Hard Rock Happy With Opening Weekend Crowds

Executives at Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi say they're more than pleased with the turnout for their grand opening weekend.

Casino President Joe Billhimer says about 15,000 people have ventured out so far to check out the casino. He says there was a big rush just after 9pm Saturday night, as many people decided to check out the casino's nightlife.

"It exceeded all of our expectations. It was just a phenomenal day for us," Billhimer said.

A number of events, including a guitar smashing next Saturday, are scheduled for Hard Rock's weeklong opening celebration.