Monday, February 26, 2024

Tag: Hard Rock

New properties paper over the cracks in Monopoly City

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While the arrival of Ocean Casino and Hard Rock have given Atlantic City properties a collective boost in 2019, both the old and new operators have been..

Hard Rock receives three month licence extension in Spain

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Hard Rock International has been granted a three month extension to its gaming licence for the Hard Rock Entertainment World development in Catalonia..

Hard Rock doubles gaming space with guitar-shaped tower

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Hollywood stars Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman and Jeremy Piven made the long journey to Florida’s own Hollywood, just south of Fort Lauderdale, to witness..

Atlantic City’s new dawn could yet prove false

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This January Atlantic City’s nine casino operators saw a year-on-year revenue increase that bordered on double figures yet all is not well upon the Jersey shore. Through the month the brick and mortar properties counted $177.3m in GGR, a 9.2 percent increase on the year prior. Such seems particularly positive at face value but as always seems to be the...

European news round up: Ireland to open Hard Rock while Greece caught between rock and hard place

In Ireland, Hard Rock International has announced plans to open a new 120-room boutique hotel in central Dublin, in partnership with local hotel operator Tifco. The venue will occupy two existing structures which are due to be extensively remodelled, while the firm aims to open the four-star Hard Rock Hotel Dublin by the end of 2020. “This is an exciting opportunity...

Scientific Games powers opening of Hard Rock Atlantic City

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The newly-opened Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is powered by a comprehensive system and games package provided by Scientific Games who have installed key systems products such as SDS®, CMP®, CMP Cage, Business Intelligence (BI), iVIEW®4, iVIEW DM, Elite Bonusing Suite® (EBS), and Beverage Ordering System (BOSS)...

Hard Rock success glosses over Atlantic City difficulties

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A wildly successful July for the recently opened Hard Rock Hotel and Casino provided some much needed gloss to some wholly underwhelming performances in Atlantic City. The first full month of operation from the recently-opened Hard Rock and Ocean Resorts premises was always going to provide a boost for Atlantic City, at least with a certain degree of trepidation attached....

Evolution to power Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City Live Casino

Evolution Gaming, leading provider of Live Casino solutions, has today announced Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City as its latest U.S. licensee. The new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, situated on the iconic Boardwalk, has undergone a $500 million complete transformation and opened on June 28. The new property’s online Live Casino service will go live in summer...

Sightline Payments Launches Connect+ at Hard Rock Online Casino

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Casino industry’s first unified gateway is engineered to allow operators to quickly and easily take advantage of new opportunities in and around payments for their online and on-premise gaming needs. NRT Technology Corp. and Sightline Payments, LLC have announced that Hard Rock International, a global entertainment brand with numerous world-class casinos, hotels and cafes in its portfolio, has chosen Connect+...

Hard Rock announces Irish hotel and hints at casino offering

Hard Rock International has announced its intention to enter the Irish hotel market with a four star, 120 room venue in Dublin. The hospitality and casino-operator, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, stated a partnership with local developer Tifco Limited will see construction completed in 2022. "It only seems right to open a Hard Rock Hotel in Dublin,” said head...

Atlantic City revenues fail to reach heights of ‘lucky’ year in May

According to figures released by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement revenues at Atlantic City’s brick and mortar properties fell short of 2017’s results by 7 percent. Once online gaming is factored in revenues only dropped by 5.1 percent from 2017, but seemingly poor performances on the venue floor are not necessarily down to waning customer interest or player...

Hard Rock completes payment bond for Catalonia IR

Hard Rock International has completed payment of a deposit to the Government of Catalonia, enabling to company to move forward with the development of its Hard Rock Entertainment World integrated resort project in Tarragona province. Damia Calvet, head of the Department of Territory and Sustainability, said that Hard Rock made its payment bond on 8 June, within the established deadline. “We...

Catalan government signs-off on Hard Rock Entertainment World project

Hard Rock International has been given the go ahead to move forward with its E2bn integrated resort project in Tarragona province. Catalonia’s government has given Hard Rock International the green light to proceed with its integrated resort project in the autonomous community. In late May, the official gazette of the Catalan Ministry of Economy and Finance announced that it had granted...

Hard Rock Entertainment World in irons amid Catalan political deadlock

While the unstable political situation in Catalonia is causing headaches for investors in the region, Hard Rock International remains committed to developing its €2bn integrated resort project. The lack of political certainty in Catalonia has cast doubt on the prospects for Hard Rock International’s €2bn integrated resort project in Tarragona province. The autonomous community’s ex-president Carles Puigdemont and several of his...

Virgin territory: Richard Branson buys Hard Rock casino-hotel in Las Vegas

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The billionaire founder of the Virgin Group, Richard Branson, has bought the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas, while the property’s current casino management company, Warner Hospitality, will lease the casino portion of the business. In late March, Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, announced that his company had purchased the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in...

Hard Rock Ottawa cements expansion plans

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Details of Hard Rock’s Rideau Carleton Raceway sweeping modernisation plans have been revealed, reaffirming the fertile nature of the Ontario gaming market.   Expansion at the gambling facility is expected to total $318m over a six-year period and is designed to recapture $60m in gaming dollars per year that at present leave the Ottawa area for Casino Lac Leamy in Gatineau. The...

Hard Rock inch closer to Ottawa casino development

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Florida-based Hard Rock International has moved closer to taking over gaming operations at the Rideau Carleton Raceway in Ottawa following a city committee vote on turning the property into a fully-fledged gaming destination.   The property has been previously approved 1,250 slot machines and 21 table games, and under the terms of the latest proposed agreement, Hard Rock will take over...

Hard Rock reveals details about Catalonia IR project

Hard Rock reveals details about Catalonia IR project
Hard Rock International’s new Catalonia IR project, Hard Rock Entertainment World, will reportedly include as many slot machines as Europe’s four biggest gambling venues combined. The E2bn integrated resort will be located in Vila-seca in Catalonia’s Tarragona province, around 70 miles along the coast from Barcelona, designated as the site for the Center for Recreation and Tourism (Centre Recreatiu Turístic...

Melco becomes leading stakeholder in Cyprus casino project

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Casino operator Hard Rock International has sold off its stake in its Cyprus integrated resort joint venture - with Melco International Development becoming the majority stakeholder in the project.   On 26 June, the Republic of Cyprus government officially signed its contract with a consortium consisting of Hard Rock, Melco and Cyprus Phasouri (Zakaki) Limited to build Europe’s first integrated resort...

Casino boost as Florida deals blow to slots expansion

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The casino operating Seminole Tribe of Florida is looking to a bright future following a judicial ruling making slots outside casinos illegal and a Senate denial of slot expansion in eight state counties.   The forecast is sunny down in Florida for the Seminole Tribe. Not only has the Hard Rock operator completed the landmark purchase of the former Trump Taj...

Cyprus’ new IR licence: a one horse race?

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A coalition effort between Melco International and the Hard Rock chain may become the sole vying candidate for Cyprus’ new IR licence – as the other parties continue to haggle with local landowners.   The bidding process to operate the sole casino licence up for grabs in the Republic of Cyprus may end up with only one viable candidate – after local media...

New Dominican Hard Rock comes under fire

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In the Dominican Republic, local residents have outlined their opposition to a casino currently under construction in the capital Santo Domingo. A new 38-storey tower will house a 23,000sq.ft gaming extension to the Hard Rock Hotel, offering 400 slot machines, 40 table games, a high-rolling VIP room and two separate bars. But in a public hearing held last month, objections were...