Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Tampa Hot

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Address
5223 N. Orient Road
City
Tampa
State
Florida
Zip Code
33610
Country
United States
Phone
(813) 627-7625

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
Buffets: B-$20 (Sun) L-$20 D- $27/$40 (Fri)
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
Overnight RV Parking: Call ahead
Special Features: Food court. Health club. $5 off buffet for slot club members.

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I should have read the reviews before going to the Tampa Hardrock casino. I've played in atlantic city nj, philadelphia and valley forge pa and have enjoyed myself with some big payouts and some losses. Losses have at least been rewarded with rooms, promotions and free slot dollars. Also at least you get free drinks and beverages. Went to the the tampa hardrock and played for an afternoon. Did not see any payouts by casino staff despite the place being very busy. Usually playing that amount of time I have at least one win over $100 (I played $1 to $3 slots) Nothing After losing a grand the casino has offered nothing in the last 3 months. Won't go back to tampa. Rather use a few hundred and take a cruise or fly to a casino that wants me back.
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1.6
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1.0
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Reviewed by Helen December 02, 2014

Should Have Read The Reviews

I should have read the reviews before going to the Tampa Hardrock casino. I've played in atlantic city nj, philadelphia and valley forge pa and have enjoyed myself with some big payouts and some losses. Losses have at least been rewarded with rooms, promotions and free slot dollars. Also at least you get free drinks and beverages. Went to the the tampa hardrock and played for an afternoon. Did not see any payouts by casino staff despite the place being very busy. Usually playing that amount of time I have at least one win over $100 (I played $1 to $3 slots) Nothing After losing a grand the casino has offered nothing in the last 3 months. Won't go back to tampa. Rather use a few hundred and take a cruise or fly to a casino that wants me back.

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Never saw a casino with so few .25 slots, and those are boring and payout is nearly nothing. I've been to quite a few casinos (for fun, not a constant player) and at least come away with a few dollars or broke even after laying down a couple of hundred, .25 a play. Not one server came around with complimentary beverages in the 4 hours I was there - and I sat at the same slot the entire time. Ate at the Hard Rock - not the best one I've been to. I won't bother to take the half-hour drive here - the atmosphere is not what you would expect of a Hard Rock type of entity except that they play a lot of 60s music that you can only hear in the restrooms.
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1.4
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Reviewed by Tory September 18, 2014

Not worth the time

Never saw a casino with so few .25 slots, and those are boring and payout is nearly nothing. I've been to quite a few casinos (for fun, not a constant player) and at least come away with a few dollars or broke even after laying down a couple of hundred, .25 a play. Not one server came around with complimentary beverages in the 4 hours I was there - and I sat at the same slot the entire time. Ate at the Hard Rock - not the best one I've been to. I won't bother to take the half-hour drive here - the atmosphere is not what you would expect of a Hard Rock type of entity except that they play a lot of 60s music that you can only hear in the restrooms.

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I totally agree with others who have written about the tight slots. But there are more things wrong so if you don’t mind losing, you have to put up with the bad food in the average dining facilities, the bellowing waitresses, the crazy parking, no tv remotes in so called high-class hotel, the employees who try to mow you down with whatever carts, trucks, etc they are pushing, the obvious underage kids sitting in front of slot machines, and the all pervading smoky/freezing seedy factory type atmosphere this casino has. Open one of their wrap sandwiches, (to put on mustard or mayo, if you can get it), and you’ll find fatty lump of tasteless meat and rusty lettuce. Try the lemon meringue dessert and you’ll enjoy granulated sugar embedded through out like it never was mixed properly. All this for an exorbitant amount of money. The yelling drink waitresses add to the crude atmosphere. Go to Biloxi just once and you’ll see the difference. Oh, and experience the special parking for ‘elite’ members; non-members just slip through the space between the two guard rails, so you can stop feeling so ‘special’ with all the ‘benefits’ they give.
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1.3
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1.0
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2.0
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2.0
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
Reviewed by Patric July 23, 2014
Last updated: July 24, 2014

The Pits?

I totally agree with others who have written about the tight slots. But there are more things wrong so if you don’t mind losing, you have to put up with the bad food in the average dining facilities, the bellowing waitresses, the crazy parking, no tv remotes in so called high-class hotel, the employees who try to mow you down with whatever carts, trucks, etc they are pushing, the obvious underage kids sitting in front of slot machines, and the all pervading smoky/freezing seedy factory type atmosphere this casino has. Open one of their wrap sandwiches, (to put on mustard or mayo, if you can get it), and you’ll find fatty lump of tasteless meat and rusty lettuce. Try the lemon meringue dessert and you’ll enjoy granulated sugar embedded through out like it never was mixed properly. All this for an exorbitant amount of money. The yelling drink waitresses add to the crude atmosphere. Go to Biloxi just once and you’ll see the difference. Oh, and experience the special parking for ‘elite’ members; non-members just slip through the space between the two guard rails, so you can stop feeling so ‘special’ with all the ‘benefits’ they give.

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I have gone 2 times per week for 2 years and have not had a single winning trip. Not even close; down $24,600. 1 handpay for $1340. I bet max ($4 to $8) per spin. Having played the same level at both Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, I can tell you the results are far, far different. The comps at other casinos are 30 times higher than Tampa Hard Rock. I spent $5k at Hard Rock in June. Just got an insulting $40 free play. Keep it Hard Rock. I have had it and will not be suckered any longer.
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2.2
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1.0
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1.0
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1.0
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4.0
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4.0
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3.0
Reviewed by JJJ July 15, 2014
Last updated: July 24, 2014

I Can't Win Here!

I have gone 2 times per week for 2 years and have not had a single winning trip. Not even close; down $24,600. 1 handpay for $1340. I bet max ($4 to $8) per spin. Having played the same level at both Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods, I can tell you the results are far, far different. The comps at other casinos are 30 times higher than Tampa Hard Rock. I spent $5k at Hard Rock in June. Just got an insulting $40 free play. Keep it Hard Rock. I have had it and will not be suckered any longer.

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I have been going to this place at least once a week for the past 2 years. And, like others have said, I have never EVER seen anyone win a jackpot. In comparison, in February, I took a trip to New Orleans and played the slots at Harrah's. Within the 3 hours I was there, on a Saturday night, I've seen 3 people win jackpots. Coincidence maybe? Who we kidding ... the Hard Rock isn't paying ... they don't have to ... they are the only game in town.

Obviously, casinos are here to make money but we shell out cash for an enjoyable gaming experience. Yet, at this place I honestly feel they are just ripping people off.
Within a 30 minute time frame I loose upwards of $100 playing slots. 30 minutes if not less! At least let me play longer before taking my money. My gawd!

For those who are reading these reviews I think you can formulate your own opinion as to how the machine play is at Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. Less than 1% of the reviews are in favor of this place. That should be telling you something.
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1.4
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Reviewed by tampanative July 03, 2014

Absolutely the tightest.

I have been going to this place at least once a week for the past 2 years. And, like others have said, I have never EVER seen anyone win a jackpot. In comparison, in February, I took a trip to New Orleans and played the slots at Harrah's. Within the 3 hours I was there, on a Saturday night, I've seen 3 people win jackpots. Coincidence maybe? Who we kidding ... the Hard Rock isn't paying ... they don't have to ... they are the only game in town.

Obviously, casinos are here to make money but we shell out cash for an enjoyable gaming experience. Yet, at this place I honestly feel they are just ripping people off.
Within a 30 minute time frame I loose upwards of $100 playing slots. 30 minutes if not less! At least let me play longer before taking my money. My gawd!

For those who are reading these reviews I think you can formulate your own opinion as to how the machine play is at Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. Less than 1% of the reviews are in favor of this place. That should be telling you something.

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242 spins at 1.25 = $302.00 playing Tarzan game. Spin 243 hit bonus spins, got a big 8 free spins. Won a total of $11.00 on the 8 spins. This place sucks.
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1.7
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1.0
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Reviewed by James July 03, 2014
Last updated: July 03, 2014

RNG

242 spins at 1.25 = $302.00 playing Tarzan game. Spin 243 hit bonus spins, got a big 8 free spins. Won a total of $11.00 on the 8 spins. This place sucks.

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VIDEO POKER ALERT: The Hardrock Tampa has never been a full pay haven for serious video poker players but what I witnessed today I have never seen in any other casino in the world. When reviewing the "Jacks or Better" pay tables in the high limit room, I noticed that while the 9/6 Full House/Flush hand payouts had been increased from 8/5 (shortpay) on the Game Kigns, the real shocker was that the payout for the Royal Flush has been decreased from 4000 credits to 2500 credits. I REPEAT: THE ROYAL FLUSH PAYOUT HAS BEEN REDUCED FROM 4000 CREDITS TO 2500 CREDITS. All $1.00, $2,00 (on the main casino floor) and even some $5.00 machines have also been changed. I only saw two Triple Play machines ($2,00, $5.00, $10.00) in high limit that still had the 4000 credit payout for the Royal Flush. This, of course, destroys the game and entirely makes the percentage payout for perfect play incredibly low. The greed of the Tribe and it's masters is limitless. As I stated earlier, I have never seen this in any other casino in North America. Go elsewhere. Period. While full pay "Jacks or Better" Video Poker is becoming harder to find in casinos across the US, it still exists in Vegas and Biloxi. The Hard Rock is gone as a VP casino. Finished for me. I'm done.
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1.4
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1.0
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2.0
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2.0
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2.0
Reviewed by Mr. T. June 13, 2014

The "Incredibly Shrinking" 2500 credit Royal Flush

VIDEO POKER ALERT: The Hardrock Tampa has never been a full pay haven for serious video poker players but what I witnessed today I have never seen in any other casino in the world. When reviewing the "Jacks or Better" pay tables in the high limit room, I noticed that while the 9/6 Full House/Flush hand payouts had been increased from 8/5 (shortpay) on the Game Kigns, the real shocker was that the payout for the Royal Flush has been decreased from 4000 credits to 2500 credits. I REPEAT: THE ROYAL FLUSH PAYOUT HAS BEEN REDUCED FROM 4000 CREDITS TO 2500 CREDITS. All $1.00, $2,00 (on the main casino floor) and even some $5.00 machines have also been changed. I only saw two Triple Play machines ($2,00, $5.00, $10.00) in high limit that still had the 4000 credit payout for the Royal Flush. This, of course, destroys the game and entirely makes the percentage payout for perfect play incredibly low. The greed of the Tribe and it's masters is limitless. As I stated earlier, I have never seen this in any other casino in North America. Go elsewhere. Period. While full pay "Jacks or Better" Video Poker is becoming harder to find in casinos across the US, it still exists in Vegas and Biloxi. The Hard Rock is gone as a VP casino. Finished for me. I'm done.

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this is the worst casino as far as payouts....My sister and I have gone often--I don;t spend a lot and of course never win anything,but my sister consistently loses between $500 - $1000 in one day; my niece came with us this weekend...she lost $1200 in 2 trips, never hitting anything.There seems to be no oversight by the gaming commission....no competition.I have been to Vegas, Atlantic City, Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun ----much , much better.Now you cannot use your points at the Food court anymore;your room rates are too high compared to LV and A.C. and Ct. - again no competition.It'll be a long time before we go there again...You people are just too greedy. Bottom line - in a day 2 day visit the 3 of us lost about $3,400 playing the quarter machines $1.25 per hand non video poker (my sister) and more than than by my niece....
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1.2
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Reviewed by Barbara Rustigian May 28, 2014
Last updated: May 28, 2014

worst casino?

this is the worst casino as far as payouts....My sister and I have gone often--I don;t spend a lot and of course never win anything,but my sister consistently loses between $500 - $1000 in one day; my niece came with us this weekend...she lost $1200 in 2 trips, never hitting anything.There seems to be no oversight by the gaming commission....no competition.I have been to Vegas, Atlantic City, Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun ----much , much better.Now you cannot use your points at the Food court anymore;your room rates are too high compared to LV and A.C. and Ct. - again no competition.It'll be a long time before we go there again...You people are just too greedy. Bottom line - in a day 2 day visit the 3 of us lost about $3,400 playing the quarter machines $1.25 per hand non video poker (my sister) and more than than by my niece....

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Really cheap place,no comps on anything-ever.I play blackjack and had a misdeal.I was cool about it and just took my money off the board and let the hand play out.Couple hands later the dealer was showing a four and I had two kings-yes I split them.The dealer screams out splitting tens,The two pit bosses come over to watch me play my hand and both hands had twenty showing.The dealer busted and I won both my hands. The pit bosses and dealer said it was irritating to split tens.Did they not know I was sitting there.Its gambling and cards don't read books.I also always tip the dealers and find very few people who do at this place. Really need a lesson in customer service at this imitation Atlantic Beach Casino.Best thing to do is take your money and run from this place.Its Memorial Day and I am Veteran and really this place can keeps its 20 year old interiors and furnishings.
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Reviewed by tom May 27, 2014

Horrible Place Need lesson in customer service

Really cheap place,no comps on anything-ever.I play blackjack and had a misdeal.I was cool about it and just took my money off the board and let the hand play out.Couple hands later the dealer was showing a four and I had two kings-yes I split them.The dealer screams out splitting tens,The two pit bosses come over to watch me play my hand and both hands had twenty showing.The dealer busted and I won both my hands. The pit bosses and dealer said it was irritating to split tens.Did they not know I was sitting there.Its gambling and cards don't read books.I also always tip the dealers and find very few people who do at this place. Really need a lesson in customer service at this imitation Atlantic Beach Casino.Best thing to do is take your money and run from this place.Its Memorial Day and I am Veteran and really this place can keeps its 20 year old interiors and furnishings.

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For the customer who is reading this, just know its the Truth.The Seminole hardrock of Tampa used to be a great place to go have fun and to gamble. That stopped several years ago and ever since then it has gotten worse and worse and worse. they have a contract with the state of Florida meaning no one else can open any table games or other casinos to come here cause the Seminoles own the rights and by that contract they do not have to answer to anybody.There is no gaming commission to regulate these crooks and they could do whatever the hell they please and they do it. Trip advisor is now known for posting fake reviews and being paid to post reviews and to hurt other businesses and to make any business look good and hard rock has them in their back pocket. 90% of the reviews of the Hard Rock Casino are false or fake. most of the reviews are nothing but advertising analyze to get people like you to believe it so you could go in there and basically be taken for a fool. They are the most profitable casino in the entire world, Tampa alone profited 2 billion dollars last year but thats what they are claiming cause im sure they made alot more cause they do not audit anything. Most slot machines have a audit system that shows how much money goes in and how much goes out or how many jackpots are paid and its recorded but these little displays are well hidden I know where they are and I have taken the numbers down and gone back and guess what the numbers are still the same so basically they have it turned off they don't do no audit at all you cannot tell what they are making. They are crooks. most state laws have to have slot machines to pay out 85% on a dollar that's the lowest the Tampa Hard Rock Casino I would say and I'm not joking or lying or exaggerating that their payout is between 12 to 18 percent on a dollar I'm serious. here's a perfect example and it's true I was playing midnight treasures and I play max bet which is $8.00 a spin. I got the bonus round 10 free spins at $8 a spin and it paid me a whopping $9.00 dollars. there is a lot more I want to say and I will but right now I don't have the time I will write another review and the people of hard rock you know who you are I have no respect for you people anymore ,,really you guys can screw off I hate liars and thieves I cannot stand them and you people are both!!!!!
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1.2
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1.0
Reviewed by John Doe May 27, 2014
Last updated: May 27, 2014

Biggest Scam of All Casinos!!!

For the customer who is reading this, just know its the Truth.The Seminole hardrock of Tampa used to be a great place to go have fun and to gamble. That stopped several years ago and ever since then it has gotten worse and worse and worse. they have a contract with the state of Florida meaning no one else can open any table games or other casinos to come here cause the Seminoles own the rights and by that contract they do not have to answer to anybody.There is no gaming commission to regulate these crooks and they could do whatever the hell they please and they do it. Trip advisor is now known for posting fake reviews and being paid to post reviews and to hurt other businesses and to make any business look good and hard rock has them in their back pocket. 90% of the reviews of the Hard Rock Casino are false or fake. most of the reviews are nothing but advertising analyze to get people like you to believe it so you could go in there and basically be taken for a fool. They are the most profitable casino in the entire world, Tampa alone profited 2 billion dollars last year but thats what they are claiming cause im sure they made alot more cause they do not audit anything. Most slot machines have a audit system that shows how much money goes in and how much goes out or how many jackpots are paid and its recorded but these little displays are well hidden I know where they are and I have taken the numbers down and gone back and guess what the numbers are still the same so basically they have it turned off they don't do no audit at all you cannot tell what they are making. They are crooks. most state laws have to have slot machines to pay out 85% on a dollar that's the lowest the Tampa Hard Rock Casino I would say and I'm not joking or lying or exaggerating that their payout is between 12 to 18 percent on a dollar I'm serious. here's a perfect example and it's true I was playing midnight treasures and I play max bet which is $8.00 a spin. I got the bonus round 10 free spins at $8 a spin and it paid me a whopping $9.00 dollars. there is a lot more I want to say and I will but right now I don't have the time I will write another review and the people of hard rock you know who you are I have no respect for you people anymore ,,really you guys can screw off I hate liars and thieves I cannot stand them and you people are both!!!!!

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Where the hell do I start with this place? 25, been visiting since I was 18 playing poker. Probably down close to 20k no joke. I have single handedly seen a buddy of mine lose over 4k in 100 hand blackjack in one night, wouldn't even give him a free room. Super stingy on comps, obviously if you don't know already if you are caught playing slots, you're viewed as the biggest chump in the joint. People are all uptight and edgy because theyve been up all night and losing so everyone's pissed. Just overall the most negative, vile, deceiving place you can possibly visit in Tampa. No gaming commission regulations, no competition, no fux given, they're there to shake you down at the door and feel really stupid after you've left. I haven't gone in a few months, but when I go tonight I will stay as far away from gambling as I can. Oh and food is overpriced too. Best part is I randomly find some chips on the ground or cup holder left behind (2 $25 once,). This place should be shut down, it's a big scheme, someone is making a bunch of money, and it's not you.
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Reviewed by Joe Schmo March 28, 2014

Worst place to be in Tampa, PERIOD.

Where the hell do I start with this place? 25, been visiting since I was 18 playing poker. Probably down close to 20k no joke. I have single handedly seen a buddy of mine lose over 4k in 100 hand blackjack in one night, wouldn't even give him a free room. Super stingy on comps, obviously if you don't know already if you are caught playing slots, you're viewed as the biggest chump in the joint. People are all uptight and edgy because theyve been up all night and losing so everyone's pissed. Just overall the most negative, vile, deceiving place you can possibly visit in Tampa. No gaming commission regulations, no competition, no fux given, they're there to shake you down at the door and feel really stupid after you've left. I haven't gone in a few months, but when I go tonight I will stay as far away from gambling as I can. Oh and food is overpriced too. Best part is I randomly find some chips on the ground or cup holder left behind (2 $25 once,). This place should be shut down, it's a big scheme, someone is making a bunch of money, and it's not you.

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As the Seminole Tribe moves in on a annual profit of Two ($2) Billion Dollars, a Bond Review Offering by a Wall Street analyst confirms much of what the average gambler already knew about the Hard Rock Tampa. The Hard Rock Tampa makes more for the Tribe then all the other five casinos located throughout Florida combined. The Bond Offering report calls the Hard Rock Tampa one of the most lucrative casinos in the world ! For them... The report goes on to confirm that the Tampa casino makes between 20-25 percent on table (banked games) and 70-75 per cent from slot revenue. To be this profitable, the slots must be so tight as to be unplayable for the gambler. The worst news is that the analyst sees nothing now or in the future to threaten the Tribe's monopoly in Tampa. Whether South Florida gets more banked games, more slots, etc., the report says that the Tribe will stop at nothing to protect its Monopoly profits. A future Governor Crist does nothing but help them and the likelihood of online gambling being legalized in Florida is remote at best. In short, locals must quit the slots in Tampa and out of state visitors who visit the Tampa Hard Rock will simply lose, lose, lose. Tampa is their cash cow and anyone who enters its door is simply a sucker - it's that simple. Go anywhere else to gamble but understand that the slots at the Hard Rock Tampa are among the tighest in the world. I am placing the Tampa Hard Rock on the "Wall of Shame" along with Harrah's Cherokee Casino in North Carolina as the worst places to gamble in world.
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Reviewed by Mr. T. December 26, 2013
Last updated: December 27, 2013

What we already knew has been confirmed.

As the Seminole Tribe moves in on a annual profit of Two ($2) Billion Dollars, a Bond Review Offering by a Wall Street analyst confirms much of what the average gambler already knew about the Hard Rock Tampa. The Hard Rock Tampa makes more for the Tribe then all the other five casinos located throughout Florida combined. The Bond Offering report calls the Hard Rock Tampa one of the most lucrative casinos in the world ! For them... The report goes on to confirm that the Tampa casino makes between 20-25 percent on table (banked games) and 70-75 per cent from slot revenue. To be this profitable, the slots must be so tight as to be unplayable for the gambler. The worst news is that the analyst sees nothing now or in the future to threaten the Tribe's monopoly in Tampa. Whether South Florida gets more banked games, more slots, etc., the report says that the Tribe will stop at nothing to protect its Monopoly profits. A future Governor Crist does nothing but help them and the likelihood of online gambling being legalized in Florida is remote at best. In short, locals must quit the slots in Tampa and out of state visitors who visit the Tampa Hard Rock will simply lose, lose, lose. Tampa is their cash cow and anyone who enters its door is simply a sucker - it's that simple. Go anywhere else to gamble but understand that the slots at the Hard Rock Tampa are among the tighest in the world. I am placing the Tampa Hard Rock on the "Wall of Shame" along with Harrah's Cherokee Casino in North Carolina as the worst places to gamble in world.

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I have been there off and on over the past 2 years and a lot in the past 2 weeks. I am nowhere near even, The largest take I had on any bonus on $3.oo a spin was 323.00 but it took a few hundred to get there so it's really not that great of a win, just breaking even. It's ridiculous how much money you have to spend to get any return. In the old days you could last a long time on 20-- 40.oo that is gone in 5 minutes on ALL of their machines. If you are winning don't cash your ticket as soon as you do they shut that machine down. They say they can't do any of that stuff but I think that is BS, I think they see me and say sucker is back to try and win again, lets take her money again. I don't think the seminole tribe casinos have very fair and decent gambling practices, and how come they are the only casino that doesn't list their percentages. I will not be going back there I might as well just burn my money. I told them my friends no longer go there and I would be next. so that's 20 or so folks they have lost due to being so tight. That place is also getting very quiet weekdays. Pay up or hopefully go belly up!!! I hope they are proud to watch people go in the hole taking more and more money out of their accounts to have even a little bit of fun and even possibly a little bit of luck. You would have a better chance to look on the ground for money!
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3.0
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N/A
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Linda Callison September 17, 2013
Last updated: September 17, 2013

WTF

I have been there off and on over the past 2 years and a lot in the past 2 weeks. I am nowhere near even, The largest take I had on any bonus on $3.oo a spin was 323.00 but it took a few hundred to get there so it's really not that great of a win, just breaking even. It's ridiculous how much money you have to spend to get any return. In the old days you could last a long time on 20-- 40.oo that is gone in 5 minutes on ALL of their machines. If you are winning don't cash your ticket as soon as you do they shut that machine down. They say they can't do any of that stuff but I think that is BS, I think they see me and say sucker is back to try and win again, lets take her money again. I don't think the seminole tribe casinos have very fair and decent gambling practices, and how come they are the only casino that doesn't list their percentages. I will not be going back there I might as well just burn my money. I told them my friends no longer go there and I would be next. so that's 20 or so folks they have lost due to being so tight. That place is also getting very quiet weekdays. Pay up or hopefully go belly up!!! I hope they are proud to watch people go in the hole taking more and more money out of their accounts to have even a little bit of fun and even possibly a little bit of luck. You would have a better chance to look on the ground for money!

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I'm not sure why this place gets such poor reviews!?! I go 4-5 times a year, and have an absolute blast! There is always rock music coming out of the speakers, and on the TVs, it's usually packed and full of energy, and if there's a big sporting event people are cheering and having a grand old time. Oh yeah, and all the rock memorabilia is fun to look at!

The rooms are really nice, and the suites are even nicer. Council Oak puts out excellent meals, and the Hard Rock café does a good job at pub type fair. There are some other pretty good food options as well. I think the service is much better than average on a whole.

I've had some very good luck on the slots as well, and done well on the table options available. I don't like to go into dollar amounts, but I usually have a fairly good budget, and most times I've come home with more than I walked in with, and I've never been totally cleaned out. The machines may be a little tighter than say Vegas, but that doesn't you can't win... and win big. While I've never won a really large sum here, I've seem many people win over $10,000. The machine options are good, and yes you may run into a few duds, but hey it's a CASINO!

I've done way better here recently than my last trip to Vegas... maybe things are better than they were when the people below posted all those bad reviews??

Anyway, I'm going again soon, and I'm know I'll have a good time... I bet I even win a little cash. Yes, I'm an optimist!
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Slots 
 
4.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
4.0
Player's Club 
 
4.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
5.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
5.0
Food & Drink 
 
5.0
Reviewed by Lucky 7 September 10, 2013

I Really Like The Place!

I'm not sure why this place gets such poor reviews!?! I go 4-5 times a year, and have an absolute blast! There is always rock music coming out of the speakers, and on the TVs, it's usually packed and full of energy, and if there's a big sporting event people are cheering and having a grand old time. Oh yeah, and all the rock memorabilia is fun to look at!

The rooms are really nice, and the suites are even nicer. Council Oak puts out excellent meals, and the Hard Rock café does a good job at pub type fair. There are some other pretty good food options as well. I think the service is much better than average on a whole.

I've had some very good luck on the slots as well, and done well on the table options available. I don't like to go into dollar amounts, but I usually have a fairly good budget, and most times I've come home with more than I walked in with, and I've never been totally cleaned out. The machines may be a little tighter than say Vegas, but that doesn't you can't win... and win big. While I've never won a really large sum here, I've seem many people win over $10,000. The machine options are good, and yes you may run into a few duds, but hey it's a CASINO!

I've done way better here recently than my last trip to Vegas... maybe things are better than they were when the people below posted all those bad reviews??

Anyway, I'm going again soon, and I'm know I'll have a good time... I bet I even win a little cash. Yes, I'm an optimist!

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Same ols sh-t. Picked up my mystery envelope and won $14.00 in free play. Tampa Trib reports that the 7 Seminole casinos in Florida grossed 2 Billion last year. Thats right, Billion with a B. Dropped over $200.00 on the Tarzan machine without a Bonus, switched to Little Dragon and dropped another $100.00 without a Bonus. I'm surprisse it was only 2 Billion.
Overall rating 
 
1.7
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
1.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
5.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
N/A
Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Jim July 20, 2013
Last updated: July 21, 2013

SOS

Same ols sh-t. Picked up my mystery envelope and won $14.00 in free play. Tampa Trib reports that the 7 Seminole casinos in Florida grossed 2 Billion last year. Thats right, Billion with a B. Dropped over $200.00 on the Tarzan machine without a Bonus, switched to Little Dragon and dropped another $100.00 without a Bonus. I'm surprisse it was only 2 Billion.

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I have been to this place a few times over the last 10 years when I have been in the Tampa area. First it started with those dumb bingo slots. For the last few years it has had regular Vegas type slots. The payouts, which they aren't required to post, still seem low. Also their player's club isn't compatible with any of the other Hard Rock casinos outside of Florida. Blackjack tables paid the dreaded 6 to 5.

It's something to do one night when you're in the area. But it really isn't anything special.
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Slots 
 
2.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
3.0
Player's Club 
 
3.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
2.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
N/A
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Mr. Island July 10, 2013
Last updated: July 10, 2013

It is what it is

I have been to this place a few times over the last 10 years when I have been in the Tampa area. First it started with those dumb bingo slots. For the last few years it has had regular Vegas type slots. The payouts, which they aren't required to post, still seem low. Also their player's club isn't compatible with any of the other Hard Rock casinos outside of Florida. Blackjack tables paid the dreaded 6 to 5.

It's something to do one night when you're in the area. But it really isn't anything special.

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First, SMOKEY AS HECK! ridiculous how there can be no air handlers to remove the smoke from the idiots who still smoke (have not enough people died fast enough???). Next, the machines are bountiful, yes, but they do not repair them. They do move then around to as to get people from being comfortable in one area of the casino, but they don't bother with broken buttons, touchscreen problems, and the filth of the creepy people who potty and go back to the machines without washing their hands. A lot of people who know nothing about how to act in the casino either. Can be fun, but at 10am on a weekday when no one is there but tour groups. In all, about a 2, and would have been really a 1 if not being the only place in the Tampa area.
Overall rating 
 
2.5
Slots 
 
2.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
3.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
4.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
N/A
Food & Drink 
 
2.0
Reviewed by Gmoney June 15, 2013
Last updated: June 15, 2013

Need to clean/fix the machines and too smokey!

First, SMOKEY AS HECK! ridiculous how there can be no air handlers to remove the smoke from the idiots who still smoke (have not enough people died fast enough???). Next, the machines are bountiful, yes, but they do not repair them. They do move then around to as to get people from being comfortable in one area of the casino, but they don't bother with broken buttons, touchscreen problems, and the filth of the creepy people who potty and go back to the machines without washing their hands. A lot of people who know nothing about how to act in the casino either. Can be fun, but at 10am on a weekday when no one is there but tour groups. In all, about a 2, and would have been really a 1 if not being the only place in the Tampa area.

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We Started going Febuary 1st me and My wife...We went with a Grand we were willing to lose...We spent the grand , we used nothing but 20's ..If we got up to $30.00 we would pull out, keep the slip and use another 20 until we were out of $20's...The first night down $160.00...The next night I hit a Jackpot. 5 G'S...That night we we walked out with $6600.00 we went with $800.00...Well we still have the original grand and the 5 g's and we have gone...But we go with the same game plane...we have gone 26 times since then....My wife won a 1400.00 jackpot...The machine that I won $5000.00 grand on has hit that 8 times since I won it...I see people hit all the time...Once we lose the original grand we will stop for awhile...Like I said we've been up and down....We went with $600.00 one night lost all the way to 36 bucks and got it back up to 800.00..Don't get me wrong we see peeps throwing hundred dollar bills and max betting and lose it all in 5 minutes...You have to have a plan and stick by it..
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Slots 
 
5.0
Table Games 
 
N/A
Customer Service 
 
5.0
Player's Club 
 
5.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
5.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
5.0
Food & Drink 
 
5.0
Reviewed by LMS April 28, 2013
Last updated: April 28, 2013

Have a plan and stick to it.

We Started going Febuary 1st me and My wife...We went with a Grand we were willing to lose...We spent the grand , we used nothing but 20's ..If we got up to $30.00 we would pull out, keep the slip and use another 20 until we were out of $20's...The first night down $160.00...The next night I hit a Jackpot. 5 G'S...That night we we walked out with $6600.00 we went with $800.00...Well we still have the original grand and the 5 g's and we have gone...But we go with the same game plane...we have gone 26 times since then....My wife won a 1400.00 jackpot...The machine that I won $5000.00 grand on has hit that 8 times since I won it...I see people hit all the time...Once we lose the original grand we will stop for awhile...Like I said we've been up and down....We went with $600.00 one night lost all the way to 36 bucks and got it back up to 800.00..Don't get me wrong we see peeps throwing hundred dollar bills and max betting and lose it all in 5 minutes...You have to have a plan and stick by it..

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the tampa Hard rock may have the worst machines anywhere. I don't see anyone winning anything ever. The video poker is so bad, you have to play at the $2.00 level to get to full pay. The poker room is big (50 tables) but mostly just runs 1/2 and 2/4 for people to chase the bad beat. There is sometimes one omaha table and some 2/5 NL.
Overall rating 
 
1.9
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
2.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
3.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
3.0
Food & Drink 
 
2.0
Reviewed by scrappy April 15, 2013
Last updated: April 17, 2013

rock hard but no win

the tampa Hard rock may have the worst machines anywhere. I don't see anyone winning anything ever. The video poker is so bad, you have to play at the $2.00 level to get to full pay. The poker room is big (50 tables) but mostly just runs 1/2 and 2/4 for people to chase the bad beat. There is sometimes one omaha table and some 2/5 NL.

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I played at the Hard Rock in January. I was planning to mostly play poker because my money lasts a LOT longer than it would if I played slots. I put $20 in the big interactive Wheel of Fortune machine in the beginning of my visit. On my first spin I won $200. I was thrilled! I thought I am set for the day. So I increased the bet and minutes later won another $100. So of course I maxed it out and hit $1000. Seconds later, the attendant came rushing over encouraging me to cash out. I am a believer that you might "mess up your mojo" and stop winning if you cash out. After the attendant and the other players pressuring me, I did cash out. The employee stood there waiting so I felt forced to give her a tip. How did she help me win? Of course after I cashed out I did not win a dime. I was meeting friends for lunch at the buffet so I left the machine. I was going to play poker for the remainder of my trip. But of course after me telling my friends about the Wheel of Fortune they wanted a chance at it. So we went back. Between the 3 of them, they put in over 100 bucks and got nothing. Every time I got a wheel spin previously, it was 50, 100 or 200. When they got a spin it was $2.50 or $4. So they left shortly after losing and I sat down at the same machine I was winning at earlier. I was playing the max right off the bat, put in about $60 and wasn't doing much. So I put in another $40 and boom there it was, $1000 again! No one bumrushed me to cash out this time, probably because they heard I wasn't gonna tip them heavy. I ended up continuing to win and got up to $1600. Needless to say, I never made it to play poker. I left a very happy winner. Since that visit I have been back 4 times. I brought different friends and family on each visit and bragged to them about the Wheel, telling them they HAD to play it! Other than the first time, that Wheel has done absolutely NOTHING. Whether you are on 80 cents or $4, no one won anything. They were all so disappointed. After 50 bucks they finally get a wheel spin and it is $3. The other slots are terrible too. I personally enjoyed the local internet cafes to those fancy slots that make all this noise and you have won a nickel. I tried 50 different games and NOTHING. I am constantly getting offers for free play, free property credit, even 2 free nights in a partner hotel. I generally only spend about $200 a visit between poker and slots. I guess I just got really lucky that first visit. Not much winning since. I like the casino for a day trip, something fun to do, but you are not gonna get rich there. I must also mention the food is terrible. I have tried several eateries. I tried the lunch buffet, basically all I ended up liking was the baked ziti. I ate at the Green Room...18 bucks for shrimp and grits and no joke it literally had 4 shrimp. The food court is terrible also. Not to mention that the employees are always rude. Any time I ask them question they get aggravated and act like I am bothering them. On most visits I am there 6 hours or so and end up seeing a cocktail waitress about 2 times for a free soda. I will say that the poker room is beautiful, well staffed, plenty of tables, not long waiting lists. It alone is worth a visit. The dealers are great! And don't worry I make sure and tip them generously.
Overall rating 
 
2.7
Slots 
 
2.0
Table Games 
 
N/A
Customer Service 
 
1.0
Player's Club 
 
4.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
4.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
4.0
Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Diana April 15, 2013
Last updated: April 15, 2013

PARTY ON HARD ROCK

I played at the Hard Rock in January. I was planning to mostly play poker because my money lasts a LOT longer than it would if I played slots. I put $20 in the big interactive Wheel of Fortune machine in the beginning of my visit. On my first spin I won $200. I was thrilled! I thought I am set for the day. So I increased the bet and minutes later won another $100. So of course I maxed it out and hit $1000. Seconds later, the attendant came rushing over encouraging me to cash out. I am a believer that you might "mess up your mojo" and stop winning if you cash out. After the attendant and the other players pressuring me, I did cash out. The employee stood there waiting so I felt forced to give her a tip. How did she help me win? Of course after I cashed out I did not win a dime. I was meeting friends for lunch at the buffet so I left the machine. I was going to play poker for the remainder of my trip. But of course after me telling my friends about the Wheel of Fortune they wanted a chance at it. So we went back. Between the 3 of them, they put in over 100 bucks and got nothing. Every time I got a wheel spin previously, it was 50, 100 or 200. When they got a spin it was $2.50 or $4. So they left shortly after losing and I sat down at the same machine I was winning at earlier. I was playing the max right off the bat, put in about $60 and wasn't doing much. So I put in another $40 and boom there it was, $1000 again! No one bumrushed me to cash out this time, probably because they heard I wasn't gonna tip them heavy. I ended up continuing to win and got up to $1600. Needless to say, I never made it to play poker. I left a very happy winner. Since that visit I have been back 4 times. I brought different friends and family on each visit and bragged to them about the Wheel, telling them they HAD to play it! Other than the first time, that Wheel has done absolutely NOTHING. Whether you are on 80 cents or $4, no one won anything. They were all so disappointed. After 50 bucks they finally get a wheel spin and it is $3. The other slots are terrible too. I personally enjoyed the local internet cafes to those fancy slots that make all this noise and you have won a nickel. I tried 50 different games and NOTHING. I am constantly getting offers for free play, free property credit, even 2 free nights in a partner hotel. I generally only spend about $200 a visit between poker and slots. I guess I just got really lucky that first visit. Not much winning since. I like the casino for a day trip, something fun to do, but you are not gonna get rich there. I must also mention the food is terrible. I have tried several eateries. I tried the lunch buffet, basically all I ended up liking was the baked ziti. I ate at the Green Room...18 bucks for shrimp and grits and no joke it literally had 4 shrimp. The food court is terrible also. Not to mention that the employees are always rude. Any time I ask them question they get aggravated and act like I am bothering them. On most visits I am there 6 hours or so and end up seeing a cocktail waitress about 2 times for a free soda. I will say that the poker room is beautiful, well staffed, plenty of tables, not long waiting lists. It alone is worth a visit. The dealers are great! And don't worry I make sure and tip them generously.

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This casino has no competition for 200 miles. They are the only game in town and they know it. The State of Florida gave them a license to steal and they take full advantage of it. They aren't even required by law to disclose payout percentages. Throw your money out the car window on the way,then make a U-turn. You will achieve the same effect and not have to choke on smoke due to their inadequate ventilation system.
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
1.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
1.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
1.0
Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Roz England March 09, 2013
Last updated: March 09, 2013

License to Steal

This casino has no competition for 200 miles. They are the only game in town and they know it. The State of Florida gave them a license to steal and they take full advantage of it. They aren't even required by law to disclose payout percentages. Throw your money out the car window on the way,then make a U-turn. You will achieve the same effect and not have to choke on smoke due to their inadequate ventilation system.

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I moved to Tampa in 2010. Ive gone to the Hard Rock casino once, twice a month on average, skipping a month here or there.I have visited 60 to 80 times approximate in the last 3 years. I started regularly bringing $100 for blackjack and $100 for the slots and that was my limit. In 2010-2011 it seemed like I always braking even(never won more than $200).. 2012 Sucked I kept trying to chase my losses by gambling more money! Jan & Feb 2013 were my eye opener! I quit! Not only Have I not won in over 6 months, neither on the blackjack tables or slot machines. but the FACT is that all the reviews on here are true! Fact is not only have I never won. I have never seen anyone win at the hard rock casino in tampa! a $10 dollar food coupon for their $30 buffet meal is not worth anything.

the Tuesday car give away. the Wednesday vacation prize give away. scams.look up the rules and really analyze what are the chance or what it is you have to do to actually win one those things! yeah you have a greater chance of winning the powerball 3 times in your lifetime then winning a car at the hard rock casino!

Over all, In the last 12 months i have easy lost $5,000. Hitting a $500 jackpot after losing $5000 IS NOT WINING. It is my fault and my fault only I am responsible for my actions. I have gave away/donated/lost/wasted so much money at the hard rock. But knowing what I know now I quit Chasing lost money.
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
1.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
1.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
1.0
Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Jay March 04, 2013
Last updated: March 04, 2013

BEWARE

I moved to Tampa in 2010. Ive gone to the Hard Rock casino once, twice a month on average, skipping a month here or there.I have visited 60 to 80 times approximate in the last 3 years. I started regularly bringing $100 for blackjack and $100 for the slots and that was my limit. In 2010-2011 it seemed like I always braking even(never won more than $200).. 2012 Sucked I kept trying to chase my losses by gambling more money! Jan & Feb 2013 were my eye opener! I quit! Not only Have I not won in over 6 months, neither on the blackjack tables or slot machines. but the FACT is that all the reviews on here are true! Fact is not only have I never won. I have never seen anyone win at the hard rock casino in tampa! a $10 dollar food coupon for their $30 buffet meal is not worth anything.

the Tuesday car give away. the Wednesday vacation prize give away. scams.look up the rules and really analyze what are the chance or what it is you have to do to actually win one those things! yeah you have a greater chance of winning the powerball 3 times in your lifetime then winning a car at the hard rock casino!

Over all, In the last 12 months i have easy lost $5,000. Hitting a $500 jackpot after losing $5000 IS NOT WINING. It is my fault and my fault only I am responsible for my actions. I have gave away/donated/lost/wasted so much money at the hard rock. But knowing what I know now I quit Chasing lost money.

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It's tough to win in all casinos but a true gamble is a gambling experience where you win ocasionally and enjoy your playing time. Wins can jump out at you. That is NOT the case at the Hard Rock Tampa. No one wins here. People fall asleep at machines waiting for even the tiniest hit. It has become a depressing and demoralizing place. It is the worst casino experience I have ever had. Their greed knows no bounds.
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
1.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
1.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
1.0
Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Mr. T. February 26, 2013
Last updated: February 26, 2013

Degrading and Depressing

It's tough to win in all casinos but a true gamble is a gambling experience where you win ocasionally and enjoy your playing time. Wins can jump out at you. That is NOT the case at the Hard Rock Tampa. No one wins here. People fall asleep at machines waiting for even the tiniest hit. It has become a depressing and demoralizing place. It is the worst casino experience I have ever had. Their greed knows no bounds.

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played the slots lost about 450 usd. there are very few las vegas type slots does not feel like your playing in a real casino. i walked around the casino several times and saw no jackpots or hits from anyone else.this a non regulated casino i felt like i was just giving my money away without a chance of winning. it a very unpleasant experience - you've been warned!!!! dont go to a unregulated casino!!! dont give your hard earned money you will feel very foolish
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1.0
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
N/A
Customer Service 
 
1.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
1.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
N/A
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1.0
Reviewed by glenn February 11, 2013
Last updated: February 11, 2013

save yourself a nightmare

played the slots lost about 450 usd. there are very few las vegas type slots does not feel like your playing in a real casino. i walked around the casino several times and saw no jackpots or hits from anyone else.this a non regulated casino i felt like i was just giving my money away without a chance of winning. it a very unpleasant experience - you've been warned!!!! dont go to a unregulated casino!!! dont give your hard earned money you will feel very foolish

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All I want to say is this. I lost $700.00. This is my second time there and more then likely will be my last. I did not win anything over $60.00 on their machines. For the $700.00 that I lost I was not even eligible for a hotdog and soda comp. I got absolutely nothing for $700.00.
They want you to have fun. This is not my idea of a good time. For anybody reading this that is thinking of going here, think twice. It seems to me that there is a strong house
policy of fleecing its visitors by having the machines so tight. At the Tampa Hard Rock they only have to pay 85%, that's the law and its obvious to me they strictly adhere to the 85% number. I hope my experience will help you . Think.
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
N/A
Customer Service 
 
1.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
1.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
1.0
Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by frederick fleet February 05, 2013
Last updated: February 05, 2013

THINK

All I want to say is this. I lost $700.00. This is my second time there and more then likely will be my last. I did not win anything over $60.00 on their machines. For the $700.00 that I lost I was not even eligible for a hotdog and soda comp. I got absolutely nothing for $700.00.
They want you to have fun. This is not my idea of a good time. For anybody reading this that is thinking of going here, think twice. It seems to me that there is a strong house
policy of fleecing its visitors by having the machines so tight. At the Tampa Hard Rock they only have to pay 85%, that's the law and its obvious to me they strictly adhere to the 85% number. I hope my experience will help you . Think.

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Stopped by to use my big $10.00 free play. Down about $60.00 when I decided to try the new roulette game by the "Green Room". I pushed the wrong button and mistakenly bet $25.00 instead of the .25 I wanted to. Pissed off I stood up to watch the ball drop so I could cash out and go home. I was shocked to see the ball fall into my number for a $900.00 hit. I grabbed my ticket, cashed it and left. I still don't believe it happened.
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
N/A
Customer Service 
 
1.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
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1.0
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N/A
Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Jim Scotto January 20, 2013
Last updated: January 22, 2013

Luck!

Stopped by to use my big $10.00 free play. Down about $60.00 when I decided to try the new roulette game by the "Green Room". I pushed the wrong button and mistakenly bet $25.00 instead of the .25 I wanted to. Pissed off I stood up to watch the ball drop so I could cash out and go home. I was shocked to see the ball fall into my number for a $900.00 hit. I grabbed my ticket, cashed it and left. I still don't believe it happened.

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One of the worst casinos in the country.Poor slot and video poker games.No drink comps.Everything is expensive.
They are making an exorbitant amount of money but won't give comp drinks.
No way to win here.
All because there is no competition they will take all your money.
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
1.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
1.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
1.0
Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Dennis Soucy December 16, 2012

Bad casino for gambling.

One of the worst casinos in the country.Poor slot and video poker games.No drink comps.Everything is expensive.
They are making an exorbitant amount of money but won't give comp drinks.
No way to win here.
All because there is no competition they will take all your money.

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It's cheaper to fly to Vegas Andalusia there then it is to play here. Big casino, loads of slots and tables. The payouts are the worst I've seen. Stick to the tables, slots are awful. Players club comps are awful also. Used to get free rooms, now they barely give food comps.
Overall rating 
 
2.2
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
3.0
Customer Service 
 
2.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
3.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
2.0
Food & Drink 
 
3.0
Reviewed by Keith November 05, 2012
Last updated: November 05, 2012

Really bad payouts

It's cheaper to fly to Vegas Andalusia there then it is to play here. Big casino, loads of slots and tables. The payouts are the worst I've seen. Stick to the tables, slots are awful. Players club comps are awful also. Used to get free rooms, now they barely give food comps.

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I have played the slots from pennies to $5 machines and they have the worst payouts I have ever witnessed. So I do not go to the Hard Rock for any kind of machine gambling. About 3 years ago the Tampa Hard Rock was great....I loved the machines but for the past 2 years it has changed dramatically. My suggestion to you is stay away.
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
N/A
Customer Service 
 
3.0
Player's Club 
 
3.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
1.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
3.0
Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Herm Goodner October 30, 2012
Last updated: October 30, 2012

Casino Slots Stay Away

I have played the slots from pennies to $5 machines and they have the worst payouts I have ever witnessed. So I do not go to the Hard Rock for any kind of machine gambling. About 3 years ago the Tampa Hard Rock was great....I loved the machines but for the past 2 years it has changed dramatically. My suggestion to you is stay away.

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Had a free day in Orlando so we drove over to Tampa. They will NEVER replace Vegas. 15 Dollar min table and no free drinks. This will have been my first and last visit.
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Slots 
 
1.0
Table Games 
 
1.0
Customer Service 
 
1.0
Player's Club 
 
1.0
Gaming Atmosphere 
 
1.0
Amenities or Hotel 
 
N/A
Food & Drink 
 
1.0
Reviewed by Jeff Foster October 26, 2012
Last updated: October 26, 2012

Won't visit them again

Had a free day in Orlando so we drove over to Tampa. They will NEVER replace Vegas. 15 Dollar min table and no free drinks. This will have been my first and last visit.

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