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Ring in the Chinese New Year With Seminole Hard Rock Tampa ‘Year of the Goat’ Celebration

TAMPA, Fla. (February 12, 2015) – Seminole Hard Rock Tampa rings in the Chinese New Year by celebrating the “Year of the Goat” for the month of February.

The Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is a multi-day celebration. Each year, a different animal is represented from the Chinese zodiac. This year’s animal is the goat (or sheep or ram).

There will be a number of activities at the property including a concert, custom menu at Rock N’ Raw, random prizes and festive décor.

The property will kick off the Chinese New Year celebration with a special Lunar New Year concert in Hard Rock Cafe on Sunday, February 15, at 8 p.m.

Performers will include Son Tuyen, Huy Du, Bang Tam, Lam Thuy Van, Ngoc Anh and The Son.

Will Call opens at 5 p.m. with doors opening at 7 p.m.

Also, brightly colored Chinese Lion and Dragon Dancers and percussionists will parade through the casino during authentic nightly performances. The free shows are scheduled for Thursday, February 19 (6:28 p.m.), Friday, February 20 (7:28 p.m.) and Saturday, February 21 (8:28 p.m.).

Rock ‘n Raw will offer a customized menu from February 19 to March 5 to honor the Year of the Goat. The menu will offer: Crab Meat & Fish Maw Soup, Steamed Black Sea Bass, Braised Pork Feet, Stir Fried Cakes and Ho See Fat Choi.

From Thursday, February 19 through Saturday, February 21, slot fans have the opportunity to participate in a $75,000 Red Dragon Hot Seat. That means the property is giving away $25,000 in Free Play to 100 random winners each day. In order to qualify, guests must use a Players Card from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

In addition, between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m., a Lunar New Year Celebration for table games fans will occur that includes eight designated tables in Jubao Palace and the High Limit Table Games room. All active players at each table will win $88 in Free Bet.

Guests will also have the opportunity to collect commemorative Year of the Goat $8 gaming chips.

Table games guests who play at the Lunar New Year Celebration in Jubao Palace or the High Limit Table Games room for a total of 88 minutes in one day will also have the opportunity to earn a limited edition “Year of the Goat” collectors set (while supplies last).

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will be exhibiting Chinese New Year-themed decorations such as Lucky Money cherry blossom trees, a Golden Goat, red lanterns and firecrackers.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida and the place where celebrities love to stay and play. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, this electrifying casino destination is one of the most successful and largest casinos in the world and is located in Tampa, Florida off of I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, between I-75 and I-275, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. Featuring high stakes table games along with thousands of the hottest slot machines, the rock star amenities at this AAA Four Diamond rated hotel and casino range from seven award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, a newly renovated Rock Spa® and VIP services galore. The casino offers a valet service or free, self-parking. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

About Hard Rock International

With a total of 198 venues in 63 countries, including 152 cafes, 21 hotels and 10 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Rio de Janeiro and Marrakech. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Dallas-Fort Worth, Tenerife, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.





Nikki Yourison, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, (813) 523-5673, [email protected]
Chris Dirato, Bitner Goodman, (954) 703-7938, [email protected]