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Hard Rock Hotel planned near Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium

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The company behind Hard Rock Hotels says it’s planning to open one in the downtown Atlanta area, near the Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium. The firm said Monday that it plans to open Hard Rock Atlanta in spring 2018. Hard Rock International said in a statement that the 220-room hotel will be next to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, now under construction next to the Georgia Dome. Since 2007, the Seminole Tribe of Florida has owned and operated nearly all Hard Rock Hotel units,…

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State, Seminole Tribe nearing blackjack deal

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The state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida are inching closer to a deal that would allow the Tribe to keep blackjack at its casinos. State Sen. Rob Bradley, head of the Senate panel that oversees gambling in Florida, says the dialogue is “heating up.” “We’ve made some great progress in our discussions on coming to some outline of an agreement,” said Bradley, a Fleming Island Republican who chairs the Regulated Industries committee. A Tribe spokesman didn’t respond to a…

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