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Hard Rock agrees to operate proposed Bristol casino

Hard Rock International has agreed to operate a proposed resort and casino in southwest Virginia. The Bristol Herald Courier reports that the project’s developer, Jim McGlothlin, announced the agreement Friday. Hard Rock operates casinos throughout the country and overseas.

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1/17/2020

article Hard Rock awards more than $2M in bonuses to 2,872 team members
(Atlantic City) -- On the heels of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City‘s successful first year in operation, ranking No. 2 in the market for casino...
article Update on Hard Rock collapse site
(Louisiana) -- Mayor Cantrell and NOFD Supt. Tim McConnell provide an update regarding the Hard Rock Hotel collapse site. The hotel collapse happened on October 12, more...

1/16/2020

article Hard Rock boss: Atlantic City ‘going in wrong direction’
(Atlantic City) -- The CEO of Hard Rock International says Atlantic City “is going in the wrong direction” and is in worse shape than when the global...
article Hard Rock says it will continue to invest in Atlantic City despite concerns
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is not going anywhere anytime soon and will invest more money into its boardwalk facility despite issues...
article Sense of urgency needed to fix Atlantic City, says Hard Rock's top executive
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino executives challenged their staff to up their game in the new year — offering cash, prizes and bonuses as an...
article Rejected Hard Rock Won’t Give Up Fight for Hellenikon Casino
(Greece) -- Hard Rock said it won’t accept a decision to reject its bid for a casino license at the long-stalled 8-billion-euro ($8.92 billion) development of the...
article Hard Rock International May Have Georgia on its Mind After Midwest Gaming Expansion Settles
(Georgia) -- It’s been a busy few months for Hard Rock International, especially when it comes to its Midwest gaming ventures. Since September, the company owned...
article Hard Rock Casino starts month long food drive
(Illinois) -- The Rock River Valley Pantry along with other local food pantries are working with the proposed Hard Rock Casino to bring food to people in need. The month...

1/14/2020

article The Oculus dazzles guests at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
(Florida) -- It’s the first thing you see when you walk into the new expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Local 10 was the first to get a sneak...
article Plans publicly unveiled for Indiana's first Hard Rock development
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment and Hard Rock International have made public their plans for the new Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana at an official groundbreaking...

1/13/2020

article $300 Million Gary Casino Project Brings Hard Rock and Experienced Indiana Gaming Firm Together
(Indiana) -- Less than six months after announcing their plans, officials from Spectacle Entertainment, Hard Rock International, and the northwestern Indiana city...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa introduces Hard Rock Live
(Oklahoma) -- After 10 years of bringing world-class entertainment to northeast Oklahoma, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is ushering in a new era and will soon be...
article Hard Rock Tulsa’s ‘The Joint’ getting a re-brand
(Oklahoma) -- The Joint at the Hard Rock is getting a makeover this Spring.Hard Rock's Brian Jennings tells KRMG, come April, you'll start seeing a new look come...

1/12/2020

article $300 Million Gary Casino Project Brings Hard Rock and Experienced Indiana Gaming Firm Together
(Indiana) -- Less than six months after announcing their plans, officials from Spectacle Entertainment, Hard Rock International, and the northwestern Indiana city...

1/11/2020

article Hard Rock Casino removes Gary from logo as part of “rebranding”
(Indiana) -- By this time next year, folks in Gary should see something that could help the city hit the jackpot. Hard Rock International was scheduled to break ground...

1/10/2020

article Ground Broken on New Gary Casino
(Indiana) -- Construction has officially begun on the new, land-based Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana in Gary. Officials this week broke ground on the $300 million...

1/9/2020

article In less than 4 months, Hard Rock takes in more than $2 million solely from sports betting operations
(Iowa) -- Last fall, Sioux City's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino opened its "sportsbook" operation to allow patrons to place bets on sporting events in person...
article Hard Rock presses play on construction of $300 million Gary casino
(Indiana) -- The dice started rolling Thursday on one of the biggest business wagers in recent city history when ground was broken for the $300 million Hard Rock Casino...
article Jackson family brothers returns to Gary for $3M Hard Rock Casino groundbreaking
(Indiana) -- Plans for a new Hard Rock Casino in Gary began to come to fruition Thursday as the officials broke ground on the $300 million project. The Jackson family,...
article Jacksons help break ground on new Gary casino
(Indiana) -- Members of the city’s most famous family helped break ground Thursday on a new casino. Tito, Marlin and Jackie Jackson were on hand for the start of...
article Hard Rock Casino removes Gary from logo as part of “rebranding”
(Indiana) -- By this time next year, folks in Gary should see something that could help the city hit the jackpot. Hard Rock International was scheduled to break ground...
article Requests to tear down buildings next to Hard Rock Hotel on hold -- for now
(Louisiana) -- A request to tear down another three buildings next to the partially-collapsed Hard Rock Hotel are on hold at the request of the developer.

1/8/2020

article Proposed Terre Haute casino's new details revealed
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission announced Friday it will host a Feb. 7 meeting at the Vigo County Public Library to consider the lone license application made...

1/3/2020

article New details in proposed Hard Rock Casino at former Bristol, Va. mall
(Virginia) -- News Channel 11 has learned new details in the proposed plan to bring Hard Rock Casino to the former Bristol Mall. Casino developers confirm to News...
article Hard Rock looks ahead to 2020 with casino proposal submitted
(Illinois) -- Hard Rock International looks ahead to 2020 after the city of Rockford submitted its casino proposal to the Illinois Gaming Board last year. Jon Lucas, COO...

12/30/2019

article Hard Rock Atlantic City Offers $2020 New Year’s Eve Package, Casino Rooms Remain Available
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Atlantic City is ready to ring in the 2020 New Year by offering guests a special $2,020 package that gives them the special holiday...

12/28/2019

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 tall and is a light-beam...
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 tall and is a light-beam...

12/27/2019

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 tall and is a light-beam...

12/25/2019

article Hard Rock challenge delays Hellenikon casino license award in Greece
(Greece) -- An expected legal challenge by Hard Rock International Gaming & Entertainment to get the license for a casino critical to the development of long-stalled...

12/24/2019

article "The power of the Hard Rock brand continues to prove its value throughout the world"
(Florida) -- Allen tells Yogonet that early results for the new Guitar Hotel complex, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Florida, are "surpassing...
article Florida’s Seminole Tribe opens Hard Rock Guitar Hotel and Casino
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe in Florida has pulled off one of the largest economic development projects in American history. The $1.5 billion Hard Rock Guitar Hotel...
article Court rules police can’t use choke hold on someone who isn’t resisting arrest
(Washington D.C.) -- Police are barred by law from using a choke hold on someone who is not resisting, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. There is a “robust...

12/23/2019

article YEAR IN REVIEW: A.C. through the eyes of the head honchos
(Atlantic City) -- Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming, told a trade magazine that he was "disappointed" in Atlantic City...
article Forest City Tennis Center closes to make room for future Hard Rock Casino
(Illinois) -- A Rockford sports venue, open for decades, closes its doors. The last day for Forest City Tennis Center will Monday. The center stands next to the former...

12/22/2019

article ICYMI: Greece Casino Competition Marred by Conflict
(Greece) -- A repeatedly delayed tender for the 30-year license to operate an integrated resort and casino on the yet-to-group Hellinikon mega complex on the Athenian...

12/21/2019

article The 19 best bites of 2019: Our food critic picks his favorite South Florida restaurant dishes
(Florida) -- As usual, it was a stressful year. As usual, there was comfort in food. As usual, I ate too much and remember too little. But I remember some of the bigger...

12/20/2019

article Spectacle Entertainment to begin construction on new Hard Rock casino in Gary
(Indiana) -- On Tuesday, the Indiana Gaming Commission reauthorized the consolidation and relocation of Spectacle's two Majestic Star casino boats from Lake Michigan...

12/18/2019

article Hard Rock in Sioux City adds online sports betting
(Iowa) -- Patrons at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City can now place wagers on sporting events through the comfort of their laptops or mobile devices.
article Hard Rock introduces online sports betting
(Iowa) -- Sports betting can now be done online through the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City’s new website. Hard Rock announced that the website www....

12/17/2019

article Hard Rock CEO Disappointed in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The Hard Rock Atlantic City casino opened in June 2018, replacing the former Trump Taj Mahal on the famous Boardwalk. Even though revenue reports show...
article Alderman's support of Hard Rock Casino benefitted his former employer
(Illinois) -- A legal consultant for the city says an alderman's vote to support Hard Rock's plan for a casino to be built by a former employer did not pose a...
article Hard Rock Partners With Nordcurrent To Give Guests ‘Cooking Fever’ With A New Mobile Game
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International announced its partnership Nordcurrent, a developer and publisher of free-to-play and casual games, to launch Cooking Fever and give...
article Hard Rock, Nordcurrent Go Mobile
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International has announced a partnership with Nordcurrent, a developer and publisher of free-to-play and casual games, to launch “Cooking...
article Boozy ice cream concept opening at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Hotel & Casino just keeps getting sweeter (and boozier). In early December 2019 the Sugar Factory officially opened at the casino. It...
article Mariah Carey's team tipped $0 on recent $500 meal in New Jersey: report
(New Jersey) -- Mariah Carey and her team worked up quite an appetite when the diva played the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, on her “All I...

12/16/2019

article Hard Rock exec 'disappointed' in Atlantic City, says city is 'worse today'
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock’s chief executive is not pleased with the condition of the city and believes the seaside resort could be doing more to improve,...
article Iowa's Hard Rock Sioux City now fully owned by Peninsula Pacific Entertainment
(Iowa) -- A company controlled by a longtime Iowa gaming executive now has full ownership control of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. Peninsula Pacific...
article Peninsula Pacific Entertainment to acquire full stake of Hard Rock Sioux City
(Iowa) -- Peninsula Pacific Entertainment has announced they now have full ownership of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. The company revealed the news late...
article GiG launches mobile-friendly sportsbook at Hard Rock Sioux City
(Iowa) -- Gaming Innovation Group Inc (GiG) has confirmed the launch of a ‘mobile-friendly’ online sportsbook in Iowa for its partner Hard Rock International.
article Hard Rock launches GiG-powered sportsbook in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Hard Rock International has launched a mobile sportsbook in Iowa, powered by Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), complementing the bricks-and-mortar offering rolled...
article Hard Rock’s sportsbook goes live in Iowa, powered by GiG
(Iowa) -- Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) has successfully launched a mobile friendly online sportsbook in Iowa for partner Hard Rock International.

12/15/2019

article BRISTOL HERALD COURIER: Bristol casino leaders deserve our thanks
(Virginia) -- Hard Rock International announced in late November that it will operate the proposed Bristol Resort and Casino planned for the Bristol Mall. That’s...

12/14/2019

article Iowa’s Hard Rock Sioux City Casino To Be Completely Owned by Peninsula Pacific Under New Deal
(Iowa) -- Peninsula Pacific Entertainment — which already owns half of Iowa’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City — plans to acquire the remaining 50 percent from...
article Spectacle starts work on Gary Hard Rock Casino site
(Illinois) -- Workers have begun moving ground and clearing debris at the site of the future Hard Rock Cafe Casino in Gary while the owners await regulatory approval on...
article Syverson denies Hard Rock Casino Rockford advocacy was improper
(Illinois) -- The city’s lead casino lawyer does not expect questions raised in a news report about state Sen. Dave Syverson’s push for the approval of the...

12/13/2019

article Hard Rock exec 'disappointed' in Atlantic City, says city is 'worse today'
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock's chief executive is not pleased with the condition of Atlantic City and believes the seaside resort could be doing more to improve,...
press release Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Hosts the Lucky Hearts Poker Open Beginning Jan. 9
(Florida) -- The 2019/2020 Seminole Hard Rock Poker season continues Jan. 9 with the Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LHPO) at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood...

12/12/2019

article Evolution Gaming Expands Footprint in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ
(Atlantic City) -- Evolution Gaming, providers of “live casino solutions” for online casinos have been granted approval to expand its studios footprint at...
article Spectacle starts work on Gary Hard Rock Casino site
(Indiana) -- In moving ground and clearing debris at the site of the future Hard Rock Cafe Casino in Gary while the owners await regulatory approval on financing the $...
article New Sugar Factory location opens this weekend at Hard Rock Tampa
(Florida) -- This weekend, Seminole Hard Rock Casino is getting its newest and sweetest addition yet, as the craft candy and dessert restaurant Sugar Factory opens this...
article The show must go on: Historic Saenger Theatre Reopens after Hard Rock Collapse
(Louisiana) -- The Saenger Theatre is known to have great shows that captivate those young and old but, during their run of Wicked, disaster struck.

12/9/2019

article Hard Rock’s Spain casino project given three-month extension
(Spain) -- Casino operator Hard Rock International (HRI) has been given more time to rescue its Spanish integrated resort project, although the situation appears no...

12/8/2019

press release Hard Rock launches PlayersEdge gambling education program
(Florida) -- Casino operator Hard Rock International has rolled out a new gambling literacy and education program to help problem gamblers in the United States. The...

12/7/2019

article Hard Rock gambling literacy, education
(California) -- Hard Rock International recently started a gambling literacy and education program called PlayersEdge to help players understand their own behavior,...

12/6/2019

article Texas man arrested for robbery at Sioux City Hard Rock Casino parking lot
(Iowa) -- A man was arrested on Thursday night for robbery at the Hard Rock Casino parking lot in downtown Sioux City. Sioux City Police Department (SCPD) says that...
article Hard Rock unveils giant gingerbread house
(Oklahoma) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa recently unveiled its 2019 gingerbread house, which pays homage to the nostalgic wonder of Toyland.
article The world’s first ever guitar-shaped hotel
(Florida) -- In a project managed, directed, engineered and installed by DCL (Design Communications Ltd)., Float4, an award-winning creative agency based in Montreal...

12/5/2019

article VIDEO: Tulsa's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Holding Career Fair
(Oklahoma) -- Tulsa's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is holding a career fair on Thursday, December 5. It is happening at the Cherokee Hills Golf Course from 12 p.m....

12/4/2019

article Hard Rock touts responsible gambling, Spain project in doubt
(Spain) -- Casino operator Hard Rock International (HRI) has unveiled a new responsible gambling program while the curtain may be coming down on the company’s...
article 'We didn't have water,' eyewitness says after fire kills 2 in northern Saskatchewan
(Saskatoon) -- You can hear the panic in their voices. People screaming, running and calling for help as they try to get away from a ball of fire that used to be a home...
article The Who returning to South Florida for concert at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood
(Florida) -- Rock icons the Who will bring their superb Moving On! Tour back to South Florida for a performance in the intimate confines of Hard Rock Live at Seminole...
article Hard Rock International premiering PlayersEdge education scheme
(Florida) -- American casino operator, Hard Rock International, has announced that it is hoping to change the culture of gaming by rolling out the ground-breaking...

12/3/2019

press release Hard Rock International Unveils Groundbreaking PlayersEdge Program To Change Casino Culture
(Florida) -- With the introduction of PlayersEdge, Hard Rock International is evolving gaming floor culture by changing how casino-goers learn about and manage their...

12/2/2019

article Michael Bolton will bring his 'Symphony Sessions' show to Tampa's Hard Rock
(Florida) -- Michael Bolton, the Grammy-winning '90s heartthrob that once had arguably the best mullet in the game, is coming to the Hard Rock in Tampa.

11/30/2019

article ICE deports ‘crucial witness’ in Hard Rock Hotel collapse
(New Orleans) -- A metal worker considered a “crucial witness” in the collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel construction site in New Orleans last month was...

11/29/2019

article The Guitar Hotel: Florida’s Newest Attraction
(Florida) -- Even a brief stay at the Guitar Hotel at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL is the next best thing to a full-blown vacation. The newest...
article WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Begins Today
(Florida) -- The World Poker Tour has packed up the trucks for their first foray into Florida for their Season XVIII schedule. The place to be this Thanksgiving weekend...
article ICE deports worker who survived Hard Rock Hotel collapse, despite concerns over investigation
(New Orleans) -- A worker who survived the Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans and later described concerns about the project to investigators was deported to his...

11/28/2019

article Casino firm still pursuing land for Hard Rock project; NISPCO site work underway
(Indiana) -- John Keeler, Spectacle Entertainment vice president and general counsel, said the company continues to assemble all the land desired for the city's...

11/27/2019

article Hard Rock Casino Bristol to be a gateway draw in Virginia
(Virginia) -- Hard Rock International has entered into a new partnership with Bristol Resort & Casino to create Hard Rock Casino Bristol, pending approval from the...
article Collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans won't be imploded after all, owners say
(New Orleans) -- The developers of the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans say it will still be demolished -- but they don't want to implode the structure....
article Hard Rock hotel collapse: Metal decking changed for concrete floors, city never approved
(New Orleans) -- The concrete floors that gave way on Oct. 12 atop the Hard Rock Hotel as it rose above Canal Street were poured into a different kind and size of metal...

11/25/2019

article Hard Rock agrees to operate Bristol resort, casino
(Virginia) -- A neon-infused rock and roll guitar could soon illuminate the skyline of the birthplace of country music. Hard Rock International, known worldwide for its...
article Hard Rock could open its first resort and casino in Virginia
(Virginia) -- Legislation to allow casinos to operate in specific Virginia cities is pending Monday’s release of a report on gaming, re-enactment of the...
article Hard Rock International Announces Plans For Hard Rock Casino Bristol
(Virginia) -- Hard Rock International, a global leader in the entertainment and hospitality industry, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Bristol Resort &...
article Hard Rock Moves Up In The Atlantic City Casino Revenue Battle
(Atlantic City) -- The latest quarterly results for the Atlantic City casino industry, which were released on Friday, were a milestone of sorts. That’s because...

11/23/2019

article Seminole Tribe continues to hire employees for $1.5 billion casino expansion
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe continues to hire more employees at its recently expanded casino in south Florida. A two-day job fair is wrapping up at the Hard Rock...
article Hard Rock agrees to operate proposed Bristol casino
(Virginia) -- Hard Rock International has agreed to operate a proposed resort and casino in southwest Virginia. The Bristol Herald Courier reports that the project...

11/22/2019

article Hard Rock agrees to operate proposed Bristol resort, casino
(Virginia) -- An iconic, neon-infused rock and roll guitar could soon illuminate the skyline of the birthplace of country music. Hard Rock International, known worldwide...

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....

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