Over 2,000 Hard Rock International employees in Atlantic City are to receive bonuses in recognition of their efforts throughout the pandemic and beyond.

Implementing the pledge for the second consecutive year, the bonuses, which are said to be worth $1m in total, aim to reward the loyalty, hard work, and dedication to the gaming resort.

US media outlets report that similar moves are also being made by the firm further afield, including in Florida, where Seminole Tribe of Florida owned group boasts the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa.

Companies across a range of industries are said to have made similar moves in recent weeks, with a number of Macau focused casino operators, including MGM China; Melco Resorts and Entertainment; Wynn Macau; and SJM Holdings, also reported to have implemented employee bonus structures.

Jim Allen, chairman of HRI, addressed the company’s team members virtually, expressing his gratitude for their perseverance and contributions that have led to the success of the Atlantic City property.

“The dedication of our team members has been crucial to driving the success of our casino resorts, and we are proud that Hard Rock Atlantic City has been able to prevail during these challenging times,” he said. “We are committed to the well-being of our valued team members.”

To address vital necessities for team members during the pandemic, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and HRI have devoted over $90m in COVID-19 relief efforts across the company portfolio, which has supported team members through the continuation of pay following the property closures, benefit extensions, and several grocery gift card distributions.

“This is a very exciting time for our team members that was made possible by our incredibly generous owners, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, along with chairman of Hard Rock International Jim Allen and Hard Rock Atlantic City partners Jack Morris, Joe and Michael Jingoli who have truly brought light and hope into the new year,” added Joe Lupo, president of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.