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Hard Rock Rockford investor embroiled in bitter lawsuit

A chief investor in the Hard Rock Casino Rockford is embroiled in a vicious civil lawsuit over efforts to expand his gambling empire. Dotty’s gambling cafe owner Dan Fischer and others are accused of taking part in a “sham transaction” to expand his chain of gaming establishments in a complex $46.5 million deal, according to a a civil court complaint filed in Cook County.

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9/27/2020

article Your View: Area needs Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
(Virginia) -- Being a business owner in Abingdon and Bristol, Virginia, I cannot express how vital it is to our area to ensure that the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino...

9/25/2020

article Controlled demolition underway at Hard Rock collapse site
(Louisiana) -- On Thursday afternoon, the Hard Rock demolition team began part of the planned, controlled demolition. In the video, you can see a wrecking block crashing...
article Glasgow Hard Rock Cafe shut over 'operational issues' amid Covid outbreak fears
(UK) -- Glasgow's Hard Rock Cafe has been forced to close amid "operational issues" after reports of multiple Covid cases emerged.

9/21/2020

article How the Hard Rock project got going
(Virginia) -- About two years ago, Clyde Stacy called up his old friend Jim McGlothlin with a business proposition. Let’s transform the old Bristol Mall into a...

9/20/2020

article Church mails out magazine to oppose Bristol casino project
(Virginia) -- It's up to the City of Bristol, Virginia voters to decide whether a casino can operate at the old mall. In the past few weeks, we have told you about...

9/19/2020

article Model unveiled of Hard Rock Bristol Hotel and Casino
(Virginia) -- Bristol, Virginia residents will be able to get a close-up look at the proposed Hard Rock Bristol Hotel and Casino before casting votes on whether they...

9/18/2020

article Bristol Hotel and Casino 3D model unveiled — and available for public view
(Virginia) -- Local residents can get a detailed look at the Hard Rock Bristol Hotel and Casino by viewing an expansive three-dimensional model of the proposed project...
article 2020 Best Real Estate Projects: Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain
(California) -- We're introducing you to our Best Real Estate Projects of the Year. This is the top hotel project. Located about 30 miles north of Sacramento, the...
article Hard Rock’s Greece casino appeal rejected; Spain project under fire
(Greece) -- US casino operator Hard Rock International (HRI) has once again failed to overturn the Greek government’s awarding of an integrated resort license to...

9/17/2020

article Model of Hard Rock Hotel and Casino project unveiled
(Virginia) -- Advocates of a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino project at the former Bristol Mall site unveiled a 3-D model of the project on Thursday.The model shows how the...
article Hard Rock Sportsbook looking towards the future
(Iowa) -- When the sports world shut down, so did the wagers at sportsbooks across the nation. Instead of gamblers hitting their bets and major league baseball players...

9/16/2020

article Architectural model of proposed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to be on display for public September 17-19
(Virginia) -- Officials with the proposed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino are giving people an inside look at a 3-D model of the facility at the former Bristol Mall. A...
article Approval for Rockford casino will likely take longer than original deadline
(Illinois) -- It has been almost a year since Hard Rock International and the City of Rockford submitted plans to build a casino near Interstate 90 and East State Street...
article CoS to reject Hard Rock’s case
(Greece) -- The Council of State is on Friday expected to pave the way for the opening of the sole financial offer in the tender for the development of a casino complex...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa wins TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award for 2020
(Oklahoma) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa was selected for a 2020 Travelers' Choice Award by TripAdvisor. Among the 867 million user reviews submitted each...

9/15/2020

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino celebrates TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award
(Oklahoma) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa has been selected for a 2020 Travelers’ Choice Award by TripAdvisor, an online company that assists nearly 500...

9/13/2020

article Our View: Casino is the best hope for brighter future
(Virginia) -- Signs with the phrases “We’re betting on Bristol” and “Don’t gamble with Bristol’s future” have been in place for...
article Terre Haute casino will be smoke-free
(Indiana) -- Citing Vigo County and Terre Haute's strict non-smoking ordinances and poor health metrics, Spectacle Jack LLC announced Friday it will make its Terre...

9/10/2020

article NFL player used coronavirus relief loan at Hard Rock casino and on luxury items, feds say
(Florida) -- An NFL player has been arrested as part of a federal fraud investigation. Investigators say that Josh Bellamy, a wide receiver from St. Petersburg who was...

9/9/2020

article TV commercial promoting Bristol casino now airing
(Virginia) -- The campaign to elicit votes for the proposed Hard Rock Bristol Hotel and Casino hit the airwaves Tuesday. A TV commercial featuring local business owners...

9/7/2020

article Casino backers in Bristol make final push before election
(Virginia) -- Backers of a proposed casino and resort in southwest Virginia are ramping up efforts to boost support for the project before it goes to voters for a...
article Casino Workers at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Face Permanent Layoffs During Sluggish Economy
(Florida) -- As Florida attempts to regain its economic footing from the coronavirus pandemic, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood is faced with laying off...

9/5/2020

article Seminole Hard Rock extends furloughs for 1,527 workers during COVID-19 pandemic
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood is extending the furloughs of 1,527 employees, many of whom have been sidelined for much of the COVID...
article Casino backers continue soliciting support
(Virginia) -- Backers of the proposed Hard Rock Bristol Casino and Resort are ramping up efforts to rally support for the project two weeks before voting begins. On...

9/4/2020

article Seminole Hard Rock Rock Hotel and Casino announces layoffs of more than 1,500 workers
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino near Hollywood has announced layoffs affecting 1,527 workers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The hotel’s...

9/2/2020

press release Hard Rock Chairman: "The business model of the casino floor in Las Vegas is going to change"
(Las Vegas) -- Hard Rock International Chairman Jim Allen said Tuesday that demand for Las Vegas casinos “will come back” in the long term. In an interview...

9/1/2020

article Campaign for Bristol casino: ‘Like any other campaign that you might think, we just don’t have a candidate’
(Virginia) -- The ‘Vote Yes for Bristol’ campaign has kicked off for the casino referendum in the November Election and officials say the candidate isn...
article Las Vegas casinos 'will come back': Hard Rock International chairman
(Las Vegas) -- Demand for Las Vegas casinos “will come back” in the long term, Hard Rock International Chairman Jim Allen told “Mornings with Maria...
article I-44 widening project near Hard Rock Casino nearly finished
(Oklahoma) -- Progress is being made on the Interstate 44 widening project near the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa. According to Oklahoma State Representative Terry O'...

8/31/2020

article Universal Orlando hotels say more than 800 employees will lose jobs
(Florida) -- Hotels at Universal Orlando Resort have announced that more than 800 employees will be losing their jobs as the theme park industry continues to be...

8/30/2020

article The Push for Hard Rock Casino & Resort in Bristol Continues
(Virginia) -- Advocates for the Bristol casino are continuing to lobby for the lucrative project, hailing its impact on the regional economy, with the most recent event...

8/28/2020

article Bristol casino project expected to bring more flights to Tri-Cities Airport
(Virginia) -- More flights should come to Tri-Cities Airport if a Bristol casino project is approved by Bristol, Virginia, voters in the November general election,...

8/27/2020

article Casino project expected to bring more travelers through Tri-Cities Airport
(Virginia) -- The Tri-Cities Airport is poised to take on additional passengers if the Bristol casino referendum is approved by city voters. The United Company, partners...

8/26/2020

article ‘The decision is in your hands’: Partner of proposed Bristol casino speaks out ahead of referendum vote
(Virginia) -- The CEO of the United Company and founding partner of the proposed Hard Rock Resort and Casino Bristol is speaking out as the vote to bring a casino to the...

8/21/2020

article Virgin Hotels Las Vegas might delay fall opening
(Las Vegas) -- The new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas might not open later this year as scheduled because of the pandemic, officials said today. The doubt is caused by “COVID-...

8/20/2020

article Hard Rock Executive Urges Tribes To Take Another Look At Sports Betting [sub req]
(Florida) -- Gaming tribes should consider launching their own mobile sports-betting operations or partnering with online companies experienced in offering wagers on...

8/13/2020

article Hard Rock International gets props from the NCPG
(Florida) -- In December of last year, Hard Rock International (HRI) and Seminole Gaming introduced a training program for its employees that is designed to focus on all...

8/12/2020

article Hard Rock wins CSR award from US National Council on Problem Gambling
(Florida) -- ard Rock International and Seminole Gaming have been awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG).

8/11/2020

article Casino won't factor into IDA's economic plans
(Virginia) -- Members of the Bristol Virginia Industrial Development Authority were asked Monday to essentially ignore a possible casino when considering short-term...
article Hard Rock casinos hiring extra COVID-19 security staff this week
(Florida) -- Dozens of new security personnel will be hired to enforce COVID-19 rules at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and the rest of Seminole Gaming...

8/10/2020

article Hard Rock casinos hiring extra COVID-19 security staff this week
(Florida) -- Dozens of new security personnel will be hired to enforce COVID-19 rules at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and the rest of Seminole Gaming...
article Work continuing to remove remains from Hard Rock Hotel collapse site
(Louisiana) -- The mayor of New Orleans was in tears Saturday after the remains of one of the workers killed during the collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel construction site...

8/9/2020

article Casino mailer arrives in city mailboxes
(Virginia) -- A colorful four-page flyer extolling the benefits of the proposed Hard Rock Bristol Hotel and Casino arrived in city mailboxes this week. It represents one...

8/8/2020

article Remains of worker trapped inside New Orleans casino removed after 10 months
(New Orleans) -- The body of one of the construction workers killed when the Hard Rock hotel collapsed last year was removed Saturday. The bodies of Jose Ponce Arreola,...

8/7/2020

article Hard Rock International And Seminole Gaming Win Corporate Social Responsibility Award From The National Council on Problem Gambling
(Washington) -- Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming have won the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). The...

8/5/2020

article Virgin Atlantic Files for Bankruptcy, Parent Company Behind Las Vegas Casino Hotel
(Las Vegas) -- Virgin Atlantic, the airline founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, has filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States amid the coronavirus...

8/2/2020

article Casino employees, volunteers work to feed homeless in OTR
(Ohio) -- The future Home of Hard Rock Cincinnati, along with members of their voluntary employee committee, The Culture Club, spent Sunday morning cooking up a special...

7/29/2020

article Committee to promote Bristol casino project
(Virginia) -- A committee has been formed to build support for the proposed Hard Rock Bristol Hotel and Casino, which appears on the ballot this fall. In the coming...
article Committee to promote Bristol casino project
(Virginia) -- A committee has been formed to build support for the proposed Hard Rock Bristol Hotel and Casino, which appears on the ballot this fall. In the coming...
article Hard Rock International Honored By Forbes Magazine As One Of America's Best Employers for Women in 2020
(Florida) -- For the third consecutive year, Hard Rock International has been recognized as part of Forbes Magazine's annual list of America's Best Employers for Women...

7/28/2020

article 'Vote Yes For Bristol' group to advocate for proposed casino project in upcoming referendum
(Virginia) -- Leaders of the proposed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol have announced the formation of a group that will advocate for Bristol, Virginia voters to...

7/27/2020

article Big brawl breaks out at Hard Rock’s guitar-shaped hotel; three arrested
(Florida) -- These brawlers tussled with kicks, punches and headlocks at the Hard Rock’s new massive guitar-shaped hotel, unleashing screams of agony and...
article Outrageous video shows mass brawl breaking out in casino as a dozen guests in bathing suits and bikinis trade blows in resort lobby - leading to three arrests
(Florida) -- Three people were arrested and several other individuals were banned from a South Florida casino after they were filmed in a violent brawl.

7/26/2020

article Group banned, three arrested after graphic video shows fight at Hard Rock in Hollywood
(Florida) -- A graphic video captured a large fight Friday at the Hard Rock in Hollywood. Three people were arrested and several others were banned from the Seminole...

7/25/2020

article New mask policy in effect at Hard Rock in Hollywood after Sun Sentinel report
(Florida) -- Seminole Gaming on Saturday changed the COVID-19 mask policy at all of its Florida casinos in response to a South Florida Sun Sentinel report that found...
article Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill closes permanently
(Oklahoma) -- Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill shut its doors permanently Wednesday, July 22, according to a restaurant spokesperson. The restaurant opened...
article Seminole Gaming Upgrades its "Safe + Sound" Program Guidelines
(Florida) -- Seminole Gaming today announced an upgrade to its "Safe + Sound" program guidelines, which have been in place since five of its six casinos...

7/24/2020

article Unmasked: How safe is Hard Rock casino amid COVID-19?
(Florida) -- At 11:30 Thursday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, more than a dozen people lined the front bar at the interactive sports café...
article Bristol residents can request ballots for casino vote
(Virginia) -- Bristol, Virginia voters can begin casting ballots on the proposed Hard Rock Bristol casino in just 55 days. The general election is Nov. 3, but a new...
article Woman wins $3.8 million jackpot on $1 slot machine at Seminole Hard Rock
(Florida) -- A Fort Lauderdale woman walked into the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino earlier this week to celebrate her 60th birthday. She walked out a millionaire...

7/23/2020

article Toby Keith’s Bar & Grill To Close At Hard Rock Casino In Catoosa
(Oklahoma) -- Toby Keith’s ‘I Love This Bar and Grill’ restaurant announced on Facebook Thursday that it is closing for good at its Catoosa location....
article ‘You like to dream big, but that’s really big’: $4 million jackpot on $1 slot machine at Hard Rock Casino
(Florida) -- A Fort Lauderdale woman won nearly $4 million playing a $1 slot machine at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood early Thursday, July 23.

7/21/2020

article Hard Rock Hotel collapse: Months later, victims' remains could soon be retrieved
(Louisiana) -- City officials are working toward finally recovering the remains of two New Orleans construction workers who died when an 18-story Hard Rock Hotel...

7/19/2020

article Family of Hollywood Hard Rock Casino Homicide Victim Asks for Public's Help
(Florida) -- The mother of a South Florida man who was gunned down in the parking lot of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood earlier this week is...

7/18/2020

article A man was shot, killed at the Hard Rock Casino. Police are searching for three people
(Florida) -- A North Lauderdale man was killed at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and police are asking for help finding three people who may be connected....

7/17/2020

article Man shot and killed in parking garage at Seminole Hard Rock
(Florida) -- A 37-year-old man is dead after being shot on the sixth floor of the parking garage at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood. Seminole...
article Police Investigating Homicide at Parking Garage of Hollywood Hard Rock Casino
(Florida) -- Police have released surveillance footage of three people they say may have been involved in a homicide that happened in the parking garage of the Seminole...

7/14/2020

article Virginia: Hard Rock and local partners pre-certified to operate Bristol casino
(Virginia) -- he Virginia Lottery Board on Thursday pre-certified Hard Rock International and its local partners as the preferred casino operators for Bristol, Virginia.

7/13/2020

article Lack Of Indoor Dining Is ‘A Deterrent,’ But Hard Rock AC President Remains Upbeat
(Atlantic City) -- Since arriving on the scene a little more than two years ago, Hard Rock Atlantic City is a brand synonymous with live entertainment. The Atlantic City...

7/12/2020

article Hard Rock Bristol Casino Plan Gets Green Light From Virginia Lottery Board
(Virginia) -- The Virginia Lottery Board has pre-certified the casino and hospitality company Hard Rock International and two local partners to build and run a casino in...

7/10/2020

article Hard Rock chairman sees some bright spots in online gaming, says restaurants are still struggling
(USA) -- Hard Rock International Chairman Jim Allen told CNBC on Friday that the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic has been acutely felt in the company’s...
article Hard Rock, United, Par Ventures get state pre-certification
(Virginia) -- The Virginia Lottery Board on Thursday pre-certified Hard Rock International and its local partners as the preferred casino operators for Bristol, Virginia...

7/9/2020

article Lawsuit by developer stalls Edwardsville Hard Rock Hotel project
(Kansas) -- The Hard Rock Hotel project in Edwardsville, a development worth more than $70 million for which leaders of this western Wyandotte County town had high hopes...
article Recovery of workers killed in Hard Rock collapse to begin next week, City says
(Louisiana) -- Two historic Canal Street buildings are gone and giant red cranes are at Canal and North Rampart streets now. Soon, crews will begin to use those cranes...
article Hard Rock, partners pre-certified to operate casino
(Virginia) -- Hard Rock International and two local partners have been pre-certified by the Virginia Lottery Board to operate a casino in Virginia. That approval paves...
article Virginia Lottery Board approves Hard Rock Bristol’s pre-certification application
(Virginia) -- The Virginia Lottery Board has approved Hard Rock Resort and Casino Bristol’s pre-certification application. This comes as the lottery board plans to hold...
article Hard Rock poolside celebrity Q&A with Jerry Rice, Dennis Rodman and Shane Victorino
(Nevada) -- Most public events associated with the American Century Championship this week are not taking place due to safety concerns created by COVID-19, but one is...

7/7/2020

article Hard Rock launches health and safety plan for hotels, casinos
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International has announced a new health and safety plan for Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos as locations begin to reopen worldwide in compliance...

7/6/2020

article Hard Rock Hotel plans in a hard place amid battle over bond proceeds
(Kansas) -- The leaders of a small Kansas town who were promised a Hard Rock Hotel are stuck waiting as the bond trustee and developer wage a legal fight over bond...

7/3/2020

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

7/2/2020

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

6/28/2020

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

6/27/2020

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

6/25/2020

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

6/24/2020

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

6/17/2020

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

6/16/2020

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

6/14/2020

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

6/13/2020

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

6/11/2020

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

6/10/2020

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

6/9/2020

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

6/1/2020

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

5/30/2020

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

5/29/2020

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

5/27/2020

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

5/26/2020

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

5/24/2020

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

5/23/2020

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

5/22/2020

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

5/21/2020

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

5/20/2020

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

5/18/2020

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

5/15/2020

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

5/14/2020

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

5/13/2020

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

5/11/2020

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

5/8/2020

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

5/7/2020

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

5/4/2020

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

5/3/2020

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

5/2/2020

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

4/29/2020

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

4/28/2020

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

4/27/2020

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

4/26/2020

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

4/25/2020

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

4/24/2020

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

4/23/2020

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

4/22/2020

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

4/18/2020

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

4/12/2020

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

4/10/2020

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

4/4/2020

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

4/1/2020

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

3/30/2020

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

3/29/2020

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

3/28/2020

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

3/23/2020

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

3/21/2020

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

3/18/2020

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

3/16/2020

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

3/14/2020

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

3/12/2020

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

3/9/2020

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

3/8/2020

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

3/7/2020

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

3/6/2020

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

3/5/2020

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

3/4/2020

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

3/3/2020

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

3/2/2020

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

3/1/2020

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

2/28/2020

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

2/27/2020

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

2/25/2020

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

2/24/2020

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

2/21/2020

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

2/20/2020

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

2/19/2020

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

2/18/2020

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

2/16/2020

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

2/13/2020

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

2/11/2020

article Hard Rock Atlantic City Launches Live Online Slots Tailored Towards Older Remote Gamblers
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Atlantic City launched live online slot machines this week that are fully played remotely, the casino operator and its software technology...
article Hard Rock Files Appeal, Blocks Hellenikon Casino Tender Process
(Greece) -- A preliminary inquiry is said to have suspended the process of the Hellenic Gaming Commission’s (EEEP) international tender for a casino permit at...

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