Rensselaer's proposed casino has gained a new, well-known partner.

Hard Rock International has been added as a collaborator for the proposed casino.

If the city wins the bid, the partners breakdown like this:

  • Flaum Management, land owner
  • Global Gaming & Capital OTB, operation of casino
  • Hard Rock International, hotel and restaurant operations

Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International, said in a statement:

Hard Rock International is thrilled to collaborate with NYS Funding LLC to potentially create a world class facility in Rensselaer within the Capital Region, as it would become an important economic engine for the community. We look forward to lending our global recognition, strong legacy of philanthropy and entertainment, and proven experience to this project. We are confident that this Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will positively impact the community’s economy.

Rensselaer's mayor Dan Dwyer is excited by the additional partner:

Introducing the Hard Rock brand to the region and to our city greatly elevates the excitement around this project and will make the resort casino even more attractive and successful as a destination for the local community and visitors alike.

Full details about the proposed casino will be released when the partners enter their Application of Request by the June 30 deadline to the state gaming commission.