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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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4/13/2014

article Hard Rock casino in Sioux City prepares to hire 500 workers
(Iowa) -- There's no shortage of people wanting to work at Woodbury County's first land-based casino. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City has already...

3/30/2014

article Hard Rock Sioux City casino developer touts venue's music emphasis
(Iowa) -- The interior walls in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City have started to form, as scores of skilled workers keep busy with a variety of tasks, from...

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...
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.

3/5/2014

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...

3/4/2014

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...

3/3/2014

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...

2/15/2014

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.

2/8/2014

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.

2/7/2014

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.

1/13/2014

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...

1/10/2014

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...

1/8/2014

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...

1/7/2014

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-...

1/5/2014

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 '...

1/4/2014

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...

12/30/2013

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.

12/29/2013

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...

12/22/2013

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.

12/21/2013

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...

12/20/2013

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...

12/19/2013

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...

12/18/2013

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.

12/17/2013

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.

12/16/2013

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.”

12/15/2013

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...

12/14/2013

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...

12/11/2013

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...

12/10/2013

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...

10/25/2013

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...

10/24/2013

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...

10/8/2013

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...

10/4/2013

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-...

10/1/2013

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")...

9/30/2013

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.

9/27/2013

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...

9/25/2013

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...

9/24/2013

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...

9/13/2013

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.

9/12/2013

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...

9/11/2013

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...

9/10/2013

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...

9/9/2013

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.

9/8/2013

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...

9/7/2013

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...

9/6/2013

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...

9/5/2013

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.

9/4/2013

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...

9/3/2013

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.

9/1/2013

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.

8/31/2013

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.

8/29/2013

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...

8/27/2013

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...

8/26/2013

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.

8/22/2013

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.

8/20/2013

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...

8/17/2013

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...

8/15/2013

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...

8/10/2013

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...

8/8/2013

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...

8/6/2013

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...

8/5/2013

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...

8/2/2013

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...

7/30/2013

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.

7/29/2013

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.

7/24/2013

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...

7/23/2013

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...

7/21/2013

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-...

7/18/2013

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.

7/16/2013

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...

7/12/2013

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.

7/10/2013

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...

7/9/2013

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.

7/8/2013

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...

7/6/2013

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...

7/2/2013

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...

6/28/2013

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...

6/27/2013

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...

6/26/2013

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...

6/23/2013

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...

6/15/2013

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,...

5/30/2013

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...

5/29/2013

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.

5/21/2013

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.

5/20/2013

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...

5/18/2013

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...

5/15/2013

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...

5/12/2013

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...

5/6/2013

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...

5/5/2013

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...

5/4/2013

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...

5/1/2013

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.

4/29/2013

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....
article Meadowlands Operator Says Hard Rock Deal Not A Threat To Atlantic City [sub. req'd]
(New Jersey) -- Atlantic City casinos should not feel uneasy about a new partnership between Hard Rock International and the Meadowlands Racetrack on the outskirts of...
press release Rating Action: Moody's raises Seminole Hard Rock CFR to B1, assigns ratings to proposed refinancing
(New York) -- Moody's Investors Service raised Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc.'s ("SHRE") Corporate Family Rating to B1 from B2.

4/27/2013

article EDITORIAL: Casino player at the Meadowlands
(New Jersey) -- THE MEADOWLANDS could use a little rock 'n' roll and Hard Rock International may be just the ticket. It is investing in the New Meadowlands...

4/26/2013

article NJ horsemen in agreement this time: they don’t like the Hard Rock deal
(New Jersey) -- Leading figures in the New Jersey harness racing industry have seemed to be almost completely in sync with Meadowlands Racetrack operator Jeff Gural...

4/24/2013

article Hard Rock Holds Open House to Discuss West Springfield Casino Plans
(Massachusetts) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England held an open house in West Springfield tonight for the community. The event at the West Springfield Middle...
article Hard Rock International leader says company is not buying out The Big E
(Massachusetts) -- James F. Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International, which wants to build an $800 million destination resort casino complex here, told a gathering of...
article Hard Rock presents new traffic diagram
(Massachusetts) -- A question and answer session Wednesday night for West Springfield residents and Hard Rock New England representatives.
article Casino-entertainment company Hard Rock invests in Meadowlands track, eying NJ gambling growth
(New Jersey) -- Seven months after bailing on Atlantic City, the casino-entertainment company Hard Rock International announced Wednesday it is investing in the...
article Hard Rock International buys stake in company running Meadowlands Racetrack
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International, a casino and restaurant company owned by Florida’s Seminole tribe, said it bought an equity stake in the New Meadowlands...
article Hard Rock invests in Meadowlands track
(New Jersey) -- The casino-entertainment company Hard Rock International is investing in the Meadowlands Racetrack. The Orlando, Fla.-based company says it looks forward...
press release Jeremy Weinstein Named Vice President of Marketing at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida
(Florida) -- Jeremy Weinstein has been named vice president of marketing at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. He will be responsible for overseeing...

4/23/2013

press release Hard Rock International Launches New Mobile Experience Powered by Usablenet
(New York) -- Leading mobile and multi-channel technology provider Usablenet today announced the launch of a new mobile web solution for Hard Rock International that...

4/16/2013

article Seminole Hard Rock announces $10M guarantee tournament
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida is going all-in with poker, announcing Monday it will launch a $10 million guaranteed tournament. That's the largest...

4/10/2013

article Hard Rock International consultants unveil $35 million traffic plan to ease way for proposed casino project in West Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Engineers Wednesday night unveiled a $35-million-plus traffic plan that the chairman of Hard Rock International says will not only handle the traffic...
article Hard Rock Presents Traffic Plans to West Springfield
(Massachusetts) -- Hard Rock International developers revealed traffic plans tonight for their proposed casino on the Big E fair grounds in West Springfield.

4/9/2013

article Hard Rock International acquires options to buy 3 properties next to Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds
(Massachusetts) -- Hard Rock International has taken out options to buy three properties along the east side of the Eastern States Exposition campus on Memorial Avenue...

4/4/2013

article Casino consultant, Hard Rock reps meet with residents
(Massachusetts) -- The town of West Springfield has hired a legal consultant to review Hard Rock's casino proposals and the new Massachusetts gaming law.

3/27/2013

article Agawam officials meet with Hard Rock reps
(Massachusetts) -- Agawam is surrounded by proposed casino sites - MGM in Springfield's South End and Hard Rock's West Springfield proposal, which is also just...
article Hard Rock meets with Agawam residents
(Massachusetts) -- Many Agawam residents are still concerned if a casino comes to West Springfield, they'll have to deal with constant bumper-to-bumper traffic. So...

3/10/2013

article Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas Walks the Line
(Las Vegas) -- Originally a much smaller, more intimate venue with its hotel rooms branching off of a circular casino floor on which you could see one end from the other...

3/9/2013

article Armed Robbery Suspect Nabbed at Hard Rock Casino
(Florida) -- The suspect in an armed robbery of the Value Pawn Store on N. Nebraska Avenue was arrested today at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino.

3/4/2013

article Agawam casino committee invites Hard Rock International representatives to discuss West Springfield proposal
(Massachusetts) -- The mayor’s casino advisory committee has invited representatives of Hard Rock International to its next meeting to present plans for its...

2/14/2013

article Hard Rock Biloxi scores another stop on memorabilia tour
(Mississippi) -- In 2012, the Hard Rock On Wheels 40th anniversary memorabilia tour rolled into Biloxi on a bus. This year, Biloxi is again a stop on a memorabilia tour...

2/13/2013

article NAACP wants meeting with Hard Rock
(Massachusetts) -- The Springfield branch of the NAACP wants to meet with Hard Rock Casinos and West Springfield's mayor. NAACP President, Reverend Talbert Swan said...

2/1/2013

article Hard Rock plans global hotel push
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International is pushing forward with its global growth initiative. Hard Rock, which now has approximately 20 properties in its portfolio, could...

1/28/2013

article Big E CEO: Area for proposed Hard Rock casino 'a lot of wasted space ... ready for development'
(Massachusetts) -- The chief executive officer of the Eastern States Exposition says the addition of a Hard Rock International casino complex to the organization’s...
article Northfield Park racino to be named ‘Rocksino’
(Ohio) -- Hard Rock International is creating a new brand for its first gambling venture in Ohio. The new racino, under construction in Northfield, will be called Hard...
article Northfield Park's new casino to be officially named Hard Rock Rocksino
(Ohio) -- Very often when a horse track gets gambling it's called a racino, as in the new Thistledown Racino set to open this spring in North Randall. The folks at...
press release Hard Rock International Announces Its First "Rocksino"
(Ohio) -- Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world's most recognized, iconic brands – announces the first ever "Rocksino," its...

1/25/2013

article Agawam city councilor wants board to appoint casino advisory committee
(Massachusetts) -- City Councilor Donald M. Rheault would like the board to appoint a committee to advise it on the casino resort complex proposed for the campus of the...

1/24/2013

article Hard Rock Submits Massachusetts Casino Proposal
(Massachusetts) -- Hard Rock International has submitted to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission its vision for a proposed hotel and casino in West Springfield, MA, it...

1/23/2013

article Hard Rock Proposes Casino at Big E Site
(Massachusetts) -- If a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is approved to be developed on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass., the annual...

1/16/2013

article Hard Rock to be partner in Mercanti casino
(Ontario) -- The company behind the popular Hard Rock Cafe is partnering with the Mercanti family to develop a casino in Hamilton’s downtown.

1/14/2013

article Agawam committee to address West Springfield casino concerns
(Massachusetts) -- On Friday, Hard Rock International and the Big E announced they will be partners in the Western Mass casino race. On Monday, officials in a...
article Casino conversations in Chicopee continue
(Massachusetts) -- Casino developers are still showing interest in building in Chicopee, Mayor Michael Bissonnette told the 22News I-Team Monday. Bissonnette said he...

1/13/2013

article Hard Rock changing minds about Westside casino
(Massachusetts) -- There's a new player in the gambling game to bring a casino to Western Massachusetts. Hard Rock International brought out the red carpet to unveil...
article West Spfld casino business impact
(Massachusetts) -- They're calling it Hard Rock New England. The Big E announced their partnership with the casino company today, and their plans to bring a resort...

1/12/2013

article Big E CEO, discussing proposed Hard Rock International casino, says a Springfield casino could 'threaten our very existence'
(Massachusetts) -- A Western Massachusetts casino that is not on the Eastern States Exposition Grounds would cannibalize the Big E's business, Eugene J. Cassidy,...

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