Triple Your Chances of Winning at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa

Let it Ride is an exciting five card poker game (Player’s 3 cards and 2 community cards) that blends in the thrilling aspects of Three Card Poker and also gives the player an option to bet just a dollar on a Let it Ride Bonus wager and have a chance to win big.   It is the only game in the casino where the Player wants the Dealer to get a good hand each time (community cards) and

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Receives Golden Barrel Award

After donating over 27,000 pounds of food, 452 hours of volunteer time and $4,770 worth of gift cards during the 2013 holiday season, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was the recipient of Metropolitan Ministries’ Golden Barrel Award at the latter’s Volunteer Appreciation Brunch last Saturday. Each year, Metropolitan Ministries, which cares for the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless, hands out the Golden Barrel Award to a

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

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