What was once informally referred to as a “racino” is now formally known as a “Rocksino.”
Hard Rock International officially announced Jan. 28 its first Rocksino, which will be at Northfield Park racetrack in Northfield, according to a news release.
The Northfield Park-Hard Rock partnership was first announced in May 2012, when plans for a new gaming center were unveiled. Construction on the project started on Dec. 30, 2012, and the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park is scheduled to open in December of this year.
“We are excited to work with the dynamic, world-renowned Hard Rock brand on this project and are certain the Rocksino will enhance the Northfield Park racetrack experience for our visitors,” said Brock Milstein, chairman and CEO of Northfield Park and Milstein Entertainment. “We are also excited to report that construction is underway and on schedule. We look forward to holding a job fair in late 2013, offering great jobs for all skill sets, and ultimately, generating more than 600 new permanent jobs upon the Rocksino’s opening.”
Hard Rock International, which oversees 177 venues – including eight casinos – in 58 countries, considers the Rocksino its newest gaming brand.
“Hard Rock is committed to building the premier entertainment and gaming destination in the area. We want to bring something special to a region so rich in music history and are proud this location will launch the Rocksino brand,” said Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International. “With more than 2,300 gaming devices, varied dining options and excellent live music events, the Rocksino is sure to become the premiere entertainment and gaming destination in the Midwest.”