Hard Rock Casino & Hotel Sioux City

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Sioux City is one of the latest gambling and entertainment establishments under the famous Hard Rock brand. The casino and hotel are near the Missouri River, close to the tri-point of Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska.

With over 45,000 square feet of space, 850+ slot and 26 table games, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City is one of the state’s largest and most elaborate gambling facilities.

The facility is home to a AAA four diamond-rated Hard Rock Hotel. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City relies on six restaurants and bars, namely Anthem and Main + Abbey.

Hard Rock Casino hosts a retail sportsbook with competitive odds and a variety of betting opportunities, including online and mobile sports wagering.

You must be 21 years or older to enter this casino.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City

  • Address: 111 Third St., Sioux City, IA  51101
  • Owner/Operator: Peninsula Pacific Entertainment/SCE Partners
  • Hours: 7 a.m.-4 a.m. Mondays-Fridays, and 24 hours on Saturdays, Sundays and selected holidays
  • Casino Games: 850+ slots, 26 table games (blackjack, roulette, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, etc.)
  • Sportsbook: Yes, retail and online
  • Poker: No

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City gambling partnerships

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City is partners with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) to launch the online and mobile Hard Rock Sportsbook. The two companies signed a deal in 2018, and the rollout of the mobile and online sportsbook app took place in the fourth quarter of 2019. The Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission has licensed 19 casinos to operate both retail and online sportsbooks. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City ranks ninth in terms of the handout of the licenses.

Casino at Hard Rock

You can enjoy the rock ‘n’ roll atmosphere thanks to authentic Hard Rock memorabilia and guitar riffs blasting from the sound system. The casino was conceived, established and launched by Warner Gaming. This project, which cost $100+ million, has altered the gambling outlook of Iowa forever.

The casino floor of Hard Rock Sioux City is where all the gaming action takes place. You can find 850+ slots of multiple denominations spread across 45,000 square feet of space. There are also 26 table games to choose from, including craps, blackjack, roulette and many other popular casino games. When you add the retail and mobile sportsbook to the gaming mix, you get a well-rounded casino experience.

The most notable casino games content developers, including IGT, Konami, Bally and Scientific Games, replenish Hard Rock’s offerings. Of course, the all-time classics such as 88 Fortunes, Lock It Link, Lightning Link are among the most prominent slot machines.

Hard Rock Sioux City is also known to be quite generous when it comes to casino promotions. Namely, the Rock Star Rewards loyalty program allows you to claim free-play bonuses, discounts at the store, restaurant and hotel, members-only invitations to events at the Anthem and many other lucrative perks.

The act of giving out bonuses and freebies doesn’t end with the Rock Star Rewards program.  Some of the additional promotions are:

  • Snow Bank Prize Wheel: On all Fridays in January, five winners of the draw will get a chance to spin the fortune wheel and win up to $1,000 in free slot play.
  • Rock ‘N’ Rollover Cash: Ten winners are selected to pull an envelope that can contain bonus prizes such as free slot play or cash prizes worth up to $10,000.
  • 2x–10x Mystery Point Multiplier: You could win two-10 times point multiplier rewards.

Slot machines

Thanks to its slots portfolio, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City can present a diverse gaming choice to its visitors. Namely, slot aficionados can find precisely 883 slot titles and video poker machines, such as 88 Fortunes, Lightning Link, Lock it Link, Double 3X 4X 5X and Autumn Moon. Many of these machines are so-called penny slots. However, there are also multi-dollar machines, where each spin of the mechanical lever may cost $5-$6 and more.

You can find progressive jackpots on games such as Raging Rhino, Quick Hit. You could win thousands of dollars even if you bet only a couple of cents.

You may prefer that there’s also a nonsmoking area next to the sportsbook. Here, you can enjoy playing slot machines without the smell of cigarette smoke.

Table games

Without at least a decent choice of classic table games, no casino could ever hope to attract huge masses of players looking for more than just good-quality slots. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City in Iowa understands that well, which is why it offers 26 various tables for some exciting and fast-paced blackjack, craps, roulette and poker action.

The table casino games at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City, such as Double Deck Blackjack or Cajun Stud poker, also have various betting limits and interesting bonus games and rules.

Table games are 10 a.m.-2 a.m. every day, except on the weekends and special holidays, when the casino is open 24 hours. Some of the most popular versions of casino table games on the casino floor are:

  • Blackjack
  • Cajun Stud
  • Craps
  • Double Deck Blackjack
  • Free Bet Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Texas Hold’em

Rock Star Rewards loyalty program

All visitors to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City are eligible to become members of the lucrative Rock Star Rewards loyalty program. New members get a chance to win an instant $500 cash welcome bonus upon registration.

The program consists of four tiers and each tier comes with a unique set of bonuses. Some of the perks include free slot play, discounts on drinks, complementary and tailor-made gifts, invitations to members-only events and bonus point multipliers.

You can generate one loyalty point in the bonus scheme by betting $3 on slots or $6 on video poker games or by spending $1 on retail merchandise and goods on the premises.

Once you have collected 200 points, you can exchange them for $1 of free slot play. On the other hand, 100 points are needed for $1 credit toward food, beverages and the Rock Shop.

The tier structure and the points needed for each tier are as follows:

  • Rock Star: Zero points
  • Hall of Fame: 3,500 points
  • Legend: 35,000 points
  • Double Platinum: 70,000 points

There is a 12-month, tier-earning period and you can check your point balance at every slot machine, Rewards Center kiosk or Rewards Club.

Sportsbook at Hard Rock Casino Sioux City

At the eastern corner of the casino floor at Hard Rock Casino Sioux City lies a 400-square-feet retail sportsbook. You can wager on top professional and collegiate competitions, such as:

You can try a various betting types, such as moneylines, over/unders, point spreads, futures and teaser bets. You could bet on tennis, golf, football, basketball and many other sports and tournaments worldwide. Both pregame and live betting are available.

According to the casino officials, more than $1.2 million was wagered on sports during the first month of the casino’s sports betting.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is the Siouxland region to offer a sportsbook, with Grand Falls Casino & Golf Resort in Larchwood being the first. You can track betting odds and watch the games on multiple HD TVs inside the sportsbook and throughout the casino.

Hard Rock Sportsbook is open from noon to 8 p.m. during the week and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the weekends.

Online and mobile sportsbook

Through collaboration with GiG, Hard Rock Casino Sioux City launched a mobile and online sportsbook in December 2019.

Online bettors can place bets on hundreds of sporting events. Much like fellow bettors at the retail sportsbook, there are a dozen of sports on offer. The same number of betting types are available for online wagering as there are at the land-based sportsbook, which is a vital precondition for a seamless betting experience.

You can use the Hard Rock app on your Apple or Android device no matter where you are, as long as you are within state borders. What’s more, as of January 2021, you no longer need to register your online sports betting account at the casino to place online bets.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City amenities

Hard Rock Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel is a 54-room hotel housed in the historic Battery Building in downtown Sioux City. The hotel offers standard king and queen-sized rooms, deluxe rooms and suites. Amenities include:

  • WiFi
  • Sleep Like a Rock bedding and towels
  • Rock Spa bath amenities
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Mini-fridges
  • Coffee makers

As one of the few AAA Four Diamond award-winning facilities in the country, the hotel is likely to please even the most demanding visitors. The hotel guests can enjoy the exclusive seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub, work out at the 24/7 available Body Rock fitness center and indulge in many other services the hotel offers.

Dining options

With six restaurants and bars, Hard Rock Casino Sioux City is the go-to destination for a night out for locals and thousands of visitors. Here’s what you can expect when you get hungry at Hard Rock:

  • Main + Abbey: Main + Abbey is a perfect place to savor delectable specialties of international cuisine. Here, you can taste top pasta and steak meals, delicious Americana entrees and more. With a selection of over 30 craft beers and specialty drinks, you won’t have to worry about the choice of drinks for a second.
  • Fuel American Grill: Fuel American Grill is inspired by classic American cuisine, which includes delicious burgers, sandwiches, salads and drinks. Every meal is freshly cooked and subject to your personal preferences, which means extra fries are no longer a question — you’ve got them.
  • World Tour Buffet: If you are feeling extra hungry and in need of a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired buffet that includes top side dishes, entrees and desserts from around the world, World Tour Buffet is a perfect choice.

Entertainment and events

For top-class entertainment, live concerts and shows, you can always turn to Anthem Bar and Concert Venue at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. The place can house up to 850 visitors. Here, you can enjoy the performances of the leading musicians of today, such as Alanis Morissette and many others.

Apart from the Anthem Bar, the visitors of the casino can also check out the Yards Whiskey Bar, where they can grab some high-quality whiskey. Furthermore, you can sip your favorite spirits at a stylish three-story lobby bar while waiting to check into the hotel.

As you can see, the choice of bars will never leave you wanting more.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City history

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City was first announced by Warner Gaming in 2012 as a part of a project with a total value that exceeded $135 million. After beating three other competitors for a license from the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission, the facility opened its doors to the customers in August 2014.

Warner Gaming and its affiliates also built a 54-room boutique hotel and multiple other gaming and entertainment facilities, such as a Hard Rock Sportsbook, to go with the state-of-the-art casino.

In 2020, Peninsula Pacific Entertainment, a casino company from Los Angeles, bought Warner Gaming’s 50% stake in the property to become the sole owner of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City.