ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — After years of work, Hard Rock will open the doors of its temporary casino Wednesday in Rockford.
The casino, 610 N Bell School Rd, will officially open it’s doors at 11 a.m. to the public. The new casino will feature two unique restaurants, a pop-up retail shop, and over 8,500 square feet of gaming space offering 635 slots and Interblock Electronic Table Games. There are no live table games.
The casino will be open 24/7.
“We all know that every great musical begins with an opening act. This is no different,” said Jon Lucas, COO of Hard Rock International. “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 so far, and all of them have been approved by the Illinois Gaming Board.