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Hard Rock Sportsbook Now Open at Hard Rock Cincinnati and Live in Ohio on Mobile App

January 1, 2023

CINCINNATI – Hard Rock Sportsbook officially opened at Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati at approximately 12:01 a.m. on January 1st, the landmark day that sports betting became legal in Ohio. Cincinnati Reds Legend, Pete Rose, made the first bet at Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati, wagering $100 on the Cincinnati Reds to win the 2023 World Series.

Hard Rock Cincinnati Sportsbook is located inside the Hard Rock Cafe and features a new lounge area to enhance the gamedays year-round for local sport fans. In addition to a new sportsbook lounge area, Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati has added more than 150 TVs, 33 betting kiosks, and six betting windows. The Hard Rock Sportsbook experience is also available anytime, anywhere throughout Ohio, via a mobile app and desktop sportsbook. New Ohio players on the Hard Rock Sportsbook mobile app can earn up to five spins of the Mystery Wheel (depending on amount bet), each with a chance to win up to $5,000 in bonus bets.

The following Cincinnati sports celebrities celebrated New Year’s Eve and the launch of sports betting at Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati:

  • Cincinnati Reds Legend Pete Rose
  • Hall of Fame Broadcaster Marty Brennaman
  • Cincinnati Reds Legend Bronson Arroyo
  • Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Wineberg
  • Cincinnati Bengals Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz
  • Cincinnati Bengals Legend Ickey Woods
  • Cincinnati Bengals Legend Jim Breech
  • Cincinnati Bengals Legend David Fulcher

Hard Rock Sportsbook’s mobile app has a 4.8-star rating and offers a frictionless, easy-to-use experience with live streaming, innovative promotions, fast deposits and withdrawals, and hundreds of games and props to bet each day along with same game parlays and prop parlays. The Hard Rock Sportsbook mobile app is available for download through the App Store (iOS users) or the Google PlayStore (Android users) and can be utilized by fans physically located within Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia with plans to expand to additional states soon. Hard Rock Sportsbook also serves fans online in New Jersey and Iowa through the Hard Rock Sports & Casino NJ and the Hard Rock Sportsbook Iowa apps, respectively.

About Hard Rock®

Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in over 70 countries spanning 265 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2022, Hard Rock Hotels was honored as the number one brand in Outstanding Guest Satisfaction for the second year in a row among Upper Upscale Hotels in J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study. This designation is the fourth consecutive year the iconic brand has been among top brands in this category.

HRI is the first privately-owned gaming company designated U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal for the second year. Hard Rock was also honored as one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Women, Diversity and New Grads and a Top Large Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry. In 2021, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos received first place ranking in the Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group for six of the last seven years. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.


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