SECAUCUS, NJ - Hard Rock International has announced this week that the corporation plans to build a casino in partnership with the Meadowlands Racetrack in Secaucus. The gambling complex is reportedly projected to generate $400 million yearly in tax revenue. Hard Rock is widely recognized worldwide for it's entertainment-themed hotels and restaurants as well as it ownership of the world’s largest music memorabilia collection.
In 2012, New Meadowlands Racetrack Chair Jeff Gural committed to a $120 million investment in the Hard Rock project; it's expected Phase One of the complex could be open as soon as summer of 2016. The plan, however, needs approval from the New Jersey Legislature in order to move forward with this project.
“With its close proximity to an international airport,
The corporation cites reports which show that a casino in northern New Jersey would entice visitors from around the tri-state area. In particular, a Hard Rock Casino would allow New Jersey to directly compete with New York and Pennsylvania, who have published earnings of over $13 billion in revenue over the past eight years.
“We’re thrilled to bring this great offering to the New Meadowlands Racetrack,” Racetrack Chair Gural commented.
Hard Rock Casino Proposed Features
The Hard Rock Casino is expected to feature a wide selection of entertainment and hospitality features including: