Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Tampa Hot
Toll-Free Number: (800) 282-7016
Room Reservations: (800) 937-0010
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Rooms: 204 Price Range: $209-$369
Suites: 46 Price Range: $359-$459
Restaurants: 2 (1 open 24 hours) Liquor: Yes Valet: $20
Buffets: L- $20/$27 (Sunday)
D- $27/$45 (Friday)/$40 (Saturday)
Casino Size: 90,000 Square Feet
Games Offered: Slots, Video Poker, Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Let It Ride, Poker, Spanish 21, Pai Gow, Casino War, Poker
Overnight RV Parking: Call ahead
Special Features: Food court. Health club. $5 off buffet for players club members.
You will not win
Just throwing my two cents in... This place sucks. The slots are so rigged against you, you will not win, ever, never, ever, ever... I say this with confidence since I had 100s of trips this year alone with my wife and lost over 30k. Neither of us have left with money, not once. It's insane. We take trips to South Florida once a month now and one of us always comes out ahead, like hand pay's, thousands ahead. There are no such things as "hot machines" at the Tampa Hard Rock. You pump hundreds, and in my case with a few machines thousands, and you will get no return. Maybe 1% and a 10 dollar win here and there. Bonus pay less than you bet. No matter what day you go, what time, what holiday, early, late, lunch, dinner, they do not up their payouts ever unlike every other casino. Go here at your own risk if you are a slot fanatic and do not go in with any credit or debit cards. The ATM's are the only machine to pay out at this establishment.
Nobody is happy with the Hard Rock anymore!
I have read all the reviews on here and agree with everyone 100%! This casino sucks on so many levels!! I have been going since they first opened their doors. I am a platinum member but only due to losing, losing, losing on their slots because they are so tight and hardly ever payout. You put in $100 within 10 minutes you have lost all your money - it happens over and over! I am sad because I love gambling and have money to spend but it is no fun when you never win. Also the drink service is terrible and now you have to pay for parking? Are they kidding? So greedy - I am done with them!
DONT GIVE THEM ANYMORE
What a joke my once favorite place has become. For over 20 years I have come here. Since it was a dirt hole bingo hall. I have always been an elite player. You would think after 20 years of helping contribute to building this place, someone would at least know your name. Your VIP status is just a number in their payroll. Otherwise you are a nobody. After reading all of these horrible reviews I'm not sure if it's more comforting to know that I'm not the only one that has lost so much through the years. No one wins a damn thing anymore. NOTHING. I drop 500 walking in the door. Within 30 min you find yourself back at the ATM. Hoping to maybe recoup SOMETHING. YES!! I hit a bonus of 50 spins....and its 10 dollars. WTF is going on here. The fun is completely gone. If you hear anyone screaming it's not because they won. They probably fell out of their chair from holding their breath so long just to hit a bonus round. This is how you treat your regular customers that have built this place. The once fun atmosphere has turned into everyone leaving Pissed off and angry. And how can you keep any VIP status when you can't build any points to keep it. This will be the 1st time I will lose my VIP and now u want to charge me to park after I leave. Like you haven't drained me enough while I was here. If you like pushing buttons, you may find more enjoyment pushing you car alarm button, at least it makes some kind noise. Because you hear no bells going off here. I don't mind losing. I'm not trying to hit it big. I go to have fun. I have met many of friends through the years here, who have also spent tons of money, and I don't even see them anymore, The JOY IS COMPLETELY GONE !!!! You can keep your $10 bonus plays. You can keep your nasty coffee and sodas.. I'm done with this shithole. Another loyal customer Gone!!!
This Casino Will Steal Your Money
This so called Casino (Hard Rock Tampa) should be illegal to run. They have a way to make you lose all your money deceiving you with their extremely LOW Payout return programing in all the slots. Slots have a card that the owner can insert in the machine which determines how much the casino wants to pay us (players) I have seen 98% payback in Harrah's Las Vegas. But I believe the payout on all the (Hard Rock Tampa) slots is 1% if you go on a good night, otherwise it is more likely 0%. If anyone else does this it would be a crime by their own standards.
If you just want to give your money to this (Hard Rock Tampa) casino, then this is the place to go to get mugged by the casino. It is a very deceiving casino. The gaming is not a fair game. This casino is the worst I have ever seen. It will suck your money like a vacuum cleaner, and quick! You will never see or hear someone jumping with joy with a jackpot here. To make things worse, now there is a $10 parking fee, Their steal is not enough, they need to get you with a $10 parking too!!!! The Casino makes 2.2 Billion a year, (Poor players)!!!
Payouts 1% and that's being generous
I have been playing slots and gambling for 20+ years. I'd like to thank this place for not only destroying my slot enthusiasm, but payouts are so bad at this place, I lost all interest in playing slots ever again. 100s of trips here, mainly because it's the only casino in a 200 mile radius, and I now live so close. I'm done. My last visit: I wasn't going to go, but had 60$ in free play and enough comp dollars to buy cigs because I lose so much. Got there at 11 am. Went to the smoke shop, it was closed until 2:30 for some reason. I sat at 3 different machines, 20 in each, straight to 0 in each. I had 300 on me and was like, why not? 11:30 I was at the ATM and stupidly took out another 300. Noon. Was in my car and broke. 600 bucks with my highest payout being 7 dollars on a 4 dollar bet. Trip after trip after trip. You would think ONE TRIP you would hit something, or leave with money in your pocket. The slots just suck your money with no payback at all. I feel like when I go, they watch me, and turn off the payouts on any machine I'm at, and I'm being serious. They don't release their payout information because so many people are getting kickbacks while they supply less than a 10% payout on their slots. They are building more casino, and the player's, especially us poor locals, are paying for it. I lost over the past 6 months over 10k, and never, not once, left with money in my pocket. Once I did, that was because I had the wheelpower to storm the hell out of there before I lost it all. This place is so criminal, but people are getting mega rich and it's not the loyal locals or slot players. This place is sickening and disgusting.
Stop at Rock to pick up my free bottle of Tequila. I didn't waste any money on slot machines. The place was packed. I stopped at the service desk to pay my $10 parking fee with comp money, had to wait 15 mins. then had to wait another 15 mins. waiting to hand the parking attendant my comp. Finally left that place ahead.
$10 to park? Are they Crazy?
Not that it's going to break them but $10 to park I'll never go again.
The shitiest place on the planet
You will NOT NEVER EVER EVER win here
I just read all the previous comments, and they are all very accurate. I am a local and now avoid this place like the black plague. I now travel to South Florida and Biloxi because there are casino's where you can actually win. If you are a slot fanatic like I am, avoid this place at all costs. The only machine to pay out is the ATM. I probably lost, along with my wife, in the 40k range over a few years. You will never leave with money in your pocket, and I have heard from "sources" that the slot payout percentages here are kept under 30%, where anywhere else is between 85%-94%. Slots suck your money like a black hole and never give anything back. If you do win on a slot, it's because you already pumped in over 500$ into a single machine, and you will only win back under 100$. I went there for my last time this past Labor Day Monday and lost a grand in 30 minutes. Place was packed, everyone complaining nothing was paying, and people machine hog up to 5 machines at a time betting minimum and one line. Free play also majorly sucks. You need to lost a few grand to get even 20 bucks back, whereas, I get free play offers for up to 500$ at other casino's.
Hard Rock Casino in Tampa suck suck suck suck
Payouts and returns not good
Just retired in Tampa from South Florida. Only ten minutes from this casino! Nothing good to say except that there are a lot of slots. I would go into any South Florida casino with a hundred bucks and play late into the night. Here, I go in with a grand and am leaving 30 minutes later. I find myself at the ATM more than on the slots. The 10 dollar parking doesn't effect me because I am VIP, but the 20 minute wait times to get through the gate are ridiculous! I am guessing for myself the payouts are about 10%, if that. My elite card is in the trash and I will have to travel from now on to play slots at a casino with actual payouts.
Most expensive casino we have EVER been to!
The most expensive casino we have ever been to! The rooms have been priced out of range... We used to stay every year for our anniversary. The slots are tight, tight tight!!! No free drinks, no free play to speak of. My husband will get $10, I get Zero! So many mistakes with invites for events where you get an email inviting you, then they say it was a mistake! Unbelievable! Our regular casino gives us free nights stay, comp drinks, free meals, and both of us get free play! Don't even get me started on charging $10.00 for parking!!! Greedy beyond words!!! Greedy, greedy, unbelievable that you have to spend a thousand dollars to come in the door.....
Cannot believe who the smart CEO was that said "yes, let's now CHARGE everyone $10.00 to Park" !! Are you kidding me...plus walk a mile to casino! !Ridiculous! Hello. .in case you haven't notice a lot of senior citizens go to the casino!I think this is a very very greedy, terrible new procedure!
I figure losing a grand will get you about 15 bucks free play even for elite, which sucks. Very rarely do you get bonus' on anything, and when you do, you don't win. Or on a good day, you will get tons of bonus' and not win nothing. Lastly, I have played slots for over 20 years, and never have lost so bad anywhere as I do on every trip to this place. Really bad...
HR Tampa - Don't Waste your Time or Money
I've read the reviews (btw this is July2016) - I wonder if the Management ever reads them or cares that none are even remotely complimentary. If so, this is a total waste of time, of course. But at least, other potential customers can benefit, if THEY care, that is. And the common thread is simply this: You will be ripped off in every way -- in every form of entertainment that is offered in this establishment -- including the gambling, the so-called rewards, the rigged giveaways, the beverage services, and the restaurants. You will quickly find that this is not even close to a Las Vegas Casino offering, although that is their advertisement. Florida tries to advertise that gambling is bad for the state, while is contains almost every form of that entertainment. If the state doesn't eliminate all of it's gambling forms, (which of course, generously fills it's coffers and that isn't likely) then the state should recognize the scam that is Hard Rock Casino, and begin to allow competition which at least has the potential to neutralize this obvious "rip-off" establishment. Well, Don't expect much to come from these evaluations -- BUT the only way anything will come from Negative Customer Reviews will be if we can influence enough CUSTOMERS TO SIMPLY STAY AWAY until the message is "felt" in their pocketbook and they begin to offer "A FAIR GAME". Lack of Patronage is the strongest message, and I would encourage everyone to participate by NOT GOING to HR Tampa !
My Slot Machine Experiment
results with you all about my Slot Experiment. I came to the HardRock ""Tampa"" everyday for 30 consectutive days in a row. Each day i brought $500 to gamble with. I played Penny machines,,nickel machines,,quarter machines,,dollar machines. I played in every part of the casino floor from the lucky street garage to where the escalators are on the Orient rd side. I played video poker,,video slots from 100 lines down to 3 & 1 line slot machines. Played Bombay,,Stinken rich,,Diamond Lotto,,Troys of Treasure,,Planet Moohlah,,Coyotote Moons,,Crystal Forrest,,ect. You get the picture. I played at different hours from late night early morning to solid pack afternoons. My results is that You cant enjoy yourself or playtime. Im not going to say You cant win cause we all know that the house wins in the end and majority of the time. There are times when u can win and there are many times that you can enjoy yourself playing at the casino but NOT THIS CASINO..I also broke down my results such as how long did i play and what did i play. Well 86% of the time i was broke before even one hour had lapsed. In other words i spent $500 in 20-40 minutes 86% of the time. 13% of the time i got to play for about an hour to two hours then i would be broke and the 1% is when i actually won several hundred dollars on a machine. Now that 1% win wasnt over $500 just a couple of hundred on one slot machine. Folks i spent $15k in 30 days and the results are Terrible. My final answer or my conclusion is that U CANT WIN HERE OR ENJOY PLAYING HERE Unless u have several thousand dollars to burn thru without any concern. Google is correct when they say this casino is the Worst payouts in the nation. They claim their payouts are the same as other casinos in the indusrty and they are correct or half correct. They leave out the important factor that most casinos have 500-1,000 slots. So the casinos that have 500 to a thousand slots are paying out the same amount that hardrock who has 5,000 slots and who is busy 95% of the time...Do the math folks. It doesnt take a genius to figure it out. Basically to round it off most casinos or i will say 94% of the casinos in the United states payback 85%-92% but most state laws require minium 85% payback...The Seminole hardrock pays back 12%-18%. No matter how you slice it,,it falls into that low percentage. Last year All of Las Vegas strip meaning all the casinos combined took in 6 billion and the hardrock with two casinos brought it just half of what alllll of las vegas took in..That right there should tell u something..That these Indians or the Seminole Casinos do not pay at all...Its a slap in the face to the everyday gambler and its really sad to see just a select few take a world wide known name company the HardRock and turn it into a place of greed which leaves sour tastes in patrons mouths. So its safe and accurate to say the Seminole Hardrock is the worst payout casino in the world. Dont waste your time hear unless its for dining or listening to some concerts or venues,but to gamble??? Your chances of getting ice water in hell is far better than having a good time gambling at these non regulated Indian casinos. Thankyou for letting me share my experience...
No More Low Limit Tables + Paid Parking
To add insult to injury: the casino will now be charging for parking. On Orient Road. In Tampa, Florida. At the same time MGM Resorts is being blasted for the same policies in Las Vegas. Yeah.
What's worse: they don't want you to know about it. I've been banned from the SHR Tampa's Facebook page after pointing out that not only are the Tribe being secretive and malicious about the new fee, but their Facebook page has more 5 star ratings than 1-4 star ratings, COMBINED. This pretty clearly suggests to me that the casino is engaged in some nefarious, click farm-based ratings inflation. But, I digress...
Repeated calls to the front desk, security, and more have yielded conflicting reports about the upcoming parking fee. Some say it's only the garages (not the ground lot), others say it's everywhere. The Tribe can't even give its employees a company line to spout out like drones! Much waffling, and at the end of the day, it's the losers who are paying $50/hand at blackjack who are subsidizing the expansion the casino can't afford now that its gaming compact died in Tallahassee. I'm glad it died. The Tribe is acting like an opportunistic bunch of crybabies.
Save your money and plan a trip to Vegas, or bank on online (Costa Rican/European) casinos with a VPN. Don't give these crooks your money.
Just left casino up $800, this is my first winning day in almost a year. What a surprise, you will now have to pay for parking. It's not like thy don't rip off enough money from you, not you have to pay for the privilege. Ust got back from Vegas and all the casinos out there are doing the same thing. Such cheap ass bullshit.
WORST " SO CALLED CASINO " EVER
This has to be the worst casino I have ever been to. Having lived all over the world , I have been able to frequent hundreds of casinos. This place is ranked number one for worst pay out ever , lack of customer care / concern and worst service in general. TIGHT does NOT begin to describe this place. You can drop $ 200.00 on one machine maybe get lucky and win under 40.00 back. The reward system is a total slap in the face. Not to mention you only have "x" amount of time to use it. They claim to be Vegas style, perhaps they need to go to a real Vegas casino and experience what one is like. Overpriced rooms , food and drink. Never enough drink staff on hand , waiting over an hour for one to appear , then have an empty tray. Free play is a JOKE , insert card whoa a whole $ 5 or $ 10. Sound system is totally a piece of crap. When waiting for drawings you literally have to stand in area to hear anything. You can not be out of that radius when playing slots " giving the casino more of your money" and expect to hear anything. When drawing names , they need to be announced over a central system .Yes, the casinos in south FL. are far better . They actually pay out and a whole different atmosphere. Also, they offer far better incentives for folks who live out of state than the locals who drop money on a regular basis. I have many friends who live in other states and we compare the incentives, rewards ...what a shame !!! I wish gambling would be legalized then these greedy so and sos would be forced to change their operating procedures. Biloxi may be a bit out of the way , but when you want to stay the night , eat drink and have money to actually gamble .... that is the place to go !!! They have some outstanding package deals that you will be very pleased with the outcome. Tampa Hard Rock , shame on you and I too am done with your GREED ~~~~
Same Old Sh__
Went to pick up my free bottle of Scotch, stayed to play. I stayed even for about an hour and then went upstairs to the buffet which is now $27/person for lunch. Back to the machines, played the Dean Martin Vegas slots at $1 a spin. Dropped $300 on the machine hit on one bonus, 15 free spins, I won $18. Leaving for Vegas on Fathers Day lets see if their any different.
You won't win
Tampa Seminole Hardrock Disgusting and Worthless
Slots here majorly suck and you will not win
Been going here for years and quit cold turkey. They tightened the slots so tight, you don't have a chance. Let me explain what happens when you walk into this place with $500 to hit the slots. First, you walk in or go down the escalator and unearth thousands and thousands of slots! You have 5 100's. You sit at the first machine.... ..... 10 minutes later, you are at the ATM taking out another hundred or two. You find a slot, sit down, and stick 100 in. 5 minutes later, you are back at the ATM taking out another hundred or two. You are pissed and want to win some money back. You sit at another slot. 5 minutes later, you are at this point of either storming out, or back at the ATM to take another hundred or two out. If you do, you walk around and sit at a slot and stick another hundred in. 5 minutes later, again you are either back at the ATM or storming out pissed. Let me try once more!!!! You put another 100 in and 5 minutes later, are either back at the ATM or storming out.
I am not exaggerating! This has happened to me once too many times here. In fact, every time. I finally went to South Florida and hit some casino's down there. To my surprise, I actually won! And a lot!! I didn't think it was possible.
Very very very tight slots
Moved to Tampa from South Florida. During my 13 years in South Florida, I would hit the casino's twice a week average. Sometimes I would go with 40$ and play for 6 hours. I have had handpays and big wins. I got $100 dollars free play here and there. I would eat for free. Now, I have been to the Tampa Hard Rock probably 20 times now since living here and I'm done.. Lost about 5k and I think once in 20 trips, I won more than I bet, and I'm not exaggerating. Most slots are 2 cents, so minimum betting is on average $1 a spin. Most trips I go in with 500 bucks and am driving home 20 minutes later. During the week is the worst. It's almost like they have the slots at a 1% payout. During the weekends, if you can find a slot to play because it's so crowded, you might win, but less than you bet. Oh, and I have still to receive even 5$ free play. It's the only casino in like a 200 mile radius, so they are taking advantage at its fullest. If you go here, heed my warning.
tight tight tight slots
it is hard to win on anything at the hard rock tampa. the slots and table games are both expensive to play. they have penny slots but at a minimum of 50 lines or more. they need some competition, right now they don't even have to disclose their pay-outs. anyway if you want to gamble knowing there is a snowballs chance in hell that you will win anything thats cool. just don't go expecting to come back a winner, that is just NOT LIKELY!!!!!
$3 billion gambling deal rejected!!
The Florida legislation has recently rejected a $3 billion gambling deal between our beloved cronyistic governor, Rick Scott, and the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Hooray! This rejection may give the state, and us hard working, tax paying, constantly losing money citizens, a chance to welcome other, more trusting, casino operators into the state. In turn, this could generate more competition with the Indian casinos that are monopolizing the industry here. This monopoly has lead to the operation of what has to be the tightest slot machines in the country. By reading the comments below, you'll get a strong sense of how unsatisfied Floridians, and some out-of-staters, are with the Indian casinos in our state. If only they would have played fair and not tighten their slots we wouldn't be posting unfavorable comments in here.