IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL - Eugene J. Cassidy, CEO of Eastern States Exposition, left, and Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International, shake hands as Hard Rock International's ... more 
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL - Eugene J. Cassidy, CEO of Eastern States Exposition, left, and Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International, shake hands as Hard Rock International's application is announced for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England at Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass., on Friday, Jan. 11, 2013. (Photo by Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Invision for Hard Rock International/AP Images) less 
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Associated Press
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 3:20 PM EST