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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.

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6/25/2016

article West Park man sentenced to 7 1/2 years in fatal hit-run still faces civil lawsuit
(Florida) -- A West Park man who killed one boy and injured another in a 2014 hit-and-run incident in Dania Beach has been sentenced to 90 months in prison. But legal...

6/17/2016

press release Hard Rock International and glh Hotels Announce Hard Rock Hotel London
(London) -- With 23 Hotels & 11 Casinos globally, Hard Rock International, in collaboration with glh Hotels, unveils plans for Hard Rock Hotel London. A conversion...

6/16/2016

press release Hard Rock Hotel Cancun Selects Freeman's Encore Event Technologies as Exclusive On-site Technology Provider
(Florida) -- Freeman announced that Encore Event Technologies, its leading hospitality provider for advanced event technology solutions, and the Hard Rock Hotel Cancun...

6/6/2016

article Hard Rock Hotel to open in N.Y.C. as company puts focus on hotels and casinos
(New York) -- After long pining over the New York City market, Hard Rock International will open a flagship hotel here in the spring of 2019, a 445-room tower that will...

6/3/2016

article New York's first Hard Rock Hotel
(New York) -- Hard Rock plans to announce Monday the location of what the firm says will be its first hotel in the Northeast U.S., in a partnership with Barnett.

5/26/2016

press release Hard Rock International Named Trademark Team of the Year in Travel and Leisure Category at World Trademark Review Industry Awards
(Florida) -- World Trademark Review (WTR) has presented Hard Rock International (HRI) with a WTR Industry Award, naming the hospitality and entertainment brand the...

5/24/2016

article Hard Rock announces expansion of meeting and convention space
(Las Vegas) -- Executives of the Hard Rock Hotel topped off the $15 million expansion of its meetings and convention space Monday with a ceremony for the project that...

5/22/2016

article How the Seminole Tribe came to rock the Hard Rock empire
(Florida) -- The highway to rock ’n’ roll nostalgia is a mundane tropical thoroughfare lined with pawnshops, fast-food drive-thrus and massage parlors,In a Broward...

5/20/2016

article Deerfield man loses big at casino; loses bigger after rendezvous with woman
(Florida) -- After a night of gambling and a rendezvous with a sexy young woman he took home from the casino, a Deerfield Beach welder suffered a $55,000 double-doozy...

5/19/2016

article MORON ALERT: Hard Rock mugging suspect caught after his car won't start
(Florida) -- A Belle Glade man accused of a mugging at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino was arrested after his getaway car failed to start and he had to catch a...

5/5/2016

press release Hard Rock International Amps Up The Perks With Newly Unveiled Hard Rock Rewards® Across Cafes, Hotels and Rock Shops
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International – owners of one of the world's most recognized entertainment and lifestyle brands – announces key upgrades to the...

4/27/2016

article World Poker Tour yields big winners at Hard Rock
(Florida) -- The results are in for the World Poker Tour's season-ending spectacular of four tournaments played April 15-24 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (1...

4/20/2016

article Female poker players fail to break into 'boys' club' of WPT's Tournament of Champions
(Florida) -- The World Poker Tour's first Tournament of Champions is taking place at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino April 22-24, with 70 to 100 main tour...
article Hard Rock hiring 35 new security positions for Tampa location
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will hold a security hiring event next week for 35 new security positions that have been added. A security hiring...

4/13/2016

press release World Poker Tour ending season at Seminole Hard Rock for first time
(Florida) -- The World Poker Tour is betting big on South Florida for the ending of Season XIV. The $3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship will take...

4/9/2016

article Dolphins stadium naming rights rumors
(Florida) -- The Miami Dolphins don’t have an officially named stadium yet. That will change by the start of the season. It’s been quiet as to who might be...

3/6/2016

article Hard Rock plans to expand business in Asia Pacific region
(Asia) -- Preparations to expand its business in the Asia-Pacific region are being made by the Hard Rock Group, according to Hong King Economic Journal report. One of...

3/4/2016

article Phil Collins Announces One Show, But No Tour
(Florida) -- While saying he misses performing, Phil Collins on Friday afternoon scoffed at the notion of launching a world tour, which makes sense: How can a guy travel...

3/1/2016

press release Hard Rock International Announces Hard Rock Hotel Dalian, China
(China) -- Hard Rock International – with 23 Hotels & 11 Casinos from Bali to Ibiza and San Diego to Singapore – expands its portfolio with the...

2/24/2016

article For first time, Tampa Hard Rock will hire male beverage servers
(Florida) -- The cocktail waitress has always been at the center of the casino business, the scantily clad women waiting on high rollers and would-be winners, serving...

2/23/2016

article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa holding first-ever hiring event for male beverage servers
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Casino is holding its first-ever hiring event for male beverage servers on Wednesday. Due to overwhelming demand the Casino is...

2/20/2016

article Miami lawyers negotiate Hard Rock deal in the D.R.
(Florida) -- Attorneys with Miami law firm Tenzer PLLC negotiated a hotel license and casino management agreement on behalf of the owner of the planned Hard Rock Hotel...

2/19/2016

article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Adds Special Ingredient
(Florida) -- In attempts to attract new travelers, hotels need to pull out all the stops. So they sometimes boost business by bringing in one special ingredient: world...

2/17/2016

article Hard Rock International Announces Three Hotels for Brazil
(Brazil) -- Hard Rock International expands its portfolio with the announcement of three new projects in key markets throughout Brazil, representing a milestone for the...

2/10/2016

article Hard Rock to invest €2.5 billion in BCN World casino, hotel and entertainment resort
(Spain) -- Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and the Catalan government’s vice president, Oriol Junqueras, received this Wednesday a visit from Hard Rock’s...

2/5/2016

article Multiple lawsuits filed against Hard Rock Lake Tahoe
(Nevada) -- A local business owner is speaking out after filing a lawsuit against the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe. Coreen Serrano, the owner of Tahoe...

1/26/2016

article Hard Rock strengthens online gaming management team
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International has appointed Kresimir Spajic as senior vice-president of online gaming. Spajic will lead the vision, strategy and operational...

1/19/2016

article Hard Rock hires Kresimir Spajic to lead online gaming push
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International has appointed industry veteran Kresimir Spajic as its new senior vice president of online gaming, spearheading the group's entry...

1/15/2016

article Hard Rock International Announces Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Santo Domingo
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world's most recognized brands – reveals plans for its second hotel and casino in the...

1/14/2016

article Hard Rock International To Launch Santo Domingo Resort In 2017
(Florida) -- Already the operator of a signature resort in the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana district, Hard Rock International officials announced Tuesday the...

1/13/2016

article Hard Rock International riding wave of growth – new Santo Domingo Hotel & Casino to open 2017
(Dominican Republic) -- Hard Rock International has announced plans to open it’s second Dominican Republic Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in the country’s...
press release Hard Rock International Announces Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Santo
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International - owner of one of the world’s most recognized brands - reveals plans for its second hotel and casino in the Dominican Republic...

1/8/2016

press release Hard Rock International and Meadowlands Racetrack Unveil Polling
(New Jersey) -- Hard Rock Internationalreleases today the results of the company’s most recent polling in collaboration with the Meadowlands Racetrack, the...

1/4/2016

article Man Went to Hard Rock Casino, Left Child Alone: Police
(Florida) -- A man accused of leaving his 3-year-old son alone in his hotel room while he hung out with friends at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood was...

12/18/2015

article 2 women accused of drugging, robbing men after casino dates
(Florida) -- Police are searching for two women who allegedly drugged men they met at a South Florida casino for a date, then took off with some pricey possessions....

12/15/2015

article Hartford lands Hard Rock Hotel, Café
(Connecticut) -- A downtown tract just north of Interstate 84 will be the site of a new Hard Rock Hotel and Café set to open in 2018, hotel officials said Monday.

12/14/2015

article Hard Rock Plans Hotel, Cafe In Hartford
(Connecticut) -- The company that owns the chain of Hard Rock Cafes wants to open a hotel in Hartford's Downtown North neighborhood with the entertainment venue as a...

12/10/2015

press release Hard Rock International and Trockland Development Group Announce Hard Rock Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International – with hotel locations from Bali to Orlando and Palm Springs to Ibiza – reveals plans for Hard Rock Hotel Berlin...

12/4/2015

article Man accused of ripping off rich tourist arrested by Bal Harbour police
(Florida) -- Bal Harbour police have arrested a man who they believe is a serial con artist. Simon Gann, whom police said is also known as "Don Juan the Con Man,...

11/19/2015

article Celebrity chef Marc Murphy takes us on a tour of Tampa's Grey Salt
(Florida) -- Tampa Bay restaurateurs could be sniffy. "Sure," they could say, "just as the area's red hot restaurant scene shifts into high gear and...

11/18/2015

article Big Mama receives $5K check to feed the needy
(Florida) -- Big Mama has been known for assisting those in need every year during the Thanksgiving holiday. Now she is getting some help in the form of a $5,000 check....

11/17/2015

article NYC chef's restaurant set to open at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa
(New York) -- Grey Salt, Chef Marc Murphy’s new Mediterranean-inspired restaurant in Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, will open on Thursday, Nov. 19....

11/16/2015

article Hard Rock buys Elvis' gold piano
(Florida) -- Along with items such as Whitney Houston’s credit card application and a lock of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's hair, Elvis Presley's 24-karat...

11/11/2015

article Sex for cash, stolen Rolexes trigger arrests at casino hotel
(Florida) -- A Port St. Lucie man who paid $200 for sex discovered his $8,500 Rolex and an $8,300 gold-and-diamond pendant disappeared during the Sept. 8 interlude,...
press release Hard Rock Revealed As Winning Bidder Of Elvis Presley's Iconic Gold Leaf Piano, Making It The 80,000th Memorabilia Piece
(Florida) -- Hard Rock has 80,000 reasons to celebrate its world-famous memorabilia collection this week. At the recent Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll Auction event...

11/6/2015

article Veterans eat free at Seminole Classic; Hard Rock efforts help Indian Vietnam Memorial
(Florida) -- The two Seminole casinos in Hollywood are honoring veterans, one with food and the other with a place in history.

11/5/2015

article Hard Rock Hotel planned near Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium
(Georgia) -- The company behind Hard Rock Hotels says it’s planning to open one in the downtown Atlanta area, near the Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium. The firm...

11/3/2015

press release Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Guest Hits Million Dollar Jackpot with $3 Bet
(Florida) -- A Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa guest started the month of November on a high note Sunday when an IGT manufactured Mega Bucks slot machine...

11/2/2015

press release Hard Rock International Announces Hard Rock Hotel Atlanta
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International – with hotel locations from Ibiza to Macau and Cancun to Chicago – announces plans to open Hard Rock Hotel Atlanta in...

10/31/2015

article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino holds annual Winterfest White Party
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock and Casino held it's annual Winterfest White Party Friday evening. The event comes a little more than a month before the Seminole...

10/28/2015

press release Hard Rock International Reveals Details Of Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife
(Spain) -- Following the successful launch of Europe's first Hard Rock Hotel in Ibiza in May 2014, Palladium Hotel Group has again aligned with Hard Rock...

10/19/2015

article Seminole Hard Rock Gearing Up For Rock N' Roll Poker Open
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open” (RRPO) returns to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Nov. 19...

10/11/2015

press release Hard Rock Energy Drink To Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month With Pinktober Campaign
(Texas) -- In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Hard Rock Energy Drink will be giving away a pink slap bracelet with every can purchased during the month of...

9/16/2015

article Man pleads not guilty after accusation he fondled passed out woman
(Florida) -- Security video from a parking garage at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino shows a man on top of a passed out woman, fondling her genitals and taking...

9/15/2015

article Seminole Hard Rock reveals more details about its new $8M restaurant
(Florida) -- For Marc Murphy, the name of his new restaurant at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was a visceral decision. Murphy has partnered with the casino on a...

9/14/2015

article Advantage gambler sues Hard Rock Hotel
(Las Vegas) -- A gambler claims Hard Rock Hotel employees illegally detained him and stole about $3,600 in casino chips last month after they noticed him counting cards...

8/19/2015

article Big day at Hard Rock
(Florida) -- With TV cameras everywhere, final-table action from four tournaments and commentary by poker's most famous name, there were plenty of storylines Tuesday...
article Seminole Hard Rock revels in big month of poker
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open series concluded Wednesday, and even though the main event again had the Seminoles reaching into their pockets, there is...

8/17/2015

article Seminole Hard Rock partners with Food Network personality for new restaurant
(Florida) -- Celebrity chef Marc Murphy is joining forces with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in a new restaurant on casino property. The casino said Monday...
article ‘Chopped’ chef Murphy opening restaurant at Hard Rock Tampa
(Florida) -- Celebrity chef and restaurateur Marc Murphy, well known as a judge on the competition reality series “Chopped,” is working with the Seminole...
article For Hard Rock Cafe's Executive Chef, Authenticity Is the Key Ingredient
(Florida) -- Some of chef Russell Booth's most memorable moments at Hard Rock Cafe don't revolve around food. They revolve around music. "I have so many...

8/15/2015

press release 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Starts Play Today
(Florida) -- Kicking the tournament poker season back into gear, the 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open will start play in its Main Event at noon today in Hollywood, FL.

8/11/2015

article Phil Hellmuth: Getting a read on poker's best
(Florida) -- Phil Hellmuth didn't berate anybody, spoke humbly about his poker skills and even apologized for spotty phone service during a 35-minute conversation...

7/10/2015

article $2 million offer made to Wilder to fight Briggs on September 5 at the Hard Rock
(Florida) -- Sources have confirmed that an official $2 million purse has been offered to WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder to defend against former two-time...

6/25/2015

article Hard Rock International announces plan to bring casino to Meadowlands
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International, owner of one of the world’s most iconic and recognized brands, announced its plan to build a casino at the Meadowlands...

6/7/2015

article Grapevine: No Hard Rock invite for Sweeney
(New Jersey) -- Last week's big Hard Rock casino proposal unveiling event featured a who's who of northern New Jersey politicians as powerful Trenton voices,...
article Hard Rock, Meadowlands Unveil Casino Plan
(New Jersey) -- Key local lawmakers and construction union leaders gathered last week at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford to announce details of a grand plan...

6/4/2015

article BLOG: Source: casino ballot question this year ‘deader than disco’
(New Jersey) -- Getting Hard Rock on the ballot this year would be akin to resurrecting Jim Morrison and the Doors, a source on the inside of the casino kerfuffle...
article Plans for Meadowland casino unveiled
(New Jersey) -- Plans for a Hard Rock Cafe casino at the Meadowlands Sports Complex were revealed Wednesday, a day after a group of lawmakers held a press conference...
article Poll: Are the Odds in Favor of Gambling Coming to North Jersey?
(New Jersey) -- Despite -- or maybe because of -- the collapse of Atlantic City casino revenues, state officials are planning to expand gambling to other parts of the...

6/3/2015

article Between a Hard Rock and a hard place – CEO offers bold idea to save Atlantic City
(New Jersey) -- The annual East Coast Gaming Congress is an well-run, well-attended casino industry event held each year in Atlantic City that is a must-attend for key...
article Casino near NYC would shake up Northeast gambling market
(New Jersey) -- A proposed Hard Rock casino in the Meadowlands region could be open in a year and would shake up the already rapidly changing gambling market in the...
article Hard Rock Casino Meadowlands gets big North Jersey political boost
(New Jersey) -- The bid to get a referendum on the ballot this fall about adding casinos to North Jersey has been facing an uphill battle in recent weeks – to the...
article Hard Rock Casino proposal announced for Meadowlands [video]
(New Jersey) -- A proposed Hard Rock casino that was announced for the Meadowlands Racetrack site on Wednesday carried with it considerable support from North Jersey...
article Hard Rock unveils Meadowlands casino plan
(New Jersey) -- Hard Rock International unveiled Wednesday its plan to open a Meadowlands casino as early as next summer, the latest PR push in a campaign to dismantle...
article Meadowlands casino could open in 2016, developers say
(New Jersey) -- The proposed Hard Rock casino at Meadowlands Racetrack would have 200 tables, 5,000 restaurants and 10 to 15 restaurants, officials said. Jim Allen,...
article Meadowlands casino proposal stalls
(New Jersey) -- Senate President Stephen Sweeney and other key South Jersey lawmakers weren't part of a Wednesday press conference promoting plans for a new casino...
article Plan to put casino in Meadowlands could threaten Sands
(New Jersey) -- Since table games opened in Pennsylvania in 2010, a stream of bus traffic from New York City has given the Sands casino in Bethlehem some of the busiest...

6/2/2015

article Hard Rock to unveil plans for Meadowlands casino
(New Jersey) -- Hard Rock International, the entertainment and gaming giant known for its music-themed casino hotels around the world, will give the public the first...

5/29/2015

article Hard Rock regular? Play June 4
(Florida) -- Time is winding down to qualify for a free poker event that offers seats into the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's upcoming Hard Rock Poker Open...

5/21/2015

article Bill Wright Appointed as President of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
(Florida) -- Larry Mullin, Chief Operating Officer of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, announced the appointment of Bill Wright as the venue’s new...

5/20/2015

article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood names new president
(Florida) -- Bill Wright has been named president of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Chief Operating Officer Larry Mullin announced Wednesday....

5/15/2015

press release Hard Rock International Shows Support For Nepal
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International is joining forces with the American Red Cross to support those affected by the recent devastating earthquakes in Nepal.

4/19/2015

article Barry Hutter Leads WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida is currently playing host to the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event. The week-...

4/16/2015

article Poker players compete for $5 million at Hard Rock tournament
(Florida) -- This is the week some poker player will turn $3,500 or less into a World Poker Tour trophy, national TV attention and, oh, more than $1 million.

4/9/2015

article Foster Parents Adopt Children Found In Hard Rock Parking Lot
(Oklahoma) -- Two children have a new home after both were raised in separate situations where they were terribly neglected. The foster parents who've taken care of...

3/27/2015

article Japanese restaurant to open at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's newest restaurant, Kuro, will open for dinner for the first time Saturday. The 240-seat, fine-dining restaurant...

3/23/2015

article Hard Rock casino looks to expand to international market
(Florida) -- Tampa’s biggest casino is looking to expand. Owners of the Hard Rock casino have global aspirations as they announced this week plans to open the...

3/20/2015

article Tampa's Hard Rock casino wants to go global — but can it?
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida has declared that the fate of its plan to build the biggest hotel in Hillsborough County hinges on the fate of the deal that...

3/19/2015

article Hard Rock previews $12 million Japanese restaurant
(Florida) -- Bring your appetite and your wallet: Kuro, an upscale Japanese restaurant with the objective of putting a twist on traditional dishes, is set to open March...
press release Hard Rock Announces Lineups For First-Ever Hard Rock Music Festivals In Miami Beach And Barcelona
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International will host two major global music festivals in 2015, as part of the company's continued commitment to supporting the music...

3/10/2015

article Man accused of snatching payout tickets at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
(Florida) -- A South Florida man is facing charges after stealing payout tickets from victims at the Hollywood Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, police said.
article Man snatched cash from players at Seminole Hard Rock, cops say
(Florida) -- A 25-year-old Dania Beach man robbed players at the Seminole Hard Rock Resort and Casino in Hollywood, authorities said. Joseph Anthony Chironno-Gatto would...

3/5/2015

article Airport authority approves height for potential new casino hotel
(Florida) -- Seminole Tribe leaders in Florida are pondering their options for a significant new hotel on the site of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, and...
article Hard Rock considers new building construction
(Florida) -- Is the Seminole Tribe planning to construct a new building to go alongside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino? Representatives from the Hard Rock went to a...
article Seminole Hard Rock's proposed hotel project gets airport okay
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida hasn't decided yet whether to build a new hotel next to its Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino property, or when it...
article TIA board OKs height variance, paving way for Seminole Tribe to move forward with hotel tower
(Florida) -- The Tampa International Airport board of directors on Thursday approved a variance that allows the Seminole Tribe of Florida to move forward in building a...

2/27/2015

article Hard Rock Cafe inside bankrupt Taj Mahal casino closing
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Cafe is shutting down in April. The restaurant and bar filed a warning notice late Wednesday with the New Jersey Labor...
article Hard Rock: We’ll be open as long as Taj Mahal casino is
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Cafe will remain open as long as the casino in which it operates does, the restaurant said Thursday after warning that...

2/25/2015

press release Hard Rock International Appoints Jon Lucas As Executive Vice President of Hotel & Casino Operations
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world’s most-recognizable and iconic brands – announces the appointment of 30-year...

2/23/2015

article Wisconsin Hard Rock, No; Illinois Hard Rock, Maybe
(Illinois) -- Though the Seminole Tribe of Florida has its hands full negotiating a new gaming compact with Florida Gov. Rick Scott, it's also busy trying to close a...

2/10/2015

article Hard Rock Mystery
(Atlantic City) -- Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment received preliminary approval to enter the New Jersey casino market either in Atlantic City or in other markets if...

2/3/2015

article Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment May Revive Revel
(New Jersey) -- One of the most influential operators for casino/hotels is the Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment group. They are owned by the Seminole Indian tribe in...

2/2/2015

article A Hard Rock Casino in New Jersey is in the Offing
(New Jersey) -- Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment (SHRE), touted as one of the most influential operators of hotels and casinos, and owned by Florida's Seminole...

2/1/2015

article Hard Rock gets preliminary OK to enter NJ
(New Jersey) -- The company that has populated the globe with Hard Rock casinos and restaurants received preliminary approval to enter the Atlantic City casino market.

1/30/2015

article Hard Rock owners start process that could end with A.C. gaming license
(New Jersey) -- The operator of Hard Rock casinos and restaurants has taken the first step toward becoming a licensed gaming operator in Atlantic City, state officials...

1/29/2015

article Hard Rock gains preliminary approval for casino license
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock still has interest in the Atlantic City market, but also has its eyes on another potentially bigger site for a New Jersey casino — the...
article Hard Rock Gets Preliminary OK to Enter New Jersey Market
(Atlantic City) -- The company that has populated the globe with Hard Rock casinos and restaurants received preliminary approval to enter the Atlantic City casino market...
article Hard Rock Intl. CEO says company still interested in Revel
(Atlantic City) -- A lot of names and possiblities were thown out at the Casino Commission Control hearing Thursday at which Hard Rock International of Florida, a...
article Hard Rock professes interest in Revel, A.C.
(Atlantic City) -- The head of Hard Rock International, a company owned by the Seminole tribe of Florida, said Thursday that his company remains interested in Atlantic...
article No new Hard Rock casino planned in A.C.
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock has no plans to build a new Atlantic City casino, but will continue to study the market for possible acquisitions, the company's chief...

1/27/2015

article N.J. to consider Hard Rock casino application
(Atlantic City) -- The New Jersey Casino Control Commission is scheduled to hold a special meeting Thursday to consider Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment Inc.'s bid...

1/26/2015

article Casino regulators expected to issue Hard Rock suitability ruling
(Atlantic City) -- In a Thursday meeting the Casino Control Commission is expected to decide whether Hard Rock is suitable to run a casino in Atlantic City.
article Florida's Seminole Indians again mulling Atlantic City gambling market via Hard Rock brand
(Atlantic City) -- Florida's Seminole Indians are renewing their torturous debate about entering Atlantic City's gambling market. The tribe, which owns the Hard...
article Hard Rock (again) dips toe into Atlantic City casino market
(Atlantic City) -- Florida's Seminole Indians, the Hard Rock Hamlets, are renewing their torturous debate about entering Atlantic City's gambling market. To be (...

1/24/2015

article New Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun
(Mexico) -- Hard Rock International (HRI) along with All-Inclusive Collections announced the opening of their fifth hotel in the region, and the fourth in Mexico, the...

1/21/2015

press release Hard Rock and All Inclusive Collection to Build 1,800-room Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancun
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International - owner of one of the world's most iconic and recognized brands - announces Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Cancun. The upcoming all-...

1/20/2015

article Hard Rock Planning New All-Inclusive Resort in Cancun
(Mexico) -- Hard Rock International is expanding its footprint on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. The company announced this week plans to open the new Hard Rock Hotel...

1/12/2015

press release Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos Amp Up Hard Rock Rewards® Loyalty Program to Offer Guests Free Night Stay
(Florida) -- Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, with locations from Cancun and Chicago to Orlando and Punta Cana, announces its first free night stay program through Hard...

1/8/2015

article Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos to Debut Next Year
(Mexico) -- All Inclusive Collection will continue its rapid-fire expansion into Mexico with the debut of Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos, which is scheduled to debut next...

1/6/2015

article COMMENTARY: I left my money at Seminole Hard Rock
(Florida) -- I love to talk poker, and because I play in all the South Florida rooms, I love to compare notes about where I can make the most money. I invariably mention...

1/4/2015

article 'Just hit a jackpot!' Joanna Krupa wins big while gambling at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel casino in Florida
(Florida) -- Lady Luck was certainly on her side when she collected her winnings on Saturday. Real Housewives Of Miami star Joanna Krupa was seen gambling inside the...
press release Hard Rock International hires Daniel Cheng as Senior VP Development, Asia-Pacific
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world's most-recognizable and iconic brands – announces the hiring of Daniel Cheng as SVP of...

12/29/2014

article Rensselaer asks for another chance at casino
(New York) -- Seeking another shot at a casino license for his financially stressed city, Mayor Dan Dwyer asked Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday for a replay of the site...

12/18/2014

article Hard Rock Rocksino marks first anniversary at Northfield Park
(Ohio) -- The Hard Rock Rocksino at Northfield Park — which celebrates its first anniversary Thursday — has become the most popular and biggest revenue-...
press release Hard Rock International Announces Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife
(Florida) -- Followings its successful European debut with Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza earlier this year, Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world's most...

12/17/2014

article Rensselaer Co. officials disappointed by casino decision
(New York) -- When it came to landing a casino, Rensselaer County doubled down with the hopes that one of the two sites proposed here would be chosen. In the end, its...

12/4/2014

article Posh Japanese Eatery Coming to Seminole Hard Rock
(Florida) -- What will $12 million and chefs from the esteemed restaurant empires of Matsuhisa Nobu and Masahara Morimoto get you? In a word, Kuro, a posh, sophisticated...

12/3/2014

article Albany Backs Rensselaer Casino Plan, City Would Receive $11 Million in Shared Revenue
(New York) -- The City of Albany endorsed its neighbor across the Hudson on Wednesday, as the struggling City of Rensselaer bolstered its application for a state casino...
article Big political push for Rensselaer casino site
(New York) -- Promises to provide $11 million to Albany, jobs and economic development came together with the backing of 30 Capital Region politicians announcing their...
article Churchill: Casino deal seems like a bet that's too late
(New York) -- The remarkable thing about the new casino deal between Albany and Rensselaer isn't the deal itself. Some version of the agreement should have happened...
article How the Hard Rock casino won backing from Albany mayor as decision nears
(New York) -- With time running out, Dan Dwyer, the mayor of Rensselaer, New York, picked up the phone and called his counterpart across the Hudson River -- Albany Mayor...

11/30/2014

article Hard Rock rising out of old Horizon resort
(Reno) -- The site of the old Horizon Casino Resort, dark since last spring on the Stateline skyline, will light up again in 2015, as the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino...

11/26/2014

article 2 arrested in attempted robbery at Hollywood Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
(Florida) -- Two men were arrested Wednesday morning after police say they attempted to rob a woman at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and Hollywood and Seminole tribe...

11/21/2014

article Breslin, McDonald advocate for Hard Rock project
(New York) -- Assemblyman John McDonald and Sen. Neil Breslin have sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo pressing for the Rensselaer casino proposal to be one of the...

11/12/2014

article High rollers only: The Seminole Hard Rock Casino you won't see
(Florida) -- Quietly, and by private jet, Tampa's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is attracting unexpected visitors: High rollers from Asia. “They're very...

11/10/2014

article Hard Rock Casino courts lucrative new international market
(Florida) -- Quietly, and by private jet, Tampa's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is attracting unexpected visitors: high rollers from Asia. “They're very...

10/28/2014

article Hard Rock to install hotel casino in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay
(Paraguay) -- Hard Rock presented a project to install a casino hotel in Ciudad del Este. According to the institutional report, in cooperation with Latin America Gaming...

10/14/2014

article Motorcyclist critically injured in crash at Hard Rock casino
(Florida) -- A motorcyclist was critically injured early Tuesday in a crash near the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, troopers said.

10/3/2014

article Hard Rock chairman to discuss relationship with Brookfield Asset Management
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International Chairman James Allen will be a guest on Pinky Kravitz' radio show today to discuss the chain's relationship with Brookfield...

10/2/2014

press release Seminole Hard Rock "Rock 'N' Roll Poker Open" series kick off November 13 - December 3, 2014
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock "Rock 'N' Roll Poker Open" (RRPO) returns to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida November 13...

9/26/2014

article William Hill US opens Tahoe sportsbook with Hard Rock Hotels
(Nevada) -- William Hill has announced the agreement of terms with the Seminole Tribe Florida owners of the Hard Rock Hotels & Leisure and Casino Lake Tahoe to...

9/24/2014

article Seminole Hard Rock awash in Pinktober events
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood sent out word of the Hard Rock’s 15th annual PINKTOBER campaign and they will benefit the American...

9/22/2014

article County comptroller dislikes Hard Rock project
(New York) -- Albany County Comptroller Michael Connors suggested on Monday that the Hard Rock-branded casino should not be affiliated with Capital District Off-Track...

9/19/2014

article Anonymous mailer attacking Hard Rock hits Rensselaer mailboxes
(New York) -- Someone mailed flyers to Rensselaer’s 9,392 residents this week attacking the proposed $280 million Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at De Laet’s...
article Hard Rock: Ceiling problem caused wall to fall
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino says it appears the ceiling is to blame for the collapse of a 15-foot-high construction wall a week ago. In a...

9/18/2014

article Hard Rock Café’s Legal Battle: What’s Going On With The Big Food Chain?
(Florida) -- Hard Rock Café's legal battle against its former chief executive officer Robert Earl takes the newly invigorated to a shaky place: the uncertainty of...

9/17/2014

article Seminole Hard Rock is rockin' record profits
(Florida) -- Astonishing figures reported by Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel’s Nick Sortal reveal long-time king of the Florida casinos, Seminole Hard Rock in Fort...

9/15/2014

article Job fair, expansion at Seminole Hard Rock
(Florida) -- If you've recently walked the casino floor at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, you're aware that there's some...

9/13/2014

article Eight injured when Hard Rock casino temporary wall gives way
(Florida) -- Eight people were injured when a portion of a temporary wall at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino collapsed Friday night, a Seminole Tribe police spokesman...

9/12/2014

article Eight injured when wall falls at Tampa's Hard Rock
(Florida) -- Eight people were injured at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa when a construction wall fell Friday night, said a spokesman from the Seminole Tribe...

9/8/2014

article Cherokee Nation announces $80 million agreement with development firm at Hard Rock
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Businesses announced Monday that it has signed an $80 million agreement with a national retail developer to recruit premier shopping,...

9/4/2014

article ODATO: State fund includes casino firm
(New York) -- State public employees' retirement dollars are invested in a Wall Street firm that's covering the costs of a proposed $280 million Hard Rock casino...

9/3/2014

article Rensselaer casino developers say they offer the region the most
(New York) -- The developers of a proposed casino at Rensselaer have begun marketing their Hard Rock-branded proposal as the regional project that will be the best bet...

9/1/2014

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...

8/31/2014

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...

8/28/2014

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...

8/25/2014

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-...

8/23/2014

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...

8/21/2014

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...

8/13/2014

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...

8/4/2014

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.

8/1/2014

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...

7/31/2014

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...

6/25/2014

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...

6/21/2014

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...

6/11/2014

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.

5/29/2014

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.

5/26/2014

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...

5/24/2014

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...

5/20/2014

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...

5/14/2014

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.

5/13/2014

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...

5/8/2014

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...

5/5/2014

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,...

4/23/2014

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,...

3/25/2014

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...

3/17/2014

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...

3/13/2014

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...

3/12/2014

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...

3/11/2014

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...

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