We've waited long enough!  The Hard Rock Casino in Rockford, Illinois has officially announced their grand opening date.  Are you ready to rock?!

We have all passed by, what once was, the Clock Tower Resort on East State Street and I-90 in Rockford.  Every day since breaking ground on the new Hard Rock Casino location in September 2022, it's been a waiting game to find out when it's finally opening to the public.

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Hard Rock Casino Announces Grand Opening Date in Rockford, Illinois

On Thursday, August 29th, 2024 at 3:00pm, the Hard Rock Casino Rockford will opens its doors for the very first time!

Related: Wisconsin’s New Ho-Chunk Casino Will Begin Construction This Fall

Guests can explore over 1,300 slot machines, 44 table games, a Hard Rock Café, Hard Rock Live concert venue, several restaurants, and shops throughout the 189,000-square-foot casino.

Jon Lucas, the Chief Operating Officer at Hard Rock International, gave a big thank you to the community and state of Illinois.

"I'd like to thank the Rockford community and State of Illinois for welcoming Hard Rock and our unique brand of world-class entertainment to the greater region," said Jon Lucas, Chief Operating Officer at Hard Rock International. "The economic impact of this casino will provide hundreds of new jobs and boost the entertainment options for anyone living near or visiting Rockford. We are thrilled to welcome this new property to our global portfolio of over 300 Hard Rock venues."  [prnewswire]


Hard Rock Casino Rockford
Hard Rock Casino Rockford

Read More: Rockford’s Hard Rock Hauls In $8.4 Million In First 2 Months 

What about the hotel?  There will be 250 rooms, but the hotel is expected to open a few months after the casino.

For anyone looking to work for the Hard Rock Casino, check out all their job listings here.  Over 400 people will be hired to staff the casino alone.

Also, Ho-Chunk Nation announced they're breaking ground on a new casino in Beloit, Wisconsin this fall.  Ho-Chunk officials say the construction could take up to 18 months to complete the 139,000 square-foot casino in Beloit. Details here!

Construction Photos And More Of Rockford MetroCentre / BMO Harris Bank Center

Photo Flashback History Lesson Of The BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford

Photo Flashback History Lesson Of The BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford

Gallery Credit: Brian Thomas Photography, BMO Harris Bank Center Archives, NiteLite Promotions, Double T, & Troy Poole


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