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Hard Rock Punta Cana wins Latin America property of the year award

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. (Photo Hard Rock Punta Cana)

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana beat nine other nominees to win the Global Gaming Award as Property of the Year LATAM.

The award, which was announced Oct. 4 during a luncheon ceremony at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, is in its first year. The category is designed to celebrate the diversity of casinos in Central America and South America.  

Located on more than 100 acres on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic, Hard Rock Punta Cana is a sprawling ocean-front luxury resort that features 1,800 rooms and the country’s largest casino.  The casino offers more than 500 slot and video gaming machines, baccarat, blackjack, craps, poker and roulette.

The resort opened in 2011.

Hard Rock won the award over City Center Rosario (Argentina), Hipodromo Argentino De Palermo (Argentina), Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino (Puerto Rico), Casino Club Bariloche (Argentina), Casino Carnaval (Paraguay), Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco & Spa (Uruguay), Casino Buenos Aires (Argentina), Casino Luckia Bogota (Colombia) and Ocean Sun Casino (Panama).

In other awards, Hard Rock International earned third place in the Responsible Business of the Year category. The winner was the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in California.

The Seminole Tribe is the parent entity of Hard Rock International.

The executive gaming lounge at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana. (Photo Hard Rock Punta Cana)