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Las Vegas' Hard Rock Casino-Hotel Has New Billionaire Owner

'The guitar may not survive'

(Newser) - The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will be overhauled over the next several months following its purchase Friday by billionaire Richard Branson, the AP reports. The property with about 1,500 rooms and suites off the Las Vegas Strip will eventually become Virgin Hotels Las Vegas. It... More »

Former Hard Rock Servers Sue Over Tip Policy

They say it led to them making less than minimum wage

(Newser) - Two former servers at the Hard Rock Cafe in Orlando—the chain's biggest site—are suing because they say the restaurant illegally paid them less than minimum wage for three years, the Orlando Sentinel reports. They say Hard Rock broke the law by requiring them to share tips not only... More »

Gorbachev Plays the Hard Rock

Former Soviet leader talks peace at Florida hotel casino

(Newser) - An unlikely entertainer is taking the stage tonight at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., the Miami Herald reports: former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. Gorbachev, 77, will speak on peace in a venue where country crooner Reba McEntire and guitar legend Carlos Santana are also booked this... More »

Vegas Barkeep Sues Rodman

She says he rubbed against her, slapped her butt

(Newser) - A Las Vegas bartender is suing Dennis Rodman in federal court for assault, saying the ex-NBA star rubbed up against her and slapped her derriere last year, reports the AP. Sara Robinson is also accusing the Hard Rock hotel for firing her after she filed a complaint regarding Rodman's behavior.... More »

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