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Hard Rock Casino Rockford announcement planned Tuesday

Rick Nielsen, Cheap Trick guitarist, and Jim Allen, chairman and CEO of Hard Rock International, will host an invitation-only announcement at noon Tuesday to present their proposal for a Hard Rock Casino Rockford. The announcement will be held at site of the former Clock Tower Resort, 7801 E. State St. The location is considered a front-runner to win the single available Rockford casino license, but other strong proposals also are expected.

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7/3/2020

article Opening of Hard Rock casino in Gary delayed
(Indiana) -- The $300 million Hard Rock Casino in Gary will not open at the end of the year as originally planned, Spectacle Entertainment officials recently said in...
article ANALYSIS: Covid19 hotel development analysis: Hard Rock International [Infographic]
(Florida) -- With over 200 venues – including cafes, hotels, casinos and live music venues – spread across more than 70 countries, Hard Rock International (...
article Opening of Hard Rock casino in Gary delayed
(Indiana) -- The $300 million Hard Rock Casino in Gary will not open at the end of the year as originally planned, Spectacle Entertainment officials recently said in...

7/2/2020

article VIDEO: Gamblers Must Pass Temperature Screenings as AC's Hard Rock Casino Reopens
(Atlantic City) -- NBC10’s Randy Gyllenhaal gives you a look at what the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is doing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus as...

6/28/2020

article Woman shoots man at Hard Rock Casino Sunday
(Ohio) -- Cincinnati Police are investigating after a man was shot at the Hard Rock Casino. This happened at close to 4 a.m. Sunday. The victim was reportedly shot in...

6/27/2020

article Hard Rock plans to apply for a temporary casino license to allow gambling during construction
(Virginia) -- Hard Rock Casino Bristol plans to apply for a temporary casino license, which would allow casino-style gaming during the construction of the project. The...

6/25/2020

article Hard Rock plans to apply for a temporary casino license to allow gambling during construction
(Virginia) -- Hard Rock Casino Bristol plans to apply for a temporary casino license, which would allow casino-style gaming during the construction of the project. The...

6/24/2020

article Hard Rock Hotel to reopen on July 1
(Iowa) -- Hard Rock Hotel Sioux City will be reopening for travelers seeking lodging accommodations beginning at noon on July 1. The 111 3rd St. facility, which had been...

6/17/2020

article Hard Rock casino proposed near Mettler reaches new milestone
(California) -- The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs has finished a draft environmental impact statement for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino proposed for a 306-acre plot of...
article Hard Rock casino rolls out safety plan for reopening
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino unveiled health and safety protocols for reopening Wednesday, even as the city's gambling parlors continue to wait...
article Numerous health and safety guidelines will be in place when Hard Rock Hotel & Casino reopens
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey casinos have not been given the green light to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has laid out the...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City To Re-Open With 'Safe + Sound' Program And Clean Team
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced today that the property will reopen under new and thorough 'Safe + Sound' program guidelines to...

6/16/2020

article Hard Rock removes memorabilia from Las Vegas hotel, vows return
(Las Vegas) -- Some pieces of rock and roll history left Las Vegas on Tuesday. Several of Hard Rock's most prized memorabilia were packed up in Las Vegas and shipped...
article Hard Rock Cafe To Reopen Restaurant Locations In The U.S. And Europe
(Worldwide) -- Hard Rock International yesterday announced plans to reopen company-owned Hard Rock Cafe locations in the United States and Europe, in compliance with...

6/14/2020

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana will reopen from July 1 in DR
(Dominican Republic) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana announced that it will reopen its doors as of July 1, after ceasing to work in compliance with the...

6/13/2020

article Employers slow to bring back workers as wary consumers remain at home
(Florida) -- When gamblers returned Friday to the glitz of South Florida’s casinos, the Seminole Tribe had 3,200 workers ready to answer their every beck and call...

6/11/2020

article Hard Rock Casino reopens but 'looks different' after COVID-19 shutdown
(Oklahoma) -- To prevent a crowd forming at the doors, guests had their temperatures screened before they even got out of their cars and headed toward the Hard Rock...

6/10/2020

article Seminole Hard Rock casinos and guitar hotel are reopening after COVID-19 closures
(Florida) -- Let the games begin: the Seminole casinos are reopening. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Seminole Classic...
article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Guitar Hotel reopening June 12
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and the Guitar Hotel will reopen at noon Friday, June 12, returning with a stringent list of guidelines...

6/9/2020

article Hard Rock casino taking shape in Gary; Dec. 31 opening delayed
(Indiana) -- Despite the coronavirus pandemic, construction of Northwest Indiana’s first inland casino in Gary is on schedule, but likely won’t be ready by...

6/1/2020

article Hard Rock Sioux City reopens Tuesday as industry looks to recover from millions in lost revenues
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Sioux City casino resumes taking bets Tuesday after a state-imposed, 11-week shutdown that cost the downtown venue millions of dollars in lost...

5/30/2020

article Hard Rock Casino On Terrorist's Hit List
(Florida) -- The FBI has charged a Tampa man with providing material support to ISIS after they say he stockpiled weapons, expressed allegiance to the "caliphate...

5/29/2020

article 7 things we’ll see at Hard Rock Hollywood casino reopening
(Florida) -- Mandatory masks, full-body thermal scanners, Plexiglas barriers, unplugged slot machines — this will be the new reality at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel...

5/27/2020

article Tahoe Hard Rock Casino to reopen in June
(Nevada) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe will reopen next week after closing due to the coronavirus crisis. The resort says it will welcome back guests...
article Hard Rock Sioux City casino to reopen Tuesday
(Iowa) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City is set to reopen Tuesday, nearly three months after being shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grand Falls Casino...
press release Sioux City’s Hard Rock Casino plans to reopen on June 2
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City has announced it is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, June 2 at 9 a.m. pending state and local approval.

5/26/2020

article Bristol, Virginia's city council approves Hard Rock Int'l as preferred casino operator
(Virginia) -- Talks about the casino project are not slowing down in Bristol, Virginia. In a 5-0 vote Tuesday night, city council endorsed Hard Rock International, along...
article Council selects Hard Rock Bristol as preferred casino operator
(Virginia) -- Calling it a “game changer” and a “historic opportunity,” Bristol Virginia City Council unanimously selected Hard Rock...

5/24/2020

article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino In Tampa Reopens Following COVID-19 Closure
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa officially reopened at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 21 under new and stringent “Safe and Sound” program...
article Hard Rock Bristol Casino Proposal Welcomed by Area Residents in Virginia
(Virginia) -- The proposed Hard Rock Bristol casino resort that would transform the vacant Bristol Mall received relatively positive feedback from area residents during...

5/23/2020

article Hard Rock Rockford investor embroiled in bitter lawsuit
(Illinois) -- A chief investor in the Hard Rock Casino Rockford is embroiled in a vicious civil lawsuit over efforts to expand his gambling empire. Dotty’s...
article Struggling hotels roll out welcome mat for local tourists
(Florida) -- As South Florida hotels stage their comeback from the coronavirus pandemic, there is a consensus among owners and industry leaders about who will lead the...

5/22/2020

article Twin River Announces Reopening Of Its Hard Rock Biloxi Casino
(Mississippi) -- Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TRWH) (the "Company" or "Twin River") today announced the reopening of its Hard Rock...

5/21/2020

article No full house as Tampa Seminole Hard Rock casino reopens
(Florida) -- Reopening a casino in the midst of a pandemic means everything from installing thermal-imaging cameras to watch for gamblers with a fever to sanitizing the...
article Seminole Hard Rock guitar hotel glows, but casino inside still dark - for now
(Florida) -- The iconic 36-story guitar-shaped tower has continued to glow every night during the coronavirus crisis, but the slot machines have been dark and silent...
article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will reopen tonight
(Florida) -- They’re ready to spin the wheel, but the people in charge of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa say they’re not taking any chances when...
article Socially distant gambling debuts at Florida casino with glass barriers, temperature checks
(Florida) -- Gamblers got good news in Florida on Thursday as one casino in the state reopened following the coronavirus closure. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel &...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino approves 2nd round of $100 gift cards for workers
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced on Thursday it will provide a second round of $100 ShopRite gift cards to its 3,000 team members.

5/20/2020

article VIDEO: How The Hard Rock Casino & Hotel Sacramento At Fire Mountain Is Preparing To Reopen
(California) -- They have been scrubbing and sanitizing ever since the stay at home order went into effect.

5/18/2020

article Hard Rock Tampa reopening Thursday with new safety guidelines
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa is set to reopen this week, about two months after shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hard Rock Tampa...
article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa to reopen Thursday
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa announced Monday that it will reopen at 7 p.m. Thursday with a “safety-first mentality.” The...

5/15/2020

article As casinos craft plans to reopen safely, table games are an issue
(Florida) -- After a two-month shutdown, the Hard Rock Seminole casinos are preparing to open their doors in South Florida. In an appearance on Fox Business, Seminole...
article Seminole Hard Rock Casino Reopening May Be Just Weeks Away
(Florida) -- It may just be a matter of weeks until the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa reopens. Jim Allen, the Chairman and CEO of the Seminole Tribe of...

5/14/2020

article Seminole Hard Rock’s Florida casinos could open late May or early June, chairman says
(Florida) -- The operator of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa says his company is looking at re-opening its Florida casinos within a month. “Our...
article Hard Rock Hotel Could Make a Comeback in Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The iconic Hard Rock Hotel closed its doors on Feb. 3 to make way for Virgin Hotel, which still plans to open in November or December. On Wednesday, Hard...

5/13/2020

article Hard Rock Hotel could return to Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- The days of a Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas may not be over after all. Hard Rock International announced Wednesday that it had purchased the rights to the...
article Updated: Hard Rock International hints at Las Vegas resort after acquiring rights to the name Hard Rock Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Florida-based Hard Rock International has acquired the rights to the name Hard Rock Hotel Casino Las Vegas and hinted Wednesday at eventually developing...
article Hard Rock announces cancellation of Battery Park 2020 season
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City has announced it is canceling the remainder of its 2020 performances in Battery Park.

5/11/2020

article Hard Rock's appeal over Athens casino tender rejected by top Greek court
(Greece) -- Greece’s top administrative court rejected on Thursday an injunction filed by Hard Rock International to stop a tender for the construction and...
article Hard Rock Casino gives employees $200 gift cards as coronavirus leaves hundreds without work
(Ohio) -- Executives at downtown's Hard Rock Casino are handing out $200 Kroger gift cards to hundreds of employees who are unable to work as coronavirus has shut...

5/8/2020

article Bristol, Va. officials: Hard Rock International only casino to submit proposal for operation
(Virginia) -- As of Friday evening, the deadline has officially passed for casino gaming operators to submit proposals for a planned casino and resort in Bristol,...
article New architectural renderings of Bristol casino released
(Virginia) -- We're getting another peek at what a new casino in Bristol would look like. Two new architectural renderings of the proposed Bristol Hard Rock Resort...

5/7/2020

article Greek court rejects Hard Rock's injunction over Athens casino tender
(Greece) -- Greece’s top administrative court rejected on Thursday an injunction filed by U.S. group Hard Rock International to stop a tender for the construction...
article Hard Rock Int’l loses appeal of Hellinikon casino license tender
(Greece) -- US casino operator Hard Rock International (HRI) has lost its latest bid to challenge the awarding of a Greek casino license to rival Mohegan Gaming &...
article Top court rejects second appeal by Hard Rock over casino license
(Greece) -- Greece’s top administrative court, the Council of State, rejected for the second time an appeal by Hard Rock International against its exclusion from...
article New Orleans: Demolition of historic buildings near Hard Rock Hotel can proceed
(New Orleans) -- New Orleans has approved demolition of three buildings near the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel to make space for cranes that are needed to finish...
article Hundreds of laid off Hard Rock employees collect grocery gift cards from casino
(Atlantic City) -- Being laid off for a few weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic was OK at first, Morgan Bagwell said Thursday morning. But now, almost two months in, she...

5/4/2020

article Hard Rock to distribute 3,000 ShopRite gift cards to team members
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced Monday it will provide 3,000 $100 ShopRite gift cards to all hourly team members including full-...

5/3/2020

article Hard Rock Given Deadline Extension To Catalonia Resort Land Purchase
(Spain) -- This week the Government of Catalonia approved an extension of the deadline to purchase the portion of land where US casino and hotel company Hard Rock...

5/2/2020

article Could the Hard Rock be replaced with a bigger hotel?
(Louisiana) -- The removal of the wrecked eyesore at the corner of Canal and Rampart is now centered on the demolition of three landmark structures. The three buildings...

4/29/2020

article Hard Rock Int'l granted five-month delay on Spanish casino project
(Spain) -- Casino operator Hard Rock International’s peril-fraught Spanish integrated resort project has hit yet another delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s...

4/28/2020

article Masks, separated slots, more cleaning when casinos reopen after COVID-19
(USA) -- The coronavirus could be a literal game changer once America’s casinos reopen. Many decisions remain to be made. But prepare to have your temperature...
article Hard Rock confident of overturning Hellenikon licence award
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International (HRI) has said it is still confident a court challenge will see the company become the license holder for the casino to be built at...

4/27/2020

article Hard Rock expects it will win Hellenikon Casino bid appeal in Greece
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International (HRI) expects a court challenge will bring the company the license for a casino when the abandoned Hellenikon International Airport...

4/26/2020

article Hard Rock Confident It’ll Avoid Greek Tragedy With Favorable Hellenikon Casino Ruling
(Greece) -- MGE, the gaming unit of Connecticut’s Mohegan Tribe, won the Hellenikon license in January after a lengthy competition that ultimately came down to it...

4/25/2020

article Existing taxes, not gaming tax revenue, would bolster Bristol
(Virginia) -- Casinos permitted by public referendum through new, landmark legislation are forecast to generate millions in new revenues for Bristol and four other...
article AGA Member Hard Rock International to Match $75,000 in Donations to Aid COVID-19 Operations
(USA) -- The American Gaming Association or the AGA has announced that its long-time partners Hard Rock and Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos have decided to execute a dollar...

4/24/2020

article Casino gaming revenue could fund future repairs for Bristol Virginia Public Schools
(Virginia) -- As Washington-Lee Elementary students have been away from school due to the COVID-19 pandemic, crews have been working to repair damage from a 20-foot sink...

4/23/2020

article Hard Rock Casino Boss Says Return To Normal May Take At Least A Year
(Florida) -- The head of Hard Rock International – which runs the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa – thinks it's going to take at least a...

4/22/2020

article Hard Rock expects its casinos, hotels, restaurants to take a year to recover after they reopen
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International Chairman Jim Allen told CNBC on Wednesday he does not see a quick return to robust business after its coronavirus-closed casinos,...

4/18/2020

article Beloit casino plans won’t derail Rockford’s Hard Rock Casino project, Stadelman says
(Illinois) -- As Rockford waits to see if it gets the green light for it’s Hard Rock Casino project, Beloit is moving forward with plans to build a $405 million resort...
article New plans to retrieve the bodies still in the rubble at the Hard Rock Hotel collapse site
(New Orleans) -- It has been 188 days since the Hard Rock Hotel on Canal Street collapsed on October 12, 2019, killing Jose Ponce Arreola, Anthony Magrette, and Quinnyon...

4/12/2020

article Pillion endorses Northam's proposed changes to casino legislation
(Virginia) -- The casino bill that could bring a Hard Rock Casino to the old Bristol Mall has hit a bump in the road. Governor Ralph Northam has sent the bill back to...

4/10/2020

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sioux City furloughs nearly 500 Employees
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sioux City has announced the decision to furlough nearly 500 employees on Wednesday. Nearly a month ago, on March 17th, Governor...

4/4/2020

article Read OSHA’s full report on New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel collapse; engineering problems highlighted
(Louisiana) -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued violations against 11 of the contractors working on New Orleans' Hard Rock Hotel when it...
article Hard Rock Hotel Collapse Triggers $308,000 Federal Safety Fine
(Louisiana) -- The fatal Oct. 12 collapse of the New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel as it was under construction has led to proposed workplace safety fines totaling $307,536...

4/1/2020

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City postpones several Anthem shows
(Iowa) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City announced Wednesday that due to the COVID-19 pandemic performances inside the Anthem have been postponed until after...

3/30/2020

article Equipment, tools taken in break-in at Hard Rock Casino construction site
(Indiana) -- An estimated $25,000 worth of tools and equipment was taken during a burglary last weekend at the Hard Rock Casino construction site, police said. An...
article Food and beverage tax for Gary casino removed
(Indiana) -- A 1% food and beverage tax on the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana was removed from a state tax bill, which was recently signed into law, but a charter...

3/29/2020

article PROGRESS: Sports betting begins at Hard Rock Sioux City
(Iowa) -- Since December 2019, patrons at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City have been placing wagers on sporting events through the comfort of their laptops or...

3/28/2020

article Some COVID-19 patients must retest at Hard Rock Stadium after wrong kits used
(Florida) -- Some patients at the Hard Rock Stadium COVID-19 drive-up testing site, currently run by the Florida National Guard, were asked to re-test this week after...

3/23/2020

article Coronavirus testing sites to open at South Florida sports stadiums
(Florida) -- Miami-Dade County's empty stadiums will serve as drive-thru coronavirus testing facilities. But not everyone can get tested there. A mobile testing...

3/21/2020

article Hard Rock and other casinos close. The coronavirus ‘risk was too great.’
(Florida) -- Everyone on the floor of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood on Thursday night was a gambler. It didn’t matter if they were playing...

3/18/2020

article Hard Rock casino joins other gambling halls in closing down over coronavirus spread
(California) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain announced Wednesday it will close Friday through the end of March because of coronavirus...
article Hard Rock to temporarily close later this week
(California) -- Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain announced it will close all operations through the end of the month starting this weekend. The...
article UPDATE: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to temporary close
(Iowa) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has announced a temporary public closure.
article 2 men sought in fraud case involving forged checks
(Florida) -- Davie police are searching for two men they said were involved with a fraud case involving forged checks. According to authorities, the men were captured on...

3/16/2020

article Coronavirus: Seminole Hard Rock Tampa to close poker room, create space between slots
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa remains open, but is closing its poker room at 7 p.m. Tuesday until further notice, has turned off many slot...
article South Florida casinos suspending gaming due to coronavirus fears. But the Hard Rock is staying open, for now.
(Florida) -- South Florida casinos have started shutting down as public health officials recommend canceling gatherings to stop the spread of the new coronavirus,...

3/14/2020

article Gambling with coronavirus in South Florida casinos
(Florida) -- It was business — and life – as usual on the gaming floor at South Florida casinos this weekend as guests and staff fingered chips, dealt cards...
article Little River Band brings “Reminiscing” to Hard Rock Tulsa
(Oklahoma) -- Dubbed “the best singing band in the world” by Eagles founding member Glenn Frey, the Little River Band is making a stop on June 3 at Hard Rock...

3/12/2020

article City inspector accused of falsifying building inspections at Hard Rock hotel resigns
(New Orleans) -- One of the inspectors the city of New Orleans was trying to fire for allegedly falsifying building inspections at the Hard Rock Hotel and another major...

3/9/2020

article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is a terrific alternative — just prepare for a lot of noise and cigarette smoke
(Florida) -- Located just off I-4 on the Tampa Reservation – one of the six governed by the Seminole Tribe of Florida – the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel &...

3/8/2020

article Betting on Bristol: House and Senate vote to pass casino bill
(Virginia) -- The House joins the Senate in passing the casino bill that will allow local voters to vote on bringing a casino to Bristol, among other cities. The Senate...

3/7/2020

press release The Joint: Tulsa announces 2020 Swing Series in April
(Oklahoma) -- The electric pulse of the big band era is heading to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa with the 2020 Swing Series at The Joint, soon to be Hard Rock Live...

3/6/2020

article New Jersey Online Sportsbook Mistakenly Took Bet From Illinois
(New Jersey) -- A legal online/mobile sportsbook in New Jersey was fined $5,000 last month by the state after mistakenly accepting a wager from someone in Illinois. On...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino snags sixth ACM nomination
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa and The Joint will be honored in the 55th Annual ACM Awards with a nomination for Casino of the...

3/5/2020

article Counties to share in Bristol casino revenues
(Virginia) -- A dozen Southwest Virginia counties stand to share in any revenue jackpot generated by a Bristol casino. Under legislation currently before the Virginia...

3/4/2020

article Hard Rock Int’l resolves Spanish casino project’s land issues
(Spain) -- Casino operator Hard Rock International (HRI) has finally received some good news regarding its long-delayed Spanish integrated resort project.

3/3/2020

article Food and beverage tax for Gary casino passes, but bill’s sponsor says charter school amendment may kill it
(Indiana) -- The bill that incorporates a 1% food and beverage tax on the Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana was passed by the Senate Tuesday, but a charter school...
article Senate OKs food and beverage tax to fund public safety near new Gary casino
(Indiana) -- A plan to assess a tiny surcharge on food and beverage sales at the new Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana, to pay for enhanced municipal public safety...

3/2/2020

article Catoosa police: Mom tries to leave child at casino hotel
(Oklahoma) -- Catoosa police arrested a mother Sunday evening after she allegedly tried to leave her 1-year-old baby at the Hard Rock Casino and Resort. Officers...

3/1/2020

article Counties to share in Bristol casino revenues
(Virginia) -- A dozen Southwest Virginia counties stand to share in any revenue jackpot generated by a Bristol casino. Under legislation currently before the Virginia...

2/28/2020

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa hosting career fair March 4
(Oklahoma) -- Full-time and part-time positions are available at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa’s career fair on Wednesday, March 4, 2-6 p.m., inside the Grand...

2/27/2020

article Talking Sports Betting Growth With Hard Rock CEO Jim Allen
(Florida) -- When Jim Allen, CEO of Hard Rock International, talks about the company’s expanding casino portfolio, sports betting is bound to come up. With 21...

2/25/2020

article Gary may get extra public safety cash from casino food and beverage tax
(Indiana) -- The $300 million Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana could be among the safest gaming facilities in the state when it opens at the end of the year, or early...
article I Went to Planet Hollywood, Rainforest Cafe and Hard Rock to See Who Still Eats There
(London) -- When I was younger, all I wanted was to stuff my face in one of three restaurants: Planet Hollywood, The Rainforest Cafe or The Hard Rock Cafe. The London...
article Spectacle to hire locally for Hard Rock Casino
(Indiana) -- In a press conference held February 19 at Gary’s City Hall, Spectacle Entertainment officials reaffirmed their commitment to support a local...

2/24/2020

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa parking garage temporarily closed
(Oklahoma) -- The parking garage at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is temporarily closed after a forklift hit a concrete column Sunday. Brandon Scott with Cherokee...

2/21/2020

article Probe casts uncertainty over Gary, Terre Haute casino plans
(Indiana) -- The futures of a planned casino in Terre Haute and one under construction in Gary remain up in the air as the Indiana Gaming Commission looks into...
article BLOG: Hit the jackpot in Tampa at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
(Florida) -- Music pumping through the speakers provides the call of the Hard Rock, while the blinking, ringing slot machines and enthusiastic activity at the blackjack...
article Study: Alcohol Is Fueling an 'Urgent Public Health Crisis' in the U.S.
(USA) -- Alcohol has been increasingly responsible for deaths across racial, ethnic and gender lines in the U.S. in recent years, according to a new study, and surging...

2/20/2020

article Does the Hollywood Hard Rock Hotel rock, or is it a one-hit wonder?
(Florida) -- Speeding down the asphalt behemoth of the Florida Turnpike, it’s impossible to miss the latest addition to the swampy peninsula’s flat horizon....
article City Moves for Hard Rock Project to Hire Local Workers
(Indiana) -- Gary officials are working with Indianapolis-based Spectacle Entertainment to launch a strategy to ensure local workers are employed for the construction of...
press release Hard Rock International Honored By Forbes As One Of America's Best Employers For Diversity In 2020
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International has been recognized as one of America's Best Employers by Forbes Magazine in the category of Diversity within the travel and...

2/19/2020

article Local, minority hiring strategy announced for Hard Rock casino project
(Indiana) -- City and union trade leaders are doubling down on their promise to work with Spectacle Entertainment to ensure Hard Rock casino construction jobs go to...

2/18/2020

article Hard Rock Casino donates food to Rockford pantries
(Illinois) -- With the fate of the proposed Hard Rock Casino still in the hands of the Illinois Gaming Board, the organization is still working to integrate itself into...

2/16/2020

article Can’t touch this: Real slot machines controlled online
(Atlantic City) -- Slot machines, the bread and butter of the casino industry, long ago lost their nicknames as “one-armed bandits” when manufacturers did...

2/13/2020

article Hard Rock International distances itself from New Orleans hotel collapse, criticizes lack of progress
(New Orleans) -- Hard Rock International sought to distance itself from the disastrous collapse of the hotel bearing its name in New Orleans and criticized Mayor LaToya...

2/11/2020

article Hard Rock Atlantic City Launches Live Online Slots Tailored Towards Older Remote Gamblers
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Atlantic City launched live online slot machines this week that are fully played remotely, the casino operator and its software technology...
article Hard Rock Files Appeal, Blocks Hellenikon Casino Tender Process
(Greece) -- A preliminary inquiry is said to have suspended the process of the Hellenic Gaming Commission’s (EEEP) international tender for a casino permit at...
article Hard Rock Hellenikon Casino License Appeal Holds Up Hellenikon -
(Greece) -- After its complaints about a conflict of interest from its rival, which won a license to build a a casino at the 8-billion euro ($8.74 billion) long-stalled...
article Fisher named new General Manager for Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sioux City
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has found its new General Manager. On Tuesday Peninsula Pacific Entertainment announced Doug Fisher would be taking on the...

2/10/2020

article Can't touch this: Real slot machines controlled online
(Atlantic City) -- Slot machines, the bread and butter of the casino industry, long ago lost their nicknames as “one-armed bandits” when manufacturers did...
article Hard Rock launches world's first live internet slots
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is now home to what the company claims is the world's first live online slots. HardRockCasino.com has partnered with...
press release HardRockCasino.com Launches World's First Live Slots at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- There is a lot of buzz coming from a locked room at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, but don't try to open the door if you are visiting the...

2/8/2020

article Casino's backers gambling on road extension
(Ottawa) -- Hard Rock Ottawa has submitted a new plan for its $318-million casino expansion, but now the entertainment complex will face a road that doesn't yet...

2/6/2020

article Budget Committee To Review Hard Rock & Cyber Attack Costs
(Louisiana) -- Today, the New Orleans City Council Budget Committee is expected to discuss a report detailing the current and estimated costs related to both the Hard...

2/5/2020

article Hard Rock’s Lupo: Community leaders collaborating make a difference
(Atlantic City) -- Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of taking part in the 2020 Leadership Series: Casino Executive Panel sponsored by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber...

2/4/2020

article Hard Rock heads to courts to reverse old Athens airport casino decision
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International has filed a pre-trial appeal in Greece against the decision by the Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC) to grant the initial rights to...
article Hard Rock Submits Appeal against Gaming Commission’s Casino Decision
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International on Monday announced that it has submitted an appeal in Greece concerning the recent Hellinikon Casino tender decision by the Hellenic...
article EXCLUSIVE: Hard Rock's new president talks what's coming to Cincinnati casino
(Ohio) -- The new president of Hard Rock International, the new owners of the downtown Cincinnati casino, has big plans for the giant gaming property, including the...

2/3/2020

article Hard Rock offers to build 1 billion euro complex at old Athens airport
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International has promised to invest one billion euros for an integrated casino resort (IRC) at the Hellenikon International Airport site near...
article Civil engineer: Hard Rock’s rubble could provide information
(New Orleans) -- A local civil engineer says once the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel is imploded the rubble could be helpful to investigators. "You’ll be...
article Hard Rock Hotel collapse has cost city more than $11 million so far
(New Orleans) -- How much has the Hard Rock Hotel collapse cost the city of New Orleans? More than $11 million dollars, so far.That's a figure that was provided to...
article Hard Rock, cyberattack cost New Orleans millions; City Council to discuss expenses Tuesday
(New Orleans) -- The major topic that the New Orleans City Council faces at its monthly Budget Committee meeting is the hefty price tag of the Hard Rock Hotel collapse...

2/1/2020

article Hard Rock Hotel Collapse To Be Examined by New Orleans City Council
(Louisiana) -- The New Orleans City Council has created a special committee to hold hearings on the collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel which left three dead. The hotel...
article Gondolas open at Hard Rock Stadium for Super Bowl LIV
(Florida) -- Last year, Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel announced that Hard Rock Stadium would be installing a gondola system to take fans from the lots closer to the stadium...

1/31/2020

article Hard Rock Hotel Prepares For Big Final Weekend
(Florida) -- The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is throwing one last big party before closing the doors following Super Bowl 54. The event, called "The Last Great Party...
article Guitar hotel offers $2 million giveaway for Super Bowl commercial
(Florida) -- So you want to stay in the giant guitar hotel, but the cost is a bit out of your price range. Welcome to the club. You can, however, enter a $2 million...
article Hard Rock Wants to Treat You Like a Super Bowl Halftime Show Star With $100K Stay
(Florida) -- As Jennifer Lopez preps for the Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday, the Hard Rock Hotels is ready to give one lucky winner a hotel stay comparable to that...
article The Seminole Hard Rock Resort & Casino in Tampa recently underwent a $750 million expansion and renovation project.
(Florida) -- If the King was alive today — and some say he is — he’d likely be pleased with the extensive upgrades to the Seminole Hard Rock Resort...

1/30/2020

article Proposed Hard Rock Casino to be built at former Bristol, Va. mall
(Virginia) -- Casino developers plan to bring Hard Rock Casino to the former Bristol Mall. Developers confirmed to WJHL in January that the proposed casino would be...
article Hard Rock Hotel saying goodbye with ‘Party Weekend’
(Las Vegas) -- Nearly 25 years after it first opened, the resort-casino on the corner of Paradise Road and Harmon Avenue is celebrating its final days as the Hard Rock...
article Hard Rock Tulsa Wedding Show scheduled March 1
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s leading wedding experts will converge at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa for the 2020 Hard Rock Tulsa Wedding Show from 1-4 p.m. Sunday...

1/29/2020

press release Hard Rock International Unveils Star-Studded Cast In Big Game Commercial
(Florida) -- Ahead of its primetime premiere, Hard Rock International reveals an all-star celebrity line-up, featured in the Michael Bay production titled, "The...

1/28/2020

article Five chill spots at the Hard Rock (casino, not stadium)
(Florida) -- It’s Super Bowl week, and for those who want to avoid the South Beach madness there’s a new hot spot in South Florida: the revamped Seminole...

1/26/2020

article Hard Rock to be equity partner in Bristol
(Virginia) -- Hard Rock International will be an equity partner in the proposed Hard Rock Bristol Resort and Casino — a project now expected to cost $400 million....
article Greece Casino: Hard Rock Not Going Down without a Fight
(Greece) -- The battle between Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment and Hard Rock International for the license to manage an integrated casino resort at Hellinikon in...
article Hard Rock International Responds to Hellenikon Project Disqualification
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International released the following statement on January 23, following the Hellenikon project news.

1/24/2020

article DJ Khaled’s Hard Rock residency will bring him to Tampa
(Florida) -- Say this for Tampa’s ever-expanding Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino: They just scored another one. Chart-topping hip-hop impresario DJ Khaled will...
article DJ Khaled’s Hard Rock residency will bring him to Tampa
(Florida) -- Say this for Tampa’s ever-expanding Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino: They just scored another one. Chart-topping hip-hop impresario DJ Khaled will...

1/23/2020

press release Hard Rock International Announces First Brand Commercial Directed By Filmmaker Michael Bay to Air During the Big Game
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International is celebrating another milestone in the brand’s almost 50-year history, with the announcement of the first ever Hard Rock...
press release DJ Khaled Announced For Hard Rock International's First Artist Residency for 2020
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International has announced DJ Khaled as their first artist residency of 2020. DJ Khaled will kick off his multi-venue residency with a Florida...

1/22/2020

article Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas will party to the end. Here's a look back at 25 years
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will close its doors Feb. 3, capping 25 years of rockin’ memories and making way for the newest Virgin...
article PHOTOS: Hard Rock Stadium prepares for 2020 Super Bowl
(Florida) -- Workers prepare Hard Rock Stadium for the Super Bowl where the Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 2.

1/21/2020

article When is the light show?: Everything you ever wanted to know about the guitar hotel
(Florida) -- If you have set foot anywhere in South Florida over the past few months, you have seen the giant guitar hotel at Hard Rock Hollywood Hotel & Casino. It...

1/20/2020

article Strummer holidays! The guitar-shaped hotel where the party never stops
(Florida) -- It doesn’t get much more rock’n’roll than standing stark naked at the top of a 450ft tall mirrored-glass guitar, taking an al fresco...
article $400M Hard Rock Casino Underway in Indiana; More in the Works
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment and Hard Rock International revealed the development and construction of Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana at an official...

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...

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