Toll-Free Number: (800) 282-7016
Room Reservations: (800) 937-0010
Rooms: 204 Price Range: $279-$429
Suites: 46 Price Range: $359-$599
Restaurants: 5 Liquor: Yes
Buffets: B-$29.00 (Sun)
L-$20.00/$29.00 (Sun) D- $27.00
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, Mississippi Stud, Ultimate Texas Hold 'em, Poker
Overnight RV Parking: Call ahead.
Special Features: Food court with four fast food outlets. $5 buffet discount for players club members. Health club.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - TampaHot
Toll-Free Number: (800) 282-7016
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stealing thieves of Tampa Hard Rock
The slots here are fine and I can prove it!
The gaming machines at the Hard Rock in Tampa are fine. Actually, they pay out at about the same rate as their other Hard Rock Casino in South Florida. I wrote an article about this and I proved it in that article, which you can read here - https://www.americancasinoguide.com/slot-machines/an-analysis-of-slot-machine-payback-percentages-at-seminole-casinos-in-florida.html
Tight slot in Tampa
Elite member 200.000 spending in here 4 yr with 3-6 per spin .my experience whoever run the stystem of the slots.in hardrock CEO and owner..u are a crook and a thief.trip after trip .the slot is vacuum your wallet hurdred after hurdred with no payback at all. I understand end of the day of course house will be a winner but as lease u let we enjoy a bit.1-2 grand 10 of 9 trip most won't last up to 2 hour.. repeating again and again I went twice a week cut to 1 and I won't even feel like going anymore .stay away.u will not win slot here beside dissepoint and mad.the payout is hidden.dont warse your hard earn money here..
This place sucks, literally
Went here today for one last hurrah for 2017. Lost as usual. Not one winning trip here for 2017, and 2016 as a matter of fact. I spend more on gas than the slots pay back. Not one hand pay, not one time I walked out with cash, nada. High limit, low rolling, whatever, you don't win shit. 500 bucks to get a bonus to trigger on a slot, and it pays your bet back, all the time, every time. You will hit the occasional 20 or 40 bucks, but when you are already down a few hundred, and in some cases, a few thousand. I'm done with this place. I left today with no desire to keep playing or go back. Anyone who says otherwise is an employee.
Fun, but you do not win
No good days here, only bad. Machines suck your money like a high powered super vacuum with less than your bet wins. Very rare bonus rounds on slots, and when you get a bonus, you will win your bet back. You have to lose about 10k to start accumulating free play. Machines don't keep you playing or have any play-ability, so free play is based solely off losses. I speak as a local, and have never won there.
When I lived elsewhere, I would have bad days, and good days, and great days. For example, one time I went into another casino with 20 bucks free play with no cash on me. I went to quick hit fever. 1st spin, I got the bonus and hit 9 quick hits for 3,700. Then went to raging rhino and put a 20 in. Won the progressive jackpot for 1600 second spin. Then, I would go a month or two without hitting. This doesn't happen at the Tampa Hard Rock. Never. You just lose, all the time. They don't give you a reason to come back because the place is always packed, so they don't care about locals especially.
It is a great place to visit, especially for the food and atmosphere, but just know that if you play slots here, you will lose.
It took me longer waiting on line for my "Free" bottle of liquor than it took me to lose $100 on the Game of Thrones machine.
high elite lost over $40k
I've been playing here for over 10 years,but high play in the last 2-3 yrs I've become "Elite".The slot payouts are horrible.I play 3-4x a week and always down 500-1000$.You can spend over 300 on a machine and be lucky to get one bonus.I regret ever being taken for a fool and losing my life savings.I've cycled over $150k in the machines in the last year.They take advantage of the locals knowing they have a monopoly since there aren't any casinos around for hours.I could've taken so many trips to Vegas,bought cars,designer bags..but it's all in those stupid machines.They used to give decent comps,room stays but none of it's worth it.Essentially,it's all pre-paid with the money you put in.The payouts are making them lose a very high elite player,I know many X cards who will be doing the same thing.It's ridiculous how greedy they've become.They won't care that you have no money to pay your bills,lose your house,your car.I've seen ppl living in their car in the Elite garage.It's sad it took me this long to wake up.I'm done!! Stay away unless you like donating,and not to a charity.
Games are rigged
I posted here before and recently have been traveling to Biloxi and South Florida to play slots on weekends. Pretty sad since I am 10 minutes from the Hard Rock. The payouts on slots are very noticeably different. I actually am up and have been winning for a change. Worth it to drive 4 or 8 hours. I forgot for so long that bonus' can actually pay more than your bet.
Cheaper fun by flying to Vegas
Don't go here
Place sucks, literally
This place sucks. Went with wife Friday night to kick of Labor Day Weekend. 500 bucks a piece. We both were in the car driving home 30 minutes later. It is just like WHY? One bonus on one machine with a 3.20 bonus win on a 4 dollar bet. They say their payout ratio is comparable to any other casino. That just makes me mad because no, no it is not. 500 bucks in South Florida would last me late into the night and I would leave with money.
Tight slots, even in the high limit room
Definitely the tightest slots I have ever played. Do not even consider venturing into their high limit room unless you are packing some serious cash. Stay out of the newer Mezzanine area, the slots are even tighter there. The Bounceback freeplay wasn't bad. Was on vacation and went 3 days in a row for 2 to 4 hours each time. Had an offer for $100 and $150 in freeplay for the 2nd and 3rd day. If you are a slot player, spend your money elsewhere!!!!!
Run for your life away from this place
I don't have words to describe this shitty place. They are thiefes. Highway robbers. You name it. Not just because we all lose thousands in a matter of minutes. Without even a free drink. Nut also because they are really robbing us. When you get 10 dollars or 5 dollars. And you play 250 without one bonus .or you finally get one to pay you few cents or couple of dollars. That s a spit on our face. Not just once but over and over and over. Every day anytime any machine. I dropped 200000 in this place in one year without nothing to show go or even once enjoying the real win except few hundred here and there that they take back right away. I sware they know each and everyone and they know who and what they will give to and take from. I'm still not an x after all that. Im not enough loser to them. I played all over the states. Nothing is ever ever this bad. Run or this place will take your life away.
Thanks for the reviews and advice
To each reviewer,
Thank you so much for the time and well-articulated reviews! I went to HR a while ago, played one hand (BJ) and left with $20 and haven't been back. I really wanted to go last night, but after reading these reviews I decided that I didn't want to be a victim of theft. I spent an hour reading reviews, as there are so many! Thank you for taking the time to write these revealing and informing statements! I simply wanted to reach out and thank everyone: I took your advice and did NOT go... I spent $25 on MYSELF (NOT some criminal casino) and grabbed a couple of large pizza's (will feed me for 4 days) and enjoyed watching a movie at home! While it was't as exciting as a casino, I had a good time, saved money, have food, cigarettes, etc... And I have EACH if you to thank! Your reviews helped ONE person and I'm grateful! Thanks again!
I've been going to Hard Rock Tampa for over 10 years. The slot payout is the worst I ever encountered in my life. You put hundreds of dollars in and get a 60cent bonus! I am an elite status player and they give me $20 in free play. How cheap can they be? Try it you will agree this is the worst paying casino in the nation.
Comments are spot on
I've played slots since the 90s. Atlantic City, South Florida, all over.. I moved to Tampa two years ago and am 10 minutes from this place. A few notes:
1) Tightest machines I have ever played. 99.999% of the time, the slots I play are dead. Doesn't matter what slot, time of day, holiday, weekend, denominator, you will go straight to 0.
2) Comps and free play are the stingiest I ever encountered. You need to recycle 2 grand in the slots for 20 dollars free play. Most of my trips are 500.00ish, and machines are so tight, I rarely, if at all, get free play.
3) Only casino in a 250 mile radius, so they take advantage of that. It is always packed, so you can never get on any games that you want to play.
4) Loiters, solicitors everywhere. I am constantly being asked for cigs, money, rides, food, etc.
*Every year for years, I used to end up with a handful of tax forms for hand-pays. Some years, over 20. I haven't had one jackpot win since I started playing here two years ago, and I was going 5 days a week, 500$-1,000$ trips.
*If you question their payouts to a tech or an employee, you will be escorted out and banned. Didn't happen to me, but I have seen it.
*Trip advisor will no longer post any negative reviews. They will say you are accusing them of fraud. Which is what it is. Only fake 5 star reviews.
*I was banned from their facebook page because I questioned their payouts.
Lastly, I gave it 5 stars for "food and drink" because I love the restaurants, but will no longer gamble here. I am taking trips to South Florida now and have been for the past 2 months. Only way to win.
If you like to LOSE YOUR MONEY, by all means enjoy the cruel trip to this rip-off casino. Save your money and go to a south Florida casino where there are an assortment of casinos. The only payouts here at Tampa are the ATM machines. If you spend a thousand dollars you will be reward with a 10 dollar free play at Tampa. They really appreciate your patronage. Do not chase your losings, you will only lose more. They are counting on YOU to keep losing at Tampa.
Slots here are bad
I am a local and will not step foot in this place ever again. You are in and out in a matter of minutes. I now take trips to Biloxi and South Florida and you get your moneys worth. My last visit I lost 1,600 playing 2 cent slots with not one bonus that paid more than my bet. I lost it in about an hour. I stormed out of there saying never again, and stuck to it. I know a lot of people who also say they are never again and that the payouts got worse. I don't know how you can get worse.
I forgot to mention how the new configuration of the casino areas is terrible. They moved "Rise" to where "Gray Salt" used to be. That blocked the old entrance to that "Winners Circle" side casino which has now become the largest non-smoking casino I've ever seen. Lots of hallways that lead to nowhere. I guess there saving space for the roulette and craps tables that were supposed to have by now. I guess the Florida legislature wanted more bribe money and the casino said no.
Wife took me to casino for Father's Day. Machines tight as ever. 250 consecutive spins on the new Monty Python machine and no bonus. We decided to go upstairs to eat at the buffet, what a surprise $49.00 per person. $90.00 for lunch. This place, and every time I go I say it, sucks. Will go next week and pick up my "free" $10.00 umbrella and come home.
Worst payouts I have seen in 30 years
Drove my Grandfather to Lutz for two days to visit relatives. He gambles daily in South Florida. I usually join him once a weekend. Our favorite is the Hard Rock in Hollywood. We went first Friday night to Tampa Hard Rock. Parking was a nightmare and the place was so crowded, rude people pushing you, hard to get on a slot. We went upstairs to the new area and there were slots open. Long story short, I lost a grand, and my Grandfather lost 2 grand in under an hour. Multiple 10 dollar bet bonus' on lightening links with highest bonus win 22 bucks on a 10 dollar bet. YES on Lightening links. We left both depressed because we have never lost in South Florida like that ever. Went back Saturday afternoon hoping we just had a terrible Friday night. Same thing. Place was packed, hard to park, rude people bumping in to you, standing/blocking walkways, not many slots open. I dumped 800 bucks in a buffalo machine betting 4.00. 2 bonus' for 11.50 and 18 bucks. Highest win was 32. I had 200 bucks left and went to buffalo gold. Bet 3.20 and went to 0 in like 4 minutes. I called my Grandfather and he says I'm already in the car. Lost a total of 5 grand between the both of us in about 2 hour time. I just finished reading all the reviews on here and I wish I read this before I went. Place is evil.
Negative 50% slot payouts
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