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Serial burglar swipes $11K in liquor from Hard Rock nightclub in Atlantic City, cops say

A 52-year-old man has been charged in four Atlantic City burglaries, including two in which thousands of dollars in liquor were stolen from a nightclub in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

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10/19/2019

article Poker not in the cards for Hard Rock Casino Rockford
(Illinois) -- Bad news for lovers of Texas Hold ’em, seven-card stud and Omaha Hi-Lo: Hard Rock Casino Rockford is not planning to offer live poker. Poker remains...
article Hard Rock celebrates 45th anniversary of 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' with screening, shadow cast and original Brad
(New Jersey) -- At 11 a.m. on the dot, I dialed the number for Barry Bostwick, the actor who is perhaps best known for his roles as Brad Majors in “Rocky Horror...
article 'Sweet-Talking' Duo Allegedly Spiked Gambling Tourist's Drink, Then Swiped Rolex And Cash
(Florida) -- Surveillance footage captured from both inside and outside the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida at around 2 a.m. on Sept. 13 shows two women...
article Atlantic City man given second chance arrested in drug deal
(Atlantic City) -- An Atlantic City man spared a prison sentence this year is back behind bars after he was caught allegedly selling heroin in the city. “Thank you...

10/18/2019

article Guitar hotel to make its bow as Seminole Hard Rock flexes financial might
(Florida) -- The massive 450-foot guitar hotel towers above the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood like a recently arrived space ship. There is nothing...
article Hard Rock unveils first look inside $1.5B guitar-shaped hotel ahead of Oct. 24 opening
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International is just about ready to take you inside the guitar. The guitar-shaped hotel, that is. 7News cameras captured construction crews hard...
article Video: Two Women Drug Man at Casino, Rob Him at His Hotel—Police Offer $3,000 Award to Help Catch Them
(Florida) -- Authorities are offering a $3,000 reward to help track down two women who they said were caught on camera as they drugged a man at a casino before stealing...

10/17/2019

article At Hard Rock Hotel collapse site, officials abandon hope for survivors; death toll now at 3
(Louisiana) -- After five days of fruitless searches by rescue crews working in risky conditions, New Orleans officials on Wednesday abandoned hope that a missing...
article Contractor claims video shows structural flaws prior to Hard Rock Hotel collapse
(Louisiana) -- A video posted on social media claiming to show structural problems inside the Hard Rock Hotel construction site two days before its deadly collapse has...
article VIDEO purports to show structural flaws at Hard Rock Hotel construction site days before deadly collapse
(Louisiana) -- There may have been warning signs days before the deadly collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel construction site in New Orleans. A video purportedly shot by a...
article Gambler robbed after women spike drink at South Florida casino
(Florida) -- Two women spiked a tourist's drink at a South Florida casino before bringing him back to his hotel room and robbing him of $1,000 cash and a Rolex worth...

10/16/2019

article La Liga reportedly seeking approval for Hard Rock fixture
(Florida) -- La Liga, Spanish football’s organising body, is reportedly attempting to stage an official league game at the Hard Rock Stadium, home of the NFL...
article The Hard Rock Hotel Collapse in Downtown New Orleans Has Resulted in Two Deaths
(New Orleans) -- The collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel in the heart of downtown New Orleans has left at least two people dead, with another still missing.
article Damaged cranes hampering rescue efforts in partially collapsed New Orleans Hard Rock hotel
(New Orleans) -- Rescue crews in New Orleans were still searching for a missing worker in the area where a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino building under construction...
article Family identifies man whose body was recovered from Hard Rock Hotel construction collapse Sunday, 1 still missing
(New Orleans) -- Sunday evening, New Orleans city officials said search crews have removed one body from the rubble of the Hard Rock Hotel construction collapse and one...
article 'This is seriously bad': Video purports to show concerns days before Hard Rock hotel collapse in New Orleans
(Louisiana) -- Speculation mounted Wednesday about possible causes of the weekend collapse of the half-built Hard Rock Café in New Orleans, reports the CBS affiliate...
article Rescue operations end at Hard Rock Hotel collapse site
(Louisiana) -- Rescue operations have ended at the site of the Hard Rock Hotel construction collapse and focus has shifted to maintaining control over the unstable...
article Tourist gambling at Hard Rock Casino in Florida drugged, robbed by 2 women, authorities say
(Florida) -- Two women sought by authorities are accused of drugging a tourist and stealing his Rolex watch after befriending him at a Florida casino.

10/14/2019

article Hard Rock Wins First Round in Illinois
(Illinois) -- In Rockford, Illinois, city aldermen have voted 11-1 to certify Hard Rock International’s casino proposal and forward it to the Illinois Gaming Board...
article Rockford one step closer to a casino after city council chooses preferred bid
(Illinois) -- Rockford is one step closer to a casino now that its city council has chosen a preferred bid. The city council voted to back a proposal by Hard Rock...
article At least one dead after New Orleans' Hard Rock Casino hotel collapses during construction
(New Orleans) -- One person has died and three people are missing after a Hard Rock hotel building under construction suddenly collapsed. Construction workers reportedly...
article VIDEO: Drone captures aftermath of Hard Rock collapse in downtown New Orleans
(New Orleans) -- The Hard Rock Hotel partially collapsed Saturday morning onto Canal St. New Orleans Fire Dept. Chief Tim McConnell confirmed one person was killed on...

10/13/2019

article 'We are in rescue mode:' 2 dead, 1 missing, 30 injured in Hard Rock Hotel collapse
(New Orleans) -- The search continued Sunday for a person trapped inside the Hard Rock Hotel after the building partially collapsed without warning on Saturday morning....
article Hard Rock Hotel collapse: New Orleans crews still in rescue mode
(New Orleans) -- Mayor Cantrell along with city leaders Sunday said emergency crews are still in full rescue mode as one worker remains unaccounted for after Saturday...
article Sunday performances of 'WICKED' canceled at Saenger Theatre after Hard Rock collapse
(New Orleans) -- The Saenger Theatre in New Orleans has canceled performances of the Broadway musical 'WICKED' on Sunday, October 13.The theatre, which is located across...
article Indian Nations Conservation Alliance hosting conference
(Oklahoma) -- Indian Nations Conservation Alliance (INCA) will be hosting their annual National Tribal Conservation Districts Conference, Nov. 5-7, 2019, at the Hard...

10/12/2019

article Hard Rock Casino Hotel Under Construction Partially Collapses in New Orleans, Killing at Least One
(New Orleans) -- The upper floors of a Hard Rock Casino hotel that was under construction collapsed on Saturday morning in New Orleans, killing at least one person on...
article Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans collapse: 1 dead, 3 unaccounted for at construction site
(New Orleans) -- One person is dead and three are still missing after part of the Hard Rock hotel under construction in downtown New Orleans collapsed Saturday morning...
article Hotel collapse in New Orleans leaves 2 dead, 1 missing
(New Orleans) -- A large section of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction beside New Orleans’ historic French Quarter collapsed Saturday amid blinding dust and...

10/11/2019

article Protest planned at Hard Rock Stadium against Formula One racing
(Florida) -- Poisonous dust particles, ear damaging noise, traffic inconveniences and road closures are only a few reasons why Miami Gardens residents are taking to the...
article This Candy-Covered Ice Cream Sundae at the Jersey Shore Will Set You Back $99
(Atlantic City) -- In Jersey Shore news, Sugar Factory in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City is selling a $99 publicity stunt in the form of a massive ice...

10/10/2019

article Hard Rock reveals floorplan for what Giovanni’s would look like as a casino
(Illinois) -- Hard Rock International, which hopes to open a casino in Rockford, released a floorplan of a proposed temporary casino inside Giovanni’s restaurant, which...
article Brendan Schaub sets date at Hard Rock
(Oklahoma) -- Stand-up comic, podcast host and TV personality Brendan Schaub will perform Dec. 28 at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

10/9/2019

article Hard Rock Casino Rockford readies for next hurdle
(Illinois) -- Hard Rock International on Monday night successfully navigated the city’s casino approval process, beating out two other contenders. Now it must...
article Paragon’s Diana Bennett gives new life, and new amenities, to Hard Rock Lake Tahoe
(Nevada) -- Purchasing the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe three years ago was both a professional and personal decision for Paragon Gaming Chairwoman Diana...

10/8/2019

article Hard Rock Casino certified to send to Illinois Gaming Board
(Illinois) -- "I am so happy we can finish saying former clock tower site and just say the new Hard Rock Site," says Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara during Monday...
article Hard Rock Casino Rockford wins City Council approval
(Illinois) -- Hard Rock Casino Rockford has won the blessing of City Council and its proposal now moves on for consideration by the Illinois Gaming Board. City Council...

10/7/2019

article Rockford City Council votes to send Hard Rock Casino proposal to Illinois Gaming Board
(Illinois) -- Rockford City Council voted 11-to-1 Monday night to send the Hard Rock Casino proposal to the Illinois gaming board. One alderperson abstained in the vote...

10/6/2019

article Site of new Hard Rock Casino still just a weedy lot
(Indiana) -- Weeds and waste remain strewn across the northwest corner of the intersection of 29th Avenue and Burr Street in Gary. Nearly six weeks after Spectacle...
article Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban among celebrities visiting Tampa for Hard Rock celebration
(Florida) -- Several celebrities visited the City of Tampa on Thursday to help the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino celebrate its $700 million renovations. Rita...
article Rockford City Council expected to pick casino proposal Monday
(Illinois) -- Rockford’s City Council is expected to pick which casino proposals are going down state in Monday’s city council. This is the second time the...

10/5/2019

article Hard Rock’s first employee attends celebration at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
(Florida) -- Rita Gilligan is 79 years old but says she still feels 29. Gilligan, a former waitress, was the first employee of a Hard Rock Café when the first location...

10/4/2019

article Visitors bureau throws support behind Hard Rock Casino
(Illinois) -- The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau hast thrown its support behind the proposal to build a Hard Rock Casino on the city’s east side....
article Keith Urban opens Tampa Hard Rock’s new venue with VIP-friendly bash
(Florida) -- Before Keith Urban met Brenda from Minneapolis, he took a good look around the room. He could see almost everything. He was playing the first official...
article Nicole Kidman, Christie Brinkley grace Seminole Hard Rock’s expansion opening
(Florida) -- In addition, skywalking scion Nik Wallenda and his mother, Delilah, perform a high-wire walk between the hotel’s old and new towers.
article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino goes all out for grand opening of Tampa expansion
(Florida) -- After spending $720 million on an expansion project, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa decided to introduce their changes with a ton of...

10/3/2019

article Hard Rock’s first employee attends celebration at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
(Florida) -- Rita Gilligan is 79 years old but says she still feels 29. Gilligan, a former waitress, was the first employee of a Hard Rock Café when the first location...
article Seminole Hard Rock Tampa launching amped-up casino with flair
(Florida) -- Forget the ribbon-cutting. Today the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa goes for spectacle. First, smash a guitar to put an exclamation point on a...
press release Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Reveals $700 Million Expansion Completion With Grand Celebration
(Florida) -- In true Hard Rock style, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa officially unveiled its highly-anticipated $700 million expansion today following the...

10/2/2019

article City of Rockford recommends casino proposal from Hard Rock International
(Illinois) -- In a Monday press conference, Mayor Tom McNamara said that of the three proposals received for a Rockford casino, the Hard Rock International Casino...
article Rockford group provides training for possible casino jobs
(Illinois) -- People are eager to work for a Rockford casino. Some have even started asking Hard Rock for applications. "We are excited and looking forward to...

10/1/2019

article Hard Rock Casino is Rockford mayor’s choice
(Illinois) -- Mayor Tom McNamara’s administration recommended to City Council Monday that it back Hard Rock International to receive the city’s sole casino...
article We went inside Seminole Hard Rock’s $720 million Tampa expansion
(Florida) -- Steve Bonner became president of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in November, right as the property was staring down the stretch of its biggest...

9/30/2019

article City of Rockford recommends Hard Rock International casino proposal
(Illinois) -- After receiving three proposals for a Rockford Casino, the City of Rockford officially recommended the Hard Rock International Casino proposal to City...
article Hard Rock Casino is Rockford mayor's choice for only license
(Illinois) -- Mayor Tom McNamara said that he recommended to the City Council Monday that Hard Rock Casino should receive the city's only casino license. McNamara...
article Mayor, City of Rockford staff back Hard Rock casino plan
(Illinois) -- The City of Rockford staff has recommended that the City Council submit the casino by Hard Rock International to the Illinois Gaming Board.
article On top of the world? Rockford mayor recommends casino bid backed by Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen
(Illinois) -- Three casino groups vying to set up shop in Rockford may be singing “I want you to want me” to the Illinois Gaming Board. But only one...
article Rockford city staff recommends Hard Rock casino proposal
(Illinois) -- The city of Rockford staff will recommend certification of the Hard Rock International casino proposal to the Illinois Gaming Board, per mayor Tom McNamara...

9/29/2019

article Hard Rock Makes Hard Pitch for Hellenikon Casino
(Greece) -- With a duel to get a vital casino license central to the $8 billion development of the abandoned Hellenikon International Airport down mainly to two US...

9/28/2019

article Aldermen don’t want to leave Rockford casino decision to state board
(Illinois) -- Ahead of a crucial meeting Monday night, a majority of City Council members say they favor submitting one applicant for a Rockford casino license to the...

9/26/2019

article Nik Wallenda will walk the high wire with his 66-year-old mother in Tampa
(Florida) -- Nik Wallenda will be performing in Tampa next week and will have a special co-star: his 66-year-old mother. Wallenda will take his high wire walk to the...

9/25/2019

article VIDEO: Ultimate CEO Jim Allen of Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock on keeping innovation alive (Video)
(Florida) -- "Surround yourself with creative people," he says. Ultimate CEO Jim Allen of Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock on keeping innovation alive (Video)
article Hard Rock Chooses Giovanni’s as Temporary Casino Location
(Illinois) -- All three of Rockford's casino proposals include establishing a temporary location to begin casino operations while construction is underway on the...
article The Verb Hotel Rips the Hard Rock Cafe a New One in a New Lawsuit
(Florida) -- There are few outlets for shade quite like a lawsuit, and it looks like the Verb Hotel did not waste the opportunity this week, when its public dispute with...

9/24/2019

article Rockford's three casino complex plans unveiled
(Illinois) -- The public got its first in-depth look Monday night at the three proposals for a Rockford casino as firms gave presentations seeking to win general support...
article Renovated spa, pool and event center open at Tampa's Hard Rock hotel
(Florida) -- As part of the hotel's $700 million expansion, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa has opened its new Pool Bar and Grill, Hard Rock event...
article Pauly Shore christening Hard Rock's Midnight Joker Comedy Club
(Atlantic City) -- Pauly Shore is coming to Tulsa for the launch of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's new Midnight Joker Comedy Club. The club will be the site of a...

9/23/2019

article No surrender in Rockford casino competition: Bids sweetened with guitar licks, aquariums, waterparks
(Illinois) -- The city of Rockford has been seeking a casino for just about as long as Chicago has. But while state lawmakers have been forced back to the legislative...
article Sale of Cincinnati's JACK Casino Complete
(Ohio) -- Cincinnati's JACK Casino on Reading Road will change hands for $745 million and become Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati next spring. Detroit-based JACK...

9/21/2019

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino now accepting sports betting
(Iowa) -- Although he isn't much of a gambler, Dakin Schultz placed a bet Friday afternoon on the Iowa State University Cyclones over the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks,...
press release Hard Rock International Finalizes Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati Deal
(Ohio) -- Along with VICI Properties Inc. (VICI), Hard Rock International is expanding its global gaming portfolio, announcing the completion of the JACK Cincinnati...

9/20/2019

article Jack Cincinnati Casino sold to Hard Rock International for $745 million
(Ohio) -- Hard Rock International completed its purchase of Jack Cincinnati Casino on Friday, according to a release from Jack Entertainment. The casino was bought for...

9/16/2019

article Hard Rock International, Mohegan Gaming Emerge as Greece Airport Casino Leading Contenders
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International and Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment are the two remaining competitors in the effort to bring a casino to the former Hellenikon...

9/14/2019

article Hard Rock is a winner; I-90 location should be one, too
(Illinois) -- As a downtown property owner, and for what it is worth, I am supporting the I-90 Hard Rock Casino Rockford. My first brush with casino politics goes back...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa celebrates 10-year anniversary
(Oklahoma) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in the Tulsa area. September marks a decade in Catoosa for the casino that opened...

9/13/2019

article Sinnissippi neighbors oppose golf course closing
(Illinois) -- The potential closing of Sinnissippi Golf Course is meeting resistance from some neighbors and the alderman who represents the area. The proposal has also...

9/11/2019

article Hard Rock Casino Rockford partners with local businesses
(Illinois) -- "What we get will be wonderful, I'm looking forward to it," says Rockford resident Russ Steiner. Steiner has been living in Rockford for 50...
article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino hosts 3-day job fair
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood is hosting a three-day job fair beginning Wednesday as they seek employees for the new Guitar Hotel....
article Seminole Hard Rock Reveals Details of Massive Daer Dayclub
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood knows how to go big. Just weeks away from the grand opening of its $1.5 billion expansion, which includes...

9/9/2019

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa celebrates 10-year anniversary
(Oklahoma) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in the Tulsa area. September marks a decade in Catoosa for the casino that opened...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain to open before Halloween
(California) -- In a press release on Friday, Hard Rock announced a new venue in California is set to launch before Halloween. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino...

9/7/2019

article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino holding job fair
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is hosting a week-long job fair from Monday, September 9 through Friday, September 13.
article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel To Hold Week Long Job Fair
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will hold a week long job fair beginning Monday to fill positions still available at their new guitar...

9/6/2019

press release Def Leppard to Headline Grand Opening Concert for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain
(California) -- With great anticipation, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain announces the property will open its doors the evening of Wednesday,...

9/5/2019

press release Hard Rock Issues Statement Regarding Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana
(Indiana) -- "We've taken note of the recent headlines incorrectly associating Hard Rock with several individuals for alleged improprieties regarding land...
article ICYMI: Father and son‘s tax sale fraud scheme tied to Hard Rock casino land, records show
(Indiana) -- A father and son’s alleged tax sale scheme to defraud Lake County out of at least $100,000 in property taxes is linked to land targeted for the city...

9/4/2019

article Hard Rock International eyes bid for Greek tourist resort casino: paper
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International will bid for a casino license in a long-delayed tourist development in Athens and plans to spend more than 1 billion euros ($1.11...
article Sting Live at Hard Rock Live
(Florida) -- Sting plays live at the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood on Saturday, Nov. 9th.
press release Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast Celebrates Grand Opening Party With Amy Search
(Malaysia) -- Malaysia's rock legend Amy Search is set to headline Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast's grand opening celebrations on September 28, 2019, 7pm. The...
press release Hitting A High Note: Hard Rock Hotel Maldives Marks 30th Property In Portfolio
(Maldives) -- Globally recognized as a world-class entertainment and lifestyle brand, Hard Rock International announces the opening of its first Maldivian property as...

9/3/2019

article Hard Rock’s Celebrate America Parade to honor America’s bravest
(Atlantic City) -- With the Miss America competition skipping town this year for Connecticut, many folks in our area may have expected the weekend after Labor Day to be...
article Jim Allen: ‘We’ll build more than just a casino at Elliniko’
(Greece) -- “At Elliniko we want to develop an integrated tourism and entertainment complex that will be much more than just a box with slot machines and gaming...

9/2/2019

article Father and son‘s tax sale fraud scheme tied to Hard Rock casino land, records show
(Indiana) -- A father and son’s alleged tax sale scheme to defraud Lake County out of at least $100,000 in property taxes is linked to land targeted for the city...
article Competition for Rockford’s single casino license heats up; three proposals submitted
(Illinois) -- All vying for the chance to win the right to build and operate a casino, three competitors have each submitted a proposal to the city of Rockford in the...

9/1/2019

article Region building trades among big employment winners at new Gary casino
(Indiana) -- Over the next 16 months, more than $300 million will be spent transforming some 30 acres of empty lots and junkyards adjacent to the Borman Expressway at...
article Brooklyn native wins $1 million at Hard Rock
(Atlantic City) -- A Brooklyn woman became an instant millionaire Sunday night after winning a summer-long promotion at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. More...

8/31/2019

article 3 deliver Rockford casino proposals
(Illinois) -- With millions — and perhaps billions — of dollars at stake, three competitors are in the hunt for a single available license to build and...

8/30/2019

article Plan For Hard Rock Casino In Gary
(Indiana) -- A proposed casino in Gary is one step closer to reality. Yesterday the Indiana Gaming Commission approved a plan to relocate and consolidate two Majestic...
article Residents of a quiet Gary neighborhood are bracing for a new casino’s arrival, with varying opinions
(Indiana) -- Beer cans litter the concrete pad where Black Oak School once stood. In the distance, beyond the acres of weeds and scrub trees looms the lumbering Borman...
article City of Rockford receives three casino proposals
(Illinois) -- Three casino proposals were received by the City of Rockford before a 2 p.m. deadline Friday, and will now go under consideration, the city announced.
article Unfinished Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Guitar Tower Braces for Hurricane Dorian
(Florida) -- Hurricane Dorian, a potential Category 4 storm when it makes landfall sometime early Tuesday, is expected to hit Florida not far from the casino. The...

8/29/2019

article Hard Rock Gary Developer Receives Indiana Gaming Commission Approval to Build Land-Based Casino
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment got the go-ahead Wednesday from the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) to move its Majestic Star riverboat casino in Gary to a land-...
article Indiana Gaming Commission approves inland relocation of Gary casinos
(Indiana) -- The Hard Rock Casino is ready to roll. The Indiana Gaming Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to authorize the relocation and consolidation of Gary's...
press release Clinton Lovell has been appointed General Manager at Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast in Johor
(Florida) -- With more than 20 years of hospitality industry experience, Clinton will oversee the hotel administration and will be responsible for the overall operations...

8/27/2019

article Sports Betting Opening Mid-September At Hard Rock
(Iowa) -- Sports betting is the new thing at casinos across Iowa and online, and one area casino is gearing up for it. Anthony Torres is the Director of Sports Book...
article Gary council clears way for Hard Rock Casino
(Indiana) -- The City Council gave the green light Tuesday night to rezoning 30 acres near Interstate 80/94 and Burr Street for the planned Hard Rock Casino, despite...
article Iowa sports betting approved at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Sioux City
(Iowa) -- Iowa gaming regulators have approved the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s application for a permit to conduct sports betting at its Sioux City facility. The...
article Hard Rock to bid for an Athens integrated resort with a USD 1.1 billion project
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International officially announced Sunday the company’s participation in the Greek Government’s RFP (request for proposal) process to...
article PODCAST: Joe Lupo - President, Hard Rock Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Joe Lupo spent 30 years with Boyd Gaming, most of it at the Borgata in Atlantic City, where he held a variety of senior positions. Lupo joined Hard...
press release Hard Rock to Chop it Up on ShopHQ
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International will launch its line of accessories, kitchenware and electronics on the ShopHQ channel this week live at the Seminole Hard Rock...

8/26/2019

article Gary wants $5M, Spectacle to meet local hiring goals in Hard Rock Casino deal
(Iowa) -- After a week's delay on a critical vote, negotiations between Gary leaders and Spectacle Entertainment over local hiring practices and a $5 million cash...
press release Hard Rock International Announces Participation In Athens Integrated Resort RFP
(Greece) -- Yesterday, Hard Rock International officially announced the company's participation in the Greek Government's RFP process to issue a license for an...
press release Hard Rock International Tosses $1.1 Billion Into Greece Casino Fray
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International has announced a bid of $1.1 billion to put a casino at the old Hellenikon International Airport near Athens. Hard Rock is one of...

8/25/2019

article Grand Falls, Hard Rock Receive Approval For Sports Betting
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved more sports betting agreements this past week for casinos, including one in our area. Eighteen of the 19 state-...

8/23/2019

article Hard Rock Approved For Sports Betting, September Start Expected
(Iowa) -- It will be at least few more weeks before Sioux City’s Hard Rock casino begins sports betting. The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved an agreement with...
article Hard Rock Sioux City and a three-casino group deals green-lighted for sports betting
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission approved Thursday more sports betting agreements for casinos, including the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City's...
press release Hard Rock International Teams Up With ShopHQ To Launch Live Television Shopping Event This Labor Day Weekend
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International is joining forces with ShopHQ, a nationally distributed television retailing network formerly branded as Evine, to deliver a fresh...
press release Hard Rock teams up with Spain-based Codere to build gaming properties in Mexico
(Mexico) -- The Spanish gaming group Codere has entered into a joint venture deal with Hard Rock International, under which both companies will develop new gaming...
article Hard Rock International Drums up $1.1 Billion Offer For Greece Casino Project as Bidding Heats Up
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International, one of three remaining contenders to put a casino at the old Hellenikon International Airport near Athens, is willing to pony up $1....

8/22/2019

article Hard Rock to begin sports betting operations in mid-September, mobile betting coming later
(Iowa) -- State regulators on Thursday approved the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's new sportsbook, but the Sioux City casino won't start taking its first bets on...
article Seminole Hard Rock Using VR to Maximize $1.5 Billion Expansion
(Florida) -- As part of the $1.5 billion expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Florida, the company teamed up with HTC VIVE virtual reality to save...
article VR boosts design of Hard Rock expansion
(Florida) -- HTC Vive’s Vive Pro HMDs and the Vive virtual-reality platform were used in the design and development of a $1.5 billion expansion of the The Seminole...
press release Hard Rock International Appoints David Pellow To Senior Vice President Of Company Cafe Operations
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International today announced the appointment of David Pellow to Senior Vice President of Company Cafe Operations. Pellow, who has been with Hard...

8/21/2019

article Winnebago County committee approves supporting I-39/90 as casino location
(Illinois) -- The Winnebago County Economic Development Committee took action Tuesday to approve sending a motion to the full county board supporting the I-39/90...
article City Of Rockford To Consider Casino Sites
(Illinois) -- The City of Rockford has a new casino in the works, and officials will soon evaluate possible sites and construction plans. State government is granting...
article Rockford Park District Board Votes to Support Hard Rock Casino
(Illinois) -- We may still be a couple of months away from the deadline for Rockford to make their official recommendation to the Illinois Gaming Board about where they...
article Rockford Park District throws support behind a Hard Rock casino
(Illinois) -- The Rockford Park District is the lates governing board in Winnebago County to throw its support behind a potential Hard Rock casino development, according...
article Winnebago County committee approves supporting I-39/90 as casino location
(Wisconsin) -- The Winnebago County Economic Development Committee took action Tuesday to approve sending a motion to the full county board supporting the I-39/90...
article Gaming technology expert Lyle Bell dies at 69 in Florida
(Florida) -- A longtime gaming executive specializing in information technology and credited with developing gaming systems that networked with slot machines has died....

8/20/2019

article Rezoning approval postponed for planned Hard Rock Casino
(Indiana) -- The City Council’s rezoning approval for the planned Hard Rock Casino project has been postponed a week. Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said the...
article City Of Rockford To Consider Casino Sites
(Illinois) -- The City of Rockford has a new casino in the works, and officials will soon evaluate possible sites and construction plans. State government is granting...

8/19/2019

article Hard Rock to salute heroes in September
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced today that they will be presenting a “Celebrate America Parade,” a salute to heroes...

8/18/2019

article Hard Rock, Ocean find footing after one year in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- July’s casino revenue figures provided the first glimpse of how the two new kids on the Boardwalk are faring after one year, and the results...

8/16/2019

article "One of a Kind!" Frankie Valli LIVE! at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
(Atlantic City) -- Strolling the Atlantic City, NJ boardwalk this Friday, August 2, 2019 evening, visitors can see the blue Atlantic and smell the salt air as they hear...
article Exploring The Legacy Of Elvis Presley
(Atlantic City) -- Friday marks the 42nd anniversary of the death of music legend Elvis Presley. Last year, Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson spoke to Eugene Jarecki,...
press release Jo Koy brings comedy tour to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa
(Oklahoma) -- Stand-up sensation Jo Koy launches his “Just Kidding World Tour” and makes a stop at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Tulsa on 9...
press release Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Announces New Culinary Offerings
(Florida) -- The highly anticipated $1.5 billion expansion of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is one step closer to the Oct. 24, 2019 grand opening with...

8/15/2019

article Hard Rock Casino group to open downtown information center
(Illinois) -- The group of investors that wants to build a casino on the far-east side will host a grand opening of the Hard Rock Casino Rockford Information Center...
article Hard Rock opens casino information office in Rockford
(Illinois) -- As Hard Rock International continues its push for a casino in Rockford, the group opened an informational office downtown. The center, which opened on...
article Letter: I-90 location for Hard Rock Casino is ideal
(Illinois) -- Supporters of the Hard Rock Casino are not against downtown, but against locating it in downtown. I live near downtown and love the critical mass and blend...

8/14/2019

article A closer look: Interior and exterior renderings of Hard Rock Casino Gary
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment officials on Tuesday presented these renderings of the planned Hard Rock Casino Gary to members of the Gary Common Council's...
article Region's new Hard Rock Casino to be 'first quality all the way'
(Indiana) -- Visitors to the Hard Rock Casino Gary, when it opens on or after Dec. 31, 2020, will pass by a huge, neon-lit guitar at the main entrance to the first land-...
press release Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain Now Accepting Reservations
(California) -- Nearing its fall 2019 opening, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain will begin booking room reservations starting August 15, 2019 at...

8/13/2019

press release Seminole Hard Rock Tampa awards $1.4 million in jackpots
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has had three lucky guests claim Wide Area Progressive jackpots over the last four weeks, totaling more than $1....

8/12/2019

article BLOG: Pregnancy Helps Jason Mercier Win Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Title
(Florida) -- Positive omens and a pregnant wife have helped Jason Mercier win his first live event in two years at the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open.

8/11/2019

article Ground to be broken for island’s first casino hotel
(Jamaica) -- Jamaica’s venture into the gaming sector is now official, following news that the world-famous Hard Rock Café and Hotel will be setting up shop in...

8/9/2019

article Hard Rock Hollywood opens new food court, center bar and bigger Bol restaurant
(Florida) -- The dining and drinking changes keep coming at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood as a massive new guitar-shaped hotel prepares to open in...
press release All Star Performers Share Their Dominican Republic Experience at Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana
(Dominican Republic) -- American Idol & Dancing with the Stars performers at the Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana share their experience of living and performing in the...

8/4/2019

article Casino Manager Reacts To Sports Betting Rules
(Iowa) -- Casino operators say they are anxious to get sports betting underway after the Racing and Gaming Commission approved the emergency rules setting the start date...
article Hard Rock Cafe: 15 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know
(Florida) -- The Hard Rock Cafe is one of the most iconic restaurants in the world. Famous celebrities have flocked to it over the years. Here MusicSnake Magazine...

8/2/2019

article Rockford coalition announces proposal for downtown site with casino, aquarium
(Illinois) -- A Rockford coalition has announced a proposal for a downtown casino and aquarium, as the deadline for proposals to the city approaches. The Rock River West...
article Man Returns Lost Wallet to Post Office, Ends Up in Handcuffs
(Florida) -- Vincent Mendieta thought that his night of loss had come to an end after gambling in the early morning hours of Christmas Eve. He packed up his things to...
article A Hard Rock Cafe is coming to North Jersey
(New Jersey) -- Hard Rock Cafe will open a restaurant inside the 3-million-square-foot American Dream mall in the Meadowlands. A spokeswoman for the brand declined to...
article A Hard Rock Cafe is coming to North Jersey
(New Jersey) -- Hard Rock Cafe will open a restaurant inside the 3-million-square-foot American Dream mall in the Meadowlands. A spokeswoman for the brand declined to...
article Hard Rock Hotel and Casino hiring 1,300 employees ahead of fall opening
(California) -- Construction on Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain in Wheatland is entering the final stages, which means the focus is now turning...

8/1/2019

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino hosting culinary career fair Aug. 7
(Oklahoma) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is heating up the kitchen by searching for the newest members of its award-winning staff. The region’s...
article Hard Rock Unveils The King’s Prized 24-Karat Grand Piano At Entrance Opening
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino team are hard at work as they kick off a new grand entrance way that is just a sneak peek for the huge renovation...
article My View: Hard Rock’s casino proposal has serious potential
(Illinois) -- Like many of you, I was both surprised and delighted that the state of Illinois finally granted Rockford the right to open a casino. I also have been very...

7/31/2019

article BLOG: How Do You Build A Guitar-Shaped Hotel? Ask Jessica Chen
(Florida) -- Jessica Chen remembers the first time she heard that the Seminole Tribe was going to commission a $1.5B, 35-story hotel in the shape of a guitar, and that...

7/30/2019

article Hard Rock Casino Gary clears zoning board hurdle
(Indiana) -- The fate of the Hard Rock Casino Gary now is in the hands of the Gary Common Council. On Tuesday, the Gary Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously endorsed the...
article Hard Rock's Sportsbook opening delayed
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission held a meeting on Tuesday approving the rules to allow sports gambling in Iowa. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux...

7/29/2019

article Hard Rock Casino Gary to be built in two phases
(Indiana) -- The proposed $400 million new Hard Rock Casino Gary will be built in two phases. The casino will open by 2021 and it will be connected to a hotel and...

7/27/2019

article OP/ED: Hard Rock Hotel Casino could benefit tribe, Kern
(California) -- The Tejon Indian Tribe has cleared a major hurdle in its effort to build a massive hotel and casino complex at the foot of the Grapevine in Kern County....
article Gallery: David Ball performs at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's Track 5
(Oklahoma) -- David Ball performs at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino's Track 5 on July 26, 2019.

7/26/2019

article PHOTOS: You'll soon be able to sleep in a guitar hotel in Florida
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Florida is undergoing a $1.5 billion expansion, including 638 rooms in what's being touted as the...

7/25/2019

article Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos
(Mexico) -- The new Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos is now officially open. The new, 639-room all-inclusive resort is the first of Hard Rock's all-inclusives that is an...
article What’s new at Hard Rock Stadium in 2019 — and why your drive home should be easier
(Florida) -- Getting home from Dolphins games can be a challenge. But it should be easier and faster in 2019 with new tunnels and bridges designed to improve traffic...

7/24/2019

article Hard Rock guitar hotel starts taking reservations today for grand opening
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino complex in Hollywood started taking reservations Wednesday for its guitar-shaped hotel to ensure a full house for...
article The World's First Guitar-shaped Hotel Is Now Accepting Reservations
(Florida) -- The door to living out your rock ‘n’ roll fantasy is about to swing open. The Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida — also known as the...
article Hard Rock Casino Gary to be built in two phases
(Indiana) -- Hard Rock Casino Gary will have an attached hotel and parking garage, in addition to the Region’s second-largest casino, a sports book, numerous bars...
article Hard Rock Casino Gary to have twice as many employees as Majestic Star
(Indiana) -- More than twice as many people will work at Hard Rock Casino Gary than currently are employed at the city's Majestic Star casinos.
article Timeline Laid Out for New Hard Rock Casino Gary
(Indiana) -- The Indianapolis-based developer of a proposed Hard Rock Casino in Gary plans to open the gambling venue in 2021. Spectacle Entertainment laid out a...
article Smokey Robinson coming to the new Hard Rock Event Center in Tampa
(Florida) -- Less than a week after its first big headlining concert, Tampa's new Hard Rock Event Center will get its second. Motown legend Smokey Robinson will...

7/21/2019

article Gaga to Elvis: How One Hotel Brand Built a Massive Memorabilia Collection
(Atlantic City) -- One year ago this summer, when the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino opened its doors in Atlantic City, it filled its 150,000 square feet with all of the...

7/20/2019

article Hard Rock would be the ‘best partner’ for a Rockford casino, Cheap Trick guitarist says
(Illinois) -- About 100 invited guests including Rick Nielsen’s family attended an event Tuesday announcing that Hard Rock International wants its name on a casino...

7/19/2019

article Guitar-shaped Hard Rock hotel starts revealing stunning display of lights
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is poised to create a visual spectacle with its new massive guitar-shaped hotel — and recent lighting tests...
article Want to stay in the Guitar Hotel? Hard Rock taking reservations next week
(Florida) -- If staying in a guitar-shaped hotel has been a dream of yours, then your dreams are about to come true. The Guitar Hotel tower at the Seminole Hard Rock and...
article $400M Hard Rock Casino Coming to Gary
(Indiana) -- Hard Rock International, one of the world’s iconic global brands will transform the Majestic Star Casinos in Gary’s Buffington Harbor into a $...

7/17/2019

article Plans announced for Hard Rock casino in Rockford, Ill.
(Illinois) -- Hard Rock International CEO Jim Allen and Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen announced preliminary plans for a proposal of Hard Rock Casino in Rockford,...

7/16/2019

article 'It's the best partner for any community'
(Illinois) -- Dozens of invited guests and Rick Nielsen's children and grandchildren attended the announcement of Hard Rock Casino Rockford on Tuesday at the...
article Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, Hard Rock announce casino pitch
(Illinois) -- The investment group that includes Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen, along with the chairman of Hard Rock International, on Tuesday announced its...
article Hard Rock announces casino proposal for Rockford; further details forthcoming
(Illinois) -- At an invitation-only announcement today at the site of the former Clock Tower Resort, Jim Allen, chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Hard Rock...
article Hard Rock International announces plans for Rockford casino
(Illinois) -- Rock sensation Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick helped announce plans Tuesday to bring a Hard Rock Casino to Rockford. Hard Rock International announced its...
article Hard Rock would be the ‘best partner’ for a Rockford casino, Cheap Trick guitarist says
(Illinois) -- About 100 invited guests including Rick Nielsen’s family attended an event Tuesday announcing that Hard Rock International wants its name on a casino...
article Renderings released, preliminary plans announced for Hard Rock casino proposal
(Illinois) -- Hard Rock International CEO Jim Allen and Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen announced preliminary plans for a proposal of Hard Rock Casino Rockford. Allen...
article Hard Rock Name Planned For New Indiana Casinos
(Indiana) -- The Hard Rock name will going on the new on-land casino being planned in Gary and the same could happen for another proposed in Terre Haute.
article Majestic Star owner requests state approval for Hard Rock Casino move
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment officially has requested Indiana Gaming Commission approval to replace its two Majestic Star casino boats at Gary's Buffington...
article Air Supply coming to The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in October
(Oklahoma) -- The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has announced that Air Supply will take the stage at The Joint on October 11. The band is made up of Graham Russell and...
press release Hard Rock Cafe Introduces World's First 24-Karat Gold Leaf Steak Burger™ With A Portion Of Sales To Support Action Against Hunger
(Florida) -- 24-Karat magic is in the air at Hard Rock Cafe! Hard Rock Cafe recently launched the most extensive menu innovation in the history of the brand in locations...

7/15/2019

article Loves Park, Machesney Park leaders weigh in on Rockford casino location
(Illinois) -- As Rockford leaders contemplate the best casino location and proposal, the city’s neighbors to the north are weighing in. Both the Loves Park City...
article Indiana Majestic Star Casino to Become Hard Rock Gary Through $400M Partnership
(Indiana) -- Four months after the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) approved the sale of the Majestic Star Casino in Gary to Spectacle Entertainment, the new owners made...
article New Gary casino to be named for manager Hard Rock
(Indiana) -- The owner of the two Majestic Star casinos in Gary’s Buffington Harbor has announced a partnership with Hard Rock International to build its planned casino...

7/14/2019

article New Gary casino to carry 'Hard Rock' brand, theme
(Indiana) -- The new land-based casino in Gary is going to rock. Spectacle Entertainment announced Sunday that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Hard Rock...

7/13/2019

article Hard Rock Casino Rockford announcement planned Tuesday
(Illinois) -- Rick Nielsen, Cheap Trick guitarist, and Jim Allen, chairman and CEO of Hard Rock International, will host an invitation-only announcement at noon Tuesday...

7/12/2019

article Hard Rock Casino coming to Rockford?
(Illinois) -- Are you ready to rock a Rockford casino? Rick Nielsen and Jim Allen, the chairman and CEO of Hard Rock International will be at the former Clock Tower...
article Hard Rock Casino Rockford announcement planned for Tuesday
(Illinois) -- Rick Nielsen, Cheap Trick guitarist, and Jim Allen, chairman and CEO of Hard Rock International, will host an announcement at noon Tuesday to present their...
article Elvis' 24-Karat Gold Piano A Key Feature Of Hard Rock Hotel
(Florida) -- Tampa's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, currently undergoing a $700 million expansion, is now home to an item that's considered priceless....

7/11/2019

article Massive Hard Rock expansion project hits the home stretch
(Florida) -- More jobs, more hotel rooms and more casino gambling are all coming to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa as a massive expansion project hits the...
article Seminole Tribe continues to evolve with Tampa casino expansion
(Florida) -- It was the 1980s when the Seminole Tribe of Florida looked to its 30 acres on Orient Road as a potential tourist attraction and source of revenue. "The...
article Tampa’s Hard Rock hotel unwraps shiny new toy: Elvis Presley’s 24-karat gold piano
(Florida) -- James Burton admired the golden piano in the golden atrium from behind a golden rope held up by golden posts. It was an instrument fit for a king — an...

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