November 1, 2022

Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati Previews Sportsbook Ahead of January 1 Opening

Contact: Jackie Reau Game Day (513) 708-5822 | [email protected]
CINCINNATI (November 1, 2022) – Officials at Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati provided a behind-the-scenes tour of the Hard Rock Sportsbook for media led by Property President George Goldhoff and Hall of Fame Broadcaster Marty Brennaman. The Hard Rock Sportsbook will officially open on Sunday, January 1, 2023, at 12:01 a.m. when sports betting becomes legal in the state of Ohio. 
Hard Rock Sportsbook will be located adjacent to the Hard Rock Cafe and will feature a new lounge area, 33 betting kiosks and betting windows. Ohioans can download and sign up now for the Hard Rock Sportsbook mobile app, which has a 4.8-star rating on iOS and Android or visit for more information. New online players will receive a chance to win up to $5,000 in bonus bets by spinning the Mystery Wheel once Hard Rock Sportsbook begins taking bets on January 1, 2023.
Goldhoff also announced the list of Cincinnati sports celebrities who will celebrate New Year’s Eve and the launch of sports betting. They include:
Cincinnati Reds Legend Pete Rose 
Hall of Fame Broadcaster Marty Brennaman 
Cincinnati Reds Legend Tom “Mr. Perfect” Browning 
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 
At approximately 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2023, Cincinnati Reds Legend Pete Rose will place the first bet for Hard Rock Sportsbook in Cincinnati. 
Additionally, Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon will host the New Year’s Eve Party in the Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati Event Center featuring entertainment by DJ Zayne and DJ Etrayn. $125 for two tickets includes appetizers, two drink tickets and access to the party. Tickets are on sale at
A “Limited Time $49.99 Prime Rib and Snow Crab Buffet Special” in the Food Hall will also be available from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on December 31.
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 or
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