If you’re looking for some adults-only fun in the Queen City, there’s plenty to be had at the new Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati!

Located on the edge of downtown at 1000 Broadway Street, Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati offers 24/7 entertainment.  Although this location has been the site of two failed casinos, Hard Rock Casino is taking gaming to a new level in the tristate area.

Fun, Food, and Freebies at Cincinnati’s Hard Rock Casino!

Hard Rock’s branding is well-known and they’ve been around for decades.  With locations worldwide, a Hard Rock Cafe t-shirt is one of those souvenirs you actually wish Aunt Mary would bring you back from her travels!

Finally, our beloved Cincinnati will have our own.

Fun at Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati

Cincinnati has had a casino at this location for several years now, but the new Hard Rock Casino is bringing on the fun.

You’ll find plenty of slot machines and table games to try your luck at, plus a live poker room for the card sharks.

Slot Machines

There are over 1,600 slot machines that are updated regularly, so you’ll always find a new game to play.

Play denominations start at just 1¢ and go up to $25 for the high-rollers.  If that’s you, there’s a special room with High-Roller Slots only.

For the rest of us, “penny” slots are available at every turn throughout the casino.  If you haven’t been to a casino lately, these games are not the old-school “pull the handle and match three” to win.  These games are highly engaging, with awesome graphics, sound effects, multiple pay-lines and fun Bonus rounds.

If you’re a smoker, there is a semi-enclosed outdoor smoking-area with popular slot machines and a full bar.

Hard Rock Casino’s featured slots also offer jackpots, making it possible to win thousands of dollars on the “penny” slots.

Table Games

If slots aren’t your style, Cincinnati’s Hard Rock Casino offers nearly 100 fun table games.  Take your chances on the dice at the Craps tables, bet your lucky numbers on the Roulette wheel, or check out their many card games.


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Try your luck at Three Card Poker, Texas Hold ‘Em, and Mississipi Stud, just to name a few.

The one card game that’s sure to be a good time?  Blackjack.

Blackjack at Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati

Blackjack is one of the easiest table games to learn, which is probably why it’s one of the most popular.

At Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati, you’ll find Blackjack tables of all types, from traditional to variations offering more ways to win.

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Check out these options to get your Blackjack on:

  • Free Bet Blackjack – Play a “Push 22” side bet and win up to 50x your bet when the dealer draws to 22!
  • Rock n’ 21 – Increase your winnings on a 2-card Blackjack!  Two black cards pays 2:1, two red cards pays 3:2, and two mixed cards pays 1:1.
  • Zappit Blackjack – If you’re dealt a hard two-card 15, 16, 17, or 18, you can Zappit and get two new cards.
  • Buster Blackjack Side Bets – Get paid whenever the dealer busts!  Your optional side bet is paid out based on the number of cards in the dealer’s busted hand.

Live-Action Poker

I’ve never ventured into the Poker Room myself, but if you’ve got the skills and are willing to back it up with cash wagers, check out the Live-Action Poker at Hard Rock Casino.

You can get in on Live-Action Omaha and Live-Action Texas Hold ‘Em or join one of the daily poker tournaments.

Live Entertainment at Cincinnati’s Hard Rock Cafe!

Yes, we’ve got that!  Opening this month, they’ve already lined up several acts for late July.  You can rock out and have an awesome dining experience at the same time.

Hard Rock Cafe serves breakfast – Say, What?!?  I can’t wait to check that out.

After being cooped up during the pandemic, I’m ready to get out and enjoy some live entertainment and socialize with other music-junkies.

Food at Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati

Not only can you have tons of fun at the Hard Rock Casino, you can enjoy a delicious meal, too!  No matter what type of cuisine you’re in the mood for, Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati has you covered.

Hard Rock Cafe

If you want a juicy burger and the perfect milkshake, Hard Rock Cafe is your spot.  You’ll be surrounded by rock memorabilia and many nights include live music.

You can’t go wrong with any of their burgers.  Not in the mood for a burger? Try their chicken wings or baby back ribs, both of which are also yummy.

Hard Rock Cafe is also known for their awesome breakfast/brunch.  After a late night out, you’ll find the perfect mix of protein to get your body going again.

Don’t forget the milkshake!

Brick’d Pizza

I love brick oven pizza and Basil Leaf Pizza never disappoints.  Their toppings are always fresh and you’ll be thrilled with the quality.

Basil Leaf also offers salads and subs.  Their Tuscan Sub will have your mouth watering – Hard Salami, Pepperoni, Ham, Provolone,
Tomato, Red Onion & House Vinaigrette.  It’s baked in their brick oven and oh, so good.

Council Oaks Steak & Seafood

If you prefer a fine dining experience, you’ll love Prism Steak & Seafood.  The atmosphere is warm and inviting with a top-notch staff.  Prism won the OpenTable’s Diners Choice Award in 2018, and once you dine there, you’ll understand why.

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Their steak options include Filet Mignon, Porterhouse, New York Strip and Ribeyes, all delectably prepared.  Rock Lobster Tail, Alaskan King Crab Leg, and Scallops are offered for the seafood lovers.

Council Oaks Steak & Seafood offers an extensive wine list, so you’ll find the perfect pairing for your entree choice.  If you need a recommendation, don’t hesitate to ask their helpful servers for suggestions.


In the mood for noodles?  YouYu offers noodles and other Asian dishes that will hit the spot, like:

  • Pot Stickers
  • Roast Duck Noodle Soup
  • Hong Kong Pan-fried Noodles
  • Kung Pao Chicken
  • Singapore Noodle with Shrimp & Pork

Their open late on the weekends – perfect for satisfying those after-hours munchies!

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Hard Rock Cafe is on it’s way to Cincinnati, Ohio!

Freebies At Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati

Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati wants to make sure you have a good time.  They have fun promotions going on all of the time.

Get Free Play at Hard Rock Casino

When you visit for the first time and sign up for their Wild Card Rewards, you’ll have a chance to win up to $1,000 in free slot play!  No matter what, you’ll win at least $10, so try your luck today.

Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati also offers Bounce Back Free Play.  Every time you play using your Wild Card, you earn Rewards points.  Those points turn into bounce back free play and credit for food and merchandise for merchants throughout the casino.

So, when you visit Hard Rock Casino, be sure to stop at the Wild Card Rewards Desk to get your card and earn freebies from Hard Rock.


Cincinnati’s Hard Rock Casino is an absolute must for adults visiting the Cincinnati area.  So, grab a group of friends and head on down to Hard Rock for amazing food and plenty of adult fun!

Have you visited Hard Rock Cincinnati yet?  Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.