Hard Rock Bristol Casino & Sportsbook: Review, Updates & More

The Hard Rock brand is establishing a casino in Bristol, Virginia later this year with Hard Rock Bristol Casino. The $520 million casino resort will offer Virginia gamblers a host of entertainment including slots, table games, poker and sports betting. 

Find out all you need to know about one of the best Virginia casinos by reading on here. 

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Hard Rock Bristol Details

Here are the details on the upcoming $520 million permanent Hard Rock Bristol casino including one of the potential Virginia sportsbook promos. Details on this permanent casino could change over time as construction progresses. 

📍 Address:500 Gate City Hwy, Bristol, VA 24201
📞 Phone Number:(276) 696-3660
⭐️ Google Rating:4/5
🎁 New Member Promotion:Chance to win up to $100,000
🏈 Sportsbook?Yes, Hard Rock Bet Sportsbook
🎰 No. Slots:2,700
🎲 No. Table Games:100
🛌 Hotel Rooms:750


Is Hard Rock Bristol Open?

No, the permanent Hard Rock Bristol casino is not open just yet. Hard Rock is currently operating a temporary casino at the site called Bristol Casino - Future Home of Hard Rock. This temporary facility features most of what the permanent casino will offer, including a retail Virginia sports betting facility. 

When Will Hard Rock Bristol Open?

Hard Rock Bristol is expected to open in July 2024. The latest construction update is that construction of the hotel is well underway, with work progressing on the casino, spa, restaurant and bar options. 

Hard Rock Bristol Promotions

The temporary Bristol Casino is offering several promotions to casino-goers. And these promotions aren't entirely different from those found on VA sports betting apps

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Chance To Win Up To $100,000

New Hard Rock Rewards members can receive $10 in free slot play just for signing up. 

Plus, you'll earn 25 tier credits for a chance to spin and win up to $100,000 in free slot play!

We Match Your Tier

If you're a loyalty member of another casino outside of Hard Rock Bristol, you can receive the same loyalty tier status at Hard Rock! 

Simply present your valid loyalty card from an eligible casino and you'll be upgraded to a matching Unity card.

Amenities at Hard Rock Bristol

The Hard Rock brand is familiar with providing a top customer experience, and the same can be found at Hard Rock Bristol. Here's what can be found at the casino. 

Hard Rock Bristol Hotel

Hard Rock Bristol will eventually feature a 750-room hotel. When the casino first opens, there will be an initial 300 hotel rooms available. That will expand to 750 rooms over time. 

The hotel will also include 50,000 square feet of contention space. 

Until the Hard Rock Bristol hotel is open, you can stay at other nearby hotel:

  • The Bristol Hotel
  • The Session Hotel
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Bristol

Parking at Hard Rock Bristol

There's plenty of parking at Hard Rock Bristol as the site is located at the former Bristol Mall. 

When the casino is complete, plenty of parking spaces will be available, and valet parking will also be included. 

Restaurants at Hard Rock Bristol

Hard Rock Bristol will feature several restaurants once it opens in July. 

Currently, Bristol Casino offers three restaurants offering casual, comfortable dining:

  • Mr. Lucky's (American Restaurant)
  • Brick'd (Brick Oven Pizza)
  • Bristol Bar (Sports Bar)

Entertainment at Hard Rock Bristol

Hard Rock prides itself as a leader in entertainment, and that extends to Hard Rock Bristol. The casino will include a 3,200-seat entertainemnt center and outdoor entertainment space that can fit up to 20,000 customers. 

And that hasn't stopped the temporary facility from offering entertainment, with plenty of music acts booked through the end of March. 

Temporary Bristol Casino Details

While gamblers await the permanent Hard Rock Bristol casino, the following can be found at the temporary Bristol Casino.  

🎁 New Member Promotion:Chance to win up to $100,000
🏈 Sportsbook?Yes, Hard Rock Bet Sportsbook
🎰 No. Slots:900
🎲 No. Table Games:29
🛌 Hotel?No
Offered by Seminole Hard Rock Digital, LLC. Must be 21+ and physically present in VA to play. Terms and conditions apply. In VA, CALL 1-800-GAMBLER

Latest Hard Rock Bristol Reviews

Hard Rock Bristol currently has a 4 out of 5 star-rating on Google out of over 1,500 reviews. It's expected that the number of reviews will increase when the permanent casino opens later this year. Here are some of the latest reviews for Hard Rock Bristol. 

  • ⭐️ 5/5 "Went with a friend to play the slots just for fun. Great time. Friendly staff. Clean restrooms. Usually very crowded. Can't rate the rooms because the hotel isn't finished yet. Live locally, so not a business or vacation trip."
  • ⭐️ 5/5 "What fun! The staff is amazing. Everybody is so nice? I've met interesting people at this casino. Someone asked about tribal IDs. The guy told me they will absolutely try. Come on by and they'd work something out. I really like this staff! I don't care who's playing if they win I get so excited! Lol"
  • ⭐️ 3/5 "Not the best casino experience. Selection of machines are so-so however they are under construction and I'm from Cleveland so there rocksino is complete and the bomb. So I anticipate by the looks to be one fabulous casino even better then Cleveland."
  • ⭐️ 1/5 "The slots are too tight. They do not have any good slots like dragon link in the nonsmoking section. Soda drinks are flat. Seating is too close. Bathrooms are not convenient to get too. The restaurants are very good. The personnel are very polite. The facility is clean. Plenty of parking spaces."
  • ⭐️ 1/5 "Will not return. The tables allowed one person to fill/play more than one spot. We came from Tennessee and waited for a time and plan to never return to Bristol. Love Cherokee NC and Kentucky, plus mush more beautiful locations."

Hard Rock Bristol Sportsbook Details

Here is some information related to the Hard Rock Bet Virginia retail sportsbook at the Hard Rock Bristol casino.

📞 Phone Number:(276) 696-3660
⏰ Hours Of Operation:24/7
💻 No. Sports Betting Kiosks:5
📝 No. Sports Betting Windows:19

How Many Betting Windows Are At Hard Rock Bristol?

There are 5 betting windows located at the Hard Rock Bristol sportsbook. These betting windows are open from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday, Midnight to 9 a.m. on Saturday and 10 p.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday. 

How many Sports Betting Kiosks Are At Hard Rock Bristol?

There are 19 betting kiosks at Hard Rock Bristol. Of these 19 kiosks, 15 are located in the Hard Rock Bet Sportsbook while the remaining 4 can be found throughout the casino floor. 

Who is Hard Rock Bristol Partnered With?

Hard Rock Bristol has a strategic partnership with local partners The United Company and Par Ventures. 

Hard Rock Bristol is also partnered with Hard Rock Bet, the online gambling arm of the Hard Rock brand. 

Games Types Available at Hard Rock Bristol

Hard Rock Bristol will be packed with plenty of casino games when it fully opens. Here is a review of the gambling options offered at Hard Rock Bristol.

  • Slot Machines Hard Rock Bet will offer 2,700 slot machines at its permanent location. There are 900 slots available at the temporary facility right now. The minimum and maximum bets on these slots vary.
  • Table Games There will be up to 100 table games for play at Hard Rock Bet including blackjack, roulette, craps and baccarat. Currently there are 29 table games in operation at the temporary facility.
  • Poker The permanent Hard Rock Bristol casino will have a poker room once it opens. However, it just so happens that the temporary Bristol Casino also offers a poker room currently.

Unity By Hard Rock

Hard Rock & Seminole Gaming offer the Unity by Hard Rock loyalty program. This is a global loyalty program that allows members to redeem incredible rewards while staying, playing or visiting any Hard Rock-branded property, whether that be hotels, casinos, cafes, rock shops and more. 

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