New Hard Rock Casino at the Meadowlands
A casino in northern New Jersey would help draw visitors from other states, creating competition with New York and Pennsylvania.
Hard Rock International,owner of one of the world’s most iconic and recognized brands, announced last week its plan to build a casino at the Meadowlands inNew Jersey. The proposed entertainment destination would be ideally situated in northernNew Jerseyand is projected to generate$400 Millionof new tax revenues a year.
«With its close proximity to an international airport, the new casino would be designed to attract visitors from not only the 14 million adults in northernNew JerseyandNew York City, but also international travelers, making it a premier entertainment destination,» saidJim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International. «The significant tax revenue brought intoNew Jerseycould go directly to aid in the development and reconstruction ofAtlantic City’scasino and hotel industry.»
Reports show a casino in northernNew Jerseywould help draw visitors from other states, creating competition withNew YorkandPennsylvania, who have taken more than$13 billionin revenue fromNew Jerseyin the past eight years since they’ve expanded their gaming options.
«We’re thrilled to bring this great offering to the New Meadowlands Racetrack,» saidJeff Gural, Chairman of New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC. «With its expertise in gaming, hotels, restaurants, live events, entertainment, and retail offerings, Hard Rock International is the ideal partner for New Meadowlands Racetrack, bringing the globally recognized brand to the racetrack elevates excitement surrounding the project.»
The Hard Rock Casino will feature 5,000 slot machines and 200 gaming tables. The project will also feature ten restaurants and four bars; a multi-purpose Hard Rock Live showroom; New Jersey Music Hall of Fame; and «The Vault,» a music memorabilia museum expertly curated by Hard Rock – owners of the world’s largest music memorabilia collection.
The entertainment destination will also offer retail shops and a six-story parking garage conveniently located just steps away from the casino grounds. Due to the$120 millioninvestment that ownerJeff Guralmade in the Meadowlands in2012, Phase One could be open as soon as Summer of 2016.
With a total of 200 venues in 64 countries, including 154 cafes, 21 hotels and 10 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with anEric Claptonguitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website.