Meet Jake Vanderlei, VP of Casino Operations at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa

Jake Vanderlei, Vice President of Casino Operations oversees the table games, slots and player development departments as well as components of marketing operations. He was formally the Regional Vice President of Gaming for MGM-Mirage and also held executive-level positions with Four Queens Hotel & Casino, Acres Gaming and Silicon Gaming in Las Vegas and was the Director of Slots/Casino Operations for the Casino Magic Corporation in Bay Saint Louis, Miss.

Charliepalooza at Hard Rock Cafe Tampa Generates $115,000 for The Angelus

Last Thursday’s Charliepalooza, hosted by Southern rock legend Charlie Daniels at Hard Rock Cafe in Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, raised $115,000 (including cash and in kind value) for The Angelus, a Hudson, Fla. home for the severely handicapped. Charliepalooza activities included a charity slot tournament, charity blackjack tournament and an evening Jam Session which featured performances by JoDell, Embry Brothers, N-Kahootz, Billy Dean, Sweetwater Rain, Confederate Railroad,