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Seminole Hard Rock Tampa celebrates completion of expansion

23 May 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa staged a traditional "guitar smash" today to commemorate the completion of its phase one expansion.

Attendees included Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman Marcellus Osceola; Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International and Chief Executive Officer of Seminole Gaming; Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Council Members; and Joe Lupo, President of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa.

The event recognized the property's recent opening of a new Poker Room, new Mezzanine Level Casino, new Smoke Free Gaming area and new Orient Road Garage.

"This is certainly an exciting day for our property," said Lupo. "We're ecstatic that we now have these terrific venues to offer our guests which ultimately enhances their experience."

The state-of-the art, 46-table, non-smoking poker room features Wi-Fi throughout and has the sports fan in mind (the room offers 40 TVs, including six 75-inch TVs and four 65-inch TVs). High-stakes players now have a new high-limit lounge, featuring two VIP tables. Other offerings include a bar with seating to accommodate 15, as well as a "hidden gem" of a snack bar with seating for more than 20. There's also an outdoor covered area for smoking.

The high-end, art deco inspired, Mezzanine Level Casino covers more than 26,000-square-feet and offers 500 of the newest slot machines, featuring the latest technology, as well as 15 live-action table games including Blackjack, Double Deck Blackjack, 3 Card Poker, Casino War, Ultimate Texas Hold'em and Crazy 4 Poker. The new space contains approximately 14,000-square-feet of Italian marble which is meant to provide a luxurious atmosphere for guests.

The Smoke Free Gaming area features over 850 of the newest and most popular slot machines. Located on the bottom floor of the Mezzanine Level Casino, it has doubled in size and has a dedicated smoke free entrance, smoke free bar with video poker, dedicated cage and Player's Club, as well as a dedicated Uber drop off and pick up area with direct access from the surface parking lot. Additionally, it contains over 20 big screen TVs for sports enthusiasts. Memorabilia items include a jacket from Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones and a leather shirt from The Who's John Entwistle.

The new 700-space Orient Road Garage allows for easy access from Hillsborough Road and Orient Road. It also has a walkway where guests can take a self-guided memorabilia "rock walk" tour, which showcases over 100 of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa's prized memorabilia pieces, including new items from artists such as Beyoncé, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Nicks, Bon Jovi, Nicki Minaj and many more.

With the recent re-opening of nearly 500 parking spaces on a surface lot and the 700 parking spaces in the Orient Road Garage, it boosts overall parking capacity at the property to more than 5,000 spaces.

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is among the country's top five casinos, as ranked by the number of gaming positions available to casino guests. It occupies 37 acres of the Tampa Seminole Reservation, which is ideally located east of downtown Tampa near the Intersection of I-4 and I-75. Players come from throughout Tampa Bay and Central Florida, including residents of Greater Orlando and other communities in the region.

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