casino operator and hospitality business Hard Rock International Inc has confirmed its interest in developing a casino at Laguna Lăng Cô beach...

7/26/2017

press release Hard Rock International Appoints Antonio Bautista as Senior Vice President Of Company Cafe Operations
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world's most-recognizable and iconic brands – has appointed Antonio Bautista as Senior Vice...

7/23/2017

press release Main + Abbey honored in Wine Spectator magazine
(Iowa) -- In its August issue, Wine Spectator magazine lists Main + Abbey as having one of the best wine selections in Iowa. This is the first time the gastropub located...

7/22/2017

article Hard Rock Sioux City makes top 10 U.S. casinos on USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2017
(Iowa) -- The votes are in and the Hard Rock Sioux City placed ninth on USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards’ 10 best U.S. casinos 2017 list, as...

7/21/2017

article Hard Rock in Sioux City makes top 10 national casino list
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was voted as one of the top 10 best casinos in the U.S., according to a Friday summary by USA Today. The USA Today announced...
article Bad Company returning to The Joint
(Oklahoma) -- Hard rock super-group, England's Bad Company, will perform their legendary hits to The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa on Oct. 26....

7/20/2017

article Hard Rock reportedly interested in Vietnam Casino Resort
(Vietnam) -- Officials from the Thừa Thiên-Huế Province in North Central Vietnam have asked the country’s government to give the nod to the addition of a casino to...

7/18/2017

article Work starts on the outside of Trump Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- From the minute it opened more than 27 years ago, Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort was nothing like anything the city had ever seen. From its ruby-red...

7/13/2017

article Charles Woodson Wines takes over Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe for tasting event
(Nevada) -- The American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament is in full swing, but the green itself is only one of many ways to interact with your favorite...
article Trump Hotels joins Hard Rock, Loews and Four Seasons as victims of Sabre hospitality breach
(New York) -- Trump International Hotels Management is now the latest in a series of hotel and resort chain operators to inform customers that their card payment data...
article Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE:RLH) file lawsuit against Hard Rock Café International in federal court
(Florida) -- Red Lion Hotels Corporation (NYSE:RLH) announced the filing of a lawsuit against Hard Rock Café International in federal court in New York. The complaint...
press release Hard Rock International Rejects RLH Corporation’s Claims
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International believes that the RLH Corporation's claims are without merit, and will vigorously defend itself against such claims. Hard Rock...

7/11/2017

article Hard Rock investors say Atlantic City Trump Taj Mahal facade demolition to start next week
(Atlantic City) -- The demolition of the facade at the closed Trump Taj Mahal is expected to start next week, said Joseph Jingoli, one of the investors in the Hard Rock...
article WATCH: CRDA to hold public hearing today on Hard Rock application
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority will hold a public hearing this morning on Hard Rock International’s application to create an...
article Hard Rock International Unveils Plans for Hard Rock Entertainment World in Catalonia, Spain
(Spain) -- Hard Rock International has detailed its plans for Hard Rock Entertainment World, a proposed casino project it has the green light to build in Catalonia,...
article New details emerge on Hard Rock’s Catalan casino
(Spain) -- News emerged this week about Hard Rock International, operator of the famous Hard Rock Cafe chain, applying for a casino resort licence near Barcelona....

7/10/2017

article Hard Rock International announces new President for Atlantic City operation
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International has appointed Mark Harkness as the President of the highly anticipated Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. Harkness is...
article Hard Rock International reveals details of Hard Rock Entertainment World proposal
(Spain) -- Hard Rock International announces details of its Hard Rock Entertainment World proposal, which is slated to be one of the largest resort destinations in...

7/9/2017

article Hard Rock hotels burgered up by Sabre breach
(Florida) -- Two more hotel chains are warning customers they were caught by the breach of Sabre's "SynXis" hotel booking service that emerged earlier this...

7/7/2017

article New Jersey native named president of Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey native Matt Harkness has been named the president of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, which is scheduled to open by Memorial Day.
press release Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos Notifies Guests of Third-Party Vendor Security Incident
(Florida) -- Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos values the relationships with its guests and understands the importance of data safety. The brand was recently notified of a...

7/6/2017

press release Hard Rock International Appoints Matt Harkness as President of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International announces the appointment of Matt Harkness as president of the highly anticipated, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.

7/5/2017

article CRDA to hold public hearing on Hard Rock application
(Atlantic City) -- The Casino Reinvestment Development Authority will hold a public hearing Tuesday on Hard Rock International’s application to create an...

7/4/2017

article Hard Rock saves Spanish IR project
(Spain) -- Uncertainty surrounding the future of the Center for Recreation and Tourism (CRT), formerly known as BCN World, turned into surprise after Hard Rock...

7/3/2017

article Hard Rock applies for Catalan casino license
(Spain) -- Global casino operator Hard Rock has applied for a casino license to build an integrated resort (IR) in Catalonia, local media reported on Friday. US-based...
article Hard Rock Int’l sole remaining bidder for Spanish casino license
(Spain) -- Florida-based casino operator Hard Rock International (HRI) appears set to win the race to build a new resort in Spain after all the other contenders dropped...

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