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

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

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

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

Memorabilia Treasure Chest

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is home to one of the largest music memorabilia sites in the world, showcasing over 1,000 iconic items. Overall, Hard Rock International is the world’s original curator of music memorabilia with the most far-reaching collection, including over 73,000+ pieces. Guests can view the entire catalogue of items at the Rock Wall inside the Hard Rock Cafe in the Seminole Hard Rock. The

Derek Jeter & Ne-Yo kicked off Celebrity Golf Classic

Captain of the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter kicked off his 11th Annual Celebrity Golf classic with a highly-anticipated and exclusive Launch Party at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The celebrity-packed event was held in the Hard Rock Cafe. The invite-only party offered guests the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll experience. Upon arrival they enjoyed a cocktail reception, hors d’oeuvres and a private concert performed by Grammy Award winning