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.
This is the most honest site to tell how it is. Trip advisor will not publish honest hard hitting reviews. I go from time to time to see if anything has changed. (no) Went to try new 25 cent slots. Started with 100.00, 10 minutes later with 15 dollars left got ten free spins that paid 1 dollar. They love to talk about what a great place, 4000 slots, we bought them all.Also how they are comparable in payouts with other casinos, yes, onrs that have 500 machines, Stay away from these crooks.
Terrible odds not worth going to
I have been go hard rock Tampa 3 times now. I don't go to a casino ever expecting to win but I like going to at least be able to play for a few hours and have fun. The only worth doing here is card games. If you try the slots there they are set so low it's not even worth trying. I spent over 500 in slots the last time and the biggest hit I got all night was maybe 60 bucks on 1-10 dollar slots. The other times I went it was the same way. Drinks are overpriced and the only craps and roullete are electronic. If you want to enjoy yourself for the night save your money and avoid the Tampa hard rock. By far the worse odds at any casino I've ever been to in my life .
I wonder if they track players? I went Thurs 8/13 and was awarded a whopping $10.00 in free play. I bounced around for about an hour and was down about $200.00. On my way to the garage I stopped at the Ellen machines, a half hour later I was up $1200.00. I wonder if all my complaints registered, I wonder if they tracked me and let me win. I still hope the state shafts them. By the way, Im going back to pickup another free umbrella.
A honest review
Been going to this place since 08. I've never won more than $150 on the slots. You put in $100 it goes straight down to 0. Table games are no better, I've observed one table for HOURS and watched people lose and leave. I've honestly won more times and money on scratch off tickets. Save your money and go to the cruise ship on the space coast. They offer free food, booze. At Hardrock absolutely nothing is free. Not even water!
Place seems fine to me
I am puzzled by the comments, negative mostly,but what I don't see are negative comments about the poker room. The only compaint in there was "it's too cold". Wear a jacket!
I visited once in March 2014 and lost in the WPT hold em tournament, but had fun. My buddy was still in tournament, so I went to play 3card poker. I started with $200 (think ante was $15). 2 hours later, I had won $1600 plus original $200. Next evening I was down $400 @ same table but actually ended up winning $2400, thanks to 3 jacks! (They didn't have the 6 card bonus, or I didn't play it, only pair plus.) Also, for the comps, I asked the pit boss if I could get comped for two dinners, since I played a total of 26 hours between poker room and 3card, he asked if I'd used my players card in poker room, yes I said, he said he'd be right back. 15 minutes later, he returned with my card and said there's $80 on for the dinners, enjoy.
Back again in 2015,for the Rush concert. The hotel comped 2 of the 3 nights we stayed at hotel, and our dinners for 2 nights.Played $100 @ 1/2 no limit and in 6 hours, won $1,100. The following day my wife and I had the buffet lunch and decided to try our luck at 3card for a while. I used $400 from my hold em winnings and lost about $300 quickly. My wife leans and said "the rest of this money is going home with us"! Of course I said,I've still got $100,so if I lose it we'll head home.I was down to $30 and bet $25 on pair plus, $5 I think on 6 card bonus.I said to the dealer "this is my last hand sir, please place them in the play box,I'm playing blind.Table was full and mine were the last cards turned. Dealer qualified with Kd,3d and and 9s. As he reached for my cards, he said "I hope I find a winner under here." He picked them up boxed them tight and laid them down, only showing one card, the Jd,slid slowly to 2nd card, 10d. His eyebrows raised as he look at my wife and I, once again, said good luck. There it was, a Qd! He's screaming for the pit boss "got a winner", the other players were clapping and cheering My wife, oh man, she about fainted!I also hit 5 card flush as well.
They had to review the deck or deal playback to make a sure the cards were dealt to me that way. (I've played casinos from vegas to Tunica and never saw that done.But, I knew it couldn't be disputed, because I never touched the cards.) She said it was a clean deal,pay the gentleman. I can't remember how much I won, maybe $1500.I was in shock. My wife grabbed the thousand chip, and said, I'm cashing this out and going shopping! So, I let her go have some fun, lost the chips she left me and we left with smiles on our faces.
I guess my point is, sometimes you win and other times you lose.But isn't that why it's called gambling? I believe if you come to play in a negative mindset or to recover lost money, you have already lost, in your head anyway. Stay positive and luck sometimes finds you.
As for the slots, never play. The drink girls, yes scarce, hard to find. So I let them know, the quicker you get here, the better the tip. Usually works. The food, yes it's not the best, not too good in Vegas either.
To finish, nobody paid me, asked me, or held a gun to my head to write this! Have a good day.
Same Old S**t, 300 spins @ 1.60/spin = $480 on one machine without a bonus. I'd like to know what their RNG is. I hope the state shuts them down.
Never get a Royal Flush!
I have been going to hard rock for over 10 years and never hit a royal flush. Especially if you play 1.00 or more video poker machines. You will get little wins and 4 cards to the royal but it never happens. They make enough money and I go to other Indian casinos that play out once in a while. Boycott Them and watch the business model change. But most people there are unaware they are being robbed!
I've read all of the reviews and I just hope I have learned my lesson. I go there off and on and know there is something wrong because I never win. I spend all night trying to win back what I have lost and end up losing "Big." When They say "the house always win" they put a whole new meaning on the phrase. In this casino, they should say "the player "always" lose." Stay away, because it seems that everything is ridged, but who can prove because there's not a gaming commission to investigate. I'm not going back!
Robbed at the hard rock
This is a real review of my experience of the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on July 10th 2015. I went there with a couple friends from high school and were having a good time. My friend and I started playing the automated roulette machine by putting $50 in the machine and about 20 minutes later we made it to $270. At that time I saw someone from high school that we both knew and walked approx 5 feet from the machine to say hello. We talked for about 15-30 seconds and walked back to the machine to see that the balance was $0.00. Immediately we called an attendant over who didn’t believe us and thought we were joking around. He left us for about 10 minutes to check with security to see what happened. The security manager came back and asked us to go to the security desk. They told us that within 30 seconds 2 males had cashed out our machine, redeemed the voucher and had left the building and they had the footage. We went to the security desk and had an encounter with “podium attendant Lopez.” He was beyond disrespectful, unprofessional and downright mean for no apparent reason. He said this was our fault and we were stupid for leaving the machine. He did this unprovoked by us and said that this happens all the time to “dumb white kids.” I was floored by this and how we were being treated after we had been robbed. I asked politely to speak to his supervisor who then came to us and said that it is the Hard Rocks policy to not compensate people who had been robbed at their casino. After coming to the Hard Rock since I was 18 years old, I would never come back and people need to be aware of this because obviously the Hard Rock security is unable or unwilling to protect their customers from being robbed.
Do they care
I read all the complaints about this place and I wonder why none of the issues are looked into. Is it the fact that this place makes so much money that they don't care about its clients? I go there once a week and nothing changes. I really do hope that Florida puts the screws to them with the new compact, they don't deserve the monopoly they enjoy.
expensive drinks , high limit on tables, no free drinks, barely any drink girls. Hollywood is 10x better. Screw those Indian's.
New scam, received a post card with $45 in free play, went in on 5/27. 6/1 I receive another $45 card, I go in on 6/2 and the $45 will not credit to my account. I go over to Players Club and the nice lady explains to me it wasn't an additional $45 but just a reminder. What bull, so I left without playing. The slots here , besides being the tightest in the world, are really crappy. Players card has to be slid in several times before machines recognizes it, you punch in your code and the wrong numbers show up on the machine, and try and find a tech. I hope they lose the compact with Tallahassee and we get some completion for our money.
get screwed at hard rock tampa?
Been going to hard Rock since it was just a bingo hall. Long time now.. I can't believe that this place still has people or suckers going there today!
Table games like blackjack by the pool area are HORRIBLE they have continuous shufflers and they have perfected the optic readers in them you get dealt 12 thru 16 every hand and the dealer constantly gets 20s and every squirrel plays on them forgoing all semblance of basic strategy and using hunches and superstition.. Kill me now !!!
Don't play there unless giving your hard earned cash away is fun for you.
Don't use the players club card because it has no benefit to you as a player since it forces you to gamble harder and bigger to earn dinners from overrated tasteless restaurants... Then it resets at the end of the month and u lose all your points.
So I say this to you everyone thinking of going there DON'T. Please just go somewhere else that will treat you with respect and courtesy your not getting there period. DON'T play blackjack by the pool ! Its the worst table game I've ever played. DON'T JUST DON'T play the slots there too way to effing stingy. I can't wait yo see what happens when the contract with the state is up ! I hope they allow other casinos here like Harrahs who have already purchased land in Tampa and have contractors in place.
Negative on almost every front
I have been playing here regularly for the past 2 years. During the 1st year, what kept me coming back was the monthly bounce back free plays. They used to give you $20 a month in free play pretty much every time you came in when swiping your PC card, but in the past year, I have had zero in free play for 6 consecutive months despite playing more this year than last year. The comp dollars are extremely slow in accumulating (you can play for an 8-hour session at a $25 blackjack table and you'll get something like $3 in comp dollars) and those few comp dollars you do get don't seem to be spendable anywhere. As for the gambling. The slots are a joke - the reviews above are right on the money and I never play them. I stick to the table games. You can tell the difference by comparing any game that is both table and video. They have a video blackjack game with a $200 max bet and $10 min. bet. I used to play it quite frequently using a negative progression Martingale betting strategy of 10-20-40-80-160, meaning you can lose 5 hands in a row before reaching the max bet. The frequency with which I lose 5 hands in a row on the video Blackjack machine is far too high and it is quite obvious when you play the same betting strategy at a table. I've played thousands of hands at both and the table games have a lower frequency of consecutive losing hands. This is while using perfect strategy. It is obvious the machines are paying out at a much lower rate than they should. I also noticed that the machine rarely deals blackjacks when you are at the later end of a progressive run - it gives you blackjacks when you bet $10, not $160, much more often than at a live table with a shoe. If you want to enjoy your experience, go somewhere else; however, if you want to lose money at a slower rate, while having the excitement of winning from time to time, then play the table games. I usually play $10 (avoid the $5 table since the Blackjack payouts are 6-5 there) min. tables (there are not many of them and they frequently bump them up to $15 or $25 min. when the place is busy, and play Martingale and you'll find yourself walking out of there with more than you started with more often than not. Of course, the problem with any negative progression is that when you run through that losing streak, you lose a lot more than you ever win - with the 5-hand $10 min progressive to make $10 on any string, you'll lose $310 with any 5 straight losses. At a table, this will occur less often than at the machines. Ideally, Tampa Hard Rock would have $10 min. tables with shoes; however, the cheapest shoe table game you can find will be $25. This is unfortunate for the gambler because the constant shuffle of the automated "shoes" at their $10 min. tables still produces far too many 5-loss runs (leading me to believe that they somehow are able to manipulate their automated shoes to make Martingale players pay far too often for playing a solid betting strategy). So, my advice is that if you must go gambling at Tampa Hard Rock (and you kind of have to if you love to play, since it is the only game in town), then play at the $25 min. tables with non-automated shoes (players are offered cuts of the decks), since this would be the most difficult type of game for the casino to manipulate - as anyone can see from the reviews here, it is obvious that THR manipulates their slots in an extremely gambler unfriendly way, and I think they do something similar with their automated shoes. Oh, and never play your table winnings at a slot!
August 31 is the Day
The Seminole compact expires August 31 and lets all pray that the Seminoles do not get the contract. They have been treating there customers with no respect and now lets see what these crooks are going to do when other casinos open there doors. I cant wait for that day. What comes around goes around James Billie. Its sad that your customers hate your place and how greed took over to what use to be fun has turned into the most disliked place for gambling. If you dont get that compact then best of luck...Nb1xo
been going since they opened
we have been going to the hard rock since the opening, and boy we use to have fun!, but over the last 5 years the place has gone downhill in a big way, slots that r so tight, piss all over the floor in the men's room, yes u have to stand in a puddle of piss to take a piss,,,, very pissed off.... the smoke is so bad that u can see the clouds of smoke if u look up to the ceiling. I know its the only game in town ,,,,but come guys wipe down the machines down once in awhile. its just not for us any more. Jim
Slots do not pay
Now they want $20.00 for valet parking and no discount for cardholder?!!! Pretty stingy on rewards in the mail for bouncing back!
Going down hill
The Tampa Rock is really going down hill on comps, payouts and promotions. Every time you turn around they are taking something away or "fixing the slots". The pay outs are terrible now. With the promotions, slot tournaments it is a joke. The same people make it to the final rounds. Stay away from there if you can.
Hmm something is wrong at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa
Something has become very odd with free spins on the "Stinking Rich" machine? If you are lucky enough (they are getting harder and harder to get) the pay out is a joke! At one point I actually had 115 free spins - I was excited! Total payout$190.00 - and I am playing $2.00 bets. Then get 20 free spins - wow $9.20 was the pay out. I really feel these machines are set to pay way way lower than 50%. So I try a brand new machine just brought into the casino - put $40.00 in - play a $2.00 bet in 10-15 minutes I am done. On my $2.00 bet the payout was .62cents or maybe. .12 cents are you kidding me?
Tightest slots in America
I agree with all the other reviews. Slots here must be at a 5%-15% payout. This is based on over a dozen trips here and I have never won more than I put in. Never. I drove down to South Florida to spend a few days at their casinos. Let me tell you, what a difference. I won, consistently and was able to play for hours on just 40 bucks. At the Tampa Hard Rock, I lost anywhere from 100$-1000$ per 30 minutes of playing every single time. Just wrong.
I have been playing slots for 21 years now. I visit Tampa to see my family for weeks at a time during the year. I will never be going back to this place ever again. Last time I was there while leaving, I threw my players card in the trash. You feed 100s in the machines and it will go straight to 0. You will maybe win 10 cents on a 4 dollar bet, yes, I'm not exaggerating. Last 10 trips there, I've left within 30 minutes broke. Everyone around me always complains that nothing pays. The slots just suck your money. Not fun! I can walk into any other casino and might not win, but at least get some bonus', win a little, stay in the game for a few hours. Not here. The place is criminal and it's a shame it's the only casino in the area and they are taking full advantage of that.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.