Hard Rock Indiana Gets Opening Date, Fined

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American land casino group Hard Rock International has gotten an opening date for its Gary, Indiana casino while also settling with the state's gaming commission for failing to get former CEO Rod Ratcliff to divest himself from the venture.

The Hard Rock in Gary will launch on May 14th, as the company says that they've cleared all hurdles to getting the spot to open. The casino is expected to employ between 400 and 600 people. The site also generated a lot of construction work, with $52 million doled out to get the resort built.

In other Hard Rock News, the company agreed to pay $530,000 in a settlement with the Indiana Gaming Commission due to the company dragging its feet in getting Ratcliff out of the venture. The issue was that the Hard Rock took more than 50 days to comply with the order to remove the former executive. The delay was the longest that the regulator had ever seen, and the stiff fine was imposed to help ensure that such actions won't happen again.

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Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.