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Hard Rock Eyeing Potential Casino In Southeastern Wisconsin

Hard Rock International and the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin are teaming up to bring a casino to southeastern Wisconsin. The village of Bristol voted to sell a 60-acre parcel of land in the city of Kenosha to an affiliate of Hard Rock for $15.2 million. Full House Resorts is currently constructing a temporary casino in Waukegan, Illinois. The Temporary by American Place is expected to open this fall.
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Hard Rock remains Indiana’s top earning casino

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Hard Rock continues sportsbook roll-out with Indiana and Tennessee launches Thursday 8 September 2022 - 10:00 am The Hard Rock Digital arm of Hard Rock International has announced the launch of its online sportsbook product in Indiana and Tennesse...

Hard Rock continues sportsbook roll-out with Indiana and Tennessee launches
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The Hard Rock Digital arm of Hard Rock International has announced the launch of its online sportsbook product in Indiana and Tennesse...
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Hard Rock Sportsbook Launches Mobile App in Indiana and Tennessee

Hard Rock Sportsbook Launches Mobile App in Indiana and Tennessee

Indiana Casino Win Dips Below $200 Million For June

June's casino win was $197.2 million, down 6.9% from May's $211. 9 million. The casinos paid the state $64. 2 million in wagering and supplemental taxes. Horseshoe Hammond had the highest levy for the month, totaling $10.6 million as its wagerering taxes cleared $9.8 million for June.
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Indiana Casino Win Dips Below $200 Million For June

Indiana casino revenue drops 8% to $212M in May for a 2nd consecutive month

Indiana's casino revenue fell 8% in May to $211.9 million. Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana in Gary remained the top-earning casino with $36.3 million in win after bettors were paid. Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, racked up $28. 9 million, but both casinos' win was down compared to previous months. All 12 casinos reported month-over-month declines. The decline in casino earnings is linked to the nation's soaring inflation rate and the end of various federal relief and economic stimulus programs.
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Indiana casino revenue drops 8% to $212M in May for a 2nd consecutive month
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Indiana Casino Revenue Of $212 Million In May Was Off 7.5% From April

Indiana Casino Revenue Of $212 million in May Was Off 7.5% From April. Hard Rock Northern Indiana remained atop the leaderboard with $36.3 million. Free play declined to just shy of $3.8 million, less than half the $9.1 million for April, and the adjusted revenue eligible for taxation was $201.6 million - a 6.4% backslide from the previous April's $215. 3 million revenue.
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Indiana Casino Revenue Of $212 Million In May Was Off 7.5% From April

Wind Creek Breaks Ground For Suburban Cook County Casino In Illinois

Wind Creek broke ground for a new casino in Cook County, Illinois. The project is expected to be completed in September 2023. Hard Rock is the only other operator currently operating a casino. Illinois lost $331 million annually in gaming revenue to Indiana.  Hard Rock has been operating in Rockford since November. Bally's applied for Chicago's downtown casino license. It was rejected. Governor Pritzker signed a gaming expansion bill in June 2019. He signed it with sports betting. Wind Creek estimated creating 600 new construction jobs and generating $155 million in revenue by 2025.
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Indiana Casinos Claim Over $235M In Revenue For March

The Indiana Gaming Commission reports the state's 10 casinos and two racinos generated more than $235 million in revenue for March. It's the highest monthly revenue total of any month since March 2013. Hard Rock Northern Indiana did not open until last May. The state received $67.8 million through wagering taxes and an additional $4. 8 million via supplemental taxes accrued. Sports wagers produced $32.3 million and more $3.5 million of Hoosier State tax receipts.
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Indiana Casinos Claim Over $235M In Revenue For March

NWI casinos report $105.7M in revenues for March; Hard Rock again leads state

NWI casinos report $105.7M in revenues for March. Hard Rock Northern Indiana in Gary again leads state. Ameristar in East Chicago, Blue Chip in Michigan City, Horseshoe Hammond are second and third. The other casinos showed a slight decrease in year-over-year revenues. Ameristar took in $19.98M, 20.4% less than the $25.11M it took during the previous March, and Blue Chips $12.79M. Hourseshoer Hammond took $34.39M and it was 4.5% more than previous year.
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NWI casinos report $105.7M in revenues for March; Hard Rock again leads state

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana confirms successful QCI update

Quick Custom Intelligence has rolled out Version 3.4 of its platform to its entire customer base, including Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana. The update covered over 100,000 gaming machines including 50 casino resorts in North America. Dr Ralph Thomas, CEO of QCI, is proud of the automated upgrade process. He believes it saves money and improves the user experience. Hard Rancke Casino in Gary, Indiana added Qci's platform in February.
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Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana confirms successful QCI update

NWI casinos report strong February revenues; all state casinos up 48%

NWI casinos report strong February revenues; all state casinos up 48%. All four casinos posted year-over-year increases in revenues. Hard Rock Northern Indiana in Gary raked in $31.58 million last month. Ameristar in East Chicago and Horseshoe Hammond also scored higher revenues than last February.  Hard Rock again led the state in total revenues and table win, which brought in $9.4 million. It was the first month since it opened last May that it led in slot volume and slot win. The baccarat business was also strong.
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NWI casinos report strong February revenues; all state casinos up 48%
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Indiana Casinos Generate $190 Million In Win For January

Indiana Casinos Generate $190 million in Win For January. The state's 10 casinos and two racinos reported close to $189 million. Hard Rock Northern Indiana did not open to the public until last May. Weather played a part in the decline in January win totals. The total win was 10.2% down from December's total of $211.6 million, but 54% higher month-over-month.
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Indiana Casinos Generate $190 Million In Win For January

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana Adds Quick Custom Intelligence’s Slot Platform

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana has selected the QCI Slots tool to manage and optimize their gaming floor. This is the second Qci tool the property has purchased. QCI has over 50 casino resorts in North America and over 3000 sites worldwide using its tools. It is confident its product will meet the growing needs of the Hard Rock NorthernIndiana Casino.
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Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana Adds Quick Custom Intelligence’s Slot Platform

January snow blamed for dip in casino revenue; Hard Rock reports $10M table games revenue

January snowfall hit the region's four casinos. Ameristar Casino in East Chicago, Blue Chip Casino, Hard Rock Northern Indiana in Gary and Horseshoe Hammond raked in $84.05 million in January. This marked a 9.4% drop from December’s $92.74 million haul. Hard Rancher revenue was up 14.7% from $73.29 million year-over-year. It was boosted by a 204% increase at Hard rock after switching from Majestic Stars. The Gary casino took in $30.14 million, but it still led the state in both overall revenues and table game revenues.
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January snow blamed for dip in casino revenue; Hard Rock reports $10M table games revenue

Hard Rock responds to player's wishes with dynamic slot product

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana has increased its slot inventory by 300 games. The casino is marketing the newest and most popular games to differentiate between them. It's kind of like a retail store unveiling a new product line. The most successful games are positioned prominently and the most valuable ones are strategically positioned to attract the attention. Some of the legacy titles are making a comeback. They include IGT’s classic 2000 cabinet series. Scientific Games will bring some of its newest product to the casino at the end of this month. This is in response to guest feedback and revenue reports. A slot director arranges the games in such a way as to make them attractive to play and visible to guests.
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Hard Rock responds to player's wishes with dynamic slot product
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Bipartisan legislation proposed for long-desired Lake convention center finds home adjacent to casino Gary jackpot

The bill would create the convention and entertainment district in an area bounded by West 25th Avenue to the north, Cline Avenue, Broadway to east and Ridge Road to south. It would allow Lake County to adopt an increase in the county’s innkeeper tax of 3%, part of which must be deposited in a fund. The city of Gary could impose a food and beverage tax within the development area. A riverboat owner in Vigo County would pay .5% of its gross receipts to Gary in exchange for the river boat license. Mayor Jerome Prince opposes this. He also opposes having the . 5% from the casino's gross revenues from being diverted to a public safety fund instead of coming to city for public security.
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Bipartisan legislation proposed for long-desired Lake convention center finds home adjacent to casino Gary jackpot

Favorable calendar helps NWI casinos to good December report; Hard Rock Northern Indiana leads way with $32.45M

Hard Rock Northern Indiana took the top place in overall earnings and table games in the state last month. Mild weather, five Fridays and a good calendar helped Northwest Indiana's four casinos to increase revenues by 3%. Ameristar took in $18.9 million in revenues in December, up 7% over November’s $17.68 million and 7.8% more than December 2020's $ 17.53 million. Blue Chip Casino brought in $11.69 million, an 8.1% increase from November's and 46.5% up from previous December's$7.98 million
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Favorable calendar helps NWI casinos to good December report; Hard Rock Northern Indiana leads way with $32.45M

NWI casinos continue strong showing in November revenue report; Hard Rock chief says ‘extremely strong’ table games changes coming

NWI casinos continue strong showing in November revenue report. Hard Rock Northern Indiana in Gary took the top spots in overall revenues and table games. Horseshoe Hammond took in the second most revenues overall and in table game. Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City took first in sports wagering. Ameristar in East Chicago came second. Region saw revenues generated by its four casinos jump 38.5% compared to November 2020. The region's casinos were still operating in 2020 when the Hard Rook was under construction. It was also operating when Ameriarst was operating.
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NWI casinos continue strong showing in November revenue report; Hard Rock chief says ‘extremely strong’ table games changes coming
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Hard Rock leads state in October casino revenue with $32.3M; Horseshoe Hammond next with $31.5M

Hard Rock Northern Indiana casino took in $32.37 million in October. Horseshoe Hammond raked in $31.53 million. The state's four casinos made 47% increase in year-over-year revenues. The casino’s $24.82 million slot win was the highest among Indiana casinos. It also had $6.71 million table win. There will be 1,650 slot machines at the casino by the end of the year. They have 1.484 slot machine currently. Last year, the two Majestic Star Casinos brought in a total of $11.46 million, compared to $66.40 million during the same month in 2020.
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Hard Rock leads state in October casino revenue with $32.3M; Horseshoe Hammond next with $31.5M

City of Chicago Receives Five Bids For Downtown Casino License

The city of Chicago received five bids for a downtown casino. Bally's Corporation, HR Chicago, LLC, Rivers Chicago at McCormick, and Rivers 78 Gaming submitted bids. Rush Street Gaming co-owns Rivers Casino with Churchill Downs International in Des Plaines. Hard Rock International submitted a bid for Hardrock Northern Indiana in Gary. The city will choose a winner from the bids received. The winner will be exclusively operating a casino-resort that would likely include retail sports betting. It will also offer gaming positions at the city's two airports, O'Hare International and Midway International.
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City of Chicago Receives Five Bids For Downtown Casino License

Indiana Experiences a Small Drop in September Casino Revenue

Indiana's casino revenue for September was slightly above $194.7 million. The cumulative win of the racinos and casinos in Indiana was $206.6 million, which is a 1.3% decline from August. In September, the free-play revenue was less than $12.1 million compared to August's $11.5 million and the adjusted revenue gap shrunk to $1.4 million month-over-month.
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Indiana Experiences a Small Drop in September Casino Revenue

Indiana The Talk Of Southland Cook County Casino License Applicants

The Illinois Gaming Board is considering a casino license application from Southland Cook County. The board did not vote on the three finalists Wednesday. They will meet again next Wednesday to choose a winner. The winner will be announced by January. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a gaming expansion bill that legalized sports betting in June 2019. State Rep. Anthony DeLuca asked him to push the IGB into action.
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North Point And Full House Make Pitches For Waukegan Casino License

North Point Casino and Full House Resorts presented their bids for the Waukegan casino license to the Illinois Gaming Board on Wednesday. Rush Street Gaming and Churchill Downs Inc. withdrew their bid for Wurkegen on September 29. The Chicago Bears bought Arlington Park from CDI for $197.2 million. CDi and Rush St. operate Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, 30 miles from Wulkega. Potawatomi Casino is located 55 miles north of Wulakegans.
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North Point And Full House Make Pitches For Waukegan Casino License

Casino job fair tests to see if new careers are in the cards for hundreds

Elisa Williams, 54, is the first person to be offered a seat at the dealer school at Hard Rock Northern Indiana Casino. She will get one of 200 dealer positions at Gary casino when it opens in the spring. The school is free for successful applicants. Graduates will receive a bonus of up to $2,000 and full benefits. The second hiring event will take place on Thursday. It will be done with smaller groups. COVID-19 was implemented. There were some precautions due to it. They required masks, maintaining 6-foot distances and having temperature checks.
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Casino job fair tests to see if new careers are in the cards for hundreds

How Hard Rock is taking on the U.S. casino giants

Hard Rock has recently opened a new casino in Gary, Indiana. The company is planning to develop a second casino, this time in Terre Haute. It is estimated the project will cost $170 million. The Seminole Tribe of Florida acquired the Hard Rock brand in 2007. Hard Rancher has since opened 22 hotels and 10 casinos. They are determined to challenge the big names in U.S. casinos, with the likes of MGM Mirage, Caesars Entertainment, Penn National Gaming, and Wynn Resorts in their sights. There is one issue to be resolved involving Lucy Luck Gaming. Some Spectacle Entertainment shareholders have a stake in LucyLuck.
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WATCH NOW: An exclusive look inside the new Hard Rock Casino

The Hard Rock Casino opens its doors to the public on Friday at 5 p.m. It's the first land-based casino in the Hoosier State. The Times was given an exclusive tour of the 200,000-square foot building. The main entrance is located behind a 37-foot-tall-by-15-ft-wide guitar marquee modeled on the Airline Town and Country guitar owned by onetime Gary resident Joe Jackson. There are 1,300 slot machines and table games. They are surrounded by an artistic representation of a guitar with references to each member of Jackson 5.
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New Gary casino debuts iconic sign, shows off Jackson family memorabilia as May 14 opening nears

Joe Jackson's original 1965 Airline Town and Country guitar and Michael Jackson’s iconic jacket from the “Beat It” video will be on display at the new Hard Rock Northern Indiana Casino. The casino's grand opening is on May 14. The Region's first land-based casino will have 1,650 slots and 80 table games, five food venues, HardRock Center Bar and Hardrock Sportsbook. It is located adjacent to the Interstate 80/94 and Burr Street interchange. Other musical artifacts from Gary and Indiana musicians will also be displayed. They include Kinsey Brothers, Crystal Taliefero, who grew up in Hammond and Gary, and John Mellencamp.
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New Gary casino debuts iconic sign, shows off Jackson family memorabilia as May 14 opening nears