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The Flavor Tour at Hard Rock takes our taste buds on the road

George Siganos does everything the right way. From The Marketplace locations at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and Tropicana Atlantic City to his Café Tazza locations at Harrah’s Resort and Caesars Atlantic City, the food is great, the presentations are dynamite and the prices are affordable.

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11/18/2019

article Sugar Factory is bringing its whimsical treats to Hard Rock Tampa
(Florida) -- Sugar Factory’s monster milkshakes, rainbow sliders and famous floor-to-ceiling candy wall are headed to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel hosts job fair
(Florida) -- If you can’t get enough of the Seminole Hard Rock’s new Guitar Hotel in Hollywood, why not work there? The newly expanded hotel is hosting a job...
article Hard Rock at South Lake Tahoe is ready to rock
(Nevada) -- November at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe is ready to rock guests with special appearances by DJs Justin Martin and Z-Trip, a meet and greet...
article BLOG: Hard Rock Cafe set to close January in CityWalk Hollywood
(Florida) -- CityWalk Hollywood is getting ready for another change, as the popular Hard Rock Cafe is set to close next year. Inside Universal has learned that Hard Rock...
press release Hard Rock Hotels Take Center Stage in Prague
(Prague) -- Hard Rock International continues the growth of its ever-expanding European hotel portfolio with the exciting announcement of Hard Rock Hotel Prague, set to...

11/17/2019

article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Holding 2-Day Job Fair
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is holding a two-day job fair for positions at their new guitar-shaped hotel. These are the departments...

11/16/2019

article Workers build wall around Saenger, as UNO expert weighs in on Hard Rock implosion
(Louisiana) -- Work has now begun to protect historic sites like the Saenger Theater around the collapsed Hard Rock hotel site, in advance of it's planned implosion...
article Hard Rock Guitar Hotel: 10 things to know about that dynamic light show
(Florida) -- When the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood opened its $1.5 billion expansion a few weeks ago, the distinctive curves of its instantly...

11/15/2019

article Mayor Cantrell says Hard Rock demo company to be fully vetted
(Louisiana) -- The mayor of New Orleans says she and other city officials will be thoroughly reviewing the background of a demolition company hired to tear down the...
article Few applications submitted for SBA loans following Hard Rock collapse
(Louisiana) -- The fencing around the Hard Rock’s evacuation zone is designed to keep people out, but since reopening after the first implosion, local business...
article Jay-Z was in ‘year-long talks’ with Hard Rock to host SCF gala
(Florida) -- Jay-Z is set to host some of the industry’s biggest stars during this weekend’s Shawn Carter Foundation Gala, being held at the Seminole Hard...
article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa is getting a Sugar Factory next month
(Florida) -- Florida will soon get its third Sugar Factory location, and it will reside in the heart of the Seminole Hard Rock & Casino Hotel next month. That's...

11/14/2019

article Sports betting off to hot start at Sioux City casino
(Iowa) -- Gamblers at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City wagered over $1.2 million on football, baseball, basketball and other sports during the downtown casino...
article Sugar Factory, a candy cocktail hub, to open at Seminole Hard Rock Casino
(Florida) -- Do you have a sweet tooth? Then you’ll probably want to visit the Sugar Factory when it debuts at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in December. It’...

11/13/2019

article Sports betting off to hot start at Hard Rock in Sioux City
(Iowa) -- Gamblers at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City wagered over $1.2 million on football, baseball, basketball and other sports during the downtown casino...

11/12/2019

article Goodbye, CoCo Key, make way for Hard Rock Rockford
(Illinois) -- CoCo Key Water Park on the former Clock Tower Resort property will be razed next year to make way for the Hard Rock Casino Rockford entertainment complex....
article Guitar-shaped Hard Rock hotel opens in Hollywood, Florida
(Florida) -- The world’s first guitar-shaped hotel has officially opened for business. Standing 450 feet tall is the new face of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel...
press release Cipresso leads new spots at Seminole Hard Rock
(Florida) -- Four spots have joined the 11 existing food and beverage options at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as part of its $720 million expansion. The Tampa...

11/9/2019

article Goodbye, CoCo Keys, make way for Hard Rock Rockford
(Illinois) -- CoCo Keys Water Resort on the former Clock Tower Resort property will be razed next year to make way for the Hard Rock Casino Rockford entertainment...
article Nanyehi returns to Hard Rock to honor Cherokee hero
(Oklahoma) -- The critically acclaimed musical “Nanyehi,” returns to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino next weekend to continue spreading the message of peace,...

11/8/2019

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa hosting career fair
(Oklahoma) -- The region’s entertainment and hospitality leader is expanding its team for the holiday season and opening new opportunities for career growth for...

11/7/2019

article The Flavor Tour at Hard Rock takes our taste buds on the road
(Atlantic City) -- George Siganos does everything the right way. From The Marketplace locations at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and Tropicana Atlantic City to his Café...
article DeSimone engineers celebrate completion of guitar-shaped hotel
(Florida) -- DeSimone Consulting Engineers announced that construction is complete at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
article Jay-Z sends $40K Rolex watches to VIPs ahead of Shawn Carter Foundation Gala
(Florida) -- Rap’s first billionaire knows how to live large. Jay-Z is gearing up for his inaugural Shawn Carter Foundation Gala, a black-tie affair set to be held...

11/6/2019

article SBA approves assistance for businesses affected by the Hard Rock Hotel collapse
(Louisiana) -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved assistance through low-interest federal disaster loans to New Orleans businesses affected by the...

11/5/2019

article Dancing Under The Atlantic City Stars at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
(Atlantic City) -- The crowd in attendance on Saturday night for the second annual Dancing Under the Atlantic City Stars event knew they were in for a night of great...
press release Hard Rock launches the Game Plan Challenge
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International, in partnership with education experts EduNetwork Partners, announced Monday The Game Plan Challenge to educate teens on healthy...

11/2/2019

article Veterans Day, Holiday Specials and More Entertainment at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City In November
(New Jersey) -- Hard Rock Atlantic City will be saluting veterans by providing them with free parking, a free buffet, along with a free car wash and coffee at Rocktane...
article Casino bustles with visitors to new facility
(California) -- Grand opening celebrations were well underway at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain on Saturday as hundreds of people headed out to...
article PHOTOS: DAER Dayclub grand opening at Hard Rock's guitar-shaped hotel
(Florida) -- Grand-opening weekend festivities at DAER dayclub, part of the guitar-shaped hotel at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood.

10/31/2019

press release Hard Rock Hotel Opens in the Maldives
(Thailand) -- Hard Rock International and S Hotels & Resorts introduced memorable music-­‐inspired stays to the Maldives for the first time on 1st September 2019...

10/30/2019

article Hard Rock Atlantic City donates $32K for cancer research, awareness
(Atlantic City) -- Employees of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino raised more than $32,000 for breast cancer awareness and research in October. As part of its Pinktober...
press release How TCF Center, Caesars, LA Convention Center and More Are Getting Greener
(USA) -- Several hotel brands and convention centers are jumping on the green bandwagon to help the environment and people in need through an array of sustainability and...

10/29/2019

article Khloé Kardashian, Sofia Richie, And More Attend Guitar Hotel At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Opening
(Florida) -- If you think you’ve seen it all when it comes to hotels, you might want to addSeminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino‘s Guitar Hotel to your list...
article Seminole’s $ 1.5 billion Hard Rock Guitar Tower is ‘beyond mind-blowing’
(Florida) -- One area of the Seminole Tribe’s swampland was dotted with trailers selling cigarettes and promotions for bingo. But that’s no more. Last week...
article A tourist said she only left daughter in a Hard Rock garage briefly — but police differ
(Florida) -- Maybe the lure of the guitar-shaped hotel was just too enticing. A couple visiting Florida from Ecuador headed into the recently expanded Hard Rock Hotel...

10/28/2019

article Photos: Hard Rock celebrates submission of Rockford casino proposal
(Illinois) -- Representatives from Hard Rock were joined by Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara and the Nielsen family on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, to celebrate the group’s...
article Hard Rock Clears Spectacle Entertainment in Land Deal, $300M Gary, Indiana Casino is a ‘Go’
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment and Hard Rock International are ready to move forward with their plan to bring a land-based casino to Gary, Indiana.
article Florida’s Guitar Hotel opens its doors
(Florida) -- The iconic Guitar Hotel has officially opened at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. A $1.5-billion expansion brings 638 new,...

10/27/2019

article Hard Rock’s casino proposal is heading down state on Monday
(Illinois) -- Come Monday, Rockford will sign, seal, and deliver the casino proposal to the Illinois Gaming Board. Mayor Tom McNamara, Hard Rock representatives, along...

10/26/2019

article Rockford submits Hard Rock Casino proposal to Illinois Gaming Board
(Illinois) -- The city of Rockford submitted the Hard Rock Casino proposal to the Illinois Gaming Board for review. City leaders had until Oct. 26, 2019, to submit the...
article Hotel Shaped Like Guitar Opens In Florida
(Florida) -- The world’s first guitar-shaped hotel has opened in Florida, attracting Hollywood A-listers like Morgan Freeman to its red carpet event on Thursday...

10/25/2019

article Hard Rock: No wrongdoing by casino firm in land buy
(Indiana) -- Hard Rock Casino says its in-house compliance board has determined there was no wrongdoing on behalf of casino developer Spectacle Entertainment when the...
article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Celebrates Grand Opening; 4,000 Permanent Jobs Created in Hollywood
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood celebrated its highly-anticipated grand opening last night on Oct. 24. “This will put us in a...
article The $1.5billion GUITAR-shaped hotel opens with glamorous launch
(Florida) -- A 36-storey electric guitar-shaped hotel in Florida opened last night with a star-studded event to celebrate the extraordinary $1.5billion project. Boasting...
article Unique guitar-shaped hotel opens at Florida Seminole casino
(Florida) -- It looks like a rock 'n' roll guitar that Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page would have played. But this one is 450 feet (137 meters) tall and is a light...
article Steve Minick Joins Seminole Hard Rock Tampa As Director Of Entertainment
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has named Steve Minick its director of entertainment, where he will oversee the new 1,500-seat Hard Rock Event...

10/24/2019

article Hard Rock reveals investors behind Rockford's proposed casino
(Illinois) -- More than four dozen investors, many of whom are business and civic leaders in the region, have a stake in the proposed Hard Rock Casino Rockford. There...
article Guitar hotel marks pivot for Seminole Hard Rock hospitality brand: more of everything
(Florida) -- When the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood opened in 2004, it brought a little bit of glitz to the patch of tribal land wedged between Florida...
article Wealthy US tribe's latest project: a vast, guitar-shaped casino
(Florida) -- Shaped like an electric guitar, the soaring, blue-glass, 36-story Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is a gamble that its owners, the Seminole tribe, hope will play...
article Review: A fresh look at ‘old’ Hard Rock restaurants Kuro, the Bol and a gilded burger at Hard Rock Cafe
(Florida) -- Bright and shiny things take center stage at the amped-up Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood as the $1.5 billion guitar tower expansion...

10/23/2019

article Hard Rock Casino Rockford won't offer live poker
(Illinois) -- Hard Rock Casino Rockford, in Illinois, will not have a live poker room with tables. Hard Rock International plans to apply for the only available Rockford...
article Guitar hotel marks pivot for Seminole Hard Rock hospitality brand: more of everything
(Florida) -- When the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood opened in 2004, it brought a little bit of glitz to the patch of tribal land wedged between Florida...
article Inside look at new additions to Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood (Photos)
(Florida) -- The towering guitar-shaped hotel may be the crowning jewel of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, but it's not the only addition. It...
article Unique guitar-shaped hotel opens at Florida Seminole casino
(Florida) -- It looks like the guitar Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page played. But this one is 450 feet (137 meters) tall and is a light-beam hotel that the Seminole...

10/22/2019

article Rockford gambling parlors not worried about competition from Hard Rock
(Illinois) -- The City of Rockford has given video gambling operators the green light to add more machines. On Monday, Rockford aldermen voted to increase the maximum...
article Hard Rock could purchase hotel on the Strip
(Las Vegas) -- "Certainly on the Strip is one of the possibilities," Chief Executive Officer Jim Allen said in an interview Monday with Bloomberg Radio’s...
article Hard Rock chairman interested in acquiring Las Vegas Strip asset
(Las Vegas) -- The Hard Rock will transform into the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas next year, but it may not be long before a Hard Rock-branded hotel-casino returns to the...
article Our Experience In One Of The New Hotel Rooms At The Hard Rock Tampa
(Florida) -- Earlier this month the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa held a Grand Opening Celebration at their new 14-story hotel tower. The $700 million...
article Dominican Republic Tourist Deaths Not Linked to Bootleg Booze: FBI
(Dominican Republic) -- The “mysterious” deaths of three US citizens in the Dominican Republic — which sparked a disastrous dip in tourism for the...

10/21/2019

article Poker not in the cards for proposed Hard Rock Casino
(Illinois) -- While poker remains a popular game in the casino world, gamblers will need to find another place for live poker tables as the soon-to-be Hard Rock Casino...
article Hard Rock CEO Ponders Buying a Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip
(Las Vegas) -- With a $1.5 billion casino expansion opening Thursday in Florida, Hard Rock International Inc. may soon be turning its attention to other markets. One...
article Hard Rock scrutinizing casino land deals with tax-sale scofflaw
(Indiana) -- Alleged land-dealing improprieties surrounding the city's prized casino project now are being scrutinized by Hard Rock Casino’s compliance board,...

10/20/2019

article 2 leaning cranes toppled at site of New Orleans hotel collapse
(New Orleans) -- Officials set off thundering explosions that toppled two cranes Sunday that had loomed precariously for days over a partially collapsed hotel in New...
article Collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans will be demolished, officials say after bringing down cranes
(New Orleans) -- A week after a construction site collapse that killed three workers and injured dozens more, officials hope they will soon be able to retrieve the two...
article What Was the First Hard Rock Cafe? A History of This Rock Institution
(USA) -- The Hard Rock Cafe is known as one of the biggest tourist destinations, but do you know how the company got its start? If you love interesting stories, how the...
article Gallery: Experience Hendrix at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's The Joint
(Oklahoma) -- The Experience Hendrix tour performs at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s the Joint on Oct. 17, 2019.

10/19/2019

article Poker not in the cards for Hard Rock Casino Rockford
(Illinois) -- Bad news for lovers of Texas Hold ’em, seven-card stud and Omaha Hi-Lo: Hard Rock Casino Rockford is not planning to offer live poker. Poker remains a...
article 'Sweet-Talking' Duo Allegedly Spiked Gambling Tourist's Drink, Then Swiped Rolex And Cash
(Florida) -- Surveillance footage captured from both inside and outside the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida at around 2 a.m. on Sept. 13 shows two women...
article Atlantic City man given second chance arrested in drug deal
(Atlantic City) -- An Atlantic City man spared a prison sentence this year is back behind bars after he was caught allegedly selling heroin in the city. “Thank you...
article Hard Rock celebrates 45th anniversary of 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' with screening, shadow cast and original Brad
(Atlantic City) -- At 11 a.m. on the dot, I dialed the number for Barry Bostwick, the actor who is perhaps best known for his roles as Brad Majors in “Rocky Horror...

10/18/2019

article Guitar hotel to make its bow as Seminole Hard Rock flexes financial might
(Florida) -- The massive 450-foot guitar hotel towers above the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood like a recently arrived space ship. There is nothing...
article Hard Rock unveils first look inside $1.5B guitar-shaped hotel ahead of Oct. 24 opening
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International is just about ready to take you inside the guitar. The guitar-shaped hotel, that is. 7News cameras captured construction crews hard...
article Video: Two Women Drug Man at Casino, Rob Him at His Hotel—Police Offer $3,000 Award to Help Catch Them
(Florida) -- Authorities are offering a $3,000 reward to help track down two women who they said were caught on camera as they drugged a man at a casino before stealing...

10/17/2019

article At Hard Rock Hotel collapse site, officials abandon hope for survivors; death toll now at 3
(Louisiana) -- After five days of fruitless searches by rescue crews working in risky conditions, New Orleans officials on Wednesday abandoned hope that a missing...
article Contractor claims video shows structural flaws prior to Hard Rock Hotel collapse
(Louisiana) -- A video posted on social media claiming to show structural problems inside the Hard Rock Hotel construction site two days before its deadly collapse has...
article VIDEO purports to show structural flaws at Hard Rock Hotel construction site days before deadly collapse
(Louisiana) -- There may have been warning signs days before the deadly collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel construction site in New Orleans. A video purportedly shot by a...
article Gambler robbed after women spike drink at South Florida casino
(Florida) -- Two women spiked a tourist's drink at a South Florida casino before bringing him back to his hotel room and robbing him of $1,000 cash and a Rolex worth...

10/16/2019

article La Liga reportedly seeking approval for Hard Rock fixture
(Florida) -- La Liga, Spanish football’s organising body, is reportedly attempting to stage an official league game at the Hard Rock Stadium, home of the NFL...
article The Hard Rock Hotel Collapse in Downtown New Orleans Has Resulted in Two Deaths
(New Orleans) -- The collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel in the heart of downtown New Orleans has left at least two people dead, with another still missing.
article Damaged cranes hampering rescue efforts in partially collapsed New Orleans Hard Rock hotel
(New Orleans) -- Rescue crews in New Orleans were still searching for a missing worker in the area where a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino building under construction...
article Family identifies man whose body was recovered from Hard Rock Hotel construction collapse Sunday, 1 still missing
(New Orleans) -- Sunday evening, New Orleans city officials said search crews have removed one body from the rubble of the Hard Rock Hotel construction collapse and one...
article 'This is seriously bad': Video purports to show concerns days before Hard Rock hotel collapse in New Orleans
(Louisiana) -- Speculation mounted Wednesday about possible causes of the weekend collapse of the half-built Hard Rock Café in New Orleans, reports the CBS affiliate...
article Rescue operations end at Hard Rock Hotel collapse site
(Louisiana) -- Rescue operations have ended at the site of the Hard Rock Hotel construction collapse and focus has shifted to maintaining control over the unstable...
article Tourist gambling at Hard Rock Casino in Florida drugged, robbed by 2 women, authorities say
(Florida) -- Two women sought by authorities are accused of drugging a tourist and stealing his Rolex watch after befriending him at a Florida casino.

10/14/2019

article Hard Rock Wins First Round in Illinois
(Illinois) -- In Rockford, Illinois, city aldermen have voted 11-1 to certify Hard Rock International’s casino proposal and forward it to the Illinois Gaming Board...
article Rockford one step closer to a casino after city council chooses preferred bid
(Illinois) -- Rockford is one step closer to a casino now that its city council has chosen a preferred bid. The city council voted to back a proposal by Hard Rock...
article At least one dead after New Orleans' Hard Rock Casino hotel collapses during construction
(New Orleans) -- One person has died and three people are missing after a Hard Rock hotel building under construction suddenly collapsed. Construction workers reportedly...
article VIDEO: Drone captures aftermath of Hard Rock collapse in downtown New Orleans
(New Orleans) -- The Hard Rock Hotel partially collapsed Saturday morning onto Canal St. New Orleans Fire Dept. Chief Tim McConnell confirmed one person was killed on...

10/13/2019

article 'We are in rescue mode:' 2 dead, 1 missing, 30 injured in Hard Rock Hotel collapse
(New Orleans) -- The search continued Sunday for a person trapped inside the Hard Rock Hotel after the building partially collapsed without warning on Saturday morning....
article Hard Rock Hotel collapse: New Orleans crews still in rescue mode
(New Orleans) -- Mayor Cantrell along with city leaders Sunday said emergency crews are still in full rescue mode as one worker remains unaccounted for after Saturday...
article Sunday performances of 'WICKED' canceled at Saenger Theatre after Hard Rock collapse
(New Orleans) -- The Saenger Theatre in New Orleans has canceled performances of the Broadway musical 'WICKED' on Sunday, October 13.The theatre, which is located across...
article Indian Nations Conservation Alliance hosting conference
(Oklahoma) -- Indian Nations Conservation Alliance (INCA) will be hosting their annual National Tribal Conservation Districts Conference, Nov. 5-7, 2019, at the Hard...

10/12/2019

article Hard Rock Casino Hotel Under Construction Partially Collapses in New Orleans, Killing at Least One
(New Orleans) -- The upper floors of a Hard Rock Casino hotel that was under construction collapsed on Saturday morning in New Orleans, killing at least one person on...
article Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans collapse: 1 dead, 3 unaccounted for at construction site
(New Orleans) -- One person is dead and three are still missing after part of the Hard Rock hotel under construction in downtown New Orleans collapsed Saturday morning...
article Hotel collapse in New Orleans leaves 2 dead, 1 missing
(New Orleans) -- A large section of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction beside New Orleans’ historic French Quarter collapsed Saturday amid blinding dust and...

10/11/2019

article Protest planned at Hard Rock Stadium against Formula One racing
(Florida) -- Poisonous dust particles, ear damaging noise, traffic inconveniences and road closures are only a few reasons why Miami Gardens residents are taking to the...
article This Candy-Covered Ice Cream Sundae at the Jersey Shore Will Set You Back $99
(Atlantic City) -- In Jersey Shore news, Sugar Factory in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City is selling a $99 publicity stunt in the form of a massive ice...

10/10/2019

article Hard Rock reveals floorplan for what Giovanni’s would look like as a casino
(Illinois) -- Hard Rock International, which hopes to open a casino in Rockford, released a floorplan of a proposed temporary casino inside Giovanni’s restaurant, which...
article Brendan Schaub sets date at Hard Rock
(Oklahoma) -- Stand-up comic, podcast host and TV personality Brendan Schaub will perform Dec. 28 at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

10/9/2019

article Hard Rock Casino Rockford readies for next hurdle
(Illinois) -- Hard Rock International on Monday night successfully navigated the city’s casino approval process, beating out two other contenders. Now it must...
article Paragon’s Diana Bennett gives new life, and new amenities, to Hard Rock Lake Tahoe
(Nevada) -- Purchasing the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe three years ago was both a professional and personal decision for Paragon Gaming Chairwoman Diana...

10/8/2019

article Hard Rock Casino certified to send to Illinois Gaming Board
(Illinois) -- "I am so happy we can finish saying former clock tower site and just say the new Hard Rock Site," says Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara during Monday...
article Hard Rock Casino Rockford wins City Council approval
(Illinois) -- Hard Rock Casino Rockford has won the blessing of City Council and its proposal now moves on for consideration by the Illinois Gaming Board. City Council...

10/7/2019

article Rockford City Council votes to send Hard Rock Casino proposal to Illinois Gaming Board
(Illinois) -- Rockford City Council voted 11-to-1 Monday night to send the Hard Rock Casino proposal to the Illinois gaming board. One alderperson abstained in the vote...

10/6/2019

article Site of new Hard Rock Casino still just a weedy lot
(Indiana) -- Weeds and waste remain strewn across the northwest corner of the intersection of 29th Avenue and Burr Street in Gary. Nearly six weeks after Spectacle...
article Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban among celebrities visiting Tampa for Hard Rock celebration
(Florida) -- Several celebrities visited the City of Tampa on Thursday to help the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino celebrate its $700 million renovations. Rita...
article Rockford City Council expected to pick casino proposal Monday
(Illinois) -- Rockford’s City Council is expected to pick which casino proposals are going down state in Monday’s city council. This is the second time the...

10/5/2019

article Hard Rock’s first employee attends celebration at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
(Florida) -- Rita Gilligan is 79 years old but says she still feels 29. Gilligan, a former waitress, was the first employee of a Hard Rock Café when the first location...

10/4/2019

article Visitors bureau throws support behind Hard Rock Casino
(Illinois) -- The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau hast thrown its support behind the proposal to build a Hard Rock Casino on the city’s east side....
article Keith Urban opens Tampa Hard Rock’s new venue with VIP-friendly bash
(Florida) -- Before Keith Urban met Brenda from Minneapolis, he took a good look around the room. He could see almost everything. He was playing the first official...
article Nicole Kidman, Christie Brinkley grace Seminole Hard Rock’s expansion opening
(Florida) -- In addition, skywalking scion Nik Wallenda and his mother, Delilah, perform a high-wire walk between the hotel’s old and new towers.
article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino goes all out for grand opening of Tampa expansion
(Florida) -- After spending $720 million on an expansion project, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa decided to introduce their changes with a ton of...

10/3/2019

article Hard Rock’s first employee attends celebration at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
(Florida) -- Rita Gilligan is 79 years old but says she still feels 29. Gilligan, a former waitress, was the first employee of a Hard Rock Café when the first location...
article Seminole Hard Rock Tampa launching amped-up casino with flair
(Florida) -- Forget the ribbon-cutting. Today the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa goes for spectacle. First, smash a guitar to put an exclamation point on a...
press release Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Reveals $700 Million Expansion Completion With Grand Celebration
(Florida) -- In true Hard Rock style, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa officially unveiled its highly-anticipated $700 million expansion today following the...

10/2/2019

article City of Rockford recommends casino proposal from Hard Rock International
(Illinois) -- In a Monday press conference, Mayor Tom McNamara said that of the three proposals received for a Rockford casino, the Hard Rock International Casino...
article Rockford group provides training for possible casino jobs
(Illinois) -- People are eager to work for a Rockford casino. Some have even started asking Hard Rock for applications. "We are excited and looking forward to...

10/1/2019

article Hard Rock Casino is Rockford mayor’s choice
(Illinois) -- Mayor Tom McNamara’s administration recommended to City Council Monday that it back Hard Rock International to receive the city’s sole casino...
article We went inside Seminole Hard Rock’s $720 million Tampa expansion
(Florida) -- Steve Bonner became president of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in November, right as the property was staring down the stretch of its biggest...

9/30/2019

article City of Rockford recommends Hard Rock International casino proposal
(Illinois) -- After receiving three proposals for a Rockford Casino, the City of Rockford officially recommended the Hard Rock International Casino proposal to City...
article Hard Rock Casino is Rockford mayor's choice for only license
(Illinois) -- Mayor Tom McNamara said that he recommended to the City Council Monday that Hard Rock Casino should receive the city's only casino license. McNamara...
article Mayor, City of Rockford staff back Hard Rock casino plan
(Illinois) -- The City of Rockford staff has recommended that the City Council submit the casino by Hard Rock International to the Illinois Gaming Board.
article On top of the world? Rockford mayor recommends casino bid backed by Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen
(Illinois) -- Three casino groups vying to set up shop in Rockford may be singing “I want you to want me” to the Illinois Gaming Board. But only one...
article Rockford city staff recommends Hard Rock casino proposal
(Illinois) -- The city of Rockford staff will recommend certification of the Hard Rock International casino proposal to the Illinois Gaming Board, per mayor Tom McNamara...

9/29/2019

article Hard Rock Makes Hard Pitch for Hellenikon Casino
(Greece) -- With a duel to get a vital casino license central to the $8 billion development of the abandoned Hellenikon International Airport down mainly to two US...

9/28/2019

article Aldermen don’t want to leave Rockford casino decision to state board
(Illinois) -- Ahead of a crucial meeting Monday night, a majority of City Council members say they favor submitting one applicant for a Rockford casino license to the...

9/26/2019

article Nik Wallenda will walk the high wire with his 66-year-old mother in Tampa
(Florida) -- Nik Wallenda will be performing in Tampa next week and will have a special co-star: his 66-year-old mother. Wallenda will take his high wire walk to the...

9/25/2019

article VIDEO: Ultimate CEO Jim Allen of Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock on keeping innovation alive (Video)
(Florida) -- "Surround yourself with creative people," he says. Ultimate CEO Jim Allen of Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock on keeping innovation alive (Video)
article Hard Rock Chooses Giovanni’s as Temporary Casino Location
(Illinois) -- All three of Rockford's casino proposals include establishing a temporary location to begin casino operations while construction is underway on the...
article The Verb Hotel Rips the Hard Rock Cafe a New One in a New Lawsuit
(Florida) -- There are few outlets for shade quite like a lawsuit, and it looks like the Verb Hotel did not waste the opportunity this week, when its public dispute with...

9/24/2019

article Rockford's three casino complex plans unveiled
(Illinois) -- The public got its first in-depth look Monday night at the three proposals for a Rockford casino as firms gave presentations seeking to win general support...
article Renovated spa, pool and event center open at Tampa's Hard Rock hotel
(Florida) -- As part of the hotel's $700 million expansion, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa has opened its new Pool Bar and Grill, Hard Rock event...
article Pauly Shore christening Hard Rock's Midnight Joker Comedy Club
(Atlantic City) -- Pauly Shore is coming to Tulsa for the launch of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's new Midnight Joker Comedy Club. The club will be the site of a...

9/23/2019

article No surrender in Rockford casino competition: Bids sweetened with guitar licks, aquariums, waterparks
(Illinois) -- The city of Rockford has been seeking a casino for just about as long as Chicago has. But while state lawmakers have been forced back to the legislative...
article Sale of Cincinnati's JACK Casino Complete
(Ohio) -- Cincinnati's JACK Casino on Reading Road will change hands for $745 million and become Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati next spring. Detroit-based JACK...

9/21/2019

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino now accepting sports betting
(Iowa) -- Although he isn't much of a gambler, Dakin Schultz placed a bet Friday afternoon on the Iowa State University Cyclones over the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks,...
press release Hard Rock International Finalizes Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati Deal
(Ohio) -- Along with VICI Properties Inc. (VICI), Hard Rock International is expanding its global gaming portfolio, announcing the completion of the JACK Cincinnati...

9/20/2019

article Jack Cincinnati Casino sold to Hard Rock International for $745 million
(Ohio) -- Hard Rock International completed its purchase of Jack Cincinnati Casino on Friday, according to a release from Jack Entertainment. The casino was bought for...

9/16/2019

article Hard Rock International, Mohegan Gaming Emerge as Greece Airport Casino Leading Contenders
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International and Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment are the two remaining competitors in the effort to bring a casino to the former Hellenikon...

9/14/2019

article Hard Rock is a winner; I-90 location should be one, too
(Illinois) -- As a downtown property owner, and for what it is worth, I am supporting the I-90 Hard Rock Casino Rockford. My first brush with casino politics goes back...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa celebrates 10-year anniversary
(Oklahoma) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in the Tulsa area. September marks a decade in Catoosa for the casino that opened...

9/13/2019

article Sinnissippi neighbors oppose golf course closing
(Illinois) -- The potential closing of Sinnissippi Golf Course is meeting resistance from some neighbors and the alderman who represents the area. The proposal has also...

9/11/2019

article Hard Rock Casino Rockford partners with local businesses
(Illinois) -- "What we get will be wonderful, I'm looking forward to it," says Rockford resident Russ Steiner. Steiner has been living in Rockford for 50...
article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino hosts 3-day job fair
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood is hosting a three-day job fair beginning Wednesday as they seek employees for the new Guitar Hotel....
article Seminole Hard Rock Reveals Details of Massive Daer Dayclub
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood knows how to go big. Just weeks away from the grand opening of its $1.5 billion expansion, which includes...

9/9/2019

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa celebrates 10-year anniversary
(Oklahoma) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in the Tulsa area. September marks a decade in Catoosa for the casino that opened...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain to open before Halloween
(California) -- In a press release on Friday, Hard Rock announced a new venue in California is set to launch before Halloween. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino...

9/7/2019

article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino holding job fair
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is hosting a week-long job fair from Monday, September 9 through Friday, September 13.
article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel To Hold Week Long Job Fair
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will hold a week long job fair beginning Monday to fill positions still available at their new guitar...

9/6/2019

press release Def Leppard to Headline Grand Opening Concert for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain
(California) -- With great anticipation, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain announces the property will open its doors the evening of Wednesday,...

9/5/2019

press release Hard Rock Issues Statement Regarding Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana
(Indiana) -- "We've taken note of the recent headlines incorrectly associating Hard Rock with several individuals for alleged improprieties regarding land...
article ICYMI: Father and son‘s tax sale fraud scheme tied to Hard Rock casino land, records show
(Indiana) -- A father and son’s alleged tax sale scheme to defraud Lake County out of at least $100,000 in property taxes is linked to land targeted for the city...

9/4/2019

article Hard Rock International eyes bid for Greek tourist resort casino: paper
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International will bid for a casino license in a long-delayed tourist development in Athens and plans to spend more than 1 billion euros ($1.11...
article Sting Live at Hard Rock Live
(Florida) -- Sting plays live at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood on Saturday, Nov. 9th.
press release Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast Celebrates Grand Opening Party With Amy Search
(Malaysia) -- Malaysia's rock legend Amy Search is set to headline Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast's grand opening celebrations on September 28, 2019, 7pm. The...
press release Hitting A High Note: Hard Rock Hotel Maldives Marks 30th Property In Portfolio
(Maldives) -- Globally recognized as a world-class entertainment and lifestyle brand, Hard Rock International announces the opening of its first Maldivian property as...

9/3/2019

article Hard Rock’s Celebrate America Parade to honor America’s bravest
(Atlantic City) -- With the Miss America competition skipping town this year for Connecticut, many folks in our area may have expected the weekend after Labor Day to be...
article Jim Allen: ‘We’ll build more than just a casino at Elliniko’
(Greece) -- “At Elliniko we want to develop an integrated tourism and entertainment complex that will be much more than just a box with slot machines and gaming...

9/2/2019

article Father and son‘s tax sale fraud scheme tied to Hard Rock casino land, records show
(Indiana) -- A father and son’s alleged tax sale scheme to defraud Lake County out of at least $100,000 in property taxes is linked to land targeted for the city...
article Competition for Rockford’s single casino license heats up; three proposals submitted
(Illinois) -- All vying for the chance to win the right to build and operate a casino, three competitors have each submitted a proposal to the city of Rockford in the...

9/1/2019

article Region building trades among big employment winners at new Gary casino
(Indiana) -- Over the next 16 months, more than $300 million will be spent transforming some 30 acres of empty lots and junkyards adjacent to the Borman Expressway at...
article Brooklyn native wins $1 million at Hard Rock
(Atlantic City) -- A Brooklyn woman became an instant millionaire Sunday night after winning a summer-long promotion at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. More...

8/31/2019

article 3 deliver Rockford casino proposals
(Illinois) -- With millions — and perhaps billions — of dollars at stake, three competitors are in the hunt for a single available license to build and...

8/30/2019

article Plan For Hard Rock Casino In Gary
(Indiana) -- A proposed casino in Gary is one step closer to reality. Yesterday the Indiana Gaming Commission approved a plan to relocate and consolidate two Majestic...
article Residents of a quiet Gary neighborhood are bracing for a new casino’s arrival, with varying opinions
(Indiana) -- Beer cans litter the concrete pad where Black Oak School once stood. In the distance, beyond the acres of weeds and scrub trees looms the lumbering Borman...
article City of Rockford receives three casino proposals
(Illinois) -- Three casino proposals were received by the City of Rockford before a 2 p.m. deadline Friday, and will now go under consideration, the city announced.
article Unfinished Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Guitar Tower Braces for Hurricane Dorian
(Florida) -- Hurricane Dorian, a potential Category 4 storm when it makes landfall sometime early Tuesday, is expected to hit Florida not far from the casino. The...

8/29/2019

article Hard Rock Gary Developer Receives Indiana Gaming Commission Approval to Build Land-Based Casino
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment got the go-ahead Wednesday from the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) to move its Majestic Star riverboat casino in Gary to a land-...
article Indiana Gaming Commission approves inland relocation of Gary casinos
(Indiana) -- The Hard Rock Casino is ready to roll. The Indiana Gaming Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to authorize the relocation and consolidation of Gary's...
press release Clinton Lovell has been appointed General Manager at Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast in Johor
(Florida) -- With more than 20 years of hospitality industry experience, Clinton will oversee the hotel administration and will be responsible for the overall operations...

8/27/2019

article Sports Betting Opening Mid-September At Hard Rock
(Iowa) -- Sports betting is the new thing at casinos across Iowa and online, and one area casino is gearing up for it. Anthony Torres is the Director of Sports Book...
article Gary council clears way for Hard Rock Casino
(Indiana) -- The City Council gave the green light Tuesday night to rezoning 30 acres near Interstate 80/94 and Burr Street for the planned Hard Rock Casino, despite...
article Iowa sports betting approved at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Sioux City
(Iowa) -- Iowa gaming regulators have approved the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s application for a permit to conduct sports betting at its Sioux City facility. The...
article Hard Rock to bid for an Athens integrated resort with a USD 1.1 billion project
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International officially announced Sunday the company’s participation in the Greek Government’s RFP (request for proposal) process to...
article PODCAST: Joe Lupo - President, Hard Rock Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Joe Lupo spent 30 years with Boyd Gaming, most of it at the Borgata in Atlantic City, where he held a variety of senior positions. Lupo joined Hard...
press release Hard Rock to Chop it Up on ShopHQ
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International will launch its line of accessories, kitchenware and electronics on the ShopHQ channel this week live at the Seminole Hard Rock...

8/26/2019

article Gary wants $5M, Spectacle to meet local hiring goals in Hard Rock Casino deal
(Iowa) -- After a week's delay on a critical vote, negotiations between Gary leaders and Spectacle Entertainment over local hiring practices and a $5 million cash...
press release Hard Rock International Announces Participation In Athens Integrated Resort RFP
(Greece) -- Yesterday, Hard Rock International officially announced the company's participation in the Greek Government's RFP process to issue a license for an...
press release Hard Rock International Tosses $1.1 Billion Into Greece Casino Fray
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International has announced a bid of $1.1 billion to put a casino at the old Hellenikon International Airport near Athens. Hard Rock is one of...

8/25/2019

article Grand Falls, Hard Rock Receive Approval For Sports Betting
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved more sports betting agreements this past week for casinos, including one in our area. Eighteen of the 19 state-...

8/23/2019

article Hard Rock Approved For Sports Betting, September Start Expected
(Iowa) -- It will be at least few more weeks before Sioux City’s Hard Rock casino begins sports betting. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved an agreement with...
article Hard Rock Sioux City and a three-casino group deals green-lighted for sports betting
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved Thursday more sports betting agreements for casinos, including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City's...
press release Hard Rock International Teams Up With ShopHQ To Launch Live Television Shopping Event This Labor Day Weekend
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International is joining forces with ShopHQ, a nationally distributed television retailing network formerly branded as Evine, to deliver a fresh...
press release Hard Rock teams up with Spain-based Codere to build gaming properties in Mexico
(Mexico) -- The Spanish gaming group Codere has entered into a joint venture deal with Hard Rock International, under which both companies will develop new gaming...
article Hard Rock International Drums up $1.1 Billion Offer For Greece Casino Project as Bidding Heats Up
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International, one of three remaining contenders to put a casino at the old Hellenikon International Airport near Athens, is willing to pony up $1....

8/22/2019

article Hard Rock to begin sports betting operations in mid-September, mobile betting coming later
(Iowa) -- State regulators on Thursday approved the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's new sportsbook, but the Sioux City casino won't start taking its first bets on...
article Seminole Hard Rock Using VR to Maximize $1.5 Billion Expansion
(Florida) -- As part of the $1.5 billion expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida, the company teamed up with HTC VIVE virtual reality to save...
article VR boosts design of Hard Rock expansion
(Florida) -- HTC Vive’s Vive Pro HMDs and the Vive virtual-reality platform were used in the design and development of a $1.5 billion expansion of the The Seminole...
press release Hard Rock International Appoints David Pellow To Senior Vice President Of Company Cafe Operations
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International today announced the appointment of David Pellow to Senior Vice President of Company Cafe Operations. Pellow, who has been with Hard...

8/21/2019

article Winnebago County committee approves supporting I-39/90 as casino location
(Illinois) -- The Winnebago County Economic Development Committee took action Tuesday to approve sending a motion to the full county board supporting the I-39/90...
article City Of Rockford To Consider Casino Sites
(Illinois) -- The City of Rockford has a new casino in the works, and officials will soon evaluate possible sites and construction plans. State government is granting...
article Rockford Park District Board Votes to Support Hard Rock Casino
(Illinois) -- We may still be a couple of months away from the deadline for Rockford to make their official recommendation to the Illinois Gaming Board about where they...
article Rockford Park District throws support behind a Hard Rock casino
(Illinois) -- The Rockford Park District is the lates governing board in Winnebago County to throw its support behind a potential Hard Rock casino development, according...
article Winnebago County committee approves supporting I-39/90 as casino location
(Wisconsin) -- The Winnebago County Economic Development Committee took action Tuesday to approve sending a motion to the full county board supporting the I-39/90...
article Gaming technology expert Lyle Bell dies at 69 in Florida
(Florida) -- A longtime gaming executive specializing in information technology and credited with developing gaming systems that networked with slot machines has died....

8/20/2019

article Rezoning approval postponed for planned Hard Rock Casino
(Indiana) -- The City Council’s rezoning approval for the planned Hard Rock Casino project has been postponed a week. Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said the...
article City Of Rockford To Consider Casino Sites
(Illinois) -- The City of Rockford has a new casino in the works, and officials will soon evaluate possible sites and construction plans. State government is granting...

8/19/2019

article Hard Rock to salute heroes in September
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced today that they will be presenting a “Celebrate America Parade,” a salute to heroes...

8/18/2019

article Hard Rock, Ocean find footing after one year in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- July’s casino revenue figures provided the first glimpse of how the two new kids on the Boardwalk are faring after one year, and the results...

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