Hard Rock opens temporary casino in Rockford, Illinois

The temporary casino is expected to operate for two years.
The temporary casino is expected to operate for two years.

With more than 600 slot machines, the venue will operate while construction advances on the permanent Hard Rock Casino.

US.- Hard Rock has opened the doors of its temporary casino in Rockford City, Illinois. It will host more than 600 slot machines, a sports bar, and a restaurant for 18 to 24 months while construction on the permanent Hard Rock Casino is underway.

Located at Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center, the temporary casino is expected to operate for two years in the city of Rockford, while the $310m permanent casino venue is being constructed.

Jon Lucas, COO of Hard Rock International said: “We all know that every great musical begins with an opening act. This is no different. Thanks to the unwavering support from our leaders and members of the community, Hard Rock International is able to expand our footprint and bring to life the excitement that our team is so pleased to be a part of.

“We could not be prouder of this project and look forward to continuing to integrate ourselves into this incredible community for years to come.”

Hard Rock has hired nearly 300 employees to work at the temporary casino, which is open 24/7.

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