The new Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana celebrated its May 14 grand opening with a traditional guitar-smashing ceremony and live music including a performance by Chicago blues great, Mr. Buddy Guy.
Surrounding the 210,000 SF casino are roads, walkways, and surface parking for 2,340 vehicles and tour buses. A 37-foot signature neon guitar marks the main entrance. Inside, the gaming floor features a grand walkway with art chandelier.
The 150,000 SF main gaming area holds 80 tables with games like Blackjack, Mini Baccarat, Pai Gow, and Spanish 21. Patrons can play 1,637 of the most popular slots as well as video poker and video roulette. The casino features a High Limit Slots room, VIP areas, a sportsbook, an acoustically pure Hard Rock Live indoor concert venue with unobstructed sight lines, and gift shop. A Hard Rock Cafe, Asian noodle bar, and plush, high-end steakhouse are among the five food concepts.
Powers & Sons is one of three firms that comprised the JV general contracting and construction management team. The $150,000,000 casino is operated by Hard Rock International owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Future plans call for the property to be expanded with the addition of a 200-room Hard Rock hotel on the property.