Hard Rock Casino Vancouver opens in Coquitlam
The Hard Rock's PR team is settling upon a hashtag for the media tour, as corporate wasn't cool with #HardRockLife. We're aboard a limo shuttle for the media tour of the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, which opens for real today.
article ODATO: Casino financiers not all created equal
(New York) -- Capital Region leaders hoping to reap fiscal rewards from gambling should be rooting for the Rensselaer casino project with the Hard Rock brand, if...
article Hard Rock's revenue equal to 8 other So. Fla. casinos combined
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has been the king of South Florida casinos since opening in 2004, and recent state revenue figures show exactly...
article The Hard Rock Café's owners are embroiled in a bitter legal dispute - but is the restaurant chain worth fighting for?
(UK) -- My advice if you are ever asked to write about the Hard Rock Café and sent there for lunch is not to order three courses and a beer, and to avoid the Oreo cookie...
article Hard Rock Sioux City casino draws big crowds in opening weeks
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City came up aces in its eagerly-anticipated debut. After nearly a year of construction, the rock 'n' roll-...
article Seminole Hard Rock names new GM
(Florida) -- Peter P. Wu started his new job as general manager of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Monday. He has more than 20 years of corporate, property-...
article Unauthorized Hard Rock Cafe Cancun shut down
(Florida) -- Hard Rock Cafe Cancun, which is not part of the Hard Rock International portfolio, and operating illegally as an unauthorized cafe, was closed last night by...
article Seminole Hard Rock high rollers get red carpet treatment
(Florida) -- The Gulfstream private jets arrive two or three times a month now at a small, luxury terminal hidden away from the crowds on the far side of Tampa...
press release Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos Announces Matthew Watts Director of Music & Marketing
(Florida) -- Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos – with locations from Bali and San Diego to Singapore and Macau – proudly announces Matthew Watts as Director of...
article Albany offered $1M a year to back Rensselaer casino plan
(New York) -- The partners behind the proposed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Rensselaer have offered the city of Albany $1 million annually for a decade in exchange for...
article Hard Rock chairman views site of proposed Rensselaer casino
(New York) -- The casino application deadline has passed, and now the city of Rensselaer is hedging its bets on partnering up with the Hard Rock to attract to state'...
article Hard Rock officials visit location of proposed casino
(New York) -- Hard Rock International paid a visit on Monday to the city it soon hopes to call home. Talking with reporters at Da Laet's Landing in Rensselaer,...
article Hard Rock plans on Rensselaer name
(New York) -- It's official: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Rensselaer would be the name emblazoned on the $280 million gaming project proposed for De Laet's...
article Proposed Rensselaer casino site gets visit from Hark Rock chairman
(New York) -- The city of Rensselaer is hedging its bets on partnering up with the Hard Rock to attract the state's attention for a possible Las Vegas style casino.
article Casino a new venture for historic Battery Building
(Iowa) -- More than a century after construction, the old Battery Building has received a new start as part of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City.
article Counting down to Hard Rock opening
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is set to officially open its doors for the first time Friday night.
article The Hard Rock's first night...oh my
(Iowa) -- Friday night, Siouxlanders discovered the entertainment knob now goes to 11. When the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino opened on Pearl Street, we got more music...
article Final pieces fall into place for Hard Rock opening
(Iowa) -- After nearly a year of building, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City will welcome its first guests at 8 p.m. Aug. 1.
article Hard Rock to bring in more casino revenues for MRHD
(Iowa) -- With the opening of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City, Missouri River Historical Development's share of gaming revenues is forecast to grow by...
article Downtown businesses expect income boost from Hard Rock
(Iowa) -- Kelli Engel already designs her window displays with the goal of attracting customers inside her boutique.
article MRHD board congratulates Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
(Iowa) -- Congratulations Hard Rock. The Sioux City Entertainment Partners’ construction organization has performed a miracle.
article Music, hotel, restaurants add to Hard Rock Sioux City casino experience
(Iowa) -- Visitors entering the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City for the first time can't help but notice the entertainment venue's emphasis on music.
article Hard Rock Casino's Vibe is much more than just a bar
(Mississippi) -- "I thought Vibe is a bar," a friend texted me. Well, yes, it is, but that's not all. Vibe, at Hard Rock Casino Biloxi, also has a nice and...
article Hard Rock Cafe's new Anchorage outlet boasts a little Alaska music memorabilia
(Alaska) -- Elvis' sheepskin jacket, Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar and the jewelry Madonna wore for the cover of her breakout album "Material Girl" all...
article Can Hard Rock turn around hard times in Rensselaer?
(New York) -- The city of Rensselaer got "rocked" on Thursday night. More specifically, they got "Hard Rocked." For supporters of a casino...
article First Look at Plans for New Rensselaer Casino
(New York) -- Hard Rock came to dazzle the City of Rensselaer and from the cheers inside city hall on Thursday night, it sounds like they did just that.
article Hard Rock International among collaborators for proposed casino in Rensselaer
(New York) -- There could be a Hard Rock Cafe in the Capital District as part of a multimillion dollar casino and hotel proposal along the city of Rensselaer’s...
article Hard Rock International jumps back into Northeast casino race with proposed facility in Albany area
(New York) -- Hard Rock International says it's involved in a proposal to build a casino across the Hudson River from Albany. The Orlando, Florida-based...
press release Hard Rock International Announces Collaboration with NYS Funding LLC for Resort Casino in Rensselaer, NY
(New York) -- Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world's most iconic and recognized brands – announced today it is working with NYS Funding...
article Man guilty of trying to buy weapons in terror plot
(Florida) -- A Florida man was convicted Tuesday of trying to buy weapons for what authorities say was a planned terror attack on a Tampa casino and bar.
article New Iowa Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to open Aug. 1
(Iowa) -- Officials with the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino being built in downtown Sioux City say the casino will open for business this summer.
article Hard Rock International Will Not Buy Revel
(Atlantic City) -- Rumors have been circulating that Hard Rock International may buy the Revel Casino Hotel. However, Seminole Gaming CEO, Jim Allen, said that while the...
article Hard Rock Appears To Be Backing Off Potential Deal To Buy Revel
(Atlantic City) -- Efforts to find a buyer or partner for the financially troubled Revel casino in Atlantic City may have been dealt a blow this week, as the people who...
article Hard Rock president Allen says he would be interested in Revel Casino if the price were right
(Atlantic City) -- The president of the Seminole Indians' Hard Rock franchise says the company would consider buying Atlantic City's Revel Casino if the price...
article Rumors of Revel sale addressed at gaming conference in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Addressing rumors that Hard Rock International might buy Revel Casino Hotel, Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen acknowledged Tuesday that the company...
article Cavern Club takes on Hard Rock Cafe in courtroom battle over using its world-famous name
(UK) -- Liverpool's Cavern Club is taking American restaurant chain the Hard Rock Cafe to court in a battle over who owns the rights to the famous name.
article BLOG: Dyster Attempt to Revive Hard Rock Concerts Shot Down by City Council
(New York) -- He tried, but he couldn't do it. Even with a "new look" City Council majority allegedly in his pocket, Mayor Paul Dyster failed in his bid to...
article Hard Rock celebrates its first 10 years
(Florida) -- Ten years ago, few South Floridians thought of driving down State Road 7 in Hollywood in search of drinks and live music. The only legal blackjack games...
article Seminole Hard Rock Tampa essential stop for Florida travelers with gambling spirit
(Florida) -- I'm pretty sure I'm the worst gambler in the world. For some reason, none of my buddies told me that back in the day, when I was always the first...
article Can Hard Rock Cafe gets its groove back?
(Middle East) -- As the legend goes, it all started with two Americans living in London in search of a good burger. Bereft of what they considered acceptable options,...
article Hard Rock's first Europe hotel On Ibiza Opens May 2014
(Spain) -- The collaboration Hard Rock International and Palladium Hotel Group will lead to Europe's first Hard Rock Hotel complex, scheduled to open in May 2014,...
article Hard Rock Cafe Wants You to Forget That Old Time Rock and Roll
(Florida) -- Hard Rock Cafe isn’t all Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi. Walk into one of the company’s 140 restaurant locations today, and you’ll hear...
article Northfield Rocksino is rockin' the suburbs
(Ohio) -- While many Cleveland-area concert venues are hitching their stars to the city's rebounding urban core, Jon Lucas of Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield...
article Hard Rock Casino Franchise Interested in New Jersey Gaming
(New Jersey) -- The Seminole Indian Tribe of Florida may be interested in entering the New Jersey gaming market. Through their Hard Rock franchise, the Seminole Tribe...
article Seminole Hard Rock Marks 10th Anniversary
(Florida) -- The state has opened negotiations to renew its gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe amid the 10th anniversary of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino...
article Hard Rock Cleared to Expand in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The Seminole Indian tribe of Florida, owners of the Hard Rock franchise, has asked the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement on whether it would...
article Hard Rock celebrates decade in Tampa
(Florida) -- Ten years after their humble hotel and bingo hall on Orient Road morphed into the glitzy Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, members of the Seminole Tribe and...
article Seminole Hard Rock & Casino celebrates 10 years in Tampa
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock & Casino Tampa celebrated its 10th anniversary Tuesday with a ceremony that included an alligator procession.
article Tampa's Hard Rock casino celebrates a decade
(Florida) -- Tampa's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is celebrating. Special events took place Tuesday morning to commemorate the casino's 10th anniversary.
article Hard Rock May Have Sights on Revel Casino
(Atlantic City) -- Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment may be positioning itself to make a bid on the Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City after submitting paperwork to New...
article BRENNAN: Caught between a Hard Rock and a Jersey place
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock officials were very popular with New Jersey lawmakers in 2011 at a time when those lawmakers were in the midst of an ongoing six-year,...
article Hard Rock and Seminole Indians Interested in Struggling AC Casino
(Atlantic City) -- The Seminole Indians, owners of the Hard Rock franchise, are thinking about taking a gamble. The tribe has taken preliminary steps to acquiring the...
article Hard Rock May Purchase Struggling Revel Casino in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- It looks like the Seminole Indian Nation — the people behind the Hard Rock franchise — may be ready to enter the Atlantic City casino...
article Hard Rock filing indicates interest in AC casino
(Atlantic City) -- The Seminole Indian tribe of Florida, through its Hard Rock franchise, has indicated a renewed interest in the Atlantic City casino market. Hard Rock...
article Hard Rock filing indicates interest in AC casino
(Atlantic City) -- Having proposed and then scrapped a plan to build a casino in Atlantic City, the Seminole Indian tribe of Florida appears to be interested in the New...
article Officials say Hard Rock's eye on Revel Casino in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Newly filed documents with the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement suggest that Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment has renewed interest in the...
article Judge lifts stay of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's gaming license
(Iowa) -- A central Iowa judge has lifted a stay of the gaming license issued to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino being built in downtown Sioux City.
article Four Florida men arrested in cash-advance scam
(Florida) -- Four Florida men are in custody after they attempted to use counterfeit credit cards and fake identification to steal thousands of dollars, authorities said.
article City Council Notebook: Tornado shelters for new schools discussed
(Oklahoma) -- Shelters for new schools: City planning officials discussed a proposal Thursday to require tornado shelters in all new schools built in Tulsa.
article Court hearing on Hard Rock license set for Jan. 30
(Iowa) -- A Polk County District Court judge has set a Jan. 30 hearing to take a fresh look at a case involving the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City's state...
article Dad is arrested for leaving kids inside truck at Seminole Hard Rock Casino
(Florida) -- A father who reportedly left his two kids in his truck on Sunday while he went inside the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood is facing neglect charges.
article Man leaves 2 babies watching DVD in car outside casino
(Florida) -- Police have arrested a South Florida man after he left his two children watching a movie inside his car while he went inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel...
article Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park rocks but do patrons care or even notice?
(Ohio) -- The Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park wastes a lot of denim and glitter on its lunchtime crowd. Northeast Ohio's newest gaming venue is dazzling -- at...
article Northfield’s Rocksino posts big net win in first two weeks
(Ohio) -- The Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park posted impressive financial numbers in its first two weeks, with the state’s newest gambling facility earning $8.1...
press release Hard Rock Announces Call For Entries In Global Hard Rock Rising Competition
(Florida) -- Hard Rock is on the search for rising rock stars to take the stage in the heart of the Roman Empire! Hard Rock Rising, the world's largest and most far-...
article Sioux City casino developer to pay at least $1.5 million a year for Hard Rock brand
(Iowa) -- Developers of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City will pay at least $1.5 million annually to use the iconic brand name, according to a licensing...
article Hard Rock opens first ever Rocksino.
(Ohio) -- The first of its kind, Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park unveiled the newest Hard Rock International property, but also its latest gaming brand, the '...
article A body was found on a Catoosa golf course Saturday
(Oklahoma) -- FOX23 investigates what happened Saturday morning at the Cherokee Hills Golf Course. Around 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Hard Rock Security received a call of a...
article Catoosa police investigating body found on Hard Rock golf course
(Oklahoma) -- Foul play is not believed to the be cause of death for a man whose body was found early Saturday on the Cherokee Hills Golf Course, Catoosa police chief...
article Man's Body Found On Cherokee Hills Golf Course In Catoosa
(Oklahoma) -- Catoosa Police are investigating after a body was found on the Cherokee Hills golf course at about 8 a.m. Saturday. They don't suspect foul play in the...
article Rocksino presents competition for Akron Civic Theatre, E.J. Thomas Hall for entertainment
(Ohio) -- The Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park will go head to head with the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland and ThistleDown Racino for gambling customers.
article Rocksino designed with Northeast Ohio in mind
(Ohio) -- When the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park opened its expansive glass doors Dec. 18 — marked by the ceremonial smashing of guitars — it revealed a...
article No. 9 business story of 2013: Casino expansion with Margaritaville, Hard Rock tower
(Oklahoma) -- Margaritaville may evoke laid-back drink sipping, but there was nothing relaxed about the announcement of the upcoming Margaritaville Casino in Tulsa.
article Reports say Hard Rock is interested in buying Revel
(Atlantic City) -- Revel AC Inc. announced in November that it will "explore strategic alternatives" to save the struggling casino. A possible scenario has...
article Hard Rock looking to buy Revel Casino in Atlantic City, report says
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International is negotiating a potential sale of the financially struggling Revel Casino in Atlantic City, the New York Post reports.
article Report: Hard Rock in Talks to Buy Troubled Revel Casino
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International is reportedly in advanced negotiations to acquire Atlantic City’s Revel Casino, which declared bankruptcy earlier this...
article Hard Rock Casino Vancouver opens in Coquitlam
(Vancouver) -- The Hard Rock's PR team is settling upon a hashtag for the media tour, as corporate wasn't cool with #HardRockLife. We're aboard a limo...
article Hard Rock in talks to buy troubled Revel Casino: sources
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International is in deep talks to buy Atlantic City’s troubled Revel Casino, two sources close to the situation told The Post.
article Renovated and rebranded Coquitlam casino set for grand opening
(Vancouver) -- Warwick Stone turns tighter than the strings on a Fender Stratocaster guitar when questioned about the authenticity of the Jimi Hendrix memorabilia...
article Gambling on a musical makeover
(Vancouver) -- Hard Rock Casino Vancouver grand opening Featuring Hedley and 54-40 Friday, starting at 5 p.m. 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam Tickets: Hedley (8 p.m. in...
article Countdown is on to Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park guitar smash and grand opening
(Ohio) -- With a smash of a guitar, Ohio’s fourth racino, the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, will open for business Wednesday evening.
article Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park opens to public with a 'smash'
(Ohio) -- With most grand openings it's customary to cut a ribbon. For a brand like Hard Rock, nothing short of smashing a guitar will do and so it was -- the...
article Gambling on a rock ‘n’ roll makeover in Coquitlam (with video)
(Vancouver) -- A leopard-print outfit once worn by Shania Twain and a guitar on loan from Big Sugar’s Gordie Johnson are among the Canadian memorabilia on display...
article Re-branding rocks Coquitlam casino this Friday
(Vancouver) -- The enormous guitar out front will signal the dawning of a new entertainment presence in Coquitlam, one that comes complete with a revamped name for the...
article New gambling venue opens at harness race track
(Ohio) -- The line of bundled-up gamblers angling to be among the first to enter the brand new Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park snaked deep into the busy parking lot.
article Our View: Northfield's new Rocksino poised to make its mark in Northeast Ohio
(Ohio) -- It's been a long time coming, but the reality of expanded gaming at Northfield Park is here, as the Hard Rock Rocksino opens Dec. 18.
article Rocksino to bring gambling competition
(Ohio) -- When the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park opens its doors Wednesday afternoon, it will also open the door to gambling competition in Northeast Ohio.
article Brandi Glanville Dumped From Hard Rock Hotel Appearance After Racist Remarks
(Florida) -- Brandi Glanville was dumped from a Hard Rock Hotel hosting gig in the wake of her racist remarks on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
article Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi sold for about $250 million
(Mississippi) -- A company from Rhode Island is buying Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi for about $250 million. The announcement by Twin River Worldwide Holdings was...
article Hard Rock sells for $250 million
(Mississippi) -- In the world of casinos you have to spend money to make money. That is why a Rhode Island company has bought the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi...
article Rhode Island company to purchase Biloxi Hard Rock for $250 million
(Mississippi) -- Twin River Worldwide Holdings, parent company of Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island, announced Sunday its intent to acquire the Hard Rock Hotel...
article Gambling landscape gets more crowded with Hard Rock opening
(Ohio) -- The gambling landscape in Northeast Ohio changes dramatically Wednesday with the opening of the state’s newest racino. The Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield...
article Get your first look inside the Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park set to open December 18
(Ohio) -- The Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park will open to the public next Wednesday, December 18 but racino officials provided a sneak peak at the 200,000 square...
article Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park: Entertainment is as much the draw as the games
(Ohio) -- Ka-ching! Ka-ching! Ka-ching! It used to be so easy – when casinos used to print money, or at least it seemed that way. Go to Vegas. Drop a quarter in...
article Can a Hard Rock casino work at Suffolk Downs?
(Massachusetts) -- Big guitars, little guitars, guitars are everywhere. You gotta like guitars. Fender Stratocaster, Yamaha Electric, Ibanez. And the music, it’s...
article Can a Hard Rock casino work at Suffolk Downs?
(Florida) -- Big guitars, little guitars, guitars are everywhere. You gotta like guitars. Fender Stratocaster, Yamaha Electric, Ibanez. And the music, it’s always...
article Hard Rock International making good on charitable pledges despite its departure from Western Massachusetts casino license competition
(Massachusetts) -- Despite the fact that West Springfield voters overwhelmingly rejected a bid by Hard Rock International to develop an $800 million resort casino on the...
article Hard Rock Hotel and Casino: A Work in Progress
(Iowa) -- Work on the new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is well under way. It's hard to miss all the dust and dirt from that downtown construction. All of the design...
article Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs a monument to rock 'n' roll
(California) -- With champagne and cocktails in hand, the horde waiting outside the Hard Rock Hotel entryway Thursday squeezed through the front door to see the much-...
press release Hard Rock Casino Vancouver to Open Winter 2013
(Vancouver) -- From the industry frontrunners credited for the award-winning four-diamond River Rock Casino Resort, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation ("GCGC")...
article Hard Rock Cafe Puts Renewed Focus on Artists Rather Than Memorabilia
(USA) -- It's nearly impossible to miss one of Hard Rock Cafe Chicago's most valuable items, Jimi Hendrix's guitar, displayed in the entrance.
article From bingo hall to Hard Rock casino: Cherokees mark 20th year
(Oklahoma) -- Starting as a bingo hall in Catoosa, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is the economic engine that has driven the Cherokee Nation to be a billion-...
article Hard Rock's new hotel tower reaches milestone
(Mississippi) -- The raising of a small tree atop the 12th floor of the Hard Rock Casino's new hotel tower marked a major milestone for a project that has been in...
article Casino valet gives thieves car
(Oklahoma) -- Car thieves targeted a Hard Rock guest at the casino's valet in Catoosa. The Cherokee Marshals are investigating the case where a customer reported...
press release Goldenvoice Announces Exclusive Live Music Booking Agreement With Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs
(California) -- Goldenvoice, creators of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival, and the Hard Rock Hotel Palm...
article Inside Gaming: Hard Rock Proposal Voted Down in West Springfield Mass., and More
(Massachusetts) -- On Tuesday, West Springfield voters rejected a proposal by Hard Rock International to build a resort casino in Western Massachusetts.
article Better-off suburbs spurn call of casinos
(Massachusetts) -- Hard Rock International’s failure Tuesday to win the favor of West Springfield voters underscored a hard political lesson: With few exceptions,...
article Tewksbury, Foxborough among the suburban towns that said no to gambling
(Massachusetts) -- Hard Rock International learned a hard political lesson in West Springfield on Tuesday, when its casino plans were crushed at the ballot box: With few...
article Hard Rock casino vote wrapup
(Massachusetts) -- With a 10 percent margin, West Springfield voters rejected Hard Rock's $800 million casino proposal 55 percent to 45 percent Tuesday night.
article In wake of Hard Rock casino proposal's defeat in West Springfield, players pick up the pieces
(Massachusetts) -- Following the defeat of Hard Rock International's $800 million resort casino proposal for the Eastern States Exposition, the players in the...
article Massachusetts Gambling: West Springfield Voters Reject Hard Rock Casino Proposal
(Massachusetts) -- On Tuesday, West Springfield voters rejected a proposal by Hard Rock International to build a massive $800 million casino-resort in the town. It was...
article West Springfield rocks casino world
(Massachusetts) -- Never underestimate the threat of traffic nightmares to doom an $800 million economic development project. West Springfield voters said no in a Big E...
article West Springfield voters reject casino proposal
(Massachusetts) -- The competition for the only casino license in western Massachusetts narrowed on Tuesday as West Springfield voters rejected a proposal by Hard Rock...
article West Springfield casino opponents celebrate the win
(Massachusetts) -- A disappointing result for casino supporters, but a big victory for casino opponents. Hard Rock is now out of the game, with 55 percent of West...
article West Springfield Hard Rock casino opponents celebrate 'David against Goliath' victory
(Massachusetts) -- Opponents of the proposed $800 million Hard Rock New England casino were celebrating Tuesday night as they received results verifying that their...
article West Springfield Voters Reject Hard Rock Casino Proposal
(Massachusetts) -- Voters on Tuesday rejected Hard Rock International's proposal to build an $800 million resort casino with a live-music venue, retail and hotel on...
article West Springfield Voters Reject Hard Rock’s Casino Proposal
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in West Springfield, Massachusetts, rejected a casino proposed by Hard Rock International, leaving two competitors for the sole license to be...
article Hard Rock casino referendum scheduled for Tuesday
(Massachusetts) -- Tuesday West Springfield residents will be heading to the polls to vote on Hard Rock's $800 million casino proposal that would be located on the...
article Hard Rock facing hard vote on Tuesday
(Massachusetts) -- The Hard Rock casino vote in West Springfield on Tuesday is the first gambling referendum this year in which the outcome is not obvious ahead of time.
article Gambling votes set Tuesday in West Springfield, Plainville
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in two more Massachusetts communities are set to decide whether they want to host gambling facilities. A referendum is scheduled for Tuesday in...
article Hard Rock Makes Final Push Before Referendum Vote
(Massachusetts) -- Hard Rock Casino officials and the West Side Yes campaign are making their final push for “yes” votes, ahead of the referendum vote on...
article Musician Bret Michaels endorses Hard Rock International's West Springfield casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- With just a few days until West Springfield voters hit the polls to decide the fate of Hard Rock International's $800 million casino proposal for...
article Plainville, West Springfield to vote Tuesday on gambling facilities
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in Plainville and West Springfield are set to decide whether they want to host gambling facilities, with one Plainville official calling it the...
article West Springfield Businesses Weigh in on Casino Ahead of Tuesday’s Vote
(Massachusetts) -- Barely able to catch a breath during the Sunday brunch rush Memo’s owner Dominic Pompi says things will only get better if a casino comes to...
article West Springfield To Vote On Allowing Hard Rock Casino On Big E Grounds
(Massachusetts) -- Residents will vote Tuesday to support or reject a proposal by Hard Rock International to build an $800 million resort casino on the grounds of the...
article Anti-casino demonstrators in West Springfield take to the streets to protest Hard Rock International's local casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- The anti-casino movement in West Springfield may not be as large as the effort that organized ahead of the MGM referendum vote in Springfield in July...
article Campaign for and against West Springfield casino
(Massachusetts) -- The eyes of Western Massachusetts are on West Springfield. These are the last few days before voters decide whether to support or reject a casino for...
article Hard Rock casino supporters, opponents make final push as West Springfield referendum vote draws near
(Massachusetts) -- As the city-wide referendum on this town's proposed $800 million Hard Rock casino draws closer, supporters and opponents are hard at work to sway...
article Protestors in West Springfield Ask Residents to Vote “No” to Casino
(Massachusetts) -- Today protestors gathered at the corner of Riverdale and Morgan Road in West Springfield today to encourage residents to vote “no” to a...
article Votes to be held in West Springfield, Plainville on proposed gambling establishments
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in two more Massachusetts communities are set to decide whether they want to host gambling facilities. A referendum is scheduled for Tuesday in...
article Agawam City Councilor Robert Magovern: Is West Springfield land Hard Rock eyeing for casino actually in Agawam?
(Massachusetts) -- WEST SPRINGFIELD ... or is it AGAWAM? — It's a stretch and a longshot, but Agawam City Councilor Robert Magovern knows that. Still, the self...
article Anti-casino rally in West Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- As Hard Rock rallies for support, the opposition was also out in full force Friday. 22News was there as religious groups tried to get their message...
article Hard Rock election rally in West Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Hard Rock has less than a week to rally support for their host community agreement, and some people are still hesitant to vote “Yes.” Next...
article Hard Rock President talks with 22News about host agreement
(Massachusetts) -- West Springfield voters are taking a critical look at the financial prospects of bringing a casino to town. President and CEO of Hard Rock...
article Agawam business opposes West Springfield casino
(Massachusetts) -- As Hard Rock works hard to drum up support in West Springfield, some businesses in Agawam are hoping to put a stop to it.
article Hard Rock eyes opening of a London hotel
(London) -- HARD Rock International is on the hunt for a new site in London – where its first iconic cafe was born – with the view of launching a luxury...
article Agawam City Council resolution opposing Hard Rock casino in West Springfield gains traction ahead of referendum
(Massachusetts) -- The Agawam City Council's proposed resolution opposing Hard Rock International's casino plan for West Springfield has gained the support of an...
article Agawam council pushes anti-Hard Rock resolution
(Massachusetts) -- Voters in West Springfield approve Hard Rock's proposal in their casino referendum, and next week another vote may happen in neighboring Agawam.
article West Springfield casino protestors take to the streets
(Massachusetts) -- There is more than a week remaining before West Springfield voters go to the polls to decide whether they want a proposed casino resort in their city.
article Agawam city councilors hope to pass anti-casino resolution
(Massachusetts) -- The city may not have a chance to host a casino, but that is not stopping its city council from speaking out against one. Several city councilors...
article Hard Rock officials tout casino proposal's potential benefits to Western Massachusetts as referendum vote draws near
(Massachusetts) -- Hard Rock International officials looking to win a public vote in favor of their $800 million West Springfield casino proposal continue to hammer home...
article West Springfield Residents Protest Casino
(Massachusetts) -- West Springfield residents took to Memorial Avenue this morning to protest Hard Rock’s proposed casino in the city.
article Agawam oppose a Hard Rock casino in West Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Strong opposition in Agawam is building against the proposed West Springfield Hard Rock casino to be built at the Big E fairgrounds. Agawam City...
article Hard Rock International says internal polling shows nearly 50 percent of West Springfield residents support casino proposal
(Massachusetts) -- With just weeks until the voters of West Springfield decide whether to approve Hard Rock International's pitch to develop an $800 million casino...
article Hard Rock releases company's most recent polling results with 'yes' vote
(Massachusetts) -- According to officials, Hard Rock released that the company's most recent polling resulted with a "yes" vote.
article Bernie Kosar lends name to Rocksino steakhouse
(Ohio) -- Former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula capitalized on his famous name by opening upscale steakhouses in south Florida and his hometown of Cleveland.
article Public To Vote If Hard Rock Can Stay in the Competition for a Mass. Casino
(Massachusetts) -- West Springfield voters will determine on September 10 whether Hard Rock International can stay in the fight to win a Western Massachusetts gaming...
article Hard Rock International Chairman James Allen built global entertainment giant, next challenge is casino for Western Massachusetts
(Massachusetts) -- Through an aggressive acquisition, a tenacious work ethic and brand building, James F. Allen, the chairman of Hard Rock International and chief...
article Hard Rock sends out mail campaign
(Massachusetts) -- With West Springfield voters set to make a casino decision on September 10th both pro and anti casino campaigns are in high gear. Many West...
article Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs aims to bring hip, sexy vibe to former Hotel Zoso site
(California) -- Sexy. Hip. Cool. Irreverent. Those who visit the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs can expect all that, said Hector Moreno, vice president and general manager...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England to hold casino jobs fair for West Springfield residents
(Massachusetts) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England will host a job fair Aug. 24 so city residents can learn more about career opportunities at the $800 million...
press release Mayer Hawthorne Signs on as Hard Rock’s First Featured “Artist of the Month”
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International has recruited Republic Records recording artist, Mayer Hawthorne, as the brand’s first ever featured video Artist of the Month.
press release Superstar Rihanna To Bring Diamonds World Tour To Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
(Florida) -- All Inclusive Collection is thrilled to announce that six-time Grammy award-winning, worldwide rock superstar, Rihanna, is bringing her Diamonds World Tour...
article Hard Rock kicks off big poker series
(Florida) -- By flashing $10 million in cash, the largest purse ever guaranteed for a poker tournament, officials at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in...
article West Springfield Town Council postpones vote on Elks Lodge purchase
(Massachusetts) -- Town councilors Monday delayed voting on the mayor’s request to use the $400,000 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England has given the city to...
article ‘Cherokee Fight Club’ debuts at Hard Rock Casino
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation citizen and professional boxer Wes Nofire is 12-0 after earning a technical knockout over his opponent during the inaugural “Cherokee...
article Group Forms in Opposition to Proposed West Springfield Casino
(Massachusetts) -- A group of West Springfield residents opposed to the proposed Hard Rock casino took to the streets Tuesday to make their voices heard.
article Hard Rock opens campaign headquarters
(Massachusetts) -- Hard Rock has opened a new office in West Springfield as they begin their "West Side Yes" campaign. Hard Rock opened its campaign...
article Hard Rock opens West Springfield campaign headquarters for Sept. 10 casino question
(Massachusetts) -- Hard Rock International Hotel & Casino New England Tuesday opened its campaign office to lobby for a Sept. 10 referendum to allow a casino in the...
article West side casino opponents
(Massachusetts) -- Not everyone in West Springfield is supportive of Hard Rock opening their headquarters on Tuesday.
article Two $1.3 million slot jackpots at Tampa's Hard Rock in July
(Florida) -- Within 15 days, two people became $1.3 million richer playing the slots at Tampa's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
article Hard Rock Campaigns For Support In West Springfield; Vote Is Sept. 10
(Massachusetts) -- Hard Rock Hotels & Casino New England is campaigning for support in West Springfield, Mass., ahead of the special election on Sept. 10 when voters...
article W. Springfield announces plans for Hard Rock money
(Massachusetts) -- Approximately two weeks ago, the city signed its host community agreement with Hard Rock Casino. Part of that agreement called for the company to give...
article West Springfield Town Council sets Sept. 10 for Hard Rock casino vote by residents
(Massachusetts) -- The Town Council Tuesday night voted unanimously to set Sept. 10 as the date for a referendum on Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England’s...
article Horseshoe may need Phase 2 to compete with Hard Rock, experts say
(Ohio) -- The Horseshoe Casino in downtown Cleveland may have to expand to keep pace with a glitzy, new competitor that is preparing to burst into the market, says the...
article Northfield Park moves toward December opening for 'rocksino' (video)
(Ohio) -- Northfield Park is getting ready to give the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland and ThistleDown Racino a run for their money. The harness track is adding a 200,000-...
article Tim Maland, president of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England, started in casinos auditing Howard Hughes' companies
(Massachusetts) -- Tim Maland, the president of the recently created Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England, once thought his future was in accounting.
article Hard Rock gives $400,000 check to West Springfield as first payment from casino agreement
(Massachusetts) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England delivered a $400,000 non-refundable check to the city Tuesday during a press conference in the mayor’s...
article Hard Rock casino host community agreement with West Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- The host community agreement between the city and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England to build an $800 million casino project here includes an...
article Hard Rock Reaches Casino Deal With West Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Hard Rock International has struck a rich casino development deal with West Springfield. The agreement, announced last night by West Springfield...
article Hard Rock reaches casino deal with WMass city
(Massachusetts) -- West Springfield residents are expected to vote in September on a casino deal reached between Hard Rock and Mayor Gregory Neffinger.
article Hard Rock preparing for October opening
(California) -- Dull desert browns and tans at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs will soon give way to a kaleidoscopic mélange of shimmering glass, Hollywood-style lighting...
article West Springfield Mayor to Sign Casino Agreement with Hard Rock
(Massachusetts) -- The mayor of West Springfield is expected to sign the community-host agreement with Hard Rock International on Wednesday.
article Hard Rock agreement close to complete
(Massachusetts) -- The 22News I-Team discovered that the host community agreement between West Springfield and Hard Rock may be completed as soon as this Wednesday, but...
article Time short for Hard Rock to get Sept. 10 casino vote before West Springfield voters
(Massachusetts) -- Time is running short for Hard Rock International to get a Sept. 10 referendum before voters on its plans for an $800 million casino here, and one...
article Vancouver casino to rebrand as Hard Rock Casino
(Vancouver) -- The iconic Hard Rock brand that is so familiar to Canadian tourists on the Strip is coming to Vancouver. The Great Canadian Gaming Corporation said...
article Hard Rock to hold community meeting about proposed West Springfield casino project
(Massachusetts) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England will hold a community open house Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Mittineague School to give residents a chance to ask...
article Boulevard woos younger clientele as Hard Rock Casino
(Vancouver) -- The iconic Hard Rock Casino brand is coming to Metro Vancouver and it won't be your grandpa's suburban gambling joint. Think rock-star memorabilia...
press release Hard Rock International Wins RLI Global Leisure Operator 2013 Award
(London) -- Retail and Leisure International (RLI) today presented Hamish Dodds, President and CEO of Hard Rock International (HRI), in the presence of Chairman James E...
article Hard Rock officials answer concerns about wetlands, parking during tour of site for proposed $800 million casino
(Massachusetts) -- Representatives of Hard RockHotel & Casino New England answeredquestions about wetlands, parking and other concerns during a tour Wednesday of the...
article Bōl-ed over at the Hard Rock / The casino's new restaurant hits the jackpot with its Pan-Asian cuisine.
(Florida) -- A space that was once a gift shop in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has become a gift for South Florida diners looking for a high-quality, Pan-...
article High Rolling: A Night As A Casino Host At The Seminole Hard Rock's Blackjack Tournament
(Florida) -- It's Friday night and fists of black clouds are pounding the sky above the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Rivers of rain flow over the...
article Hard Rock lays out its Big E casino plan
(Massachusetts) -- West Springfield residents got a chance to see Hard Rock's plan for a casino in their town up close Wednesday night. The company led a tour of the...
article Hard Rock building toward New Year opening
(Mississippi) -- The countdown is on and those driving by the new hotel construction on U.S. 90 are watching to see if, with six of 12 floors built, Hard Rock Hotel...
article Treasures of the Hard Rock: Music memorabilia on display
(Florida) -- Decades worth of rock legend memorabilia is on display at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Items were carefully chosen from the Hard Rock's 77,...
article West Springfield restaurants enter alliance with casino hopeful Hard Rock
(Massachusetts) -- Restaurants on West Springfield's busy Memorial Avenue have entered into a marketing deal with casino applicant Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New...
article Hard Rock partners with local eateries
(Massachusetts) -- On Wednesday, casino developer Hard Rock announced their plan to partner with six popular restaurants in West Springfield.
article Hard Rock casino project in West Springfield would create 3,500 permanent jobs, consultant says
(Massachusetts) -- Hard Rock International Tuesday afternoon released an initial study that states the impact of the $800 million resort casino complex it would like to...
article Hard Rock releases economic impact study
(Massachusetts) -- The casino company looking to build a West Springfield casino released the findings of an economic impact study on Tuesday.
article Hard Rock submitted draft for Casino Host Agreement
(Massachusetts) -- Hard Rock International has submitted its draft for a Casino Host Agreement to West Springfield city leaders.
article Hard Rock International shows off proposed landscaping, other improvements for Memorial Avenue in West Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- A handful of local people got a first-hand look Monday at some of the improvements Hard Rock International has proposed to transform Memorial Avenue...
article Agawam having discussions with Hard Rock International, MGM
(Massachusetts) -- The mayor’s Casino Advisory Committee is negotiating with Hard Rock International for it to pick up costs associated with the effects on Agawam...
article Springfield for added public safety expenses if casino is built
(Massachusetts) -- The president of Hard Rock International , the company that wants to build an $800 million casino complex here pledged Wednesday that Hard Rock will...
press release Triple Seven’s Saloon Grand Opening in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque
(New Mexico) -- Triple Seven’s Saloon, a new country bar conveniently located in Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Albuquerque, will be celebrating a soft opening on...
article Hard Rock Partners with Meadowlands Racetrack for Future Projects
(New Jersey) -- In a strategic move to enter the New Jersey gaming arena Hard Rock International has inked a long-term agreement with the Meadowlands Racetrack to help...
article Hard Rock CEO sees opportunity at track
(New Jersey) -- When Hard Rock International Chief Executive Officer Jim Allen began exploring the possibility of becoming an investor in the $100 million new grandstand...
article Hard Rock to be part of Meadowlands landscape starting in 2014
(New Jersey) -- Sure, Hard Rock International’s recent equity investment in the new $100 million Meadowlands Racetrack grandstand can be seen as a way for the...
press release Hard Rock International Announces Plans For A Beachfront Hotel In Daytona Beach
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International, in collaboration with Bayshore Capital, announces plans for a Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach, bringing the legendary Hard Rock...
press release Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to Host Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Featuring a $10 Million Guaranteed Payout
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has announced it will host the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open featuring a $10 million guaranteed payout – the...
article Doubling down, with meatballs on the side
(Florida) -- When someone says, "Hit me" at Martorano's restaurant, it can mean another drink, another meatball or another card.
article Hard Rock International investing in New Jersey racetrack
(New Jersey) -- Hard Rock International announced plans recently to invest in New Jersey’s New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC as part of a “long-term agreement....
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