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Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana opens with Jackson Museum

On 13 May, a small crowd gathered (including Tito Jackson and Marlon Jackson) just outside the Jackson family home at 2300 Jackson Street in Gary, Indiana as local dignitaries joined the brothers and State Sen. Eddie Melton to unveil wayfinding signs to the property. The state is installing new signs on Interstate 80/94 and on Broadway leading tourists to the home. On May 14th, Tito and Marlon were present at the grand opening of the new Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana located on 29th Street just off Interstate 80/94 at the Burr Street exit in Gary. The $300 million, 200,000 square foot entertainment complex has nearly 1,600 slot games, 80 gaming tables, restaurants, a theater and a live performance venue. The new casino is the result of the relocation of the two Majestic Star Riverboat Casinos that are owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, into one land-based facility. Since the groundbreaking for the new facility in January 2020, Gary officials hoped it will provide the economic boost that the struggling Northwest Indiana city needs. Dozens of pieces of memorabilia from the Jacksons are prominently featured throughout the facility. Whenever the Hard Rock opens a new property, its tradition to smash guitars. Tito and Marlon all took part, along with Pete Wentz from "Fall Out Boy," and Mark McGrath of "Sugar Ray." The menu at the casino serves "The Triumph" Famous Jacksons' Chicken Sandwich: A chicken breast in a honey brushed homemade crispy batter, red onion pirckles, frisee lettuce and a spicy aioli sauce served on a toast bun. A recipe by Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon.