The full-service casino will cover 30,000 square feet and host 900 gaming slots and 20 tables.
US.- Hard Rock International has announced that construction is underway on its temporary casino at the former Bristol Mall site in Bristol, Virginia. The temporary casino is due to open before the end of the second quarter of 2022.
The full-service casino will cover 30,000 square feet and host 900 gaming slots and 20 tables for a variety of gaming options. As well as the main casino floor, there will be non-smoking and high-limit gaming areas. A restaurant, a grab-and-go food outlet, and a sports bar and lounge with entertainment along with an adjacent smoking sports lounge will be available.
Hard Rock said the temporary casino will create 600 new jobs. Last month, the company submitted a demolition plan to the City of Bristol.
Jon Lucas, chief operating officer of Hard Rock International said: “We’ve introduced the Hard Rock experience to a number of cities this year, and our presence in Bristol, Virginia, is especially rewarding for the brand as the project is our first hotel & casino in the state.
“The project will spur economic growth, additional tax revenue and create new jobs for the city and its surrounding areas. We look forward to welcoming Hard Rock fans in the new year.”
The permanent $300m Bristol casino will offer a casino with 2,700 slots and 100 table games, multiple restaurants and bars, an outdoor concert venue, convention space and multiple shops. The permanent casino will take another 18 months to two years to construct.