HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, which owns Hard Rock International, solidified its place as one of the world's leading casino operators, winning Land-Based Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards 2018 held in Las Vegas.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Global Gaming Awards recognized and celebrated the best in the industry. The awards were presented during a ceremony at the Sands Expo Convention Center on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.
"On behalf of our 40,000 employees around the world, we are truly honored to be selected for this prestigious award. It validates our commitment to outstanding service and acknowledges our growth strategy in the Industry," stated Jim Allen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hard Rock International.
The Land-Based Operator of the Year Award recognizes the achievements of casino operators who have not only excelled in terms of financial performance but led the industry in innovation and enhancement over the past 12 months. It honors the company that has gone above and beyond to create the best possible customer experience.
The Global Gaming Awards are powered by leading B2B-gaming publication, Gambling Insider, in association with G2E and independently adjudicated by KPMG Isle of Man. The awards have quickly become some of the most trusted in the industry.
With venues in 74 countries, including 185 cafes, 27 hotels and 12 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's most valuable collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company's two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Atlantic City, Bali, Cancun, Daytona Beach, Ibiza, Orlando, Shenzhen and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include, Maldives, Manila, Malaga, Georgetown, Fortaleza, Rosario and Chengdu. New Hard Rock Hotel, Casino or Hotel & Casino projects include Berlin, Budapest, Desaru Coast, Dublin, London, Los Cabos, Madrid, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Sacramento, Dalian and Haikou in China. In 2018, Hard Rock International was recognized as a Forbes Magazine Top Employer for Women and Land Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards. For more information on Hard Rock International visit www.hardrock.com.
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