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Hard Rock wins casino license in Atlantic City


Hard Rock wins casino license in Atlantic City

Hard Rock has been granted a casino license by the New Jersey gambling regulators. The Casino Control Commission gave a nod to the Hard Rock's application on Wednesday for a casino license for the former Trump Taj Mahal, which is now being rebranded into a music-themed resort.

The casino would be reopening on June 28 and another shuttered Broadwalk casino would also reopen as the Ocean Resort Casino. The new Ocean casino is a former Revel property while as the Trump Taj Mahal was once hailed as the 'eighth wonder of the world' by President Trump.

Both the casinos were shut down but would be revamped to begin Atlantic City's recovery from a string of gambling hall closures.

Together, the two casinos would be restoring 6.500 of the 11,000 jobs losses of the Atlantic City. Thousands of people had lost their jobs when five of its twelve casinos were closed in 2014.

Officials of Hard Rock say that they have received 50,000 job applications for job openings for 4,000 people.

"We have a lot in store and it certainly going to blow away the minds of people," said Jon Lucas, Chief Operating Officer of Hard Rock International.

"It would give a boost to the gambling industry of Atlantic City," he added.

Hard Rock is planning to completely revamp the casino resort which was opened by Trumo in 1990.

"We could have just gone for re-carpeting and putting some memorabilia. But, we want to contribute to the growth of the Atlantic City rather than moving people from the existing facility."