This week Hard Rock International was fined $5,000 by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for not disclosing the hiring of a new executive, which is required by state law.
Hard Rock hired Mann Lien this past July to help with Asian marketing, making him an executive. Under the law, Hard Rock needed to disclose the hiring and have a background check done on Lien. His hiring was not disclosed until October 22nd, which caused the fine to be handed down. The Hard Rock opened in June and is occupying the spot of the shuttered Trump Taj Mahal on the Atlantic City boardwalk. The company put in millions of dollars to renovate the property, and is planning to offer hundreds of music and comedy events over its first year in operation.
No comment on the fine from either Hard Rock or the DGE was available as of press time.