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Hard Rock scraps Santo Domingo project

Having reportedly lost interest in developing its second hotel and casino in the Dominican Republic, Hard Rock International has decided to pull the plug on the project it revealed plans for in January 2016.

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6/27/2017

article Hard Rock selling stake in Cyprus casino project to Melco Int’l
(Cyprus) -- Casino operator Hard Rock International (HRI) has quietly exited its Cyprus integrated resort joint venture, according to stock market filings.
article Melco and Hard Rock give up Spain project
(Spain) -- Melco International Development and Hard Rock International, the operators behind the upcoming Cyprus casino, confirmed that they will not continue to pursue...

6/26/2017

article Cyprus signs deal for Europe's largest casino: minister
(Cyprus) -- Cyprus signed a deal today with Macau's Melco International and America's Hard Rock for the construction and operation of the biggest casino of its...
article Landmark casino deal to be signed on Monday
(Cyprus) -- The signing of the contract for Cyprus’ first casino resort will take place on Monday afternoon in Nicosia. The contract will be signed at the...
article Cyprus signs deal to build 'Europe's largest casino'
(Cyprus) -- Cyprus signed a deal Monday for the construction of what officials say will be Europe's biggest casino. The small Mediterranean island nation's...

6/24/2017

article Atlantic City Casino To Reopen Memorial Day 2018
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City will once again have eight casinos when the casino formerly known as the Trump Taj Mahal reopens Memorial Day weekend next year. The...
article Inside Gaming: Hard Rock Targets Next Memorial Day for Atlantic City Open
(Atlantic City) -- Those visiting the famed Boardwalk in Atlantic City have no doubt noticed the conspicuously darkened doors of the once proud Trump Taj Mahal, closed...
article Hard Rock Casino Hotel Evacuated
(Oklahoma) -- The Cherokee Nation says the Hard Rock Casino in Catoosa is back to normal operations Saturday after it had to be evacuated for about 2 hours overnight....

6/23/2017

article Hard Rock International announces appointment of key hotel & casino executives
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International announced the appointment of three key executives, aligning with the brand's strategic growth plan. As the brand's current...

6/22/2017

article Atlantic City Casino To Reopen Memorial Day
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City will once again have eight casinos when the casino formerly known as the Trump Taj Mahal reopens Memorial Day weekend.
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City to open by Memorial Day weekend
(Atlantic City) -- After casino operator Hard Rock International revealed an arms-length wish list in May, on Tuesday a company executive said its soon to be revitalized...
article Former GM of IP Casino goes to the top at Hard Rock
(Mississippi) -- Employees lined up and applauded Jon Lucas the day he left IP Casino and now he’s worked his way to the top at Hard Rock International.
article Hard Rock International names three new key executives
(Florida) -- Casino resort operator Hard Rock International has today announced the appointment of three key executives to senior positions within the group,...

6/21/2017

article Hard Rock Atlantic City Targets Memorial Day 2018 Opening
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Atlantic City will reopen to guests next Memorial Day weekend should the company’s $500 million renovation stay on schedule. That...
article Hard Rock reveals opening date for the once shuttered Trump Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- Casino operator Hard Rock International has announced the opening date for the once shuttered Taj Mahal. The revitalised casino will be opening its...
article Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open returning in August
(Florida) -- Details for the Aug. 3-15 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 800-937-0010,...
article Hard Rock names four new top executives
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International, controlled by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Wednesday announced three new top executives.

6/20/2017

article Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to open Memorial Day weekend
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is expected to open on Memorial Day weekend, said Joe Emanuele, senior vice president of design and...

6/17/2017

article Pink Taco at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Introduces Irresistible New Brunch and Happy Hour Menus
(Las Vegas) -- Pink Taco, the mega-hip Mexican cantina at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, has launched new, irresistible brunch and happy hour menus crafted by...

6/13/2017

article Hard Rock coming to Daytona Beach
(Florida) -- Seminole Tribe of Florida-controlled Hard Rock International says it’s opening a fourth location in Florida later this year with the addition of the...
article Hard Rock poker room moves to ballrooms
(Florida) -- No more risk of getting soaked by an unexpected shower, and thank goodness, a poker room where seat position doesn’t determine whether you are...
article Hard Rock Casino opens $6.2 million expansion
(Iowa) -- This weekend was a celebration of American icons for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City as it held a grand opening ceremony and guitar smash for its $6.2...
article Hard Rock Sioux City inaugurates expansion
(Iowa) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City held its grand opening on Friday that inaugurated a US$6.2 million expansion. The ceremony that included a gambling...

6/12/2017

article Hard Rock Atlantic City: The Next Big Casino Or A Money Pit?
(Atlantic City) -- As it moves ahead with its plans for a summer 2018 launch, Hard Rock International plans to completely transform the former Trump Taj Mahal Casino....
article Hard Rock shares Taj Mahal details
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International has shared inside details of the upcoming renovations of the casino Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. The company finished the...
article Operator’s wish-list for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- After revealing in May that it was preparing to spend some $500 million in order to transform the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort into the new...
article New Seminole Hard Rock Poker Room Is About Location, Location, Location
(Florida) -- With the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in full swing in Nevada, other poker news can fall through the cracks. One such story is the new poker room at the...

6/11/2017

article Hard Rock celebrates casino expansion
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Sioux City is expecting 4,000 people Saturday night for it's kickoff summer performance in Battery Park, featuring Willie Nelson. It's...

6/9/2017

article Guitar smashing for Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's new $6.2 million expansion
(Iowa) -- It was smash opening for the Hard Rock Casino's 6-point-2 million dollar expansion. The annual guitar smashing Friday was part of the casino's...
article Rapper Wale to Perform at Rehab Beach Club at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas June 11
(Las Vegas) -- Legendary rapper Wale will splash into summer at Rehab Beach Club at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, June 11. The music sensation will perform...

6/5/2017

article Hard Rock charts different path for Trump's former casino
(Atlantic City) -- Jim Allen once worked for Donald Trump in Atlantic City. Now, the chairman of Hard Rock International is doing all he can to scrub the influence of...

5/31/2017

article Hard Rock CEO says purchase of Trump Taj Mahal came "very quickly"
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock's purchase of Trump Taj Mahal on March 1 came "very quickly, in less than 30 days," Hard Rock CEO Jim Allen told an East Coast...

5/29/2017

article Hard Rock to invest more money in AC
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock international announced that it will be increasing the initially planned US$350 million to US$500 million to redevelop the Trump Taj Mahal...
article Hard Rock works to de-Trumpify casino
(Atlantic City) -- Jim Allen once worked for Donald Trump in Atlantic City. Now, the chairman of Hard Rock International is doing all he can to scrub the influence of...

5/27/2017

press release World Series of Poker returns to Hard Rock Tulsa in 2018
(Oklahoma) -- Less than two months after Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa hosted its first World Series of Poker circuit event, the international tour has announced it...

5/26/2017

article Hard Rock to Roll Dice on Trump Taj Mahal, Upping Renovation Budget to $500 Million
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International doesn’t like what it sees inside the former Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, which the company purchased in March for $...

5/25/2017

article Hard Rock project could top $500 million, much more than expected
(Atlantic City) -- The cost of turning the former Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort into Hard Rock Casino Hotel Atlantic City could top $500 million. Hard Rock International...

5/23/2017

article Dawson: Gambling is bad – and the government should get out of the business
(Ottawa) -- You’d think there would be a little more grumbling about potential changes to the Rideau Carleton Raceway, which would become the Hard Rock Casino...
article After 2 years and $100 million, Tampa's Hard Rock Hotel unveils new casino expansion
(Florida) -- A guitar smashing marked the unveiling of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s latest expansion at its Tampa location. The massive construction...
press release Seminole Hard Rock Tampa celebrates completion of expansion
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa staged a traditional "guitar smash" today to commemorate the completion of its phase one expansion....

5/21/2017

article Boxer Shannon Briggs reportedly tests positive, fight at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino likely canceled
(Florida) -- Former two-time heavyweight champ Shannon Briggs was scheduled to fight Fres Oquendo at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on June third, but that bout...

5/20/2017

article Health concerns snubbed in Hard Rock casino deal, councillor says
(Ottawa) -- A councillor who has been skeptical of expanded gambling in Ottawa believes the city’s health concerns over a new casino have been snubbed by the...

5/19/2017

article Cyprus gives go-ahead to foreign consortium to build casino resort
(Cyprus) -- Cyprus has named a consortium made up of Melco International Development Ltd of Macau and Hard Rock of Las Vegas as the successful bidders to build the...
article Cyprus Grants Melco-Hard Rock Consortium with Casino License
(Cyprus) -- Cyprus’ Commerce and Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis announced that Melco-Hard Rock consortium was officially granted with a casino operation...

5/18/2017

article Consortium gets green light in Cyprus casino deal
(Cyprus) -- The Melco-Hard Rock casino consortium was today given the green light to build the first of five casinos by the Cypriot government.
article Cypriot Government Greenlights Melco-Hard Rock Casino License Deal
(Cyprus) -- The Cypriot government approved earlier today the casino license deal that will allow the Melco-Hard Rock consortium to build a €500-million integrated...

5/17/2017

article Council can unlock revenue source at Hard Rock casino, but it comes with a price
(Ottawa) -- Blackjack could be the city’s golden ticket to reducing the snow-clearing deficit or property tax increases, but municipal politicians would need to be...
article Ottawa to get glittering new Hard Rock-branded casino
(Ottawa) -- Get ready, Ottawa! You’re about to get a brand new casino, one that combines Lady Luck and good ol’ rock ‘n roll. Following a competitive...

5/16/2017

article Melnyk not happy about Hard Rock casino
(Ottawa) -- Eugene Melnyk isn’t the least bit pleased with the decision to move the Hard Rock Casino into Rideau Carleton Raceway. The Ottawa Senators’ owner...

5/15/2017

article Gambling on a new casino at the Rideau Carleton Raceway — a timeline
(Ottawa) -- OLG president Rod Phillips hints Ottawa could get one of two new casinos planned in a major “modernization” of gaming in the province aimed at...
article Hard Rock taking over Rideau Carleton Raceway casino
(Ottawa) -- The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has announced that Hard Rock International will partner with Rideau Carleton Raceway in a multi-million...
article Rideau Carleton Raceway set to become the Hard Rock Casino Ottawa
(Ottawa) -- Hard Rock Casino Ottawa is coming to the capital. The international entertainment chain announced Monday that it's partnering with the Rideau Carleton...
article Rideau Carleton Raceway set to become the Hard Rock Casino Ottawa
(Ottawa) -- Hard Rock International and the Rideau Carleton Raceway are betting that people will pack a $320-million gambling and entertainment complex in rural south...

5/14/2017

article Florida man dons elderly disguise to rob banks
(Florida) -- A Florida man is accused stealing thousands of dollars from two South Florida banks while wearing a disguise to make him look like an elderly man. Abraham...

5/10/2017

article Trump Taj Mahal sold for 4 cents on the dollar
(Atlantic City) -- According to documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Hard Rock International paid US$50 million for the Trump Taj Mahal....

5/9/2017

article Hard Rock paid $50 million for Trump Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- The Trump Taj Mahal, a property that former owner and now President Donald J. Trump had built for more than $1.2 billion, was sold to a group of...
article Trump Taj Mahal casino sold for 4 cents on the dollar
(Atlantic City) -- Donald Trump wrote “The Art Of The Deal,” but it was Florida's Seminole Indians who made a truly amazing deal to buy the opulent...
article Trump's '8th wonder of the world' sold for fraction of cost
(Atlantic City) -- The Trump Taj Mahal, the opulent Atlantic City casino built by Donald Trump for $1.2 billion, went for 4 cents on the dollar when it was sold in March...

5/6/2017

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa honored
(Oklahoma) -- The American Automobile Association recently honored Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa with a Four Diamond Rating, one of the travel industry’s most...

5/3/2017

article Can Hard Rock Lead Atlantic City To Becoming An Every-Day-Of-The-Week Destination?
(Atlantic City) -- When you visit Las Vegas, it’s usually packed on the weekends. But there’s also plenty of people filling up the hotels, dining at...
article First Hard Rock Convenience Store Coming
(Ohio) -- In what will become a prototype for other locations, Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park will open Rockstop Gas & Wash, a new Hard Rock-branded gas station...

5/2/2017

article Hard Rock looks to expand Atlantic City's tourism market to week days
(Atlantic City) -- The sun beat on the Boardwalk last Friday afternoon producing a nearly perfect day, but few were out taking advantages of it. A day later, with...
article Hard Rock wants Atlantic City to be destination every day, report says
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock believes it has the marque brand and entertainment chops to help transform Atlantic City from a weekend hot spot into an everyday...

4/30/2017

article Suspect arrested after two pedestrians struck and injured in Hard Rock Casino garage
(Las Vegas) -- Two people were injured this evening after they were struck by a vehicle in a casino parking garage east of the Las Vegas Strip. The incident occurred...

4/29/2017

article Tampa's Hard Rock features new Orient Road parking garage, Mezzanine Casino with musical memorabilia
(Florida) -- Visiting Tampa’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino just got a lot easier. The new Orient Road Garage opened Friday morning in major style, with...

4/28/2017

article Seminole Hard Rock Casino shows off expansion
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Casino cut the ribbon on its new mezzanine-level casino and Orient Road garage Friday. The new level is more than 26,000 square feet...

4/25/2017

article Greenberg Traurig Advises on Hard Rock Cafe Purchase of Trump Taj Mahal Casino
(Atlantic City) -- When it became clear that billionaire Carl Icahn would be interested in selling his Trump Taj Mahal Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, Greenberg...

4/24/2017

article Melco and Hard Rock set to open casino in Cyprus
(Cyprus) -- The city of Limassol will host Cyprus’ first casino resort, which will be operated by the consortium of ‘Melco-Hard Rock’ (Melco...

4/18/2017

article Hard Rock aims to make Trump Taj Mahal great again
(Atlantic City) -- Before he became president, Donald Trump waged a no-holds-barred campaign to prevent Native American tribes from opening gambling operations in the US...

4/17/2017

article Tech issues causes Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City to close temporarily
(Iowa) -- In Iowa, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City suffered from technology issues over the weekend which resulted in a temporary shutdown of a section of...

4/16/2017

article Could Local 54 be part of Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City?
(Atlantic City) -- Unite Here Local 54 could return to the former Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort when it reopens as the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel Atlantic City. Union...

4/15/2017

article Hard Rock Atlantic City Between Rock and a Hard Place Over Casino Workers Union
(Atlantic City) -- Owners of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, the new name of the former Trump Taj Mahal, are currently mulling whether the property should...

4/14/2017

article Will Union From Taj Mahal Work At Hard Rock Atlantic City When It Reopens?
(Atlantic City) -- The Press of Atlantic City reported that the Unite Here Local 54 might provide the labor for the Hard Rock AC, when the former Trump Taj Mahal returns...

4/12/2017

article Hard Rock To Spend $375 Million On Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock will give the Trump Taj Mahal in New Jersey a complete makeover to the tune of $375 million. After purchasing it last month, the hotel chain...

4/10/2017

article Total Makeover Planned To Transform Taj Mahal Into Hard Rock In AC
(Atlantic City) -- However, the shuttered complex attracted a buyer nearly immediately. "Hard Rock's willingness to come in and invest in Atlantic City shows...

4/8/2017

article Florida man denied $100,000 jackpot because friend hit button instead
(Florida) -- Imagine winning $100,000 on a slot machine, only to find you are not the actual winner because you let someone else press the button. It happened to one...

4/7/2017

article Hard Rock International reveals plans for Atlantic City casino
(Atlantic City) -- The acquisition of the former Trump Taj Mahal by Hard Rock International is complete, with the Seminole Tribe-owned company announcing their plans for...
article Why Hard Rock is in a better position than Revel was to be a game changer
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International’s plan to rebrand the closed Taj Mahal into the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel Atlantic City has been called a new game-...
article Who paid to play? There’s a new spin in the Hard Rock slot-machine mystery
(Florida) -- The wheels keep on spinning in South Florida’s own Jackpotgate. The woman who pushed the button on a slot machine and hit a $100,000 jackpot says she...

4/6/2017

article Hard Rock could lay down the beat to Atlantic City’s revival
(Atlantic City) -- Here's a sentence you don't see too often: Things are going pretty well in Atlantic City. I know it’s hard to believe, but these days,...
article Hard Rock unveils $375m upgrade for Trump Taj Mahal casino
(Atlantic City) -- Florida-based casino operator Hard Rock International (HRI) has unveiled its plans to rejuvenate the former Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City....

4/5/2017

article Hard Rock unveiled plans for Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- Twenty-seven years ago, before he was president, Donald Trump walked the gaming floor of the Trump Taj Mahal, celebrating its grand opening. On the...
article Hard Rock unveils $375 million plans for Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- The new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City will feature two separate 7,000-seat arenas and over 2,400 slots after Hard Rock International...
article Little Steven (and Gov. Christie) usher in Hard Rock to Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- They had Steven Van Zandt as the celebrity rock star, Gov. Christie for the swoop in and out politician cameo, and five members of the Seminole Tribe...
article Plans for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino include weekday entertainment, a $375 million renovation and the introduction of 3,000 jobs
(Atlantic City) -- The details of the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, which take over the former Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, were laid out in a press...
article Rock 'n' roll is in as Hard Rock revamps Taj Mahal casino
(Atlantic City) -- Donald Trump, domes and minarets are out. Rock 'n' roll and guitars — lots of guitars — are in as the Hard Rock chain redoes...
article Who deserves credit for Hard Rock buying Taj Mahal?
(Atlantic City) -- As Hard Rock International unveiled plans Wednesday to reopen the former Trump Taj Mahal casino, everyone agreed it was a “great day” for...
press release Details Revealed: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Today, Hard Rock International officially announced the completed acquisition as well as unveiled plans for the launch and significant redevelopment...

4/4/2017

press release Hard Rock Releases City-Specific Apparel Online For First Time Ever
(Florida) -- Hard Rock is rolling out its retro city-themed apparel online to remind fans of that special Hard Rock moment from the past. Originally, the city-specific...

4/3/2017

article Hard Rock completes acquisition of Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- This weekend finalised the acquisition of former Trump Taj Mahal Casino by national company, Hard Rock International. The controversial gaming venue,...
article Sale of ex-Trump Taj Mahal casino to Hard Rock is finalized
(Atlantic City) -- It’s official: Atlantic City’s former Trump Taj Mahal casino now belongs to Hard Rock International. The sale of the shuttered casino...

4/2/2017

article Hard Rock International to announce plans for Trump Taj Mahal this week
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International is now the owner of the former Trump Taj Mahal casino of Atlantic City and the company has plans to unveil what they will be...

4/1/2017

article Dietrich Fast Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $50k Super High Roller
(Florida) -- The $50,000 Super High Roller at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown has been won by German WSOP and WPT winner Dietrich Fast, after he chopped heads-...

3/31/2017

article Paradise lost at Hard Rock - All outside eateries, bars and shops gone March 31
(Florida) -- Welcome to the Eat Beat Newsletter. April is almost here, and a late-blooming season for spring holidays brings Passover at sundown on April 10 and Easter...
article Dietrich Fast Wins 2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $50,000 Super High Roller
(Florida) -- German poker pro Dietrich Fast has had a really nice start to 2017. In February, the player won a $25,000 buy-in turbo high roller during the WPT L.A. Poker...

3/24/2017

article Jason Taylor goes all in for charity with Hard Rock poker tournament
(Florida) -- Jason Taylor, the Miami Dolphins’ legendary defensive end and recent inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will host a poker fundraiser March...

3/22/2017

press release Jason Taylor goes all in for charity with Hard Rock poker tournament
(Florida) -- Jason Taylor, the Miami Dolphins’ legendary defensive end and recent inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, will host a poker fundraiser March...

3/21/2017

article Siblings take on Seminoles in fight for survival of boutique at Hard Rock complex
(Florida) -- It’s like the world is falling down around Tamir Wershaw and his sister Malka Livingston. Only for the brother-sister owners of a small retail...

3/19/2017

article Hard Rock scraps Santo Domingo project
(Dominican Republic) -- Having reportedly lost interest in developing its second hotel and casino in the Dominican Republic, Hard Rock International has decided to pull...

3/10/2017

article Hard Rock explored buying Revel before Trump Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- Could there have been a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at the closed Revel? Before purchasing the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Hard Rock...

3/6/2017

article Hard Rock Buys Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- Carl Icahn announced he will sell his closed Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City to Hard Rock International for an undisclosed price.

3/5/2017

article Can Hard Rock culture work in Atlantic City?
(Atlantic City) -- At Hard Rock Tulsa, located off Route 66, there is a diner inside the casino and hotel in honor of the famous highway. Toby Keith’s I Love this...

3/4/2017

article What Seminole Hard Rock’s new president in Tampa has on his to-do list [sub req]
(Florida) -- Joe Lupo has an eye for new music and comedic talent, and he’s brought that with him to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.
article Podcast: How Hard Rock's Atlantic City casino will reshape the Boardwalk and beyond
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock blew up our podcast plans this week, but that was about the only reason not to like the news that was coming out of Atlantic City.

3/2/2017

article CEO: Hard Rock still wants casino near NYC after Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- The company that bought Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal casino still wants to build a $1 billion casino in northern New Jersey just outside New...
article Hard Rock Group Invests $300 Million in Former Trump Casino
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International said it plans to renovate and reopen the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, at a total cost of $...
article Purchase Of Trump Taj Mahal Opens The Doors To North Jersey And Online Gambling For Hard Rock
(Atlantic City) -- Billionaire and Atlantic City casino owner Carl Icahn has divested himself of the source of a number of recent headaches: the Trump Taj Mahal Casino...
article What should Atlantic City expect from a Hard Rock casino?
(Atlantic City) -- The key to surviving the casino market seems to be establishing a niche and dominating it. So what will Hard Rock bring to the Atlantic City gaming...
article Winners and losers in sale of former Trump Taj Mahal casino
(Atlantic City) -- A union whose members were willing to lose their own jobs to stand up to Carl Icahn outlasted the billionaire investor. And a Native American tribe...
article Hard Rock announcement brings optimism to Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- There was an unfamiliar feeling in the city Thursday morning, as the news everyone wanted to talk about, for the first time in a while, was good news...
article Straub says Hard Rock is welcome in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Assemblyman Chris Brown, R-Atlantic, said the overwhelming rejection of a November ballot question that would have allowed casinos in North Jersey,...

3/1/2017

article Hard Rock in deal to buy Trump Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- The owner of the former Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort announced Wednesday a deal to sell the Atlantic City property, closed since October, to a group...
article Hard Rock to buy shuttered Trump Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic County's state senator says Hard Rock Entertainment is buying the closed Trump Taj Mahal casino. Sen. Jim Whelan, D-Atlantic, said...
article Icahn selling Trump Taj Mahal casino to Hard Rock
(Atlantic City) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn reached a deal Wednesday to sell the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City to Hard Rock International and...
article Icahn Sells Trump Taj Mahal Casino to Hard Rock-led Group
(Atlantic City) -- Carl Icahn is selling the former Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to a group of investors led by Hard Rock International,...
article Seminole Tribe buys former Trump Taj Mahal casino in NJ
(Atlantic City) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida is expanding its gambling holdings to the Garden State. Hard Rock International, which the Tribe controls, Wednesday...
article Who is Jim Allen, the Hard Rock CEO who just bought the Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- Jim Allen is returning to his roots in a big way with the $300 million purchase and planned renovation of the former Trump Taj Mahal. Allen, a 1978...
article See renderings of the new addition to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is about two months away from opening a new two-story addition with a new upscale restaurant.

2/28/2017

article Hard Rock International To Continue Electrifying The Mediterranean With New Resort In Malta
(Malta) -- Hard Rock International announces plans to open its third European resort, following debuts in Ibiza and Tenerife. Projected to open in 2020, the seafront...

2/23/2017

article Melco Crown Calls Sheldon Adelson’s $10 Billion Bet on Japan, Hard Rock Scrambling for Partners
(Japan) -- Melco Crown Entertainment won’t be intimidated by Las Vegas Sands billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s comments this week that he’s ready to spend...

2/22/2017

article Hard Rock antes up as Melco Crown prepares to outspend Japan casino rivals
(Japan) -- The competition to develop the first integrated resort in Japan continues to heat up. Las Vegas Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson recent announcement that he is...
article Hard Rock looking to take up to a 60 percent stake in Japanese casino
(Japan) -- With regulation of what industry analysts say could become the second biggest casino market in the world expected to be ironed out in law by December, Hard...

2/21/2017

article Hard Rock seeks up to 60 percent in Japanese casino
(Japan) -- Hard Rock Cafe International is looking to buy up to a 60 percent stake in a Japanese casino resort, its chairman said on Tuesday, seeking entry into what...

2/18/2017

article Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa eliminates controversial parking fee
(Florida) -- Six months ago, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino of Tampa decided to institute a parking fee of $10 to provide a more secure parking area for...

2/14/2017

press release Hard Rock International Announces Launch of Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen
(China) -- Hard Rock Hotels announces the launch of its first hotel in China, Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen. Slated to open in summer 2017, the new Hard Rock property will...

2/13/2017

article New president named for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood has appointed Auggie Cipollini, a longtime executive at an Atlantic City gambling resort, as its new...

2/6/2017

article Hard Rock CEO to deliver Southern Gaming Summit opening address
(Florida) -- The organizers of the upcoming Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi, Mississippi, have announced that James Allen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for...

2/2/2017

article Gaming Summit in Biloxi in May will open with a Hard Rock talk
(Mississippi) -- James F. Allen, the chairman and CEO of Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, will deliver the opening address at the Southern Gaming Summit in Biloxi on...

1/31/2017

article Hard Rock sets division for Japanese casino resorts
(Japan) -- The new Hard Rock Japan LLC will be headed up by CEO Edward Tracy, who previously led Sands China and the Trump Organization.

1/30/2017

press release Hard Rock International Announces Japan Division
(Japan) -- Hard Rock International – with presence in more than 74 countries – announces the launch of Hard Rock Japan LLC and the appointment of Edward...

1/22/2017

article PROGRESS: Hard Rock expansion coming along
(Iowa) -- Officials at the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Sioux City don’t think it’s much of a gamble for the business to be undergoing a $6 million...

1/19/2017

press release Hard Rock International and Sunwing Travel Group Set to Rock Central America with Hard Rock Hotel Papagayo, Costa Rica
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International makes waves today as it announces plans to bring the Hard Rock Hotels experience to Costa Rica with the all-inclusive Hard Rock...

1/15/2017

article Seminole Hard Rock Tampa christens new poker room
(Florida) -- On Thursday, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa staked its claim as a premier poker destination as it officially opened its new, state-of-the-art...

1/14/2017

article Coquitlam casino deals windfall to Music Heals
(Vancouver) -- Coquitlam seniors will hear more songs this year through a music therapy program that got a boost this month from Hard Rock Casino Vancouver.Music Heals...

1/9/2017

article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Names New President
(Florida) -- Joe Lupo has been named President of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. As President, Lupo will be responsible for all operations and management...

1/5/2017

article Hard Rock Company Eyes ‘Consolidation’
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida started off with a bingo hall in 1979, purchased Hard Rock International a decade ago and now oversees properties worldwide.

1/3/2017

article ICYMI: Grey Salt to close at Seminole Hard Rock next month
(Florida) -- Last month, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino announced that its celebrity chef restaurant, Grey Salt, is poised to close in February. According to...

12/26/2016

article Seminole Hard Rock Tampa to close Grey Salt restaurant run by celebrity chef Marc Murphy of 'Chopped'
(Florida) -- The celebrity chef-owned Grey Salt restaurant at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will close in February, the casino has announced, saying it...

12/22/2016

article Seminole Classic Casino goes modern
(Florida) -- Seminole Classic Casino (4150 N. State Road 7, Hollywood, 954-961-3220, SeminoleClassicCasino.com) has finished construction of a premium slot room and...

12/16/2016

article Hard Rock Casino among 16 Iowa casinos seeking to block the public from seeing annual audit reports
(Iowa) -- KCAU 9 learned Sioux City's Hard Rock Casino is among 16 Iowa casinos seeking to block the public from seeing the results of its annual audits by the state...

12/5/2016

article The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino builds life-size gingerbread house to display in lobby for holidays
(Oklahoma) -- More than 2,000 eggs, 500 pounds of sugar and 2,300 pieces of candy make up the largest gingerbread house in Catoosa, OK at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino...

11/21/2016

article Hard Rock Cafe continues to operate in the shadows of the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal
(Atlantic City) -- The darkness of the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort loomed over the Hard Rock Cafe as the restaurant celebrated its 20th anniversary early...

11/16/2016

article Two top Borgata executives to leave property for different company
(Atlantic City) -- Two high ranking executives at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City's most successful gaming property, are leaving to take a position...
article Melco-Hard Rock temporary Cyprus casino to open in 2017
(Cyprus) -- The tandem of Melco International Development and Hard Rock International plan to open their temporary casino in the Republic of Cyprus next year. Earlier...

11/15/2016

article Hard Rock boss: We'll wait years for Meadowlands casino
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International's boss says his company will wait years if need be to open a casino in the northern New Jersey Meadowlands. CEO Jim Allen...

11/8/2016

article Hard Rock joins race for Japan casino, plans ‘major investment’
(Japan) -- Hard Rock Cafe International Inc. is prepared to make a “major investment” in Japan as lawmakers propose to renew the debate on legalizing casinos...

11/7/2016

article Hard Rock International willing to make major investment into Japan casino industry
(Japan) -- Hard Rock International is known for its popular music themed hotels, restaurants and casinos across the world. The privately held enterprise with $4.5...
article Hard Rock wants to make big casino play in Japan
(Japan) -- The Hard Rock group’s chief executive says it is willing to make a “major investment” in Japan if casino gaming is legalised there. Hamish...
article Melco International bid wins Cyprus casino race: report
(Cyprus) -- The only surviving bidder for a single casino licence in the Republic of Cyprus has been granted the rights, says the Cyprus Mail newspaper, quoting the...

11/6/2016

article Hard Rock Voices Interest in Building Casino Resort in Japan
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International Inc. has joined the elite group of major casino operators to have recently expressed interest in operating an integrated casino...
article Hard Rock wants to make big casino play in Japan
(Florida) -- The Hard Rock group’s chief executive says it is willing to make a “major investment” in Japan if casino gaming is legalised there.

11/5/2016

article Cyprus government gives Melco-Hard Rock casino approval to proceed with construction phase
(Cyprus) -- The Melco-Hard Rock Resorts Cyprus consortium recently announced that it had received approval from the government of the Republic of Cyprus to create a...

11/4/2016

article Melco-Hard Rock casino bid gets nod of approval
(Florida) -- THE application submitted by the Melco-Hard Rock Resorts Cyprus consortium, the sole bidder for an integrated resort casino, was found to comply with the...
article Melco-Hard Rock submit sole bid for Cyprus casino
(Cyprus) -- The Melco-Hard Rock Resort Cyprus Consortium officially submitted its detailed bid for a casino in Cyprus, yesterday. The submission followed Cambodia’...
article Melco-Hard Rock tandem officially awarded Cyprus casino license
(Florida) -- The Greek half of Cyprus has officially awarded its lone casino license to the joint venture of Melco International Development and Hard Rock International.

11/3/2016

article Federal judge postpones injunction against coming Dominican Republic casino
(Florida) -- In the Dominican Republic, a federal judge has postponed the implementation of an injunction against Hard Rock International and its plan to build a 38-...

10/26/2016

press release Hamish Dodds Steps Down As President And CEO Of Hard Rock Café International
(Florida) -- Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc., one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, announced today that Hamish Dodds, its President and CEO,...

10/25/2016

article Hamish Dodds Steps Down As President And CEO Of Hard Rock Café International
(Florida) -- Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc., one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, announced today that Hamish Dodds, its President and CEO,...

10/17/2016

article Looking for work? The Tampa Hard Rock is hiring
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will hold a job fair on Oct. 24 to fill more than 200 positions. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m...

10/7/2016

article Hard Rock International announces global rights reacquisition
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International has completed the acquisition of casino and hotel-casino rights in the western US, as well as in several key international markets.

10/5/2016

article Hard Rock International completes global rights acquisition
(Florida) -- Orlando-headquartered Hard Rock International has completed the acquisition of casino and hotel-casino rights in the western U.S. and several key...
article What a united Hard Rock brand means for customers
(Las Vegas) -- It’s all one again. The Hard Rock brand, which had been split among different owners at different times for more than three decades, is now...
article Suspect threatened fiancee with gun before shooting Hard Rock guard
(Iowa) -- The Sioux City man who fled after threatening his fiancee in the parking lot of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City and shooting a casino security...

10/3/2016

article Seminole Tribe Buys Global Hard Rock Brand, Ousts its Chairman, Fights for Gaming Rights
(Florida) -- Big changes are underway for the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The tribe recently purchased the remaining rights of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino brand,...
article Portable Poker Tables for Hard Rock Casino Tulsa
(Oklahoma) -- Cherokee Nation Entertainment, LLC, (CNE), a wholly owned tribal company of the Cherokee Nation is seeking qualified bids for new portable poker tables for...

10/2/2016

article Hard Rock International announces global rights reacquisition
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International is now exclusively entitled to develop, own, license, franchise and manage Hard Rock Casinos and Hotel-Casinos in the western U.S.,...

10/1/2016

article Hard Rock International completes acquisition of Sioux City hotel-casino from BREF HR
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International recently announced that after thirty five years the company had finally managed to unite all its properties under a single entity,
article Hard Rock International deal includes licensing rights to Sioux City hotel-casino
(Iowa) -- For the first time in 35 years, the iconic Hard Rock brand has been united under a single entity. As a result, greater public exposure and opportunities are...
article Seminole Tribe now fully controls Hard Rock brand
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe of Florida has consolidated its control over the “Hard Rock” hotel and casino brand, buying out the remaining rights from the...

9/30/2016

article Hard Rock International announces "historic" casino, hotels rights reacquisition
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International has completed the acquisition of casino and hotel-casino rights in the western US, as well as in several key international markets,...
press release Hard Rock International Announces Global Rights Reacquisition
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International has completed the acquisition of casino and hotel-casino rights in the western U.S., as well as in several key international markets...

9/26/2016

press release Hard Rock Heals Foundation Debuts on Global Stage
(Florida) -- Hard Rock is aiming to heal the world, one music note at a time. Since opening in 1971, Hard Rock International has been committed to two consistent brand...

9/16/2016

article Hard Rock parking fee driving problems into neighborhood
(Florida) -- Neighbors living across from the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa are going all in in a fight over parking. People in the East Lake subdivision tell 10News WTSP...

9/12/2016

press release Hard Rock Heals Foundation Debuts On Global Stage
(Florida) -- Hard Rock is aiming to heal the world, one music note at a time. Since opening in 1971, Hard Rock International has been committed to two consistent brand...

8/29/2016

article 29-year old Hollywood native’s lifetime poker winnings exceed $17 million
(Florida) -- Raised in Hollywood, Florida, professional poker player, Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier, recently had a momentous run at the World Series of Poker (WSOP...

8/23/2016

article Locals hold their own at big Hard Rock poker event
(Florida) -- Two local players were among the four winners during the climactic night of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open last week. It was the second annual Big 4, a...

8/18/2016

article Hard Rock International buys naming rights to Miami Dolphins stadium
(Florida) -- In a multi-year deal believed to be worth $250 million, Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, has purchased the naming rights to...

8/17/2016

article For Miami Dolphins, reported $250M Hard Rock deal is smashing success
(Florida) -- Prince, Shakira, Flo Rida and Rihanna were there, at least in spirit. So were searchlights, smoke machines and a deejay rocking the house. And Pitbull was...

8/16/2016

article Report: Dolphins Newly Renovated Home To Be Called Hard Rock Stadium
(Florida) -- Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has put a lot of money into renovating the team’s home stadium. With finishing touches being applied to the stadium...
article Rock on -- Hard Rock Stadium ideal fit for South Florida
(Florida) -- Rock on, South Florida. You now have the nation’s catchiest corporate-named stadium. The Dolphins and Hurricanes’ renovated home, which has been...
article The Dolphins will play their games at Hard Rock Stadium
(Florida) -- According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Hard Rock International has purchased the naming rights to the newly refurbished Dolphins stadium. It...

8/14/2016

article Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event Fails to Meet Guarantee, Joe Serock Leads After Day 1
(Florida) -- The 2016 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Main Event is off and running, breaking the post-World Series of Poker doldrums and kicking tournament poker back...

8/8/2016

article Romano: When $2.2 billion in revenue isn't enough for free parking while you gamble
(Florida) -- Some fights are just not worth the effort. And if this was a mere tug-of-war over $10 in your pocket, then I would suggest the aggravation was not...

8/7/2016

article New parking fees at Tampa's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino unpopular with some
(Florida) -- Every Saturday — and some Fridays — George Boyer and his wife, Beverly, make the 40-mile drive from their Lakeland home to play poker and the...

7/21/2016

article Glasgow set to get its own Hard Rock Hotel
(Scotland) -- Glasgow will get its own Hard Rock Hotel with the chain primed to take on a key site in the heart of the city. Hard Rock International, who manage the...

7/18/2016

article Seminole CEO James Allen gets lifetime achievement honor
(Florida) -- Seminole Gaming CEO and Hard Rock International Chairman James Allen has received the casino marketing lifetime achievement award presented at the Casino...

7/14/2016

article Hard Rock casino expansion approved by state gaming board
(Iowa) -- The state board that oversees gambling approved Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City’s planned expansion at a meeting Thursday. The 2-year-old casino...

6/25/2016

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

6/17/2016

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

6/16/2016

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

6/6/2016

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

6/3/2016

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

5/26/2016

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

5/24/2016

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

5/22/2016

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

5/20/2016

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

5/19/2016

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

5/5/2016

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

4/27/2016

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

4/20/2016

article Female poker players fail to break into 'boys' club' of WPT's Tournament of Champions
(Florida) -- The World Poker Tour's first Tournament of Champions is taking place at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino April 22-24, with 70 to 100 main tour...

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