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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Tampa

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

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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.

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SOS

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.

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$10 to park? Are they Crazy?

Not that it's going to break them but $10 to park I'll never go again.

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(Updated: September 12, 2016)
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The shitiest place on the planet

If I could put below one star I would. I have not seen anything like this in my life and I played all over the states. I lost 50k in one month. Always playing Max. Slot machines all machines 18 hours a day not once did I hit a jack pother or even made more than 10p or 200 on a bonus playing 5 dollars and six dollars and 9 dollars a hand one bonus I got playing 10 dollars payed me 170 dollars. I played tonight one machine took me over 3000 to get only two bonuses in between one was zero yes u heard it right and one was 8.20 yup.  That's criminal. Another machine took 170p to give one bonus. It's fuckin insane. Criminal nasty shit. I lost over 1000 playing 2.5 in less than 15 minutes and you can't even get a fuckin free drink.  Not a host. Where in the work do u have to pay 10 dollars just to lose money and not even enjoy. When I was not going for couple of months I was getting offered right and left. Now that I spend tens of thousands all September I don't have one dollar offer in free play. That's some crazy crazy crook shit. I will never ever go there ever again. 

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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.

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(Updated: August 24, 2016)
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Hard Rock Casino in Tampa suck suck suck suck

This casino sucks Hard Rock in Tampa you have to pay for parking space $10 and I asked if I can come back later and they say I have to pay parking again the same day super suck. The slot machines you don't win anything I put $3 on the slot machine and it looked like it was going to burst so I can win $24 that's it. I would never spend another thousand dollars in that place again. No alcohol free like in Biloxi Atlanta other casinos and you have to pay in the parking lot ridiculous shame on Hard Rock Cafe in Tampa never never again

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(Updated: August 14, 2016)
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not fun

With all due respect and a right attitude,hard rock, has a serious problem with their payout percentage,it is no fun at all,the one in hollwood is all together diferent atmosphere and payout its fun.all my money has gone in Tampa hard rock,and they don't care about the local people,i read the comments and I'm serious they are true u can't win anything here,I'm Elite,they never helped me with anything I'm telling u it's terrible

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(Updated: August 08, 2016)
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Parking

$10 for the privilege to park. That big outdoor free parking lot is gone, covered with construction equip and supplies. There is more construction going on at the front entrance. Whoever the tribe paid off, it looks like they're are building more casino space to accommodate the new "Live" roulette and craps table. I went Sunday to pick up my free bottle of Vodka which was now devalued by the $10 parking fee, the place was packed. The state had a chance to not sign the compact but somebody was bought off, not having a compact would have meant some other casino could come in and compete with the Rock. Why are they building more casino room without an official notification that the compact has been signed? Let's see what lawmakes build a new vacation home.

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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.

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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.....

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Disgusted!

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!

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(Updated: July 31, 2016)
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Honest review

I have been playing slots for over twenty years. I grew up close to AC and the day I turned 21, I was at the casino. I have played all up and down the East Coast, Vegas, cruises, online slots, and even the Bahamas. I am an elite card holder at the Hard Rock. First, since moving to Tampa, this place is the only local in the immediate area to go play and get my fix. I have lost A LOT, that is why I'm an elite card holder. Payouts at this place suck. Free play comps suck. I had one hand pay in the past year, and I go at least 3 times a week with over a grand. The slots suck your money like a vacuum. I read most reviews on here, and people aren't trolling, they are saying the truth. I am a max better, but just can't max bet at this place. You will bet 8 bucks a pop, and win .32, .80, all the way down to 0. Like I said, once I won 1,300 betting 4.00 already having pumped 600 in the machine. I left with 0. 
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...

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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 !

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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...

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(Updated: July 01, 2016)
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No More Low Limit Tables + Paid Parking

Beware, fellow low rollers: Since around 2014, the casino has removed the bank of low-limit tables near the pool and you'll be hard-pressed to find anything less than a $25 blackjack table during weekdays. But if you want to lay down a $25-100 blackjack wager at a totally empty table, this is the place for you!

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.

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Parking

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.

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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 ~~~~

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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.

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(Updated: May 15, 2016)
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2.4
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You won't win

I am done with this place. I have been playing slots for over 20 years, and I have never witnessed such awful payouts in my life. Just got back and I'm done.. Went in with over 300 in 20s. Left 40 minutes later broke. I kept machine hopping thinking something has to payout! Nope.. Biggest win was 6 bucks I think and that felt like winning a jackpot. Same thing happens every time I go there. It's not fun and the machines do not keep you in at all. Think of it, I didn't get one single bonus on anything either. The South Florida Hard Rock is very different. I used to win there all the time. The Tampa Hard Rock is like I said, awful! Go at your own risk. 

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(Updated: May 15, 2016)
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Tampa Seminole Hardrock Disgusting and Worthless

It doesnt suprise me what the croooks meaning  Tampa Hardrock found another way to make more money for themselves. These crooked jerks sorry about the name calling but its the truth and thats what they are. Great news coming from the Tampa Hardrock..They are going to charge you $5 for parking...How nice of them. No casino in the world does this. Who in the hell in there right mind will go charge people money to go park while they are giving money..How sad it is to make money off of your customers by charging them a fee for them to come inside and spend money..This placebmakes me sick...Shame on you Hardrock...cant wait for th day that thiz place gets destroyed..

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(Updated: May 09, 2016)
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SOS

Received a $50 food comp for Gray Salt after complaining on a survey. We had the roasted clams and shrimp as an appetizer, my wife had a hamburger and I had pasta and meatballs. Large portions and food was wonderful but the tab was $63 for lunch. The slots were the same old story, dropped $450 and was never ahead once. They just don't care how much they rob from you.

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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.

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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.

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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!!!!!

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$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.

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Slots tighter than a Virgin.

I rather fly to A.C. instead of wasting my time and money at this place.

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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!!!

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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!

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Wake up

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!!!!!

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Lost Customer

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.

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