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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, IGT Launch Spin Ferno Tournament Solution

TAMPA, Fla. (April 11, 2016) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and International Game Technology PLC (IGT) recently launched IGT’s spinning reel tournament system solution, Spin Ferno®.

With the Spin Ferno tournament system solution, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa guests can be the first to enjoy high-energy, automated slot tournaments on IGT’s award-winning S3000® spinning reel cabinet.

“It’s an honor to be the first casino to have the Spin Ferno® technology. We first saw the innovative entertainment experience in play at the Global Gaming Expo last year in Las Vegas and felt the game would be a great fit for us,” said Dan Ingster, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa’s Vice President of Slot Operations. “The technology, game play and tournament flexibility were all key factors when deciding on launching the system.”

Spin Ferno is fueled by IGT’s system solution, Tournament Manager 5.0. The turnkey system solution empowers operators to host single or multi-site tournaments on the S3000 cabinet. Spin Ferno is the gaming industry’s first automated tournament product for a mechanical reel cabinet and joins IGT’s family of other tournament systems solutions.

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa deployed the Spin Ferno tournament solution on 26 S3000 cabinets. When these slot machines are not utilized for slot tournament play, property patrons can enjoy S3000 titles Hotsy Totsy® and Red Hot Lil’ Devil™ in coin-in, two-cent denomination mode.

The Spin Ferno area is located near the property’s “Wonderwall,” in front of Council Oak Steaks & Seafood.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the property is one of the most successful and largest casinos in the world. Located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa, the casino features high stakes table games, thousands of the hottest slot machines as well as a new smoke free slots area offering 250 popular games. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and offers seven award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, including the fine dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and Grey Salt. A newly renovated Rock Spa® is also available along with a plethora of VIP services. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

About Hard Rock International
With venues in 68 countries, including 163 cafes, 23 hotels and 11 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, Reykjavik and Gran Canaria, Spain. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Atlanta, Berlin, Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Tenerife, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

About IGT
IGT (NYSE:IGT) is the global leader in gaming. We enable players to experience their favorite games across all channels and regulated segments, from Gaming Machines and Lotteries to Interactive and Social Gaming. Leveraging a wealth of premium content, substantial investment in innovation, in-depth customer intelligence, operational expertise and leading-edge technology, our gaming solutions anticipate the demands of consumers wherever they decide to play. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has over 12,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

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CONTACTS:
Nikki Yourison, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, (813) 523-5673, nikki.yourison@seminolehardrock.com
Chris Dirato, Bitner Goodman, 954-703-7938, chris@bitnergoodman.com