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Trump Plaza redevelopment critical to the future of the city

Allowing billionaire Carl Icahn to use $5.6 million in casino tax funds to help pay for the demolition of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino may be an unpopular move, but it would foster development at a critical time in the city’s history, industry watchers say.

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5/25/2018

article Hard Rock International’s Spanish casino project gets green light
(Spain) -- US casino operator Hard Rock International (HRI) has been given the green light to proceed with its integrated resort project in Spain’s Catalan region...
article Hard Rock Cafe Nashville Announces 2018 CMA Fest Live Music Stage
(Tennessee) -- During the 47 th Annual CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville, Hard Rock Caf invites music lovers from all around the world to enjoy free live...

5/24/2018

article Seven Things To Expect At Hard Rock Atlantic City When It Opens Its Doors June 28
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City is busy preparing for a summer that will not soon be forgotten. June 28 marks the grand opening of two of the five recently shuttered...

5/23/2018

article Hard Rock Cafe Nashville Announces 2018 CMA Fest Live Music Stage
(Tennessee) -- During the 47th Annual CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville, Hard Rock Café invites music lovers from all around the world to enjoy free live...
article Hard Rock Rocksino serving 71-cent hamburgers for Hard Rock Cafe birthday
(Ohio) -- They say there is no such thing as a free lunch. But there is a 71-cent lunch. On Thursday, June 14, the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park is serving 71-cent...

5/22/2018

article Just Weeks To Go Until The Official Opening Of The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino In Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Last April, CEO of Hard Rock International said that on the 28th of June 2018 The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will have its grand opening after a...
article Prince's property to be auctioned off at Hard Rock Cafe 2 years after his death
(New York) -- Prince remains as popular as ever two years after his death, and proof of that can be found in Times Square, where items belonging to the late star will be...

5/21/2018

article Contrary To Old Taj Mahal, Poker Room Will Be Missing At Hard Rock Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- If you have dreams of taking your bankroll to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and making a big run in poker, you’ll have to adjust...

5/20/2018

article At 40, are Atlantic City casinos healing or courting danger?
(New Jersey) -- Having lost five of its 12 casinos over the past four years, Atlantic City will mark its 40th anniversary of casino gambling by reopening two of those...

5/18/2018

article Hard Rock Online Casino Preview
(New Jersey) -- Get your Fenders out and start brushing up on your scales, because one of the most recognizable restaurant, hotel and casino brands the world over is...

5/16/2018

article Tourism Experts Optimistic on Atlantic City Future, Hard Rock Expected to Attract New Visitors
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City is embarking on perhaps its most critical summer in recent memory. The gambling capital of the East Coast is to become a nine-casino...
article First look at London’s new Hard Rock Hotel – a former haunt of Jimi Hendrix
(London) -- Hard Rock have given a first look at what their first London hotel – set to open in spring 2019 – will look like. The property on the corner of...

5/14/2018

article Christina Aguilera coming in September to the Hard Rock in A.C.
(Atlantic City) -- Six-time Grammy Award winner Christina Aguilera will come to Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena Sept. 28 on her North American Liberation Tour.

5/13/2018

article Hard Rock Casino Vancouver Remains Open Despite Workers’ Strike
(Vancouver) -- Following months of negotiations over their new collective agreement with casino management, workers at Hard Rock Casino Vancouver announced a strike on...
article Casino key licenses may soon be available to drug court grads
(Atlantic City) -- Recovery court graduates may soon be eligible for casino key employee licenses under a recently introduced bipartisan state bill. State Sens. Chris...

5/12/2018

article Sergey Kovalev vs. Eleider Alvarez Set for Saturday, August 4 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Televised Live on HBO World Championship Boxing®
(Atlantic City) -- Two-time light heavyweight world champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (32-2-1, 28 KOs) puts his WBO Light Heavyweight World Title on the line...

5/10/2018

article First look inside at the Hard Rock casino, Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal replacement
(Atlantic City) -- The highly anticipated opening of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City is set for June 28. Taking over the former Trump Taj Mahal, the...
article Hard Rock Granted Casino License in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Davie-based Hard Rock Cafe International Inc. had an easy time with New Jersey gambling regulators on Wednesday, gaining a license to reopen a casino...
article S. Jersey's Bernie Robbins Jewelers to open in A.C. Hard Rock casino
(Atlantic City) -- One of the bright spots in Atlantic City's casino industry will shine bright like a diamond after South Jersey's Bernie Robbins Jewelers opens...

5/9/2018

article Hard Rock approved for casino license
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock is ready to roll after clearing its last major hurdle before opening the doors to the public on June 28. The Casino Control Commission...
article Hard Rock Atlantic City casino granted gaming license
(Atlantic City) -- In the day’s least surprising news, casino operator Hard Rock International (HRI) has been officially cleared to land in Atlantic City. On...
article Hard Rock wins crucial casino approval just weeks before Atlantic City opening
(Atlantic City) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City landed a key approval Wednesday ahead of its June grand opening with the decision to grant the venue a...
article Atlantic City Hard Rock announces its first concerts
(Atlantic City) -- Someday they'll be the answer to a trivia question. Carrie Underwood and Pitbull will be the first two musical performers at the new Hard Rock...
article Here's who will perform during Hard Rock's opening weekend
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino announced Wednesday that artists Carrie Underwood and Pitbull will perform during the casino’s opening weekend in...
article Female Staff of Hard Rock Café Made to Wear Dresses
(Iceland) -- Female staff of Hard Rock Café in downtown Reykjavík have been told that they need to wear dresses instead of shirts and trousers, like their male workmates...

5/8/2018

article Hard Rock seeks casino license in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey gambling regulators are expected to decide whether to grant a casino license to the new Hard Rock property. The Casino Control Commission...
article Ocean Resort Casino to Ride Hard Rock Wave, Announces Same June 28 Opening Date
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Resort Casino is opening June 28, the same day as Hard Rock, in what’s likely to become Atlantic City’s unofficial start to the 2018...

5/7/2018

article Hard Rock Casino Sign Signals Grand Opening Around the Corner
(Atlantic City) -- There is officially a new name on the former Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. On Friday, May 4th, the first Hard Rock sign lettering for the new...
article It's deuces wild as 2 new Atlantic City casinos are opening on same day
(Atlantic City) -- Ocean Resort Casino officially announced on Monday its grand opening date after rumors swirled that the Atlantic City resort may open the same day as...
article Seminole Tribe hires 3,500 people for Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The Seminole Tribe is making major progress as the opening of its Hard Rock gaming and entertainment facility in New Jersey approaches. Leonard...

5/6/2018

article Former Trump casino rebranded for Atlantic City reopening
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's Hard Rock Casino is staffing up before its opening next month. The casino formerly known as the Trump Taj Mahal hired its 3,000th...

5/4/2018

article Hard Rock Atlantic City puts up signs, casino license hearing scheduled
(Atlantic City) -- All signs are pointing to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino hitting its goal of opening to the public on June 28. On Friday, the first signage identifying...
article Hard Rock signs go up on Atlantic City casino
(Atlantic City) -- For the first time since it opened in 1990, there's a name other than "Trump" on the casino that America's current president opened...
article Ottawa’s Hard Rock Casino Clears Major Hurdle Toward $318-million Expansion
(Ottawa) -- It isn’t the final roadblock that needs to be cleared, but it’s a big one. Ottawa’s Hard Rock Casino is one step closer to a moving ahead...

5/3/2018

article Hard Rock celebrates 3,000th hire for Atlantic City casino
(Atlantic City) -- In preparation for its June 28 opening, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has reportedly hired 3,000 of the approximately 3,500 total...
article Hard Rock hires 3,000th worker for Atlantic City casino ahead of opening
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's Hard Rock Casino is staffing up before its June 28 opening. The casino formerly known as the Trump Taj Mahal hired its 3,000th...

5/2/2018

article Atlantic City man 3,000th hire at Hard Rock
(Atlantic City) -- Leonard Coleman was not expecting to be greeted by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s property president when he was offered a job as a craps dealer...
article Would you stay in a hotel shaped like a guitar? You’ll soon have have your chance
(Florida) -- The owner of the Hard Rock chain, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, has been pumping a lot of money into the brand. One of the most ambitious projects is at...
article BLOG: Rumor: Signs Point to Cosmopolitan Sale to Hard Rock International
(Las Vegas) -- It’s the juiciest rumor we’ve heard in weeks: Cosmopolitan is strengthening its bottom line for a potential sale to Hard Rock International.
article Hard Rock Cafe Is Bringing Back The World Burger Tour For 2018
(Worldwide) -- Hard Rock Cafe is all set to send its patrons on a journey around the world by bringing back the World Burger Tour for 2018! This limited-time menu will...

4/30/2018

article You May Already Have Two Free Nights Waiting For You At Hard Rock Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The newest kid on the block wants to get the party started. Loyalty cardholders at several different casino brands may already have two free nights...
article Maroon 5 Joins Entertainment Lineup at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Coming off the heels of a three-city unveiling of the grand opening date and star-studded entertainment lineup, the highly anticipated Hard Rock Hotel...

4/29/2018

article A Massive Guitar-Shaped Hotel Rises from the Earth
(Florida) -- It’s not enough to put musical memorabilia and lyrics on the walls. If you want to really capture the world’s attention as a rock-themed hotel,...

4/27/2018

article What do Hard Rock, Ocean Resort casinos have to do before June 28?
(Atlantic City) -- With dual openings less than nine weeks away, there are still a few hurdles left to clear for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Ocean Resort Casino...
article Casino Lac-Leamy will lose out when Hard Rock moves in, report predicts
(Ottawa) -- An economic impact study on the proposed expansion of the Rideau Carleton Raceway predicts hundreds of new jobs, millions of dollars in new tax revenue, a...
article Lac-Leamy to lose millions of dollars to Hard Rock Ottawa: report
(Ottawa) -- Several of Ottawa’s leading business organizations are throwing their support behind the Hard Rock Ottawa casino, a redevelopment that could see...

4/25/2018

article With Opening Day In Sight, Hard Rock Atlantic City Invests In More Than Its Casino
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Atlantic City is a hubbub of activity ahead of its June 28 grand opening. The $500 million that Hard Rock International invested in the New...

4/24/2018

article Hard Rock Café coming to Guyana
(Guyana) -- MovieTowne Guyana today announced that international restaurant chain Hard Rock Café will be one of its tenants when it opens up at Turkeyen.
article Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs to cease operations
(California) -- 6 months before its 5 year anniversary in Palm Springs, the Hard Rock Hotel brand will be leaving for good. It was announced today that the Hard Rock...
article The cofounder of the Hard Rock Cafe just sold his mansion on Billionaire's Beach in Malibu for a record-breaking $110 million
(California) -- Peter Morton, cofounder of the Hard Rock Cafe chain, just set a new, mind-boggling record for Los Angeles real estate. The restaurateur sold his...

4/23/2018

article Hard Rock announces grand opening in New York
(New York) -- Hard Rock Hotel Casino Atlantic City held a press conference to announced their grand opening and their partial talent line-up for the next year which will...
article US 50 westbound lanes closed again outside Hard Rock Casino
(Nevada) -- Both westbound lanes of U.S. 50 outside of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe are again closed as repairs continue on the underground electrical...

4/21/2018

article Everything you need to know about Hard Rock's gaming scene
(Atlantic City) -- Last week nearly all casino news focused on Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. James F. Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International and chief...

4/20/2018

article Hard Rock Atlantic City Sets June 28th Opening Date
(Atlantic City) -- On Wednesday, Executives from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City said that the property will open its doors for business on June 28th,...

4/19/2018

article Hard Rock Atlantic City sets June 28 opening, 60 acts and 300 nights of shows
(New York) -- The more than $500 million Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will open June 28 and feature a summer lineup of more than 60 live entertainment acts...
article Hard Rock Atlantic City to Open June 28th
(Atlantic City) -- In a press conference Wednesday, Hard Rock International executives announced that the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will open June...
article Hard Rock Atlantic City ‘Not About Gaming’ but Entertainment, Casino Opening June 28
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Atlantic City will open its doors on June 28, less than 16 months after the company acquired the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal from billionaire...
article Redone Trump Taj Mahal Casino to Open Doors on June 28 under the Hard Rock Brand
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, the latest Hard Rock-branded resort, will open doors on June 28, executives announced during a Wednesday...
article Save The Date: Hard Rock Atlantic City Set For Grand Opening On June 28
(Atlantic City) -- After more than a year filled with hype and $500 million spent renovating, the former Trump Taj Mahal will officially reopen as Hard Rock Hotel &...

4/18/2018

article Atlantic City’s Hard Rock casino resort announces June 28 opening date
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock will open its Atlantic City casino resort on June 28. Jim Allen, the global entertainment and hospitality company’s CEO, made the...
article Hard Rock AC Opens Doors On June 28th, Music Acts Already Booked
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel and Casino AC has finally held its much-anticipated official launch announcement. Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International,...
article Hard Rock hard hats making Atlantic City history
(Atlantic City) -- Sparks fly off steel beams high into the air. A gentle mist from a power washer sprays in whichever direction the ocean breeze desires. Workers shout...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Announces Grand Opening Date
(Atlantic City) -- Today, Hard Rock International Chairman & CEO, Jim Allen, announced the Grand Opening date for the highly-anticipated Hard Rock Hotel & Casino...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City to open June 28
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City’s new Hard Rock-branded casino will open at the end of June with a star-studded lineup of musical entertainment. On Wednesday,...
article Hard Rock officials set opening date for Atlantic City casino
(Atlantic City) -- After toughing out five devastating casino closures since 2014, Atlantic City now has a date for the start of its new era: June 28, when Hard Rock...
article Hard Rock ready to roll in Atlantic City with huge music lineup, opening date revealed
(Atlantic City) -- Executives from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announced the former Taj Mahal property will reopen June 28, with promise to focus on...
article Who’s playing Hard Rock A.C.? Glad you asked
(Atlantic City) -- The lineup for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, as released by Hard Rock officials Wednesday and gathered from listings already on...

4/17/2018

article Jim Allen on the creation of the Hard Rock dynasty
(Las Vegas) -- You’ve been in the casino industry since 1979, so how has the landscape changed in the time you have been working? And do you prefer the situation...
article Hard Rock Atlantic City site approval on CRDA agenda
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City on Tuesday will seek preliminary and final site approval for its $500 million Boardwalk project from the...

4/12/2018

article Hard Rock Casino in Sioux City pays penalty for underage gambling violation
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Casino in Sioux City agreed to a penalty today from the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission for allowing minor to gamble.
article State panel fines Hard Rock Sioux City $20,000K for underage gambler
(Iowa) -- The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission on Thursday received notice of a stipulated agreement with Sioux City's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in which the...
press release VizExplorer solution for Rocksino
(Ohio) -- VizExplorer, a provider of operational intelligence solutions to the gaming industry, has signed an agreement to deploy its marketing campaign management...

4/11/2018

article Hard Rock AC to announce opening date next Wednesday
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International is preparing to host a press conference on April 18th to reveal the opening date for their new Atlantic City casino, along...
article Hulk Hogan, Fifth Harmony headed to Seminole Hard Rock
(Florida) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 800-937-0010, SeminoleHardRockHollywood.com) is hosting big events in the next couple of...

4/10/2018

article Hard Rock Atlantic City Adds To Anticipation, Gives The Community A Sneak Peek
(Atlantic City) -- The event was meant to give attendees the opportunity to sign up for Wild Card Rewards memberships. Signing up would enter them into a prize draw for...
article Hard Rock Atlantic City to announce grand opening and entertainment lineup next week
(Atlantic City) -- Executives from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City will officially announce the resort’s grand opening date and entertainment lineup...

4/9/2018

article Hard Rock 'Rocksino' deal in place for $1.06 billion
(Ohio) -- A $1.06 billion deal is reportedly in place for the sale of the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park in Ohio.

4/6/2018

article Hard Rock Atlantic City Is Giving Us A Preview Of The Finished Product
(Atlantic City) -- The summer is fast approaching, and the excitement is building in Atlantic City. Summertime is when The Boardwalk thrives, but this summer is going to...

4/5/2018

article Hard Rock Atlantic City Commits To Being A ‘Good Neighbor’ With The Community
(Atlantic City) -- One might think buying a shuttered casino, spending $500 million on renovations, and committing to 200 live music acts per year was enough to make...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa making way for new expansion
(Oklahoma) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is making way for a new expansion by beginning demolition of the resort’s oldest structure on April 12. Over the...
press release Hard Rock International Appoints Todd Hricko as Senior Vice President & Head of Global Hotel Development
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International announces the promotion of Todd Hricko to senior vice president & head of global hotel development, where he will oversee the...
press release Hricko promoted to global hotel development role at Hard Rock
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International has promoted Todd Hricko to the role of senior vice president and head of global hotel development. In the new position he will...
article Lost Theme Parks: South Carolina’s Hard Rock Park
(South Carolina) -- On April 15, 2008, rock and roll was supposed to have a permanent place among the world’s amusement parks. Hard Rock Park (later Freestyle...
press release NetEnt inks agreement with Hard Rock Hotel Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Online casino and gaming provider NetEnt, has announced the signing of a customer agreement with gaming operator Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic...

4/4/2018

article Exclusive Interview with Hard Rock Japan CEO Ed Tracy on Japan IR/Casino Bid
(Japan) -- Ed Tracy is the CEO of Hard Rock Japan, a subsidiary of hotel, casino, and café chain giant Hard Rock International created to support the company’s bid...

4/2/2018

article Hard Rock preview center shows off memorabilia at Tanger Outlets
(Atlantic City) -- With the grand opening of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City fast approaching, the resort unveiled a new preview center Monday in the...
article VIDEO: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino To Open Preview Center At Tanger Outlets In AC
(Atlantic City) -- You can get a glimpse of what to expect when the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino opens its doors this summer.
article Hard Rock adds Counting Crows and +Live+ to Battery Park line-up
(Iowa) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino announced Monday that rock bands Counting Crows and +Live+ will perform at Battery Park on Sept. 15.
article Heart's Ann Wilson brings solo show to the Hard Rock Rocksino
(Ohio) -- Ann Wilson and her sister, Nancy, grew up as "military brats," daughters of a Marine. As such, they were used to constant change.
article Ringo Starr, Melissa Etheridge coming to Hard Rock Rocksino
(Ohio) -- The Hard Rock Rocksino has strengthened its summer roster with two legendary musicians: Ringo Starr and Melissa Etheridge.
press release Hard Rock Casino apologizes & removes “Hindu Pizza” after Hindu protest
(Dominican Republic) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), which  had a “Hindu Pizza” on its menu containing “...

3/31/2018

article Casino Job Fair In Atlantic City Targets Veterans
(Atlantic City) -- Veterans looking for a job may want to get ready for a job fair in Atlantic City later this month, targeted specifically to them. The date? April 19...

3/30/2018

article Hard Rock Atlantic City to open preview center in Tanger Outlets
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City is setting the stage for their opening this summer by opening a preview center at Tanger Outlets The Walk on...
article Judge Proposes Franchisee Pay Hard Rock Café $732K in Attorney Fees, Costs
(Florida) -- In a long, hard-fought legal dispute between franchisee and franchisor, a Florida federal judge recommended that the franchisee pay Hard Rock Café a total...
article Hip Hop Easter brunch at Hard Rock Cafe
(Hawaii) -- Hard Rock Café Honolulu is inviting customers to hip hop on over for a special Easter celebration with 'Buno' the Easter bunny himself on Saturday,...

3/29/2018

article Hard Rock Atlantic City names VP of outreach
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City officials say they want to be more than just another resort destination in the city — they want to...
article In The Race To Succeed, Will It Be Hard Rock Atlantic City Or Ocean Resort Casino?
(Atlantic City) -- It’s been a rough half-decade for Atlantic City. The once bustling gambling town shuttered several casinos and found itself in severe financial...
article Atlantic City Hard Rock names VP of outreach
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City officials say they want to be more than just another resort destination in the city — they want to...
article Hard Rock Unveils Daytona Beach Hotel
(Florida) -- The 200-room Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach has debuted, the fourth of the brand in Florida. The beachfront hotel is just over a mile from the iconic Daytona...
article WSOP Circuit Hard Rock Concludes Stop in Tulsa
(Oklahoma) -- Latest stop on the WSOP Circuit was the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa in Oklahoma from March 15-26, with the series featured 12 ring events with buy-ins...

3/28/2018

article Hard Rock AC Putting Final Pieces In Place After Nearly A Decade Of Planning
(Atlantic City) -- In March 2017, Hard Rock International let the world know it had bought the recently-closed Trump Taj Mahal. It also announced it was making plans to...
article George Lopez bringing stand-up comedy show to Hard Rock
(Oklahoma) -- Grammy-nominated comedian, actor and author George Lopez will bring his stand-up comedy tour to The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa on...
article Man gets probation for using counterfeit cash at casino
(Iowa) -- A Le Mars man has been given two years of probation for using counterfeit cash at a Sioux City casino. Woodbury County District Court records say 27-year-old...

3/26/2018

article Hard Rock casino developer starts new program to train construction workers
(Atlantic City) -- Four months ago, Shaim Russell knew nothing about carpentry.“I could hang up a picture in the house, banging a nail into the wall,” the 31...
article Charlie Adkins leads the Final Ten of the Tulsa Hard Rock Main Event
(Oklahoma) -- There were 110 players to start the day at the Tulsa Hard Rock Main Event and when Day 2 came to a close, only 10 players remained. Charlie Adkins was on...
article K-Pop convention coming to Metro Vancouver
(British Columbia) -- Metro Vancouver’s first K-Pop Convention rolls into the region May 19 and 20 at Coquitlam’s Hard Rock Casino.
press release Fifth Harmony At Hard Rock Event Center
(Florida) -- Worldwide multi-platinum group Fifth Harmony will perform at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. at the resort’s new Hard Rock...

3/23/2018

article Put 'em up at the Hard Rock
(Florida) -- On Saturday, March 17, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino hosted Alliance MMA’s Shogun Fights. The fight night had 11 mixed-martial arts bouts...

3/22/2018

article Report: All friends, even family, turned in Hard Rock Casino suspect
(Florida) -- With friends like these, Dirk Davis doesn’t need enemies. According to federal court documents, Davis is the man who robbed the Seminole Hard Rock...

3/21/2018

article Serena launches Miami Open site construction at Hard Rock Stadium
(Florida) -- Serena Williams launched the construction of the new Miami Open venue at Hard Rock Stadium on Monday, the location that will host future editions of the...
article Poker Veteran Wins First WSOP Circuit Gold Ring at Hard Rock Tulsa
(Oklahoma) -- Josef Tittjung, a poker regular from Oklahoma, won his first WSOP Circuit gold ring last night after taking down a $365 No-Limit Hold’em Double Stack...

3/20/2018

article 82-year-old man wins big in WSOP event at Hard Rock Casino
(Oklahoma) -- An 82-year-old Green Country man winning big at "World Series of Poker" event at the Hard Rock Casino. Russell Sawyer says he first started...

3/19/2018

article Caesars, Bally’s And Harrah’s Already Expect To Be Hard Rock Losers
(Atlantic City) -- Caesars Entertainment, which operates the Caesars, Bally’s and Harrah’s casinos in Atlantic City, is already expecting to lose customers...
article Grand Entrance: Hard Rock AC Releases Drawings Of Luxurious Vehicle Turnaround
(Atlantic City) -- Aside from an interest in opening casinos outside the city, very few things in Atlantic City could be considered “minuscule.” The new Hard...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City present signage plans as opening draws near
(Atlantic City) -- With plans to open this summer, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City continues its efforts to prepare the Boardwalk property for the public...
article Rock & Roll Hall of Famers the Pretenders hit Hard Rock Rocksino in July
(Ohio) -- Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders return to Northeast Ohio with a Saturday, July 7, show at the Hard Rock Rocksino.
press release Hard Rock Hotels boosts UK sales team
(UK) -- She will begin visiting agents in the south of England this month to educate the trade on the hotel group’s four all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and the...

3/15/2018

article Hard Rock plans continue as signage presented to CRDA
(Atlantic City) -- Plans are moving forward on the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as representatives laid out plans for 80 signs at the property. Representatives for the...
article OP/ED: 53-foot guitars, at least, needed for makeover of Hard Rock’s building
(Atlantic City) -- Representatives from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City are to seek a variance from the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority today to let...

3/13/2018

article Hard Rock Atlantic City launches Greentube-powered social casino site
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's soon-to-open Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has linked its rewards programme to the Greentube-powered free-to-play gaming portal...

3/12/2018

article Hard Rock AC Moves Closer To Opening, Submits Plans For Iconic Guitar Sign
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Atlantic City submitted its plans for its casino signage to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) and let’s just say...
article Hard Rock Atlantic City Taking Shape Ahead Of Summer Reopening
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock intends to put on a good show for Atlantic City when it reopens the former Trump Taj Mahal under its own brand this summer. Three or four...
press release Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Debuts Online Social Games
(New Jersey) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City announces the launch of its complimentary online social games. The newest virtual gaming platform will feature...

3/11/2018

article Hard Rock to appear before CRDA March 15
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock representatives are scheduled to appear before the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority’s Land Use Division next week as they...

3/9/2018

article Check out this new rendering of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in AC
(Atlantic City) -- Representatives of the Hard Rock Casino Hotel in Atlantic City have released a new rendering of what the renovated resort will look like at the valet...
article Vanilla Ice, Salt-n-Pepa, Rob Base and Young MC at Hard Rock's 'I Love the 90's Tour'
(Oklahoma) -- Vanilla Ice, Salt-n-Pepa, Rob Base and Young MC will be the performers when the “I Love the 90’s Tour” takes place May 11 at The Joint...

3/8/2018

article Hard Rock Casino Ottawa Sparks Traffic Concerns Among Locals
(Ottawa) -- In May last year, Hard Rock International announced that it is to partner with the Rideau Carleton on a new $320-million expansion of the existing raceway....
article Traffic worries dominate casino open house
(Ottawa) -- People living near Ottawa's Rideau Carleton Raceway worry a planned casino expansion will further snarl traffic in the area. Dozens of people attended an...
article Shawn Wayans, Tommy Davidson, David Alan Grier bring 'Off Color Comedy' to Hard Rock Live
(Ohio) -- In Living Color was a cultural phenomenon when it debuted on Fox in 1990. It was a bold, raw, raucous laugh fest with a majority black cast and a distinctive...

3/7/2018

article Hard Rock International lays off 184 in Orlando
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International filed a notice with the state saying it is laying off 184 people at its Orlando headquarters – the vast majority of its staff...
article Hard Rock Casino all set to rock Atlantic City with great music
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Casino, the newest casino of the Atlantic City is all set to rock it with some excellent music! As the casino itself is themed around music...
article 'I Love the 90s' tour brings concert to Hard Rock
(Oklahoma) -- Who wants to party like it's 1990-something? The “I Love the 90’s Tour” is making its way to Tulsa on May 11.

3/6/2018

article Hard Rock International HQ moving to South Florida from Orlando
(Florida) -- South Florida is about to get another headquarters. Hard Rock International’s headquarters is slated to move operations to Hollywood from Orlando by...

3/5/2018

article Atlantic City Approves Hard Rock’s Plans To Build Beach Bar On Casino Property
(Atlantic City) -- It’s going to be slots on the Boardwalk and shots on the beach. This past week, Atlantic City’s council announced that they approved Hard...
article Hard Rock Atlantic City rolling toward summer opening
(Atlantic City) -- It’s been almost a year since the Seminole Tribe of South Florida — which owns the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino brand – announced it...
article Hard Rock's Orlando HQ to close by April
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International should be done moving its headquarters out of Orlando by the end of April, company officials confirmed, a little ahead of schedule....

3/3/2018

article Hard Rock casino to flood Atlantic City with music
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's newest casino promises to flood the city with live music. The music-themed Hard Rock casino opening this summer intends to become...

3/2/2018

article Daytona Hard Rock Hotel opens
(Florida) -- The long-awaited Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach is finally open.“So this happened yesterday ... we are open,” the hotel stated on its Facebook...

2/27/2018

article Atlantic City Labor Union Pens Agreement with New Trump Taj Mahal Casino Owner
(Atlantic City) -- Officials for labor union UNITE HERE Local 54 and casino operator Hard Rock International have signed a “card count neutrality” agreement...
article Hard Rock agrees to recognize Local 54, clearing way for union's return to casino
(Atlantic City) -- The leader of the union representing hundreds of Atlantic City hospitality workers called it a "pleasure" to work with the owners of the...
article Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City inks union deal
(Atlantic City) -- In New Jersey, the local chapter of the UNITE HERE trade union has reportedly agreed a deal with Hard Rock International that may see it become the...
article BLOG: With Summer On The Horizon, Hard Rock AC Executives Stay Positive On Future In Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City continues its attempt to establish itself as a viable, sustainable and all-out success — even if it...
article Rock on: Amplified Florida project reaches halfway point
(Florida) -- Construction on a much-anticipated building in the Miami area has passed the halfway point. Located in Hollywood, Florida, the guitar-shaped hotel is part...

2/26/2018

article Could Local 54 be part of Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City?
(Atlantic City) -- Unite Here Local 54 and Hard Rock International have signed an agreement that could see the union return to the property. The union and management of...
article Music-Themed Hard Rock Casino Promises Over 200 Nights Of Live Music In Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The Hard Rock Casino in Atlantic City promises over 200 nights of live music every year when it finally opens its doors this summer. According to Hard...

2/25/2018

article Hard Rock Names New SVP for Global Sales and Marketing
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International has announced the appointment of a new senior vice president of global sales and marketing for the fast-growing Hard Rock Hotels and...
article Hard Rock Hotel rolls out Future Rock Star Suites
(Florida) -- Two-room suites tricked out for inner rock stars are being introduced at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando. Visitors can secure Future Rock Star...
article Hard Rock casino to flood Atlantic City with live music
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City's newest casino promises to flood the city with live music. The music-themed Hard Rock casino opening this summer promises to become...

2/24/2018

article Beach Bar could be part of Hard Rock Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- A beach bar is expected to be part of the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City when it opens this summer. City Council approved a resolution...

2/23/2018

article OP/ED: Ottawa's poised to get more slot machines – and they're just plain evil
(Ottawa) -- The issue of how and why, exactly, the nascent Rocksino is going to have hundreds more slot machines than councillors expected isn’t just about (at...

2/22/2018

article Beach Bar could be part of Hard Rock Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- A beach bar is expected to be part of the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City when it opens over the summer. The city council Wednesday...
article Hard Rock Implementing Plans to Connect with A.C. Community
(Atlantic City) -- Representatives with Atlantic City's new Hard Rock casino are hoping to share their wealth and success with everyone in the community. Hard Rock...
article Personnel note: Danielle Babilino joins Hard Rock in Florida
(Florida) -- Danielle Babilino will become senior vice president of global sales and marketing for Seminole Tribe-controlled Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, the company...
article 'Hollywood Medium' star coming to Hard Rock
(Oklahoma) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa announced that Tyler Henry, E! Television Network star of “Hollywood Medium” and best-selling author,...

2/21/2018

article Hard Rock executives meet the Atlantic City community
(Atlantic City) -- Jim Allen, Hard Rock International chairman, and other company executives spent time Tuesday evening at the New Shiloh Baptist Church in Atlantic City...
article Jobs, training, free tickets: Casino woos minority community
(Atlantic City) -- In a city where black residents have long felt excluded from the riches that Atlantic City's casinos generate, a new casino is making a massive effort...
article The Clock Is Ticking, And Hard Rock, Ocean Resort Still Need NJ Casino Licenses
(Atlantic City) -- The two newly revamped Atlantic City casinos planning to reopen this summer have yet to procure casino operator licenses from the state.
article BLOG: How Greentube built the Hard Rock social casino platforms
(USA) -- The verdict is in and it’s now widely-known that building an effective social gaming platform for land-based casinos is no easy task. What was once a...
article South Asian Fashion Week debuts in Metro Vancouver
(British Columbia) -- Coming this March, rich fabrics and intricate designs will dominate the runway at the first South Asian Fashion Week. From March 2 to 4 at the Hard...
article Stateline hotel murder case must wait on feds
(Nevada) -- It could be more than a year after the victim's body was discovered before the chief suspect sees the inside of a Douglas County courtroom.
article Suspects wanted after Yeti cooler snatched from Hard Rock
(Mississippi) -- Biloxi Police hope to identify two men for allegedly stealing valuable property from the Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi. Reports state the theft occurred on...
press release Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino To Hold James Beard Benefit Dinner At Kuro
(Florida) -- In partnership with the James Beard Foundation, Kuro at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host its third annual Friends of James Beard Benefit on...

2/20/2018

article Hard Rock Announces Online, Social Gaming Partners
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock International will partner with Gaming Innovation Group to power its new online casino offering in New Jersey. Hard Rock is already seeking...
article Councillors stumped how a vote meant an increase in slots at 'Rocksino'
(Ottawa) -- Councillors who have been vocal skeptics about expanded gambling in Ottawa are shocked to learn that a council-ordered cap on the number of slot machines at...

2/19/2018

article Hard Rock and Ocean Resort Casino face a race against the clock
(Atlantic City) -- The clock is ticking on Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and the Ocean Resort Casino, formerly known as Revel Casino Hotel. Both properties...
article Anna Nicole Smith Died From the Same Drug That Killed Her Idol Marilyn Monroe
(Florida) -- Despite her fame, Anna Nicole Smith's final days were anything but glamorous. She had been suffering from a stomach flu and a 105-degree fever, the...

2/16/2018

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi announces opening of Robo Bar, a robotic experience
(Mississippi) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi is adding yet another cutting-edge establishment to their already exciting list of venues. Robo Bar, a robotic bar...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa ranked among best US hotels
(Oklahoma) -- U.S. News & World Report has listed Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa at No. 2 on its 2018 Best Tulsa Hotels list, earning the destination with more...
article Rapper Murs set to perform at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe
(Nevada) -- Rap sensation Murs is set to perform in the basin this weekend. "For over two decades, Murs has fearlessly rapped with power, poise and purpose. Picking...
article Money talks: Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel workers win Teamster contract
(Las Vegas) -- Since 2009, valet parkers at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas pursued getting a Teamster contract to protect themselves. This year, they finally got it...
press release Hard Rock International to Bring Legendary Vibe to the French Quarter with Hard Rock Hotel in Spring 2019
(Louisiana) -- With a presence in more than 75 countries across the globe, Hard Rock International is expanding its hotel portfolio into the historic French Quarter and...

2/15/2018

article Hard Rock files casino development application, including request for more games
(Ottawa) -- Hard Rock Casino Ottawa is asking for permission to add another 20 table games, a multi-storey hotel and a theatre has part of its development application...

2/14/2018

article Wes Studi talks acting and gambling at Seminole Hard Rock
(Florida) -- “My life is a gamble,” says actor Wes Studi, who stars in “Hostiles,” which is currently playing in theaters. He and other Native...
article Spring RunGood poker festival completes first stop in Tulsa
(Oklahoma) -- Stage one of the spring RunGood Poker Series is a wrap. The six-day festival wound down last Sunday at the Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a $675...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi announces opening of Robo Bar, a robotic experience
(Mississippi) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi is adding yet another cutting-edge establishment to their already exciting list of venues. Robo Bar, a robotic bar...

2/8/2018

article Easy living at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa
(Florida) -- "Your muscles are tight like guitar strings," my massage therapist at the Rock Spa said. "I'm just trying to loosen those pegs a little....
article Police Arrest Suspect In Casino Robbery In Georgia [sub req]
(Georgia) -- A 24-year-old man was arrested in connection with an armed robbery that took place early last Friday.

2/7/2018

article Armed suspect robbed Tampa casino. Cops say his luck ran out in Georgia
(Florida) -- The suspect in Friday’s armed robbery at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has been arrested. Dirk Davis, 24, was arrested in Ailey, Ga., and is being...
article Police Arrest Suspect In Tampa Poker Room Robbery
(Florida) -- Tribal police in Tampa have arrested a man suspected of robbing a poker room late last week. The Seminole Police Department of the Seminole Tribe of Florida...
article Suspect in armed robbery at Hard Rock casino arrested
(Florida) -- The man who robbed a cashier inside the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa was located in Georgia, police say. Seminole police, who are part of the law enforcement...

2/6/2018

article Hard Rock Casino workers vote in favour of strike
(British Columbia) -- The more than 400 casino employees, who joined the BC Government and Service Employees’ Union in 2016, have been trying to negotiate a first...
press release Greentube to provide customised social gaming for Hard Rock and Seminole casinos
(Florida) -- Greentube, the NOVOMATIC Interactive division, today announced the launch of a project with Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock International whereby Greentube...
press release Hard Rock International inks pair of online development deals
(Florida) -- American casino and hotel operator Hard Rock International has announced the signing of an agreement that will see it build a new real-money online casino...

2/5/2018

press release Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming Debut Online Social Games
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming, both owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, just debuted their new, online social games. The new games feature...
press release Hard Rock signs partnership for online casino
(Florida) -- U.S.-based casino operator and hospitality business Hard Rock International Inc announced on Monday that its iGaming division had signed an agreement with...

2/4/2018

article Man Robs Cashier In Poker Room At Tampa Casino
(Florida) -- Authorities have released surveillance photos of a man who robbed a poker room cashier at a Tampa casino.

1/31/2018

article Tribe Settles Suit Over Hard Rock Casino Guest’s Death
(New York) -- The family of a Hard Rock Casino guest who left the gambling table to take a phone call only to be found dead the next day in a pond on the property has...

1/30/2018

article Thousands of lost Atlantic City casino jobs are coming back
(Atlantic City) -- Atlantic City, New Jersey, is trying to put years of casino closings and job losses behind it. Since 2014, five of its 12 casinos have closed, putting...
press release Hard Rock International taps Jeffrey Hook as EVP of development, marketing
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International promoted Jeffrey Hook to EVP of development and marketing. In his new position, Hook will be responsible for the global development...

1/29/2018

article Hard Rock AC casino plans internet gambling
(Atlantic City) -- New Jersey's thriving internet gambling market is about to get bigger. The two new casinos due to open this summer plan to offer internet gambling...
article It’s Official: Hard Rock AC, Ocean Resort Casino Both Want To Offer NJ Online Gambling
(Atlantic City) -- The Atlantic City casino market is going to get very crowded by the summer. The city is preparing for two casinos to reopen their doors in the coming...
article Restaurant review: Peaks and valleys at The Rez Grill
(Florida) -- I don’t have the gambling gene. On my trips to Las Vegas — a fabulous food city — or to review restaurants at Tampa’s Seminole Hard...
press release Hard Rock International Appoints Jeffrey Hook Executive Vice President of Development and Marketing
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International, with an expanding global network of hotels and casinos, announces the promotion of Jeffrey Hook as executive vice president of...

1/28/2018

article Robot-operated bar opens in Mississippi
(Mississippi) -- Robots are serving up drinks inside a new bar at the Hard Rock Casino in Mississippi. Jengo, a robot bartender, can make up to 120 drinks an hour. He...

1/27/2018

article Can Atlantic City's newest properties fill their job openings?
(Atlantic City) -- The resort’s casino industry employs more than 22,000 people, a number expected to grow to more than 28,000 this summer, with the opening of...
article Museum wants to bring Hard Rock guitar sign back to light
(Las Vegas) -- Maybe the giant neon guitar that stood at the entrance of the Hard Rock Cafe Las Vegas on Paradise Road isn’t the flashiest neon sign ever created...
article Eight Elvises compete at Hard Rock for chance to go to Memphis
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's Anthem venue played host to a lot of Elvises on Saturday. On stage, festooned in heavily-sequined outfits and shiny...

1/26/2018

article Meet the newest bartenders at Hard Rock Casino -- they're robots
(Mississippi) -- Feel free to talk as much as you want to the newest bartenders at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Biloxi. Just don't expect them to talk back....

1/25/2018

article Hard Rock Casino to begin hiring process
(Atlantic City) -- The opening of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is right around the corner. In preparation for this, they have just announced a pair of...

1/22/2018

article Rumors: Sir Richard Branson Considering Hard Rock Las Vegas as First Land-Based Casino for Virgin Hotels
(Las Vegas) -- The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas is up for sale and, if the rumors are to be believed, British billionaire Sir Richard Branson is mulling the...

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