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Seminole Hard Rock Tampa to Debut New Poker Room

TAMPA, Fla.  (December 14, 2016) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will unveil its new state of the art poker room on Thursday, January 12, at 11:30 a.m., further staking its claim as a premier poker destination.

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s 46-table, non-smoking poker room will feature Wi-Fi throughout and will have the sports fan in mind (the room will offer 40 TV’s, including six 75-inch TV’s and four 65-inch TV’s).

High-stakes players will be offered an unrivaled poker experience with the opening of a new high-limit lounge featuring two VIP tables – a place where high-stakes resolutions are constantly in action and where every movement is examined and every decision is studied in an effort to gain the upper hand.

Amongst the other offerings will be a bar with seating to accommodate 15, as well as a “hidden gem” of a snack bar with seating for more than 20, and as an added convenience an outdoor covered area for smoking.

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will continue to offer the largest variety of games and highest limits in the Tampa Bay area including all variations of Texas Hold’em, Seven-Card Stud and Omaha.

To celebrate the opening of the new poker room, comedian Brad Garrett, best known for having played the role of Robert Barone in the hit CBS series Everybody Loves Raymond, will be doing a ceremonial guitar smash before the new venue opens to the public. He will then play the first hand, which will include the presentation of a commemorative pin (limited to the first 800).

Following the ceremonies, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will present to Garrett a $10,000 check for the charity of his choice, Maximum Hope Foundation, which offers urgent financial relief to families caring for a child with a life-limiting illness.

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 73 countries, including 173 cafes, 24 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 Valencia, Shanghai, Yangon and San Juan. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Berlin, Dubai, London, Los Cabos, New York City, and Shenzhen, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

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CONTACTS:
Nikki Yourison, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, (813) 627-7623, nikki.yourison@seminolehardrock.com
Chris Dirato, Bitner Group, (954) 703-7938, chris@bitnergroup.com