USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards Travel Contest Winners Announced Today

July 24, 2017 – USA Today announced the winners of the 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel awards today and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City was voted as one of the top 10 Best U.S. Casinos.

“We are beyond excited to receive this award as one of the best casinos in America,” said Todd Moyer, general manager at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. “It was only a matter of time until the rest of the country uncovered how special it is here in Siouxland and I’m happy to see our community recognized on a national scale as an entertainment destination. This is a boon for our economy, our progress and our growth.”

The United States is home to more than 1,500 casinos – more than any other country on the planet. Nominees were chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA Today; editors from; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both these media and other Gannett properties. Online voting was conducted over the past few weeks and the competition was fierce. The complete list of winners can be found online.

“To be up against several Las Vegas heavyweights was truly an honor,” stated Moyer. “Our team deserves a lot of recognition for this award. They are what makes this property such a success, by providing rock star customer service to each guest that walks through our doors.”

This win is added to the extensive list of awards Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City has won since opening in August 2014, including 80 readers and guest choice awards from various media outlets, 2017 Growing Sioux City Award, the 2016 Pride of Sioux City Award, 2015 Iowa Tourism Award for Outstanding Attraction, and three years running as a AAA Four Diamond Rated Hotel.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City is an award-winning gaming destination offering more than 883 slot machines and 28 table games. The property’s Hard Rock Hotel is a AAA Four Diamond rated hotel, a distinction which only five percent of the more than 28,000 properties reviewed by AAA achieve. Complementing the Hotel and Casino are seven restaurants and bars including the Wine Bar, World Tour Buffet, Fuel American Grill, and Main + Abbey, the property’s AAA Three Diamond rated restaurant. Throughout the property, guests can experience the legends by viewing the vast Hard Rock memorabilia collection, with iconic pieces from SLASH to Johnny Cash, and Springsteen to Bon Jovi.

The indoor live-entertainment venue, Anthem, hosts an impressive weekly lineup of concerts and performances from rock, pop, and country to comedy and blues. This unique venue leaves attendees with a one-of-a-kind entertainment experience from artists like Slash, Clint BlackRick Springfield and George Thorogood. Battery Park, the outdoor entertainment venue with a festival-type atmosphere, hosts nationally touring performers along the likes of Journey, 3 Doors Down, Cheap Trick, BostonElvis Costello and Chris Stapleton, during the summer months. For more information on Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City, visit and

Hard Rock International
With venues in 74 countries, including 175 cafes, 23 hotels and 10 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including LondonNew YorkSan FranciscoSydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including BaliChicagoCancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Cairo, Innsbruck, Andorra la Vella and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Abu DhabiAtlantaAtlantic CityBerlinDubaiLondonLos CabosNew York CityOttawa, and ShenzhenDalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit


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