Hard Rock Sportsbook Goes Live Online in Virginia, First Retail Book Planned for Bristol

Hard Rock Sportsbook Bristol casino
Hard Rock Sportsbook Bristol casino

Hard Rock Sportsbook is the latest online sports wagering platform to commence operations in Virginia. A rendering of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol. The Virginia resort launched its Hard Rock Sportsbook online this week. In-person betting will come to Bristol when the casino opens its temporary gaming space in July of 2022. (Image: Hard Rock International) Hard Rock’s digital sportsbook is the eighth mobile platform to take legal, regulated wagers in the commonwealth. But Hard Rock plans to be first when it comes to taking in-person bets.

Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, is investing $300 million to transform the former Bristol Mall near the Virginia-Tennessee border into a casino resort. The undertaking includes reutilizing mall space, as well as constructing a standalone hotel tower and resort.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol, as the project is officially known, made history last month by receiving the first commercial casino license to ever be issued in Virginia. The Bristol project won’t be fully finished until sometime in late 2024 or 2025.

But Hard Rock plans to open a temporary casino space inside the mall this July. When it does, the Hard Rock Sportsbook will take in-person bets. July Opening Details

As Hard Rock Bristol is moving closer to opening its temporary casino, the company is divulging specifics on the gaming space.

Hard Rock officials say the 30,000-square-foot interim casino will feature 870 slot machines and 21 table games. The on-site Hard Rock Sportsbook will offer bettors self-service kiosks […]

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