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: B- $12.50 L- $20/$27 (Sun)
D- $27/$45 (Fri)/$40 (Sat)
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 slot club members.
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.
Slots tighter than a Virgin.
I rather fly to A.C. instead of wasting my time and money at this place.
Stay out of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa
I am a long time resident of Florida. I made my last trip to the Hard Rock in Tampa today. My husband and I swore we would never set foot in here again. I don't care how big or little you play on slots you will not win. It is sickening that our great sunshine state lets a governor do whatever he wants and sign agreements behind closed doors with the Seminole Tribe. The people of Florida should file a class action lawsuit against the state for allowing the Seminole Tribe to have a monopoly on gambling in certain areas!! There are plenty of people who are going to play slots so we all must go to South Florida or out of state. Florida sure is behind many of the other states in progress of what other states are doing. I just think it's a shame that we have to spend our money we earn out of state!! The hard rock can keep their casino. Can't wait for the day they get some competition!!! Stay out unless you like giving your money away!!! Rotten place!!!
The Hardrock sucks! It use to be fun going there but not anymore. Slots tighter than last years bathing suit! Slots DO NOT pay out like they use to. If you go to the casinos enough you get to know what the payouts are for certain symbols, etc. Believe me, HR isn't paying like they use to. Am done with the place!
Steve how can you sit there and say Tampa Hard Rock payouts are fine when over 90% of the posts on your site says different. Over 90% of the reviews on here is about how scandalous and terrible there payouts are but u keep saying ""I'm sure they are fine"" Steve these people are crooks and law breakers. They are scum and u wopulent understand cause you haven't been here. It use to be fun and use to be like other casinos but that was 5 years ago. Ever since then it gets worse and worse and everybody agrees on that note....I HATE THEM!!!!!
Used to go to this casino frequently. Had fun, stayed several hours. Now, for at least the past year, or so, they have tightened up their slots to the point of no fun, and frustration. If you win, which is rare, you receive such a small amount, it usually does not even equal your bet. I will no longer return to this casino. Also, my win/loss statement is not broken down as before. The win/loss shows an equal amount won, as opposed to loss. This is entirely incorrect.
Was there searching for a job. Staff and Player Development people rude and arrogant! Couldn't care less about me, only worried about ripping off there customers. No sense of kindness to patrons, only wanted to push to steal peoples money. Tampa by far worst casino ever walked into, between smoke and awful staff. Will never walk through those casinos doors, ever again!
Cash grab arrogant staff
Is this one of the top ten casinos in the world as advertised. I seriously doubt that. Inattentive staff. Slot machines that eat your cash so quickly that you are left broke and bored. The cleanliness of the restrooms is also questionable. I found the food was average but too expensive.
I don't know what you all talking about.I stay hitting on the slots. STOP BEING SORE LOSERS. CAN'T WIN EVERY TIME. YES MOST OF the time the staff sucks, but good help is hard to find. I'll be there Sunday.Hope to hit a jackpot,will post plenty of pic's.
Glad I went back!
Wow! Clean air, friendly staff, stiff $3 well drinks, couple freebies in the high roller area for a few $5-$10 slot bets... Hit $465 on a one dollar bet... $280 on a .40 cent bet, bunch of random $50 hits all over the place for bets ranging from .40-$1.50... We played for a good 15 hours that last two days and had a blast. I won my losses back from yesterday and overall am pretty even after everything... For that amount of entertainment, it was worth every penny. We will be back soon!
Don't listen to the negative reviews.
I can't believe how many sore losers have posted reviews on here... In all honesty, all the negative reviews almost deterred myself and my brother from coming in. I'm glad that we went; we had a great time... You can't walk in and expect to walk out ahead at any casino; the money that you take in should be considered play money for entertainment. We walked in with a few hundred and played on the slots for almost seven hours. It was a fun ride, we went all the way down and then all the way back up a few times. Make sure to tip the waitressss, they will make sure you are well taken care of... We didn't leave with a fortune, but we had a good time and will definitely visit again. My advice is to keep an open mind and have some fun, they can't ALL be winners can they?
Slots = Bad part 2
As per my last review, I decided to give it one more go, a sort of experiment. Went in with 300$, 15 20s. I played minimum on 2 cent slots for 23 minutes, yes 23 minutes. One bonus and won 1.80 on an 80 cent bet. I was slot hopping, 20 on each, and 1.80 was my biggest win! Every slot just sucked the life out of me.. If you go play slots here, do not expect to win, at all!
Tightest machines in the country!
I play professional poker and go to the casino minimum 5 days a week for minimum 10 hours a day. I also stay at the hotel at least twice a week. I've been going to the HR Tampa for the past 2 years religiously. I've been to over 50 casinos in the U.S. and the HR Tampa for slots, IS THE TIGHTEST slot machines I've ever witnessed. I recommend for you to not even attempt this property. It's a waste of time. I put in over 25 hours every week for the past 2 years, and these machines are a rip off. I play progressives and bet between 60c - $3/spin. Nearly impossible to hit any spins over $100. Stick to poker, blackjack or table games. Only play slots if you're in the high limit room. That's my advice!!!!
Slots = Bad
Moved to Tampa from South Florida where for the past 12 years, I hit the casino's every weekend. Been to the Tampa Hard Rock probably 20 some times now. I guess I have to save money and make casino trips to South Florida because I am not going back to this place. I heard rumors from numerous people that they keep the slots at between 65% and 70% payout, which is criminal. Bonus' with no payouts. I bet 7.50 on a slot, got 60 free spins, and won 20$. That was probably my biggest win in 20 some trips and lost thousands. How is this fun? I don't think I ever left a South Florida casino broke, I always left with something and played for hours. You walk in this place with a grand and will be driving home twenty minutes later with nothing! It's a shame.. One casino in the entire area with the tightest slots in America, literally! Too bad..
Hate this place with all my heart!!!!!
These crooks should be put in prison and there @$$ get $#/@ by another inmate cause then they will know what's it like to get ! $#^$ in the @$! On a daily basis...Steve don't give your opinion about a place u haven't been too...
We were regulars since 2001 and stopped going after about a half dozen times since it became Hard Rock. No payouts on the slots anymore. Not that we ever won big ourselves back then, but we often saw others hit jackpots. One night we saw an old lady hit jackpots 3 times within about an hour! At least every half hour to an hour someone would hit a jackpot. Since Hard Rock took over, the 6 times we were there (combined total hours approx. 25-30 hours) we heard the jackpot bell go off only once. We do not go back any longer. Pure greed there. Stay away if you're smart.
Going to the Rock today to pick up my calendar and have my picture taken with the Hard Rock girls. If this event is like the others, the girls will be uninterested and bored to see you. On another note, in another way to grab even more of your cash, a new eatery is opening, Gray/Salt. This replaces the great Greenery. Nothing I want to do more than after losing my ass then to pay $8 for a side of lentils. I will pick up my calendar and play the $15 free play and then leave.
fish are rotten
Another day at the hardrock haven't had a handpay jackpot in several years. The machines just take and give nothing back. I wish that there was compettion. Hopefully the state does not renew there license and shuts this place down that would be a good thing for sure.