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.
The Hardrock sucks! It use to be fun going there but not anymore. Slots tighter than last years bathing suit! Slots DO NOT pay out like they use to. If you go to the casinos enough you get to know what the payouts are for certain symbols, etc. Believe me, HR isn't paying like they use to. Am done with the place!
Steve how can you sit there and say Tampa Hard Rock payouts are fine when over 90% of the posts on your site says different. Over 90% of the reviews on here is about how scandalous and terrible there payouts are but u keep saying ""I'm sure they are fine"" Steve these people are crooks and law breakers. They are scum and u wopulent understand cause you haven't been here. It use to be fun and use to be like other casinos but that was 5 years ago. Ever since then it gets worse and worse and everybody agrees on that note....I HATE THEM!!!!!
Used to go to this casino frequently. Had fun, stayed several hours. Now, for at least the past year, or so, they have tightened up their slots to the point of no fun, and frustration. If you win, which is rare, you receive such a small amount, it usually does not even equal your bet. I will no longer return to this casino. Also, my win/loss statement is not broken down as before. The win/loss shows an equal amount won, as opposed to loss. This is entirely incorrect.
Was there searching for a job. Staff and Player Development people rude and arrogant! Couldn't care less about me, only worried about ripping off there customers. No sense of kindness to patrons, only wanted to push to steal peoples money. Tampa by far worst casino ever walked into, between smoke and awful staff. Will never walk through those casinos doors, ever again!
Cash grab arrogant staff
Is this one of the top ten casinos in the world as advertised. I seriously doubt that. Inattentive staff. Slot machines that eat your cash so quickly that you are left broke and bored. The cleanliness of the restrooms is also questionable. I found the food was average but too expensive.
I don't know what you all talking about.I stay hitting on the slots. STOP BEING SORE LOSERS. CAN'T WIN EVERY TIME. YES MOST OF the time the staff sucks, but good help is hard to find. I'll be there Sunday.Hope to hit a jackpot,will post plenty of pic's.
Glad I went back!
Wow! Clean air, friendly staff, stiff $3 well drinks, couple freebies in the high roller area for a few $5-$10 slot bets... Hit $465 on a one dollar bet... $280 on a .40 cent bet, bunch of random $50 hits all over the place for bets ranging from .40-$1.50... We played for a good 15 hours that last two days and had a blast. I won my losses back from yesterday and overall am pretty even after everything... For that amount of entertainment, it was worth every penny. We will be back soon!
Don't listen to the negative reviews.
I can't believe how many sore losers have posted reviews on here... In all honesty, all the negative reviews almost deterred myself and my brother from coming in. I'm glad that we went; we had a great time... You can't walk in and expect to walk out ahead at any casino; the money that you take in should be considered play money for entertainment. We walked in with a few hundred and played on the slots for almost seven hours. It was a fun ride, we went all the way down and then all the way back up a few times. Make sure to tip the waitressss, they will make sure you are well taken care of... We didn't leave with a fortune, but we had a good time and will definitely visit again. My advice is to keep an open mind and have some fun, they can't ALL be winners can they?
Slots = Bad part 2
As per my last review, I decided to give it one more go, a sort of experiment. Went in with 300$, 15 20s. I played minimum on 2 cent slots for 23 minutes, yes 23 minutes. One bonus and won 1.80 on an 80 cent bet. I was slot hopping, 20 on each, and 1.80 was my biggest win! Every slot just sucked the life out of me.. If you go play slots here, do not expect to win, at all!
Tightest machines in the country!
I play professional poker and go to the casino minimum 5 days a week for minimum 10 hours a day. I also stay at the hotel at least twice a week. I've been going to the HR Tampa for the past 2 years religiously. I've been to over 50 casinos in the U.S. and the HR Tampa for slots, IS THE TIGHTEST slot machines I've ever witnessed. I recommend for you to not even attempt this property. It's a waste of time. I put in over 25 hours every week for the past 2 years, and these machines are a rip off. I play progressives and bet between 60c - $3/spin. Nearly impossible to hit any spins over $100. Stick to poker, blackjack or table games. Only play slots if you're in the high limit room. That's my advice!!!!
Slots = Bad
Moved to Tampa from South Florida where for the past 12 years, I hit the casino's every weekend. Been to the Tampa Hard Rock probably 20 some times now. I guess I have to save money and make casino trips to South Florida because I am not going back to this place. I heard rumors from numerous people that they keep the slots at between 65% and 70% payout, which is criminal. Bonus' with no payouts. I bet 7.50 on a slot, got 60 free spins, and won 20$. That was probably my biggest win in 20 some trips and lost thousands. How is this fun? I don't think I ever left a South Florida casino broke, I always left with something and played for hours. You walk in this place with a grand and will be driving home twenty minutes later with nothing! It's a shame.. One casino in the entire area with the tightest slots in America, literally! Too bad..
Hate this place with all my heart!!!!!
These crooks should be put in prison and there @$$ get $#/@ by another inmate cause then they will know what's it like to get ! $#^$ in the @$! On a daily basis...Steve don't give your opinion about a place u haven't been too...
We were regulars since 2001 and stopped going after about a half dozen times since it became Hard Rock. No payouts on the slots anymore. Not that we ever won big ourselves back then, but we often saw others hit jackpots. One night we saw an old lady hit jackpots 3 times within about an hour! At least every half hour to an hour someone would hit a jackpot. Since Hard Rock took over, the 6 times we were there (combined total hours approx. 25-30 hours) we heard the jackpot bell go off only once. We do not go back any longer. Pure greed there. Stay away if you're smart.
Going to the Rock today to pick up my calendar and have my picture taken with the Hard Rock girls. If this event is like the others, the girls will be uninterested and bored to see you. On another note, in another way to grab even more of your cash, a new eatery is opening, Gray/Salt. This replaces the great Greenery. Nothing I want to do more than after losing my ass then to pay $8 for a side of lentils. I will pick up my calendar and play the $15 free play and then leave.
fish are rotten
Another day at the hardrock haven't had a handpay jackpot in several years. The machines just take and give nothing back. I wish that there was compettion. Hopefully the state does not renew there license and shuts this place down that would be a good thing for sure.
SUCKS the life out of you! STAY AWAY!
The state of Florida should be ashamed of allowing this establishment to operate and rip off locals as well as tourists. The Seminole Hard Rock Casino is the absolute worst!
Slots: Tighter than a barnacle attached to the Titantic! Doesn't matter what time of the day or night you go or what you play, you WILL NOT WIN. Unless, of course, you want to drop a couple thousand dollars into a slot machine, in which case you MIGHT end winning back all of $100.00. It's totally insulting and a slap in the face to play $1.00 and have the machine turn around and spit out all of one bloody penny! It your fanny can tolerate sitting in one of the casino's bacteria-infested chairs long enough, you might actually get lucky and hit a bonus round and win all of two pennies. Long story short, don't waste your time on the slot machines, and whatever you do, stay away from all of the gimmick machines, i.e., any and all slot machines associated with television shows, movies, etc. Thee are the worst, and are only there to entice you into playing them, but they are just as bad as the rest of the machines.
Customer Service: What customer service? They treat every patron in the casino like the plague. You can't find a cocktail waitress for all the tea in China, and when you do, you have to PAY for drinks. The drink choices consist of watered down soda, coffee which gives you explosive diarrhea, and bottled water. The cocktail waitresses expect a tip, even after you have to wait a bloody eternity for them to acknowledge you. You would think that a casino that rakes in so much money could at least offer their patrons free drinks while gambling. As far a alcohol, don't bother with any type of mixed drink, as the liquor is cheap as mud and there is little to no alcohol in the drinks. If you're going to drink, play it safe and order a glass of wine or beer, although a typical domestic beer will run you close to $5.00 a pop, including a tip. There are several restaurants in the casino. However, you probably won't find yourself eating there, as after you have been robbed by the casino, you won't have any money left to eat with. Scratch that idea.
Player's Club: They should re-name this the Player's Mafia Club. If you sign up for a Player's Card, prepare to have your email inbox and your mailbox bombarded daily with an influx of enticing little postcards from the casino telling you about all the wonderful money you can win if you're stupid enough to fall for this gimmick. All that ends up happening when you try to use Free Play money is the casino ends up trapping you into re-visiting the casino. Nobody ever wins anything on Free Play money, as the casino knows you are playing with their money, and they'll be damned if they're going to part with any of their money. If you travel around the casino and use your Player's Club Card in the slot machines, it's like the government is tracking your every move. Be prepared to lose even more money. Finally, the point system the casino uses to "reward" you for playing the slots is a big slap in the face. When you accumulate enough money to spend in the casino, beware that you cannot use any of your Player's Club points in the Food Court. You can only use them in the main restaurants, gift shop, towards a hotel room, the bars, etc.
Gaming Atmosphere: I highly advise you wear clothing that you care little about, as the casino seats in the slot machines are dirty and revolting. Also, take care to bring your heaviest down parka, snow boots, and gloves, as the temperature in the casino is like Antartica. Granted, computers (slot machines) require a cool atmosphere; however, I truly believe the Seminole Indians' mission is to freeze their customers into a position such that they are literally unable to move, leaving them no choice but to dump more money into the slot machines. If you're coming to the Sunshine State, don't expect any sunshine here. I kid you not, you will freeze your ass off. There are filthy ashtrays all over the place, along with empty beer bottles, and glasses which remain there for hours. Nobody ever comes by to pick this up. People tend to be very angry and aggressive in the slot machine areas and beat the machines to a bloody pulp out of frustration due to never being able to win. In my opinion, it is a very hostile environment. People fight over machines, and don't even think about leaving your machine for a minute if you have money in it, as someone will jump right in, cash out your ticket, and disappear. The casino is so dense with cigarette and cigar smoke, it's almost unbearable. The casino apparently doesn't care that other people don't like the smell of nasty cigars and clove cigarettes. If you smoke and a non-smoker is sitting next to you, beware, as they will read you the riot act, berate you, wave their hands, and snarl at you.
Finally, for any tourists (and even locals) please BEWARE THAT YOU ARE TAKING YOUR LIFE IN YOUR OWN HANDS WHEN YOU STEP FOOT ONTO THE PROPERTY OF THE SEMINOLE HARD ROCK CASINO. The casino has sovereign immunity, which essentially means you lose all rights to any other law enforcement jurisdiction other than the Seminole Indian Tribe. They have their own police department and their own little government system in place. The Seminole Hard Rock DOES NOT DISCLOSE the fact that if you get hurt on their property you are ONLY covered in certain areas of the casino. This mainly includes the gaming areas only. It does not include such things as restrooms, restaurants, walkways, escalators, elevators, etc. You get the picture? In other words, if you injure yourself on the Seminole Hard Rock Casino's property, you will have to work directly with the casino to resolve your claim and, AGAIN, if you are injured in a location other than what the casino designates in their SOP, you will be solely responsible for all medical bills, etc.
Also, please take note of the signs in the parking garages and parking lots, which clearly indicate the Seminole Hard Rock Casino is not responsible or liable for any theft or vandalism to persona property, i.e., your personal vehicle, as it longingly awaits your bankrupt return from a miserable experience in the casino. I would advise you leave NOTHING of value in your vehicle. There have been a multitude of cars which have sustained broken windows and valuables have been stolen out of vehicles.
In conclusion, with regard to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK!
I was at the hard rock last night. I went with 200.00 and I was leaving with in am hour. The biggest hit I received was less then 20.00. No body was winning and no jackpot. I have been going here about 3 times a month and I do not plan to go back. Its very hard to get a drink, then you have to pay for it. They have been putting in new machines and taking out all the machines that paid anything. If you play the penny slots you have to bet the min. of 40 credits. you can not even have a good time for a few hours. The comp's are very bad. you can not even get enough to get a meal. I would say to stay away.
I FEEL like they are watchin me RIGHT NOW! through
I swear the pit bosses watch my every move .to anyone from hardrock reading this ...I HAVE NO CLUE HOW TO EVEN COUNT CARDS so PLEASE STOP SCREWIN WITH ME! as soon as i get up to about 400 bucks win, they SQUASH ME LIKE A BUG by comin around tappin that stupid screen back there. It does SOMETHING! im not being paranoid either bc i saw dude keep lookin up at me then down tappin that thing. then i start LOSING! wtf! best bj tables are around noon 15$ minimum. nicer ppl during day. and u can NEVER FIND A WAITRESS, that is..until...YOU ARE WINNING. then they send the girls over to distract ppl. AAAAAND....watch your credits ppl!!! they dont add up sometimes! u play max bet on some slots and u should get max credits or bonus...so wtf ..sometimes ive seen them not register AT ALL in the top corner where it shows you how much money you have left...scam.
It looks like the Seminoles are buying the Florida government again. For a mere minimum of 3 BILLION dollars over the next 7 years they will be allowed to have craps and roulette tables at their casinos. It's amazing what a little bit of money will do. We will be paying for that 3 BILLION with our slot play. What a country.
Brought $50 in free play and $200 in cash on this past Thursday. I wanted to try a new strategy. I sat on 1 machine, put in the $250 and played $1 a spin after about 350 spins, I was broke. I would go for stretches of 10 spins without a hit several times, bonus games would pay out $1 to $3 on a dollar spin. 25 free spins netted me $1.19. I do know certain high rollers win big hits and cars. My daughters boss has won 3 cars there and several trips. We payed for all that. I think the Indians are even with us now.
Corruption Hard at Work
It's Friday night right now and I just left the casino. Now people who play slots know there machines,,there patterns and especially we know what they pay on different hits. I was playing Knights Keeper and it's a penny machine but the pay line or the reels starting from left to right go small to big...1st reel has 2 slots,,2nd reel has 3 slots,,3rd reel has 4 slots so on so forth. Well if your playing $1.00 a spin which is the minimal bet and if 1st,2nd,&3rd reel are all the same kind either diamonds or clubs or whatever it pays you $3.84. Now if you get all the reels or close to it on a minium bet it pays $120-$300..Now I got the bonus round and was betting $3 a spin instead of $1... I almost got all the wild Knights on all the reels but still got all six of a kinds.Now normally this would pay you between $150-300 depending what icon it active for that spin...Anyways I get almost all wild Knights and thought for sure it was going to be a handmaid jackpot cause of betting $3 instead of one dollar...The lousy machine paid me $112 dollars which is completely wrong. I flag down one of the slot techs and informed him that this machinr4e is not paying correctly. What should have been a easy jackpot was only a $112.00 hit...So the Tech tells me he informed the supervisor and that he is on his way...Well I sat there and waited and then tech tellsupport me again he is comming..Guess what?? No supervisor showed up and I sat there for 45 minutes..This is not the first time this has happened to me. PLAYERS need to be more aware of what they are getting paid because they have the technology and the power to change these slots at a drop of a hat..It's sad that there supervisor wouldn't meet me. Just goes to show that how can u explain yourself or the casino for cheating??? You cant. IT'S BETTER TO JUST AVOID THOSE PEOPLE WHO REALLY KNOWS WHAT'S GOING ON. PEOPLE just pay more attention to your play and pay. Hard Rock I don't consider you a casino anymore. To me your thieves,,cons,,the type you throw in Prison and your sorry group fits right perfect
slots are still very tight
I was going almost every week to play slots. They are so tight that it is not fun anymore. My friends and relatives stopped going. Hope it starts improving
I saw a lady win 10 grand and she made the statement that she had just won a car 6 weeks prior WTF
Lose Your Money FAST!
Most people think they will probably lose when they walk into a casino, but The Hard Rock Tampa won't even let you play and have fun while you lose! I can't tell you how many time you can stick a $100 bill into a slot machine and get ABSOLUTELY NOTHING - Loosen UP
I just dropped another $700. Nothing hits, slots might as well have a hose come out and just suck the money out of your pocket. Did you ever want to punch a BJ dealer in the face. Playing $25/hand I flop 9's, she is showing a 5, split 9's get a 10 and a 2, double down on the 11 and get a 9. Sitting with 19 and 20. She hit a 5 card 21 and gives me a smerk. It took all I had to walk away from the table. They pay their help crap, use the cheapest liquor in their drinks and generally treat you like crap unless you're oriental. Just see how they pamper them in the high stakes room. I think the native American are finally even with us.
I threw away my players card
My wife and I have been to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino at least10 times in the past year and never, ever won a dime but lost.
I am not saying we want to win big, but at least let us spend a pleasant night playing a few hours when you dump $300.00 in the slot machines ! Also stop teasing with free spin wins for a $2.50 after you have played $5 a spin!!
Never to see a waiter around the slot machines with drinks either!Thought we would have a nice 35th wedding Anniversary , instead very disappointed!
it was better to have spent our money elsewhere!
For a Casino llike Seminoke Hard Rock there is not even a really good restaurant , fresh harvest is very average , the council oak is a rip off ( I can eat a better steak at Outback ) for what they give you and the food court sucks!
Not to mention the bad air filter system, you stink of cigarettes when you leave and have to undress and leave clothes in the garage when we get back home!I threw my players card in the trash on my way out!
I really doubt my wife and I will be back and it's a shame since we are locals!!
My car got broken into
Hard rock is fun. But its not safe,on 9/19/15 my car was broken into. My window got broken out,i came outside to check on everything and the police was at my car we wrote up a report for it but still unsatisfied bc the manager for that night came out spoke with police but didnt even say hey im im sorry that this happened to you. You would think he would say something like that we spent money to play in that shit. Don't even want to go there any more i feel unsafe
Wow I'm shocked at reviews
I can not believe the people saying slots don't payout! Either I'm the luckiest guy in the world or they don't know what gambling is!
I have left a few thousand at this casino, but have left with a lot more! I was there tonight playing $150 in bounce back credit on $1 slot machine! I didn't bring any cash with me and played from 10pm until 145 am and left with $900 and $58 on my comp card, which I got a carton of smokes with on the way out! I didn't spend any of my own money and got $900 and free cigs!
The free play I had was from free play from last Saturday of $175, in which I played with from 230pm until 6 pm! I left with $300 (should have left with $1300) and a 2 cartons of cigs!
I got that free play from staying at the hotel the week before for free and playing and winning $750 over 4 days and 2 cartons of cigs!
Since June I have had to sign for 4 tax forms for $16k $2800 $1600 and $1550 from wheel of fortune, spin and win, and can't remember name of other one!
Been to Vegas, 41 cruises to date, Biloxi and Atlantic city with hard rock being the best !
These reviews have me confused totally! Sure I've left $ at hard rock but have made twice as much
This place has things down to a science and you are being watched all the time there are no consedinces hard rock has coste me thousands of dollars it's a complete ripped off and I hope that the ground drops from underneath there wicked plans as they have screwed me for years and I'm sure a lot of others
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.