Hard Rock International-the Orlando, Fla.-based owner of one of the world’s most recognized, iconic brands-has unveiled the first ever “Rocksino,” its newest gaming brand, to be located in Northfield, Ohio at Northfield Park racetrack.

Construction of Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park began on Dec. 30, 2012. Expected to open in December 2013, the Rocksino will stay true to Cleveland’s musical history as the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, by offering the legendary vibe of the Hard Rock brand, according to a company press release.

“Hard Rock is committed to building the premier entertainment and gaming destination in the area,” said Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International. “We want to bring something special to a region so rich in music history and are proud this location will launch the ‘Rocksino’ brand. With more than 2,300 gaming devices, varied dining options and excellent live music events, the Rocksino is sure to become a the premiere entertainment and gaming destination in the Midwest.”

The Rocksino in Northfield Park will feature entertainment such as celebrity musicians, functions and banquets at the Hard Rock Live music venue, the fifth of its kind, which will hold up to 2,600 guests. The property is slated to offer multiple dining outlets, including a Hard Rock Cafe, where its iconic memorabilia and live music would be a favored attraction in Northeast Ohio-as it is in Cafes from London to Los Angeles and Buenos Aires to Barcelona. In addition, it will include a sports-inspired premium steakhouse, Center Bar and buffet to round out the culinary offerings.

As a focal point for the Center Bar leading into Hard Rock Cafe, Van Halen’s red hot motorcycle makes is one of many “arena rock” pieces from Hard Rock’s memorabilia collection at the Rocksino. The property boasts indoor gaming devices, a comedy club and Rock Shop with Hard Rock merchandise.

“We are excited to work with the dynamic, world-renowned Hard Rock brand on this project and are certain the Rocksino will enhance the Northfield Park racetrack experience for our visitors,” said Brock Milstein, chairman and CEO of Northfield Park and Milstein Entertainment. “We are also excited to report that construction is underway and on schedule. We look forward to holding a job fair in late 2013 offering great jobs for all skill sets, and ultimately, generating more than 600 new permanent jobs upon the Rocksino’s opening.”