Hard Rock spends $100M to raise pay for non-tipped US staff
Hard Rock International, , said Monday it is spending over $100 million to give significant raises to 10,000 non-tipped workers, most of them in the U.S. The global gambling, entertainment and hospitality company is giving the employees an immediate increase to a minimum starting salary of $18 to $21 an hour.
Tailgates, Tito’s and tube tops
Get your beads, mesh tops, knockoff turnover chains and whatever alcoholism you have left after sylly week, because it’s tailgate season! Maybe even… dare I suggest it… brave the bus to Hard Rock stadium. I know it may sound daunting, sitting next to Britney who fifteen minutes ago swore she could “hold her Tito’s like a bad-bitch,” but I assure you it’s worth it. Aside from the MILF and DILF infested alumni tailgates (the Class of ‘89 hosts ragers), pussy literally falls from the balconies of Hard Rock. So, sure Britney may yack all over your overpriced bookstore tube top, but no frat can compare to the magic of Hard Rock on game day.themiamihurricane.com
Trina, Yoyo, Congresswoman Frederica Wilson – Gear Up for Glitz & Girlpower 2022
Submitted by Ashley GarnerMIAMI, FL – The sixth annual Glitz & Girlpower Awards will be held on March 31,2022 at the Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida at 8 p.m. Featuring a POWER lineup of women, confirmed attendees include Congresswoman Frederica Wilson; Kelly Price; Trina; and Yoyo. Stay tuned – this year’s surprise celebrity talent and performances will be announced closer to the date. In light of the event’s esteemed impact and platform, this year’s philanthropy is focused on mental health and awareness. Walk the red carpet at the event-of-the-year and support our cause in luxury and style.thewestsidegazette.com
Seniors share excitement ahead of in-person graduation
“We’re definitely doing our best to make sure that the traditions and the pomp and circumstance will still be happening at Hard Rock Stadium. It’s just a new venue.”“I started college going to football games at Hard Rock Stadium and now I’ll be finishing college there,” Beyta said. “Having it at Hard Rock is cool,” said Dylan Aron, a computer science major. The university said safety protocols will be in place at Hard Rock, including a mask requirement for everyone and reserved, socially-distanced seating. “I think the school is handling the safety aspect well at Hard Rock, but I’m not going,” Trink said.themiamihurricane.com
Despite virus, Atlantic City casinos reinvesting millions
With COVID-19 restrictions limiting how many people can gamble inside, and revenue and profits plunging, this might not sound like the best time for Atlantic City’s casinos to be spending big on renovations. The latest to open the corporate checkbook is Hard Rock, which told The Associated Press on Monday it will spend $20 million to renovate hotel suites, open a Starbucks outlet, purchase new slot machines and tables games, add a new restaurant and upgrade its beachfront amenities. Harrah's parent company, Caesars Entertainment, recently outlined specifics of the $400 million it pledged New Jersey gambling regulators it would make at its three Atlantic City casinos (Caesars, Harrah's and Tropicana) during last year's change-of-ownership hearings.news.yahoo.com
Illinois Gaming Board gives preliminary approval to Rockford Hard Rock casino despite investigation of lead developer’s prior deal
“We are grateful to the state and the Illinois Gaming Board for their support and for allowing this process to get one step closer to reality. We have a lot of work to do to complete this process, and we are excited at what lies ahead, as we know the city of Rockford is as well with respect to the jobs and revenues this project will create,” Hard Rock’s chief operating officer, Jon Lucas, said in a statement.chicagotribune.com
Still hampered by virus, US casinos want aid in recovering
While 90% of casinos have reopened, they are operating at restricted levels to try to slow the spread of the virus, and additional financial aid is needed for casinos and their workers, according to the head of the gambling industry's national trade group. “Gaming workers, their families, and the small businesses that depend on us have all been hit hard," Miller said. Detroit lost $600,000 in gambling tax revenue for every day its casinos were shut, he said. The pandemic wiped out $209 million in gaming tax revenue in Maryland and $323 million in Pennsylvania, he added. The casinos want liability protection so that businesses that follow public health guidelines cannot be sued by people who contract the virus.
Football Games Will Disrupt COVID Testing at Hard Rock Stadium
When the COVID-19 testing site at Hard Rock Stadium opened March 23, it was among the first state-run testing centers to set up shop in Miami-Dade. And next Sunday, 13,000 fans will be allowed to attend the Miami Dolphins' home opener against the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock. According to the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM), the testing site will close all day to accommodate midday games. "These closure decisions are due to Hard Rock Stadium traffic patterns." Hard Rock can conduct up to 1,200 tests daily and has averaged as many as 1,113 tests per day.browardpalmbeach.com
Most casinos in South Florida refuse to close during COVID-19 pandemic
Most casinos in South Florida are ignoring Monday’s new federal public health guideline warning that to help reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic casinos must close. The Calder Casino is closed for two weeks and Gulfstream will close at 10 p.m. Monday. Sherry Giordano, an Atlantic City casino regular from Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, has a trip booked for this weekend that will be canceled. Troy Wildasin, an Emmaus, Pennsylvania, casino patron, said that even in the best of times, the sanitary state of casinos left a lot to be desired. Phil Murphy ordered the closure of Atlantic City's nine casinos as of 8 p.m., after days of allowing them to remain open.
Gambling continues at South Florida casinos despite coronavirus spread
But some South Florida poker rooms have seen a dramatic decrease in players in recent days, and casinos have postponed tournaments and temporarily halted high hand promotions and guaranteed prize pools in response. Gulfstream Park closed its poker room Friday night. The Hard Rock postponed its upcoming World Poker Tour Poker Showdown, a multimillion dollar series that was scheduled to run April 16-May 5 and a favorite stop among poker pros from around the country. Only five cash-game tables were in action at the Hard Rock at noon Sunday; on a typical weekend afternoon up to 40 tables are in play.sun-sentinel.com
Bikinis and booty-shaking in front of Hard Rocks Guitar Hotel. Naturally, thats Pitbulls new music video.
The video, which essentially doubles as a 3-minute, 46-second advertisement for the Broward hotel, features both daytime and nighttime aerial shots of the 450-foot-tall building. The Miami native also drops the name of the hotel in the lyrics, rapping Wildin out, fill my cup to the tip. Ridin out to Atlantic City. Hard Rock, yeah we opened it.sun-sentinel.com
Hard Rock Stadium push for F1 racing continues
Associated PressMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - The push to bring F1 racing to Hard Rock Stadium continues. F1 and the Stadium have come to an agreement to host the event in May 2021. The remaining hurdle is approval by the Miami -Dade County Commission. On Tuesday, racing champion Emerson Fittipaldi was at Hard Rock to show his support. Copyright 2019 by WPLG Local10.com - All rights reserved.
Hard Rock Hollywood Sneak Peek Reveals Feast for the Eyes
Thinking you'll just stop at the front desk and get a room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood for this week's grand-opening festivities? That's because the Guitar Hotel is booked solid for its first five days in business, Hard Rock spokesman Greg Rios says. Residents as far away as Miramar have said they can hear the music of concerts held at Hard Rock Live. However you see it, what's new and newly renovated at Hard Rock Hollywood is a feast for the eyes. The backup resulting from Hard Rock visitors and the already heavy daily traffic in the area might itself reach as far as Miramar.browardpalmbeach.com
Formula One Racing at Hard Rock Stadium Will Be Good for Miami Gardens
The opposition to Formula One hosting an annual Miami Grand Prix race at Hard Rock Stadium is totally misguided. Yet these elected officials have supported Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross' efforts to bring major special events to Hard Rock Stadium. Whether they like it or not, Hard Rock Stadium isn't just a place where the Dolphins and Hurricanes play football. Critics can't make the case that their opposition is about the noise and traffic Formula One will create, because when Hard Rock Stadium hosts concerts that go all night, you can hear the music all the way in Miramar. Hard Rock Stadium exists to make money for everybody, from Ross to the residents who sell parking spaces, food, and beverages to eventgoers.miaminewtimes.com
Guitar hotel to make its bow as Seminole Hard Rock flexes financial might
Amid headline acts, light shows and other fanfare, the Hard Rock will publicly debut its $1.5 billion expansion this coming Thursday with light beams shooting 20,000 feet into the sky. The project includes Hard Rock Live, a multi-tiered, 6,556-seat theater that is destined to be an entertainment hub for everything from Broadway shows to headline concerts to boxing matches. Besides nearly 640 new hotel rooms in the guitar hotel, there also will be a promenade of more than 20 shops, fancy new restaurants, a new nightclub venue and a lagoon called Bora Bora.sun-sentinel.com
CeeLo Green, Veronica Vega, Amara La Negra open GhostBar this weekend in Hollywood
GhostBar is 5,000 square feet with a restaurant and lounge upstairs. Downstairs is the nightclub, which is still being renovated. As for being across the street from Hard Rock and all the buzz created by that propertys expansion, Mancuso says thats all a happy accident and not part of any plan to siphon any media coverage.sun-sentinel.com
Miami Grand Prix 'agreed in principle' for 2021
Miami could be hosting a Formula One race in 2021 after organizers announced a deal "in principle" had been reached. (CNN) - Miami could be hosting a Formula One race in 2021 after organizers announced a deal "in principle" had been reached. In a joint statement Wednesday, Sean Bratches, F1's commercial managing director, and Tom Garfinkel, the vice-chairman and CEO of the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock stadium, said an initial agreement to race around the NFL stadium had been reached. "We are thrilled to announce that Formula One and Hard Rock Stadium have reached an agreement in principle to host the first-ever Formula One Miami Grand Prix at Hard Rock Stadium," the statement, released on the new Miami Grand Prix Twitter account, said. "With an estimated annual impact of more than $400m and 35,000 room nights, the Formula One Miami Grand Prix will be an economic juggernaut for South Florida each and every year.
Lynyrd Skynyrd farewell tour coming to Hard Rock Live and theater screens
If you want to warm up for the show, or cant make it to the Hard Rock, theres the concert film Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour, shot in the bands hometown of Jacksonville, which will be screening in a handful of South Florida theaters 7 p.m. Nov. 7.sun-sentinel.com