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  

More gambling could cost Hillsborough cultural organizations

Article via Tampa Bay Times – Will Hobson TAMPA — When the legislative session starts this week, an unlikely group will be keeping tabs on talks about new casinos in South Florida — management of six local cultural institutions, including the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo and David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. For each of the past three years, the six institutions have shared about $2

NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Brooks coming to Hard Rock Tampa

NFL Hall of Famer and Philanthropist, Derrick Brooks is coming to the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa on April 27 for a celebrity blackjack tournament that’s presented by Jack Daniels. The tournament will benefit Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc., which was established to focus on improving the lives of the underserved youth in Tampa Bay. In order to attend the tournament, guests are required to purchase a ticket for $250. The tickets

Announcing an Exclusive Partnership as Rowdies’ Jersey-Front Sponsor

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (February 26, 2014) — The Tampa Bay Rowdies announced today that Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, one of America’s largest and most successful casinos, has entered into an exclusive agreement to become the jersey-front sponsor of the club during the 2014 season and postseason.  Unlike other pro sports, it is customary for soccer clubs to feature a sponsor on the front of player jerseys. The

Get to Know Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman James Billie

James E. Billie was born at a chimpanzee farm on the Dania Beach Cutoff Canal in 1943 and lived in several Seminole camps after the death of his mother, when he was nine years old.  He never knew his father. After attending Haskell Indian School in Lawrence, Kansas, Billie served in the Army in Vietnam.  He returned to Florida and began work for the Seminole Tribe of Florida in its

Behind the Velvet Rope: Fun Facts about Hard Rock

Table Games In 2013,  table games went through 456,727 decks of cards Slots In 2013, the casino had over 165,000+ jackpots Rise Kitchen & Bakery Within a month span the Rise Kitchen team will make, from scratch, 40 different soups for the 30,000+ average guests the restaurant sees every month The baristas and pastry kitchen team will bake and serve over 83,000 pastries in a calendar year with a variety of

Thanks Tampa Bay for 10 Rockin’ Years

THANKING THE COMMUNITY: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will be thanking Tampa Bay for a rocking 10 years on Tuesday, March 11. To help mark the occasion, the property will stage a press conference to include the Chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, James Billie, and entire Tribal Council of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. During the press conference, four local charities will each receive a $100,000

Celebrity Chef Scott Conant Curates Elegant Dinner

You may recognize this culinary genius from his appearances on Food Network’s hit TV series, Chopped, but Scott Conant came to Tampa to put his cooking skills to work for charity at the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa. The event was a benefit for the Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla’s Community Fund, which was established to benefit the Tampa Bay community in times of need. Guests were served a four-course dinner

Playmates Spotted at Playboy® Slot Machines

Raquel Pomplun, 2013 Playboy® Playmate of the Year® and Amy Leigh Andrews, Miss April 2010 were at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa for a meet-and-greet on February 19 to promote the new PRIZEBALL Playboy® Slot Machines on the casino floor. The two Playmates were dressed in their infamous bunny costumes near the Playboy® slot machines, located near the Center Bar inside the casino and graciously greeted and