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Update on Hard Rock collapse site

Mayor Cantrell and NOFD Supt. Tim McConnell provide an update regarding the Hard Rock Hotel collapse site. The hotel collapse happened on October 12, more than three months ago.

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4/4/2020

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

4/1/2020

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

3/30/2020

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

3/29/2020

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

3/28/2020

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

3/23/2020

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

3/21/2020

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

3/18/2020

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

3/16/2020

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

3/14/2020

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

3/12/2020

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

3/9/2020

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

3/8/2020

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

3/7/2020

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

3/6/2020

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

3/5/2020

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

3/4/2020

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

3/3/2020

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

3/2/2020

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

3/1/2020

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

2/28/2020

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

2/27/2020

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

2/25/2020

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

2/24/2020

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

2/21/2020

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

2/20/2020

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

2/19/2020

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

2/18/2020

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

2/16/2020

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

2/13/2020

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

2/11/2020

article Hard Rock Atlantic City Launches Live Online Slots Tailored Towards Older Remote Gamblers
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Atlantic City launched live online slot machines this week that are fully played remotely, the casino operator and its software technology...
article Hard Rock Files Appeal, Blocks Hellenikon Casino Tender Process
(Greece) -- A preliminary inquiry is said to have suspended the process of the Hellenic Gaming Commission’s (EEEP) international tender for a casino permit at...
article Hard Rock Hellenikon Casino License Appeal Holds Up Hellenikon -
(Greece) -- After its complaints about a conflict of interest from its rival, which won a license to build a a casino at the 8-billion euro ($8.74 billion) long-stalled...
article Fisher named new General Manager for Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Sioux City
(Iowa) -- The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has found its new General Manager. On Tuesday Peninsula Pacific Entertainment announced Doug Fisher would be taking on the...

2/10/2020

article Can't touch this: Real slot machines controlled online
(Atlantic City) -- Slot machines, the bread and butter of the casino industry, long ago lost their nicknames as “one-armed bandits” when manufacturers did...
article Hard Rock launches world's first live internet slots
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is now home to what the company claims is the world's first live online slots. HardRockCasino.com has partnered with...
press release HardRockCasino.com Launches World's First Live Slots at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- There is a lot of buzz coming from a locked room at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, but don't try to open the door if you are visiting the...

2/8/2020

article Casino's backers gambling on road extension
(Ottawa) -- Hard Rock Ottawa has submitted a new plan for its $318-million casino expansion, but now the entertainment complex will face a road that doesn't yet...

2/6/2020

article Budget Committee To Review Hard Rock & Cyber Attack Costs
(Louisiana) -- Today, the New Orleans City Council Budget Committee is expected to discuss a report detailing the current and estimated costs related to both the Hard...

2/5/2020

article Hard Rock’s Lupo: Community leaders collaborating make a difference
(Atlantic City) -- Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of taking part in the 2020 Leadership Series: Casino Executive Panel sponsored by the Greater Atlantic City Chamber...

2/4/2020

article Hard Rock heads to courts to reverse old Athens airport casino decision
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International has filed a pre-trial appeal in Greece against the decision by the Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC) to grant the initial rights to...
article Hard Rock Submits Appeal against Gaming Commission’s Casino Decision
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International on Monday announced that it has submitted an appeal in Greece concerning the recent Hellinikon Casino tender decision by the Hellenic...
article EXCLUSIVE: Hard Rock's new president talks what's coming to Cincinnati casino
(Ohio) -- The new president of Hard Rock International, the new owners of the downtown Cincinnati casino, has big plans for the giant gaming property, including the...

2/3/2020

article Hard Rock offers to build 1 billion euro complex at old Athens airport
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International has promised to invest one billion euros for an integrated casino resort (IRC) at the Hellenikon International Airport site near...
article Civil engineer: Hard Rock’s rubble could provide information
(New Orleans) -- A local civil engineer says once the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel is imploded the rubble could be helpful to investigators. "You’ll be...
article Hard Rock Hotel collapse has cost city more than $11 million so far
(New Orleans) -- How much has the Hard Rock Hotel collapse cost the city of New Orleans? More than $11 million dollars, so far.That's a figure that was provided to...
article Hard Rock, cyberattack cost New Orleans millions; City Council to discuss expenses Tuesday
(New Orleans) -- The major topic that the New Orleans City Council faces at its monthly Budget Committee meeting is the hefty price tag of the Hard Rock Hotel collapse...

2/1/2020

article Hard Rock Hotel Collapse To Be Examined by New Orleans City Council
(Louisiana) -- The New Orleans City Council has created a special committee to hold hearings on the collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel which left three dead. The hotel...
article Gondolas open at Hard Rock Stadium for Super Bowl LIV
(Florida) -- Last year, Dolphins CEO Tom Garfinkel announced that Hard Rock Stadium would be installing a gondola system to take fans from the lots closer to the stadium...

1/31/2020

article Hard Rock Hotel Prepares For Big Final Weekend
(Florida) -- The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is throwing one last big party before closing the doors following Super Bowl 54. The event, called "The Last Great Party...
article Guitar hotel offers $2 million giveaway for Super Bowl commercial
(Florida) -- So you want to stay in the giant guitar hotel, but the cost is a bit out of your price range. Welcome to the club. You can, however, enter a $2 million...
article Hard Rock Wants to Treat You Like a Super Bowl Halftime Show Star With $100K Stay
(Florida) -- As Jennifer Lopez preps for the Super Bowl Halftime Show on Sunday, the Hard Rock Hotels is ready to give one lucky winner a hotel stay comparable to that...
article The Seminole Hard Rock Resort & Casino in Tampa recently underwent a $750 million expansion and renovation project.
(Florida) -- If the King was alive today — and some say he is — he’d likely be pleased with the extensive upgrades to the Seminole Hard Rock Resort...

1/30/2020

article Proposed Hard Rock Casino to be built at former Bristol, Va. mall
(Virginia) -- Casino developers plan to bring Hard Rock Casino to the former Bristol Mall. Developers confirmed to WJHL in January that the proposed casino would be...
article Hard Rock Hotel saying goodbye with ‘Party Weekend’
(Las Vegas) -- Nearly 25 years after it first opened, the resort-casino on the corner of Paradise Road and Harmon Avenue is celebrating its final days as the Hard Rock...
article Hard Rock Tulsa Wedding Show scheduled March 1
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma’s leading wedding experts will converge at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa for the 2020 Hard Rock Tulsa Wedding Show from 1-4 p.m. Sunday...

1/29/2020

press release Hard Rock International Unveils Star-Studded Cast In Big Game Commercial
(Florida) -- Ahead of its primetime premiere, Hard Rock International reveals an all-star celebrity line-up, featured in the Michael Bay production titled, "The...

1/28/2020

article Five chill spots at the Hard Rock (casino, not stadium)
(Florida) -- It’s Super Bowl week, and for those who want to avoid the South Beach madness there’s a new hot spot in South Florida: the revamped Seminole...

1/26/2020

article Hard Rock to be equity partner in Bristol
(Virginia) -- Hard Rock International will be an equity partner in the proposed Hard Rock Bristol Resort and Casino — a project now expected to cost $400 million....
article Greece Casino: Hard Rock Not Going Down without a Fight
(Greece) -- The battle between Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment and Hard Rock International for the license to manage an integrated casino resort at Hellinikon in...
article Hard Rock International Responds to Hellenikon Project Disqualification
(Greece) -- Hard Rock International released the following statement on January 23, following the Hellenikon project news.

1/24/2020

article DJ Khaled’s Hard Rock residency will bring him to Tampa
(Florida) -- Say this for Tampa’s ever-expanding Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino: They just scored another one. Chart-topping hip-hop impresario DJ Khaled will...
article DJ Khaled’s Hard Rock residency will bring him to Tampa
(Florida) -- Say this for Tampa’s ever-expanding Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino: They just scored another one. Chart-topping hip-hop impresario DJ Khaled will...

1/23/2020

press release Hard Rock International Announces First Brand Commercial Directed By Filmmaker Michael Bay to Air During the Big Game
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International is celebrating another milestone in the brand’s almost 50-year history, with the announcement of the first ever Hard Rock...
press release DJ Khaled Announced For Hard Rock International's First Artist Residency for 2020
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International has announced DJ Khaled as their first artist residency of 2020. DJ Khaled will kick off his multi-venue residency with a Florida...

1/22/2020

article Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas will party to the end. Here's a look back at 25 years
(Las Vegas) -- Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will close its doors Feb. 3, capping 25 years of rockin’ memories and making way for the newest Virgin...
article PHOTOS: Hard Rock Stadium prepares for 2020 Super Bowl
(Florida) -- Workers prepare Hard Rock Stadium for the Super Bowl where the Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 2.

1/21/2020

article When is the light show?: Everything you ever wanted to know about the guitar hotel
(Florida) -- If you have set foot anywhere in South Florida over the past few months, you have seen the giant guitar hotel at Hard Rock Hollywood Hotel & Casino. It...

1/20/2020

article Strummer holidays! The guitar-shaped hotel where the party never stops
(Florida) -- It doesn’t get much more rock’n’roll than standing stark naked at the top of a 450ft tall mirrored-glass guitar, taking an al fresco...
article $400M Hard Rock Casino Underway in Indiana; More in the Works
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment and Hard Rock International revealed the development and construction of Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana at an official...

1/17/2020

article Hard Rock awards more than $2M in bonuses to 2,872 team members
(Atlantic City) -- On the heels of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City‘s successful first year in operation, ranking No. 2 in the market for casino...
article Update on Hard Rock collapse site
(Louisiana) -- Mayor Cantrell and NOFD Supt. Tim McConnell provide an update regarding the Hard Rock Hotel collapse site. The hotel collapse happened on October 12, more...

1/16/2020

article Hard Rock boss: Atlantic City ‘going in wrong direction’
(Atlantic City) -- The CEO of Hard Rock International says Atlantic City “is going in the wrong direction” and is in worse shape than when the global...
article Hard Rock says it will continue to invest in Atlantic City despite concerns
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is not going anywhere anytime soon and will invest more money into its boardwalk facility despite issues...
article Sense of urgency needed to fix Atlantic City, says Hard Rock's top executive
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Hotel & Casino executives challenged their staff to up their game in the new year — offering cash, prizes and bonuses as an...
article Rejected Hard Rock Won’t Give Up Fight for Hellenikon Casino
(Greece) -- Hard Rock said it won’t accept a decision to reject its bid for a casino license at the long-stalled 8-billion-euro ($8.92 billion) development of the...
article Hard Rock International May Have Georgia on its Mind After Midwest Gaming Expansion Settles
(Georgia) -- It’s been a busy few months for Hard Rock International, especially when it comes to its Midwest gaming ventures. Since September, the company owned...
article Hard Rock Casino starts month long food drive
(Illinois) -- The Rock River Valley Pantry along with other local food pantries are working with the proposed Hard Rock Casino to bring food to people in need. The month...

1/14/2020

article The Oculus dazzles guests at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
(Florida) -- It’s the first thing you see when you walk into the new expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Local 10 was the first to get a sneak...
article Plans publicly unveiled for Indiana's first Hard Rock development
(Indiana) -- Spectacle Entertainment and Hard Rock International have made public their plans for the new Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana at an official groundbreaking...

1/13/2020

article $300 Million Gary Casino Project Brings Hard Rock and Experienced Indiana Gaming Firm Together
(Indiana) -- Less than six months after announcing their plans, officials from Spectacle Entertainment, Hard Rock International, and the northwestern Indiana city...
article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa introduces Hard Rock Live
(Oklahoma) -- After 10 years of bringing world-class entertainment to northeast Oklahoma, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is ushering in a new era and will soon be...
article Hard Rock Tulsa’s ‘The Joint’ getting a re-brand
(Oklahoma) -- The Joint at the Hard Rock is getting a makeover this Spring.Hard Rock's Brian Jennings tells KRMG, come April, you'll start seeing a new look come...

1/12/2020

article $300 Million Gary Casino Project Brings Hard Rock and Experienced Indiana Gaming Firm Together
(Indiana) -- Less than six months after announcing their plans, officials from Spectacle Entertainment, Hard Rock International, and the northwestern Indiana city...

1/11/2020

article Hard Rock Casino removes Gary from logo as part of “rebranding”
(Indiana) -- By this time next year, folks in Gary should see something that could help the city hit the jackpot. Hard Rock International was scheduled to break ground...

1/10/2020

article Ground Broken on New Gary Casino
(Indiana) -- Construction has officially begun on the new, land-based Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana in Gary. Officials this week broke ground on the $300 million...

1/9/2020

article In less than 4 months, Hard Rock takes in more than $2 million solely from sports betting operations
(Iowa) -- Last fall, Sioux City's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino opened its "sportsbook" operation to allow patrons to place bets on sporting events in person...
article Hard Rock presses play on construction of $300 million Gary casino
(Indiana) -- The dice started rolling Thursday on one of the biggest business wagers in recent city history when ground was broken for the $300 million Hard Rock Casino...
article Jackson family brothers returns to Gary for $3M Hard Rock Casino groundbreaking
(Indiana) -- Plans for a new Hard Rock Casino in Gary began to come to fruition Thursday as the officials broke ground on the $300 million project. The Jackson family,...
article Jacksons help break ground on new Gary casino
(Indiana) -- Members of the city’s most famous family helped break ground Thursday on a new casino. Tito, Marlin and Jackie Jackson were on hand for the start of...
article Hard Rock Casino removes Gary from logo as part of “rebranding”
(Indiana) -- By this time next year, folks in Gary should see something that could help the city hit the jackpot. Hard Rock International was scheduled to break ground...
article Requests to tear down buildings next to Hard Rock Hotel on hold -- for now
(Louisiana) -- A request to tear down another three buildings next to the partially-collapsed Hard Rock Hotel are on hold at the request of the developer.

1/8/2020

article Proposed Terre Haute casino's new details revealed
(Indiana) -- The Indiana Gaming Commission announced Friday it will host a Feb. 7 meeting at the Vigo County Public Library to consider the lone license application made...

1/3/2020

article New details in proposed Hard Rock Casino at former Bristol, Va. mall
(Virginia) -- News Channel 11 has learned new details in the proposed plan to bring Hard Rock Casino to the former Bristol Mall. Casino developers confirm to News...
article Hard Rock looks ahead to 2020 with casino proposal submitted
(Illinois) -- Hard Rock International looks ahead to 2020 after the city of Rockford submitted its casino proposal to the Illinois Gaming Board last year. Jon Lucas, COO...

12/30/2019

article Hard Rock Atlantic City Offers $2020 New Year’s Eve Package, Casino Rooms Remain Available
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock Atlantic City is ready to ring in the 2020 New Year by offering guests a special $2,020 package that gives them the special holiday...

12/28/2019

article Unique guitar-shaped hotel opens at Florida Seminole casino
(Florida) -- It looks like a rock ‘n’ roll guitar that Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page would have played. But this one is 450 feet tall and is a light-beam...
article Unique guitar-shaped hotel opens at Florida Seminole casino
(Florida) -- It looks like a rock ‘n’ roll guitar that Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page would have played. But this one is 450 feet tall and is a light-beam...

12/27/2019

article Unique guitar-shaped hotel opens at Florida Seminole casino
(Florida) -- It looks like a rock ‘n’ roll guitar that Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page would have played. But this one is 450 feet tall and is a light-beam...

12/25/2019

article Hard Rock challenge delays Hellenikon casino license award in Greece
(Greece) -- An expected legal challenge by Hard Rock International Gaming & Entertainment to get the license for a casino critical to the development of long-stalled...

12/24/2019

article "The power of the Hard Rock brand continues to prove its value throughout the world"
(Florida) -- Allen tells Yogonet that early results for the new Guitar Hotel complex, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Florida, are "surpassing...
article Florida’s Seminole Tribe opens Hard Rock Guitar Hotel and Casino
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe in Florida has pulled off one of the largest economic development projects in American history. The $1.5 billion Hard Rock Guitar Hotel...
article Court rules police can’t use choke hold on someone who isn’t resisting arrest
(Washington D.C.) -- Police are barred by law from using a choke hold on someone who is not resisting, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. There is a “robust...

12/23/2019

article YEAR IN REVIEW: A.C. through the eyes of the head honchos
(Atlantic City) -- Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International and CEO of Seminole Gaming, told a trade magazine that he was "disappointed" in Atlantic City...
article Forest City Tennis Center closes to make room for future Hard Rock Casino
(Illinois) -- A Rockford sports venue, open for decades, closes its doors. The last day for Forest City Tennis Center will Monday. The center stands next to the former...

12/22/2019

article ICYMI: Greece Casino Competition Marred by Conflict
(Greece) -- A repeatedly delayed tender for the 30-year license to operate an integrated resort and casino on the yet-to-group Hellinikon mega complex on the Athenian...

12/21/2019

article The 19 best bites of 2019: Our food critic picks his favorite South Florida restaurant dishes
(Florida) -- As usual, it was a stressful year. As usual, there was comfort in food. As usual, I ate too much and remember too little. But I remember some of the bigger...

12/20/2019

article Spectacle Entertainment to begin construction on new Hard Rock casino in Gary
(Indiana) -- On Tuesday, the Indiana Gaming Commission reauthorized the consolidation and relocation of Spectacle's two Majestic Star casino boats from Lake Michigan...

12/18/2019

article Hard Rock in Sioux City adds online sports betting
(Iowa) -- Patrons at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City can now place wagers on sporting events through the comfort of their laptops or mobile devices.
article Hard Rock introduces online sports betting
(Iowa) -- Sports betting can now be done online through the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City’s new website. Hard Rock announced that the website www....

12/17/2019

article Hard Rock CEO Disappointed in Atlantic City
(Atlantic City) -- The Hard Rock Atlantic City casino opened in June 2018, replacing the former Trump Taj Mahal on the famous Boardwalk. Even though revenue reports show...
article Alderman's support of Hard Rock Casino benefitted his former employer
(Illinois) -- A legal consultant for the city says an alderman's vote to support Hard Rock's plan for a casino to be built by a former employer did not pose a...
article Hard Rock Partners With Nordcurrent To Give Guests ‘Cooking Fever’ With A New Mobile Game
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International announced its partnership Nordcurrent, a developer and publisher of free-to-play and casual games, to launch Cooking Fever and give...
article Hard Rock, Nordcurrent Go Mobile
(Florida) -- Hard Rock International has announced a partnership with Nordcurrent, a developer and publisher of free-to-play and casual games, to launch “Cooking...
article Boozy ice cream concept opening at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Hotel & Casino just keeps getting sweeter (and boozier). In early December 2019 the Sugar Factory officially opened at the casino. It...
article Mariah Carey's team tipped $0 on recent $500 meal in New Jersey: report
(New Jersey) -- Mariah Carey and her team worked up quite an appetite when the diva played the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, on her “All I...

12/16/2019

article Hard Rock exec 'disappointed' in Atlantic City, says city is 'worse today'
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock’s chief executive is not pleased with the condition of the city and believes the seaside resort could be doing more to improve,...
article Iowa's Hard Rock Sioux City now fully owned by Peninsula Pacific Entertainment
(Iowa) -- A company controlled by a longtime Iowa gaming executive now has full ownership control of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. Peninsula Pacific...
article Peninsula Pacific Entertainment to acquire full stake of Hard Rock Sioux City
(Iowa) -- Peninsula Pacific Entertainment has announced they now have full ownership of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. The company revealed the news late...
article GiG launches mobile-friendly sportsbook at Hard Rock Sioux City
(Iowa) -- Gaming Innovation Group Inc (GiG) has confirmed the launch of a ‘mobile-friendly’ online sportsbook in Iowa for its partner Hard Rock International.
article Hard Rock launches GiG-powered sportsbook in Iowa
(Iowa) -- Hard Rock International has launched a mobile sportsbook in Iowa, powered by Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), complementing the bricks-and-mortar offering rolled...
article Hard Rock’s sportsbook goes live in Iowa, powered by GiG
(Iowa) -- Gaming Innovation Group Inc. (GiG) has successfully launched a mobile friendly online sportsbook in Iowa for partner Hard Rock International.

12/15/2019

article BRISTOL HERALD COURIER: Bristol casino leaders deserve our thanks
(Virginia) -- Hard Rock International announced in late November that it will operate the proposed Bristol Resort and Casino planned for the Bristol Mall. That’s...

12/14/2019

article Iowa’s Hard Rock Sioux City Casino To Be Completely Owned by Peninsula Pacific Under New Deal
(Iowa) -- Peninsula Pacific Entertainment — which already owns half of Iowa’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City — plans to acquire the remaining 50 percent from...
article Spectacle starts work on Gary Hard Rock Casino site
(Illinois) -- Workers have begun moving ground and clearing debris at the site of the future Hard Rock Cafe Casino in Gary while the owners await regulatory approval on...
article Syverson denies Hard Rock Casino Rockford advocacy was improper
(Illinois) -- The city’s lead casino lawyer does not expect questions raised in a news report about state Sen. Dave Syverson’s push for the approval of the...

12/13/2019

article Hard Rock exec 'disappointed' in Atlantic City, says city is 'worse today'
(Atlantic City) -- Hard Rock's chief executive is not pleased with the condition of Atlantic City and believes the seaside resort could be doing more to improve,...
press release Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Hosts the Lucky Hearts Poker Open Beginning Jan. 9
(Florida) -- The 2019/2020 Seminole Hard Rock Poker season continues Jan. 9 with the Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LHPO) at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood...

12/12/2019

article Evolution Gaming Expands Footprint in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ
(Atlantic City) -- Evolution Gaming, providers of “live casino solutions” for online casinos have been granted approval to expand its studios footprint at...
article Spectacle starts work on Gary Hard Rock Casino site
(Indiana) -- In moving ground and clearing debris at the site of the future Hard Rock Cafe Casino in Gary while the owners await regulatory approval on financing the $...
article New Sugar Factory location opens this weekend at Hard Rock Tampa
(Florida) -- This weekend, Seminole Hard Rock Casino is getting its newest and sweetest addition yet, as the craft candy and dessert restaurant Sugar Factory opens this...
article The show must go on: Historic Saenger Theatre Reopens after Hard Rock Collapse
(Louisiana) -- The Saenger Theatre is known to have great shows that captivate those young and old but, during their run of Wicked, disaster struck.

12/9/2019

article Hard Rock’s Spain casino project given three-month extension
(Spain) -- Casino operator Hard Rock International (HRI) has been given more time to rescue its Spanish integrated resort project, although the situation appears no...

12/8/2019

press release Hard Rock launches PlayersEdge gambling education program
(Florida) -- Casino operator Hard Rock International has rolled out a new gambling literacy and education program to help problem gamblers in the United States. The...

12/7/2019

article Hard Rock gambling literacy, education
(California) -- Hard Rock International recently started a gambling literacy and education program called PlayersEdge to help players understand their own behavior,...

12/6/2019

article Texas man arrested for robbery at Sioux City Hard Rock Casino parking lot
(Iowa) -- A man was arrested on Thursday night for robbery at the Hard Rock Casino parking lot in downtown Sioux City. Sioux City Police Department (SCPD) says that...
article Hard Rock unveils giant gingerbread house
(Oklahoma) -- The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa recently unveiled its 2019 gingerbread house, which pays homage to the nostalgic wonder of Toyland.
article The world’s first ever guitar-shaped hotel
(Florida) -- In a project managed, directed, engineered and installed by DCL (Design Communications Ltd)., Float4, an award-winning creative agency based in Montreal...

12/5/2019

article VIDEO: Tulsa's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Holding Career Fair
(Oklahoma) -- Tulsa's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is holding a career fair on Thursday, December 5. It is happening at the Cherokee Hills Golf Course from 12 p.m....

12/4/2019

article Hard Rock touts responsible gambling, Spain project in doubt
(Spain) -- Casino operator Hard Rock International (HRI) has unveiled a new responsible gambling program while the curtain may be coming down on the company’s...
article 'We didn't have water,' eyewitness says after fire kills 2 in northern Saskatchewan
(Saskatoon) -- You can hear the panic in their voices. People screaming, running and calling for help as they try to get away from a ball of fire that used to be a home...
article The Who returning to South Florida for concert at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood
(Florida) -- Rock icons the Who will bring their superb Moving On! Tour back to South Florida for a performance in the intimate confines of Hard Rock Live at Seminole...
article Hard Rock International premiering PlayersEdge education scheme
(Florida) -- American casino operator, Hard Rock International, has announced that it is hoping to change the culture of gaming by rolling out the ground-breaking...

12/3/2019

press release Hard Rock International Unveils Groundbreaking PlayersEdge Program To Change Casino Culture
(Florida) -- With the introduction of PlayersEdge, Hard Rock International is evolving gaming floor culture by changing how casino-goers learn about and manage their...

12/2/2019

article Michael Bolton will bring his 'Symphony Sessions' show to Tampa's Hard Rock
(Florida) -- Michael Bolton, the Grammy-winning '90s heartthrob that once had arguably the best mullet in the game, is coming to the Hard Rock in Tampa.

11/30/2019

article ICE deports ‘crucial witness’ in Hard Rock Hotel collapse
(New Orleans) -- A metal worker considered a “crucial witness” in the collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel construction site in New Orleans last month was...

11/29/2019

article The Guitar Hotel: Florida’s Newest Attraction
(Florida) -- Even a brief stay at the Guitar Hotel at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL is the next best thing to a full-blown vacation. The newest...
article WPT Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Begins Today
(Florida) -- The World Poker Tour has packed up the trucks for their first foray into Florida for their Season XVIII schedule. The place to be this Thanksgiving weekend...
article ICE deports worker who survived Hard Rock Hotel collapse, despite concerns over investigation
(New Orleans) -- A worker who survived the Hard Rock Hotel collapse in New Orleans and later described concerns about the project to investigators was deported to his...

11/28/2019

article Casino firm still pursuing land for Hard Rock project; NISPCO site work underway
(Indiana) -- John Keeler, Spectacle Entertainment vice president and general counsel, said the company continues to assemble all the land desired for the city's...

11/27/2019

article Hard Rock Casino Bristol to be a gateway draw in Virginia
(Virginia) -- Hard Rock International has entered into a new partnership with Bristol Resort & Casino to create Hard Rock Casino Bristol, pending approval from the...
article Collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans won't be imploded after all, owners say
(New Orleans) -- The developers of the collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans say it will still be demolished -- but they don't want to implode the structure....
article Hard Rock hotel collapse: Metal decking changed for concrete floors, city never approved
(New Orleans) -- The concrete floors that gave way on Oct. 12 atop the Hard Rock Hotel as it rose above Canal Street were poured into a different kind and size of metal...

11/25/2019

article Hard Rock agrees to operate Bristol resort, casino
(Virginia) -- A neon-infused rock and roll guitar could soon illuminate the skyline of the birthplace of country music. Hard Rock International, known worldwide for its...
article Hard Rock could open its first resort and casino in Virginia
(Virginia) -- Legislation to allow casinos to operate in specific Virginia cities is pending Monday’s release of a report on gaming, re-enactment of the...
article Hard Rock International Announces Plans For Hard Rock Casino Bristol
(Virginia) -- Hard Rock International, a global leader in the entertainment and hospitality industry, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Bristol Resort &...
article Hard Rock Moves Up In The Atlantic City Casino Revenue Battle
(Atlantic City) -- The latest quarterly results for the Atlantic City casino industry, which were released on Friday, were a milestone of sorts. That’s because...

11/23/2019

article Seminole Tribe continues to hire employees for $1.5 billion casino expansion
(Florida) -- The Seminole Tribe continues to hire more employees at its recently expanded casino in south Florida. A two-day job fair is wrapping up at the Hard Rock...
article Hard Rock agrees to operate proposed Bristol casino
(Virginia) -- Hard Rock International has agreed to operate a proposed resort and casino in southwest Virginia. The Bristol Herald Courier reports that the project...

11/22/2019

article Hard Rock agrees to operate proposed Bristol resort, casino
(Virginia) -- An iconic, neon-infused rock and roll guitar could soon illuminate the skyline of the birthplace of country music. Hard Rock International, known worldwide...

11/18/2019

article Sugar Factory is bringing its whimsical treats to Hard Rock Tampa
(Florida) -- Sugar Factory’s monster milkshakes, rainbow sliders and famous floor-to-ceiling candy wall are headed to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel hosts job fair
(Florida) -- If you can’t get enough of the Seminole Hard Rock’s new Guitar Hotel in Hollywood, why not work there? The newly expanded hotel is hosting a job...
article Hard Rock at South Lake Tahoe is ready to rock
(Nevada) -- November at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe is ready to rock guests with special appearances by DJs Justin Martin and Z-Trip, a meet and greet...
article BLOG: Hard Rock Cafe set to close January in CityWalk Hollywood
(Florida) -- CityWalk Hollywood is getting ready for another change, as the popular Hard Rock Cafe is set to close next year. Inside Universal has learned that Hard Rock...
press release Hard Rock Hotels Take Center Stage in Prague
(Prague) -- Hard Rock International continues the growth of its ever-expanding European hotel portfolio with the exciting announcement of Hard Rock Hotel Prague, set to...

11/17/2019

article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel Holding 2-Day Job Fair
(Florida) -- The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is holding a two-day job fair for positions at their new guitar-shaped hotel. These are the departments...

11/16/2019

article Workers build wall around Saenger, as UNO expert weighs in on Hard Rock implosion
(Louisiana) -- Work has now begun to protect historic sites like the Saenger Theater around the collapsed Hard Rock hotel site, in advance of it's planned implosion...
article Hard Rock Guitar Hotel: 10 things to know about that dynamic light show
(Florida) -- When the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood opened its $1.5 billion expansion a few weeks ago, the distinctive curves of its instantly...

11/15/2019

article Mayor Cantrell says Hard Rock demo company to be fully vetted
(Louisiana) -- The mayor of New Orleans says she and other city officials will be thoroughly reviewing the background of a demolition company hired to tear down the...
article Few applications submitted for SBA loans following Hard Rock collapse
(Louisiana) -- The fencing around the Hard Rock’s evacuation zone is designed to keep people out, but since reopening after the first implosion, local business...
article Jay-Z was in ‘year-long talks’ with Hard Rock to host SCF gala
(Florida) -- Jay-Z is set to host some of the industry’s biggest stars during this weekend’s Shawn Carter Foundation Gala, being held at the Seminole Hard...
article Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa is getting a Sugar Factory next month
(Florida) -- Florida will soon get its third Sugar Factory location, and it will reside in the heart of the Seminole Hard Rock & Casino Hotel next month. That's...

11/14/2019

article Sports betting off to hot start at Sioux City casino
(Iowa) -- Gamblers at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City wagered over $1.2 million on football, baseball, basketball and other sports during the downtown casino...
article Sugar Factory, a candy cocktail hub, to open at Seminole Hard Rock Casino
(Florida) -- Do you have a sweet tooth? Then you’ll probably want to visit the Sugar Factory when it debuts at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in December. It’...

11/13/2019

article Sports betting off to hot start at Hard Rock in Sioux City
(Iowa) -- Gamblers at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City wagered over $1.2 million on football, baseball, basketball and other sports during the downtown casino...

11/12/2019

article Goodbye, CoCo Key, make way for Hard Rock Rockford
(Illinois) -- CoCo Key Water Park on the former Clock Tower Resort property will be razed next year to make way for the Hard Rock Casino Rockford entertainment complex....
article Guitar-shaped Hard Rock hotel opens in Hollywood, Florida
(Florida) -- The world’s first guitar-shaped hotel has officially opened for business. Standing 450 feet tall is the new face of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel...
press release Cipresso leads new spots at Seminole Hard Rock
(Florida) -- Four spots have joined the 11 existing food and beverage options at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as part of its $720 million expansion. The Tampa...

11/9/2019

article Goodbye, CoCo Keys, make way for Hard Rock Rockford
(Illinois) -- CoCo Keys Water Resort on the former Clock Tower Resort property will be razed next year to make way for the Hard Rock Casino Rockford entertainment...
article Nanyehi returns to Hard Rock to honor Cherokee hero
(Oklahoma) -- The critically acclaimed musical “Nanyehi,” returns to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino next weekend to continue spreading the message of peace,...

11/8/2019

article Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa hosting career fair
(Oklahoma) -- The region’s entertainment and hospitality leader is expanding its team for the holiday season and opening new opportunities for career growth for...

11/7/2019

article The Flavor Tour at Hard Rock takes our taste buds on the road
(Atlantic City) -- George Siganos does everything the right way. From The Marketplace locations at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa and Tropicana Atlantic City to his Café...
article DeSimone engineers celebrate completion of guitar-shaped hotel
(Florida) -- DeSimone Consulting Engineers announced that construction is complete at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
article Jay-Z sends $40K Rolex watches to VIPs ahead of Shawn Carter Foundation Gala
(Florida) -- Rap’s first billionaire knows how to live large. Jay-Z is gearing up for his inaugural Shawn Carter Foundation Gala, a black-tie affair set to be held...

11/6/2019

article SBA approves assistance for businesses affected by the Hard Rock Hotel collapse
(Louisiana) -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved assistance through low-interest federal disaster loans to New Orleans businesses affected by the...

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