Getting Social with Hard Rock Tampa Executives

The day has finally arrived, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino executives are now on Twitter! Check out their pages and start getting social: 1 John Fontana @HardRockJohn John Fontana is President of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. The Florida State University graduate oversees the day-to-day operations of a 12-story, 240-room hotel, one of the largest casinos in the world and more than 3,300 team members. Since initially

Uncorked with Council Oak’s Wine Sommelier

Did you know that there is a proper way to taste wine? There are five steps to be exact. Assistant manager and wine sommelier, Elise Cordell shares her secrets to pairing a glass of wine with your dinner at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s award-winning restaurant Council Oak Steaks & Seafood. There are five steps to tasting a glass of wine, she says: see it, swirl it, sniff it, sip

The Secrets Behind Two of Poker’s Most Popular Games

Texas Hold’em and Mississippi Stud are two very different games, but with over 120 table games and 50 traditional poker tables at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, we figured it would only be appropriate to share the rules on how to play in the big games. One of the biggest differences between the two games is when playing traditional Texas Hold’em, you’re playing against all of the

Multi-Platinum Global Superstar Mariah Carey Celebrates at SHRT

TAMPA, Fla. (March 28, 2014) – The best-selling female artist of all time, singer and songwriter Mariah Carey, stopped by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Thursday night (March 27) to help celebrate the property’s 10th anniversary. The intimate setting was the property’s PLUM VIP Lounge, with 80 invite-only guests. To mark the occasion, Carey graciously donated a dress from her massive number one hit “Obsessed” music video to

Increase Your Chances of Winning: Casino War

Casino War is the fastest, simplest table game to learn and play in the casino. One spot can have up to three players at a time and the game often brings camaraderie to the table. Players can be seen celebrating with each other because they all have personal stake in the hand. Check out these three rules to follow when playing and you will increase your chances of winning. To

10 Facts Most People Don’t Know About Blackjack

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (SHRT) is home to over 120 live-action table games. Players are invited to indulge in a relaxing, yet exhilarating game of blackjack dealt to you by one of our many friendly and helpful dealers. Check out these ten facts that most people don’t know about blackjack: A few scholars debate the true origin of Blackjack, however many believe Blackjack originated in French casinos

5 Things to Know About REO Speedwagon Coming to Hard Rock Tampa

 WHAT: Having entertained fans for more than four decades, REO Speedwagon will perform in Hard Rock Cafe at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. The band has produced numerous hits over the years including “Ridin’ The Storm Out,” “Keep On Loving You,” and “Take it on the Run.” WHEN: Sunday, May 25 at 9 p.m. WHERE: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Hard Rock Cafe 5223 North Orient

10 Hard Rock Employees Each Win $10,000

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa is celebrating 10 rockin’ years of success by thanking the Tampa Bay community and the employees of the casino. From March 2 to March 11, the property gave away $10,000 to 10 different employees. As you  can see from the reactions below, these hard-working employees were ecstatic. March 2 March 3 March 4 March 5 March 6 March 7 March 8 March 9 March 10 March

Celebrating 10 Years with the Tampa Bay Community

Over the past 10 years, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has made many significant changes, both economically and internally on the local community. The Seminole Tribe of Florida casino and resort operations as well as Tribal government employment indirectly create jobs, earnings and spending throughout the statewide economy. From increased employment to revamped luxury amenities to the casino, hotel and restaurants, Seminole Hard Rock has created a high-end

10 Milestones in 10 Years at Hard Rock Tampa

Original Hard Rock building 2004 Tribe purchases Hard Rock International 2007 $120 Million Expansion 2007 Banked Card Games Compact signing –Jim & Governor Crist 2007 Las Vegas style slots debut 2008 30th anniversary of BINGO 2009    HRC Grand Opening-January  2011 Big Job Fair hiring 400 in 2012 $75 Million Expansion–January with Paula Abdul 2013 10th Anniversary-March 2014