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US – Bristol voters go all in for Hard Rock casino in Virginia

Voters in Bristol, Virginia, have approved the proposed plan for a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino to be developed with 71 per cent of voters saying ‘yes’ to the project. It should create between 2,000 and 3,500 jobs and $16 to $21m per year in tax revenue for Bristol. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino…

US – Hard Rock opens ‘the most advanced entertainment facility in the United States’

The $1.5bn Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood expansion is now complete with the headline act being the world’s first guitar-shaped hotel, a 638-room hotel complete with illuminated strings and floor-to-ceiling glass. Dozens of A-list celebrities crowded an elevated red carpet at the base of a massive video wall to kick off the grand…

US – Greentube to power Seminole and Hard Rock social casinos

Greentube, Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock International have launched an ambitious project whereby Greentube Pro, Greentube’s private-label social casino marketing platform, will power the Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock properties’ social casinos in North America. The large-scale project covers Seminole and Hard Rock Casino properties in the US and internationally. Each property’s social platform will…

US – Ainsworth installs its first WAP in North America

Ainsworth Game Technology has installed a custom Wide Area Progressive (WAP) jackpot at Seminole Gaming properties throughout South Florida. It marks the first WAP in Ainsworth’s North American history. The Dream Hit WAP – which starts at $350,000 and must hit by $500,000 — will be available on 60 Ainsworth games across three Seminole Gaming…

US – Florida’s freeze on gaming moves a step closer but hurdles remain

Florida’s freeze on gaming has moved a step closer with the House Ways and Means Committee’s voting in favour of the legislation by 11 to 7 which would maintain the status quo on gaming in the state for two decades. The bill would see Florida Governor Rick Scott to renew the contract with the Seminole…

US – Seminole Tribe allowed to keep blackjack tables

A federal judge has ruled that the Seminole Tribe of Florida can continue to operate blackjack tables at its casinos bringing to an end a year long legal battle. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle has allowed the tribe to keep the tables for another 14 years because state regulators allowed dog and horse tracks to…

US – James Allen receives Casino Marketing Lifetime Achievement Award

James F. Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and Chairman of Hard Rock International, has received the Casino Marketing Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Allen was honoured at the Casino Marketing & Technology Conference presented by Casino Journal magazine and its parent company, BNP Media. The Casino Marketing Lifetime Achievement Award was established in 2004 to honor…

US – IGT and Seminole Hard Rock Tampa launch Spin Ferno

International Game Technology and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa have launched IGT’s Spin Ferno spinning reel tournament system solution. With the Spin Ferno tournament system solution, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa guests can be the first to enjoy high-energy, automated slot tournaments on IGT’s, award-winning S3000 spinning reel cabinet. The Spin Ferno tournament solution…

US – Florida files lawsuit over ‘illegal’ blackjack tables

The state of Florida has now filed a lawsuit in a Tampa federal court asking a judge to order the Seminole Tribe of Florida to cease operating blackjack tables. Florida does not have legal jurisdiction over tribal reservations. The Seminoles were supposed to remove the blackjack tables at the end of September. But the tribe…