Virginia Casino: Hard Rock will open a temporary casino in Bristol in July

Virginia Casino: Hard Rock will open a temporary casino in Bristol in July

Hard Rock International has finally set a date for the “grand opening” of its temporary, full-service real-money casino in Bristol, Virginia.

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On 8 July 2022, the interim facility located at the old Bristol Mall will welcome guests for the first time. Construction plans kicked off in December 2021 after Hard Rock gained approval from the Virginia Lottery. Wanting to get operations began as quickly as possible, the business set to work renovating the vacant mall space into a temporary casino. Hard Rock has simultaneously been selecting its crew to administer the facility during development. Allie Evangelista will handle the casino’s business, whose appointment as President was announced in February.

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Recent Casino Ventures in Virginia

Currently, three other land-based casino ventures are proceeding in Virginia, spanning Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Danville, the operating partners of which are Pamunkey Indian Tribe, Rush Street Gaming, and Caesars, respectively. Each was approved in municipal referenda in November 2020. Earlier this month, a Circuit Court judge in the Virginian capital of Richmond gave the city’s renewed casino project a big shot in the arm, after giving authorization for a second referendum to be held.

Press Release Statement 

Evangelista said in a press release stating that commenting on the property’s summer debut, they cannot wait to open the doors on 8 July for our temporary casino in Bristol. They continue to employ new team members every day and are working hard to fill the remaining openings through hiring events over the next couple of months, including two events next week. Visitors will be excited to enjoy superb gaming and dining possibilities at the new property.

Likewise, Jon Lucas, Chief Operating Officer of Hard Rock International, to whom Evangelista will report, noted that They are delighted to launch the casino and welcome customers. As Virginia’s first casino, ‘Bristol Casino – Future Home of Hard Rock’ will be a magnificent addition to the Hard Rock global portfolio of dining, hotel, and entertainment locations. They are happy with the substantial progress that Allie Evangelista and her team are making towards an 8 July grand opening celebration for Bristol.

About Hard Rock Casino

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, commonly known as The Guitar Hotel due to its tower’s resemblance to two guitars, is a hotel and casino resort located near Hollywood, Florida, in the United States. It is situated on 100 acres of the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Hollywood Reservation. The property currently features a single hotel tower, a 140,000-square-foot (13,000-square-meter) casino, a large poker room, a four-acre (1.6-hectare) lagoon-style pool complex with a central bar, and numerous private restaurants, shops, spas, cabanas, bars, and nightclubs, as well as the Hard Rock Event Center. In October 2019, a significant expansion was finished.


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