Hard Rock to open Rocksino Deadwood property in August

Deadwood South Dakota
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Hard Rock International has announced a grand opening date of August 8, 2023, for a Rocksino hotel and casino property in Deadwood, South Dakota.

Members of Hard Rock, the local community and civic leaders will be part of the opening for the Rocksino by Hard Rock Deadwood, which is expected to bring everything that the public knows about the Hard Rock brand “but on a smaller scale” than its other venues in bigger cities.

Jon Lucas, Chief Operating Officer at Hard Rock International, stated: “Hard Rock prides itself on being able to provide authentic and memorable experiences for our guests embodied by music and rich cultural history.

“We are thrilled to become a part of one of the most celebrated historic places in the US and provide an economic stimulus to the city of Deadwood.”

Included in the Rocksino property will be 86 slot machines, a full-service restaurant and bar, a historic patio with a wood fire grill, a VIP mezzanine, a retail store and guest rooms which are expected to open later this year. The location will also be a part of Hard Rock’s global loyalty program UNITY by Hard Rock Rewards.

As part of the grand opening, Hard Rock will partner with Tunnel to Towers to aid the Oglala Sioux Tribal Veterans Program. Further details of the collaboration are to be announced at the Grand Opening Guitar Smash at Outlaw Square on August 8, featuring headliner Sublime with Rome.

“As a community notorious for entertaining guests since 1876, Deadwood is excited to welcome Rocksino by Hard Rock as our newest, can’t-miss property,” added the Mayor of Deadwood, David Ruth.

“Our rich, old West history combined with the Hard Rock brand will enhance the Deadwood experience that we are known for. The Rocksino by Hard Rock is sure to be an additional gem luring visitors to our amazing community.”