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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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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...
article Hard Rock or Stockton: Which project will bring more to Atlantic City?
(Atlantic City) -- We sat down with Callahan recently to get her thoughts on Mayor Donald Guardian's chances for re-election, the Atlantic City takeover and her...

6/29/2017

article Jeff Conine's charity poker tournament moves to Seminole Hard Rock
(Florida) -- The sixth annual Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic, hosted by the retired Marlins player, will take place on Monday, Aug. 7, at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel...
article Hard Rock Calls Japan Casino Licensing Process “Unprecedented” in Difficulty
(Japan) -- Hard Rock executives preparing the company’s pitch for a Japanese integrated resort (IR) license say the country’s inexperience in the casino...

6/28/2017

article Hard Rock sells stake in Cyprus casino
(Cyprus) -- Just a couple of days after Hard Rock International and Melco International signed the contract that allows them to build and operate a gambling facility in...
article Japan should mull revising casino RFP plans: Hard Rock
(Japan) -- A process for selecting casino resort projects in Japan – as proposed recently by advisers to the national government – indicates the advisers...

6/27/2017

article Hard Rock selling stake in Cyprus casino project to Melco Int’l
(Cyprus) -- Casino operator Hard Rock International (HRI) has quietly exited its Cyprus integrated resort joint venture, according to stock market filings.
article Melco and Hard Rock give up Spain project
(Spain) -- Melco International Development and Hard Rock International, the operators behind the upcoming Cyprus casino, confirmed that they will not continue to pursue...

6/26/2017

article Cyprus signs deal for Europe's largest casino: minister
(Cyprus) -- Cyprus signed a deal today with Macau's Melco International and America's Hard Rock for the construction and operation of the biggest casino of its...
article Landmark casino deal to be signed on Monday
(Cyprus) -- The signing of the contract for Cyprus’ first casino resort will take place on Monday afternoon in Nicosia. The contract will be signed at the...
article Cyprus signs deal to build 'Europe's largest casino'
(Cyprus) -- Cyprus signed a deal Monday for the construction of what officials say will be Europe's biggest casino. The small Mediterranean island nation's...

6/24/2017

article Atlantic City Casino To Reopen Memorial Day 2018
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City will once again have eight casinos when the casino formerly known as the Trump Taj Mahal reopens Memorial Day weekend next year. The...
article Inside Gaming: Hard Rock Targets Next Memorial Day for Atlantic City Open
(Atlantic City) -- Those visiting the famed Boardwalk in Atlantic City have no doubt noticed the conspicuously darkened doors of the once proud Trump Taj Mahal, closed...
article Hard Rock Casino Hotel Evacuated
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation says the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa is back to normal operations Saturday after it had to be evacuated for about 2 hours overnight....

6/23/2017

article Hard Rock International announces appointment of key hotel & casino executives
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International announced the appointment of three key executives, aligning with the brand's strategic growth plan. As the brand's current...

6/22/2017

article Atlantic City Casino To Reopen Memorial Day
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City will once again have eight casinos when the casino formerly known as the Trump Taj Mahal reopens Memorial Day weekend.
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City to open by Memorial Day weekend
(Atlantic City) -- After casino operator Hard Rock International revealed an arms-length wish list in May, on Tuesday a company executive said its soon to be revitalized...
article Former GM of IP Casino goes to the top at Hard Rock
(Mississippi) -- Employees lined up and applauded Jon Lucas the day he left IP Casino and now he’s worked his way to the top at Hard Rock International.
article Hard Rock International names three new key executives
(Florida) -- Casino resort operator Hard Rock International has today announced the appointment of three key executives to senior positions within the group,...

6/21/2017

article Hard Rock Atlantic City Targets Memorial Day 2018 Opening
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Atlantic City will reopen to guests next Memorial Day weekend should the company’s $500 million renovation stay on schedule. That...
article Hard Rock reveals opening date for the once shuttered Trump Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- Casino operator Hard Rock International has announced the opening date for the once shuttered Taj Mahal. The revitalised casino will be opening its...
article Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open returning in August
(Florida) -- Details for the Aug. 3-15 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 800-937-0010,...
article Hard Rock names four new top executives
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International, controlled by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Wednesday announced three new top executives.

6/20/2017

article Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to open Memorial Day weekend
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is expected to open on Memorial Day weekend, said Joe Emanuele, senior vice president of design and...

6/17/2017

article Pink Taco at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Introduces Irresistible New Brunch and Happy Hour Menus
(Las Vegas) -- Pink Taco, the mega-hip Mexican cantina at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, has launched new, irresistible brunch and happy hour menus crafted by...

6/13/2017

article Hard Rock coming to Daytona Beach
(Florida) -- Seminole Tribe of Florida-controlled Hard Rock International says it’s opening a fourth location in Florida later this year with the addition of the...
article Hard Rock poker room moves to ballrooms
(Florida) -- No more risk of getting soaked by an unexpected shower, and thank goodness, a poker room where seat position doesn’t determine whether you are...
article Hard Rock Casino opens $6.2 million expansion
(Iowa) -- This weekend was a celebration of American icons for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City as it held a grand opening ceremony and guitar smash for its $6.2...
article Hard Rock Sioux City inaugurates expansion
(Iowa) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City held its grand opening on Friday that inaugurated a US$6.2 million expansion. The ceremony that included a gambling...

6/12/2017

article Hard Rock Atlantic City: The Next Big Casino Or A Money Pit?
(Atlantic City) -- As it moves ahead with its plans for a summer 2018 launch, Hard Rock International plans to completely transform the former Trump Taj Mahal Casino....
article Hard Rock shares Taj Mahal details
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International has shared inside details of the upcoming renovations of the casino Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. The company finished the...
article Operator’s wish-list for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- After revealing in May that it was preparing to spend some $500 million in order to transform the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort into the new...
article New Seminole Hard Rock Poker Room Is About Location, Location, Location
(Florida) -- With the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in full swing in Nevada, other poker news can fall through the cracks. One such story is the new poker room at the...

6/11/2017

article Hard Rock celebrates casino expansion
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Sioux City is expecting 4,000 people Saturday night for it's kickoff summer performance in Battery Park, featuring Willie Nelson. It's...

6/9/2017

article Guitar smashing for Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's new $6.2 million expansion
(Iowa) -- It was smash opening for the Hard Rock Casino's 6-point-2 million dollar expansion. The annual guitar smashing Friday was part of the casino's...
article Rapper Wale to Perform at Rehab Beach Club at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas June 11
(Las Vegas) -- Legendary rapper Wale will splash into summer at Rehab Beach Club at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, June 11. The music sensation will perform...

6/5/2017

article Hard Rock charts different path for Trump's former casino
(Atlantic City) -- Jim Allen once worked for Donald Trump in Atlantic City. Now, the chairman of Hard Rock International is doing all he can to scrub the influence of...

5/31/2017

article Hard Rock CEO says purchase of Trump Taj Mahal came "very quickly"
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock's purchase of Trump Taj Mahal on March 1 came "very quickly, in less than 30 days," Hard Rock CEO Jim Allen told an East Coast...

5/29/2017

article Hard Rock to invest more money in AC
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock international announced that it will be increasing the initially planned US$350 million to US$500 million to redevelop the Trump Taj Mahal...
article Hard Rock works to de-Trumpify casino
(Atlantic City) -- Jim Allen once worked for Donald Trump in Atlantic City. Now, the chairman of Hard Rock International is doing all he can to scrub the influence of...

5/27/2017

press release World Series of Poker returns to Hard Rock Tulsa in 2018
(Oklahoma) -- Less than two months after Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa hosted its first World Series of Poker circuit event, the international tour has announced it...

5/26/2017

article Hard Rock to Roll Dice on Trump Taj Mahal, Upping Renovation Budget to $500 Million
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International doesn’t like what it sees inside the former Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, which the company purchased in March for $...

5/25/2017

article Hard Rock project could top $500 million, much more than expected
(Atlantic City) -- The cost of turning the former Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort into Hard Rock Casino Hotel Atlantic City could top $500 million. Hard Rock International...

5/23/2017

article Dawson: Gambling is bad – and the government should get out of the business
(Ottawa) -- You’d think there would be a little more grumbling about potential changes to the Rideau Carleton Raceway, which would become the Hard Rock Casino...
article After 2 years and $100 million, Tampa's Hard Rock Hotel unveils new casino expansion
(Florida) -- A guitar smashing marked the unveiling of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s latest expansion at its Tampa location. The massive construction...
press release Seminole Hard Rock Tampa celebrates completion of expansion
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa staged a traditional "guitar smash" today to commemorate the completion of its phase one expansion....

5/21/2017

article Boxer Shannon Briggs reportedly tests positive, fight at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino likely canceled
(Florida) -- Former two-time heavyweight champ Shannon Briggs was scheduled to fight Fres Oquendo at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on June third, but that bout...

5/20/2017

article Health concerns snubbed in Hard Rock casino deal, councillor says
(Ottawa) -- A councillor who has been skeptical of expanded gambling in Ottawa believes the city’s health concerns over a new casino have been snubbed by the...

5/19/2017

article Cyprus gives go-ahead to foreign consortium to build casino resort
(Cyprus) -- Cyprus has named a consortium made up of Melco International Development Ltd of Macau and Hard Rock of Las Vegas as the successful bidders to build the...
article Cyprus Grants Melco-Hard Rock Consortium with Casino License
(Cyprus) -- Cyprus’ Commerce and Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis announced that Melco-Hard Rock consortium was officially granted with a casino operation...

5/18/2017

article Consortium gets green light in Cyprus casino deal
(Cyprus) -- The Melco-Hard Rock casino consortium was today given the green light to build the first of five casinos by the Cypriot government.
article Cypriot Government Greenlights Melco-Hard Rock Casino License Deal
(Cyprus) -- The Cypriot government approved earlier today the casino license deal that will allow the Melco-Hard Rock consortium to build a €500-million integrated...

5/17/2017

article Council can unlock revenue source at Hard Rock casino, but it comes with a price
(Ottawa) -- Blackjack could be the city’s golden ticket to reducing the snow-clearing deficit or property tax increases, but municipal politicians would need to be...
article Ottawa to get glittering new Hard Rock-branded casino
(Ottawa) -- Get ready, Ottawa! You’re about to get a brand new casino, one that combines Lady Luck and good ol’ rock ‘n roll. Following a competitive...

5/16/2017

article Melnyk not happy about Hard Rock casino
(Ottawa) -- Eugene Melnyk isn’t the least bit pleased with the decision to move the Hard Rock Casino into Rideau Carleton Raceway. The Ottawa Senators’ owner...

5/15/2017

article Gambling on a new casino at the Rideau Carleton Raceway — a timeline
(Ottawa) -- OLG president Rod Phillips hints Ottawa could get one of two new casinos planned in a major “modernization” of gaming in the province aimed at...
article Hard Rock taking over Rideau Carleton Raceway casino
(Ottawa) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has announced that Hard Rock International will partner with Rideau Carleton Raceway in a multi-million...
article Rideau Carleton Raceway set to become the Hard Rock Casino Ottawa
(Ottawa) -- Hard Rock Casino Ottawa is coming to the capital. The international entertainment chain announced Monday that it's partnering with the Rideau Carleton...
article Rideau Carleton Raceway set to become the Hard Rock Casino Ottawa
(Ottawa) -- Hard Rock International and the Rideau Carleton Raceway are betting that people will pack a $320-million gambling and entertainment complex in rural south...

5/14/2017

article Florida man dons elderly disguise to rob banks
(Florida) -- A Florida man is accused stealing thousands of dollars from two South Florida banks while wearing a disguise to make him look like an elderly man. Abraham...

5/10/2017

article Trump Taj Mahal sold for 4 cents on the dollar
(Atlantic City) -- According to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Hard Rock International paid US$50 million for the Trump Taj Mahal....

5/9/2017

article Hard Rock paid $50 million for Trump Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- The Trump Taj Mahal, a property that former owner and now President Donald J. Trump had built for more than $1.2 billion, was sold to a group of...
article Trump Taj Mahal casino sold for 4 cents on the dollar
(Atlantic City) -- Donald Trump wrote “The Art Of The Deal,” but it was Florida's Seminole Indians who made a truly amazing deal to buy the opulent...
article Trump's '8th wonder of the world' sold for fraction of cost
(Atlantic City) -- The Trump Taj Mahal, the opulent Atlantic City casino built by Donald Trump for $1.2 billion, went for 4 cents on the dollar when it was sold in March...

5/6/2017

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa honored
(Oklahoma) -- The American Automobile Association recently honored Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa with a Four Diamond Rating, one of the travel industry’s most...

5/3/2017

article Can Hard Rock Lead Atlantic City To Becoming An Every-Day-Of-The-Week Destination?
(Atlantic City) -- When you visit Las Vegas, it’s usually packed on the weekends. But there’s also plenty of people filling up the hotels, dining at...
article First Hard Rock Convenience Store Coming
(Ohio) -- In what will become a prototype for other locations, Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park will open Rockstop Gas & Wash, a new Hard Rock-branded gas station...

5/2/2017

article Hard Rock looks to expand Atlantic City's tourism market to week days
(Atlantic City) -- The sun beat on the Boardwalk last Friday afternoon producing a nearly perfect day, but few were out taking advantages of it. A day later, with...
article Hard Rock wants Atlantic City to be destination every day, report says
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock believes it has the marque brand and entertainment chops to help transform Atlantic City from a weekend hot spot into an everyday...

4/30/2017

article Suspect arrested after two pedestrians struck and injured in Hard Rock Casino garage
(Las Vegas) -- Two people were injured this evening after they were struck by a vehicle in a casino parking garage east of the Las Vegas Strip. The incident occurred...

4/29/2017

article Tampa's Hard Rock features new Orient Road parking garage, Mezzanine Casino with musical memorabilia
(Florida) -- Visiting Tampa’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino just got a lot easier. The new Orient Road Garage opened Friday morning in major style, with...

4/28/2017

article Seminole Hard Rock Casino shows off expansion
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Casino cut the ribbon on its new mezzanine-level casino and Orient Road garage Friday. The new level is more than 26,000 square feet...

4/25/2017

article Greenberg Traurig Advises on Hard Rock Cafe Purchase of Trump Taj Mahal Casino
(Atlantic City) -- When it became clear that billionaire Carl Icahn would be interested in selling his Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, Greenberg...

4/24/2017

article Melco and Hard Rock set to open casino in Cyprus
(Cyprus) -- The city of Limassol will host Cyprus’ first casino resort, which will be operated by the consortium of ‘Melco-Hard Rock’ (Melco...

4/18/2017

article Hard Rock aims to make Trump Taj Mahal great again
(Atlantic City) -- Before he became president, Donald Trump waged a no-holds-barred campaign to prevent Native American tribes from opening gambling operations in the US...

4/17/2017

article Tech issues causes Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City to close temporarily
(Iowa) -- In Iowa, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City suffered from technology issues over the weekend which resulted in a temporary shutdown of a section of...

4/16/2017

article Could Local 54 be part of Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City?
(Atlantic City) -- Unite Here Local 54 could return to the former Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort when it reopens as the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel Atlantic City. Union...

4/15/2017

article Hard Rock Atlantic City Between Rock and a Hard Place Over Casino Workers Union
(Atlantic City) -- Owners of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, the new name of the former Trump Taj Mahal, are currently mulling whether the property should...

4/14/2017

article Will Union From Taj Mahal Work At Hard Rock Atlantic City When It Reopens?
(Atlantic City) -- The Press of Atlantic City reported that the Unite Here Local 54 might provide the labor for the Hard Rock AC, when the former Trump Taj Mahal returns...

4/12/2017

article Hard Rock To Spend $375 Million On Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock will give the Trump Taj Mahal in New Jersey a complete makeover to the tune of $375 million. After purchasing it last month, the hotel chain...

4/10/2017

article Total Makeover Planned To Transform Taj Mahal Into Hard Rock In AC
(Atlantic City) -- However, the shuttered complex attracted a buyer nearly immediately. "Hard Rock's willingness to come in and invest in Atlantic City shows...

4/8/2017

article Florida man denied $100,000 jackpot because friend hit button instead
(Florida) -- Imagine winning $100,000 on a slot machine, only to find you are not the actual winner because you let someone else press the button. It happened to one...

4/7/2017

article Hard Rock International reveals plans for Atlantic City casino
(Atlantic City) -- The acquisition of the former Trump Taj Mahal by Hard Rock International is complete, with the Seminole Tribe-owned company announcing their plans for...
article Why Hard Rock is in a better position than Revel was to be a game changer
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International’s plan to rebrand the closed Taj Mahal into the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel Atlantic City has been called a new game-...
article Who paid to play? There’s a new spin in the Hard Rock slot-machine mystery
(Florida) -- The wheels keep on spinning in South Florida’s own Jackpotgate. The woman who pushed the button on a slot machine and hit a $100,000 jackpot says she...

4/6/2017

article Hard Rock could lay down the beat to Atlantic City’s revival
(Atlantic City) -- Here's a sentence you don't see too often: Things are going pretty well in Atlantic City. I know it’s hard to believe, but these days,...
article Hard Rock unveils $375m upgrade for Trump Taj Mahal casino
(Atlantic City) -- Florida-based casino operator Hard Rock International (HRI) has unveiled its plans to rejuvenate the former Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City....

4/5/2017

article Hard Rock unveiled plans for Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- Twenty-seven years ago, before he was president, Donald Trump walked the gaming floor of the Trump Taj Mahal, celebrating its grand opening. On the...
article Hard Rock unveils $375 million plans for Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- The new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City will feature two separate 7,000-seat arenas and over 2,400 slots after Hard Rock International...
article Little Steven (and Gov. Christie) usher in Hard Rock to Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- They had Steven Van Zandt as the celebrity rock star, Gov. Christie for the swoop in and out politician cameo, and five members of the Seminole Tribe...
article Plans for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino include weekday entertainment, a $375 million renovation and the introduction of 3,000 jobs
(Atlantic City) -- The details of the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, which take over the former Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, were laid out in a press...
article Rock 'n' roll is in as Hard Rock revamps 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 redoes...
article Who deserves credit for Hard Rock buying Taj Mahal?
(Atlantic City) -- As Hard Rock International unveiled plans Wednesday to reopen the former Trump Taj Mahal casino, everyone agreed it was a “great day” for...
press release Details Revealed: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Today, Hard Rock International officially announced the completed acquisition as well as unveiled plans for the launch and significant redevelopment...

4/4/2017

press release Hard Rock Releases City-Specific Apparel Online For First Time Ever
(Florida) -- Hard Rock is rolling out its retro city-themed apparel online to remind fans of that special Hard Rock moment from the past. Originally, the city-specific...

4/3/2017

article Hard Rock completes acquisition of Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- This weekend finalised the acquisition of former Trump Taj Mahal Casino by national company, Hard Rock International. The controversial gaming venue,...
article Sale of ex-Trump Taj Mahal casino to Hard Rock is finalized
(Atlantic City) -- It’s official: Atlantic City’s former Trump Taj Mahal casino now belongs to Hard Rock International. The sale of the shuttered casino...

4/2/2017

article Hard Rock International to announce plans for Trump Taj Mahal this week
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International is now the owner of the former Trump Taj Mahal casino of Atlantic City and the company has plans to unveil what they will be...

4/1/2017

article Dietrich Fast Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $50k Super High Roller
(Florida) -- The $50,000 Super High Roller at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown has been won by German WSOP and WPT winner Dietrich Fast, after he chopped heads-...

3/31/2017

article Paradise lost at Hard Rock - All outside eateries, bars and shops gone March 31
(Florida) -- Welcome to the Eat Beat Newsletter. April is almost here, and a late-blooming season for spring holidays brings Passover at sundown on April 10 and Easter...
article Dietrich Fast Wins 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $50,000 Super High Roller
(Florida) -- German poker pro Dietrich Fast has had a really nice start to 2017. In February, the player won a $25,000 buy-in turbo high roller during the WPT L.A. Poker...

3/24/2017

article Jason Taylor goes all in for charity with Hard Rock poker tournament
(Florida) -- Jason Taylor, the Miami Dolphins’ legendary defensive end and recent inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will host a poker fundraiser March...

3/22/2017

press release Jason Taylor goes all in for charity with Hard Rock poker tournament
(Florida) -- Jason Taylor, the Miami Dolphins’ legendary defensive end and recent inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will host a poker fundraiser March...

3/21/2017

article Siblings take on Seminoles in fight for survival of boutique at Hard Rock complex
(Florida) -- It’s like the world is falling down around Tamir Wershaw and his sister Malka Livingston. Only for the brother-sister owners of a small retail...

3/19/2017

article Hard Rock scraps Santo Domingo project
(Dominican Republic) -- Having reportedly lost interest in developing its second hotel and casino in the Dominican Republic, Hard Rock International has decided to pull...

3/10/2017

article Hard Rock explored buying Revel before Trump Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- Could there have been a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at the closed Revel? Before purchasing the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Hard Rock...

3/6/2017

article Hard Rock Buys Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- Carl Icahn announced he will sell his closed Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City to Hard Rock International for an undisclosed price.

3/5/2017

article Can Hard Rock culture work in Atlantic City?
(Atlantic City) -- At Hard Rock Tulsa, located off Route 66, there is a diner inside the casino and hotel in honor of the famous highway. Toby Keith’s I Love this...

3/4/2017

article What Seminole Hard Rock’s new president in Tampa has on his to-do list [sub req]
(Florida) -- Joe Lupo has an eye for new music and comedic talent, and he’s brought that with him to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.
article Podcast: How Hard Rock's Atlantic City casino will reshape the Boardwalk and beyond
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock blew up our podcast plans this week, but that was about the only reason not to like the news that was coming out of Atlantic City.

3/2/2017

article CEO: Hard Rock still wants casino near NYC after Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- The company that bought Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino still wants to build a $1 billion casino in northern New Jersey just outside New...
article Hard Rock Group Invests $300 Million in Former Trump Casino
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International said it plans to renovate and reopen the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, at a total cost of $...
article Purchase Of Trump Taj Mahal Opens The Doors To North Jersey And Online Gambling For Hard Rock
(Atlantic City) -- Billionaire and Atlantic City casino owner Carl Icahn has divested himself of the source of a number of recent headaches: the Trump Taj Mahal Casino...
article What should Atlantic City expect from a Hard Rock casino?
(Atlantic City) -- The key to surviving the casino market seems to be establishing a niche and dominating it. So what will Hard Rock bring to the Atlantic City gaming...
article Winners and losers in sale of former Trump Taj Mahal casino
(Atlantic City) -- A union whose members were willing to lose their own jobs to stand up to Carl Icahn outlasted the billionaire investor. And a Native American tribe...
article Hard Rock announcement brings optimism to Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- There was an unfamiliar feeling in the city Thursday morning, as the news everyone wanted to talk about, for the first time in a while, was good news...
article Straub says Hard Rock is welcome in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Assemblyman Chris Brown, R-Atlantic, said the overwhelming rejection of a November ballot question that would have allowed casinos in North Jersey,...

3/1/2017

article Hard Rock in deal to buy Trump Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- The owner of the former Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort announced Wednesday a deal to sell the Atlantic City property, closed since October, to a group...
article Hard Rock to buy shuttered Trump Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic County's state senator says Hard Rock Entertainment is buying the closed Trump Taj Mahal casino. Sen. Jim Whelan, D-Atlantic, said...
article Icahn selling Trump Taj Mahal casino to Hard Rock
(Atlantic City) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn reached a deal Wednesday to sell the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City to Hard Rock International and...
article Icahn Sells Trump Taj Mahal Casino to Hard Rock-led Group
(Atlantic City) -- Carl Icahn is selling the former Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to a group of investors led by Hard Rock International,...
article Seminole Tribe buys former Trump Taj Mahal casino in NJ
(Atlantic City) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida is expanding its gambling holdings to the Garden State. Hard Rock International, which the Tribe controls, Wednesday...
article Who is Jim Allen, the Hard Rock CEO who just bought the Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- Jim Allen is returning to his roots in a big way with the $300 million purchase and planned renovation of the former Trump Taj Mahal. Allen, a 1978...
article See renderings of the new addition to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is about two months away from opening a new two-story addition with a new upscale restaurant.

2/28/2017

article Hard Rock International To Continue Electrifying The Mediterranean With New Resort In Malta
(Malta) -- Hard Rock International announces plans to open its third European resort, following debuts in Ibiza and Tenerife. Projected to open in 2020, the seafront...

2/23/2017

article Melco Crown Calls Sheldon Adelson’s $10 Billion Bet on Japan, Hard Rock Scrambling for Partners
(Japan) -- Melco Crown Entertainment won’t be intimidated by Las Vegas Sands billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s comments this week that he’s ready to spend...

2/22/2017

article Hard Rock antes up as Melco Crown prepares to outspend Japan casino rivals
(Japan) -- The competition to develop the first integrated resort in Japan continues to heat up. Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson recent announcement that he is...
article Hard Rock looking to take up to a 60 percent stake in Japanese casino
(Japan) -- With regulation of what industry analysts say could become the second biggest casino market in the world expected to be ironed out in law by December, Hard...

2/21/2017

article Hard Rock seeks up to 60 percent in Japanese casino
(Japan) -- Hard Rock Cafe International is looking to buy up to a 60 percent stake in a Japanese casino resort, its chairman said on Tuesday, seeking entry into what...

2/18/2017

article Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa eliminates controversial parking fee
(Florida) -- Six months ago, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino of Tampa decided to institute a parking fee of $10 to provide a more secure parking area for...

2/14/2017

press release Hard Rock International Announces Launch of Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen
(China) -- Hard Rock Hotels announces the launch of its first hotel in China, Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen. Slated to open in summer 2017, the new Hard Rock property will...

2/13/2017

article New president named for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood has appointed Auggie Cipollini, a longtime executive at an Atlantic City gambling resort, as its new...

2/6/2017

article Hard Rock CEO to deliver Southern Gaming Summit opening address
(Florida) -- The organizers of the upcoming Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, Mississippi, have announced that James Allen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for...

2/2/2017

article Gaming Summit in Biloxi in May will open with a Hard Rock talk
(Mississippi) -- James F. Allen, the chairman and CEO of Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, will deliver the opening address at the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi on...

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