Hard Rock International grand celebration opening of Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield Park, Ohio officially debuted on December 18, 2013. Rocksino is the first brand of this kind for Hard Rock International.
The unveiling started with the legendary guitar smash which is a ritual for every one of the Casinos opening. Special guest star appearances included Joan Jett and The Blackhearts.
Just 20 miles from Cleveland, it is a perfect location where there lays the roots of rock n’ roll. The Casino floor is a massive 200,000 square feet with a collection of impressive memorabilia throughout the property including Eddie Van Halen’s red hot motorcycle at the Center Bar.
The Casino is located on the property of Northfield Park harness racing grounds, offering more than 200 live racing per year.
"We are thrilled to continue expanding the Hard Rock gaming brand with our newest venture, the Rocksino," said Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International.
"With fine execution, high quality service, classic Hard Rock vibe and custom memorabilia, we look forward to providing an incredible entertainment experience for guests and Hard Rock fans worldwide."
Giving back to the Northwest Ohio community, a portion of the grand opening proceeds went to benefit the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank, Cleveland Food Bank and The Kosar Foundation.
"We're proud to partner with our hometown charities, as part of our grand opening activities," said Jon Lucas president of Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park.
"We have a steadfast, undying commitment to help make a difference in the community, and want our business and the community to be prosperous and thrive.
“Prosperous communities are great places to do business and to attract and retain talent. We will continue to invest our dollars, time, and resources to help our community partners make that happen.”
Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park include 2,200 gaming devices, live concerts for 2,600 guests, the Rock Shop featuring Hard Rock merchandise and the Club featuring comedians and illusion acts that is also open for private parties.
Restaurants include Hard Rock Cafe; Kosar's Wood-Fired Grill, football hero Bernie Kosar's steakhouse; Fresh Harvest offering an unlimited buffet with seven stations; and Constant Grind, a bistro with sandwiches, desserts and more.