Hard Rock to open Rocksino Deadwood boutique hotel and casino

The Rocksino property will have 86 slot machines.
The Rocksino property will have 86 slot machines.

The Rocksino by Hard Rock project will open on August 8.

US.- Hard Rock International has announced that its Rocksino project in Deadwood, Black Hills National Forest, will open on August 8. The Rocksino by Hard Rock project is described as a boutique hotel and casino experience.

The property will feature a casino with 86 new slot machines, a full-service restaurant and bar and a Rock Shop Retail Store with Rocksino clothing. The development team expects to open guest rooms later in the year.

Jon Lucas, chief operating officer at Hard Rock International, said: “Hard Rock prides itself on being able to provide authentic and memorable experiences for our guests embodied by music and rich cultural history,” and added: “We are thrilled to become a part of one of the most celebrated historic places in the U.S. and provide an economic stimulus to the city of Deadwood.”

David Ruth, mayor of Deadwood, said: “As a community notorious for entertaining guests since 1876, Deadwood is excited to welcome Rocksino by Hard Rock as our newest, ca n’t-miss property.

“Our rich, old West history combined with the Hard Rock brand will enhance the Deadwood experience that we are known for. The Rocksino by Hard Rock is sure to be an additional gem luring visitors to our amazing community.”

Hard Rock will announce the details of a partnership with Tunnel to Towers at the Grand Opening Guitar Smash on August 8. The partnership will benefit the Oglala Sioux Tribal Veterans Program. The property is seeking to fill several positions in its workforce, including administrative assistant and department supervisors for food and beverage, casino, and kitchen, public area attendants, housekeeping, bartenders, kitchen staff and retail sales associates.

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Deadwood casino gaming handle up in March

Deadwood’s casinos saw their casino and sports betting gaming handle increase year-on-year in March. The South Dakota Commission on Gaming has reported that visitors wagered $134.2m, up 3 per cent compared to March 2022. It was the state’s highest monthly total since September 2022.

Players gambled $125.3m on slot machines and $7.9m on table games. The slot machine handle increased by 3 per cent and table game handle by 7.8 per cent when compared to 2022. Sports wagering generated a $923,904 handle, down 5.2 per cent year-on-year, led by wagers on NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and the NCAA’s Men’s Basketball.

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