Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Details
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Florida’s largest casino at 190,000+ square feet, opened in 2004, and in 2019 was a part of a $700 million expansion that included a new 14-story hotel tower with 562 guestrooms, a trio of new pools, and a state-of-the-art poker room.
The 46-table smoke-free room offers a vast array of amenities including Wi-Fi, dedicated parking in Draper Place Garage, a Sports Bar, 42 televisions, a poker snack bar, and 24/7 action.
Poker industry veteran Tommy Bates helped launch the room, which immediately became a premier poker destination known for a clean and fun atmosphere with lots of action.
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Room Contact Information
|Address||5223 Orient Road, Tampa, FL 33610|
|Facebook: Seminole Hard Rock Tampa|
|Number of tables:||46|
|Poker Room Rate||Yes|
|Director of Poker Operations||Pablo Perez|
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Room Cash Games
The poker room at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa offers various levels of cash games from $1-$2 to $10-$10 no-limit hold’em, with higher stakes available upon request. They’re also willing to spread most games from Texas Hold’em to Seven-Card Stud and Omaha Hi-Lo.
|No-Limit Hold'em||$1/$2, $2/$5, $5/$10, $10/$10+|
|Limit Hold’em||$4/$8, $8/$16+|
|Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO)||$2/$2, $5/$5+|
Higher limits are available upon request
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Room Tournaments
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa hosts tournaments every day with buy-ins ranging from $80-$250. A full daily tournament schedule can be viewed on the Bravo Poker app.
The room is also known for hosting its own poker series throughout the year including the SuperStacks Poker Series, Mega Stack, Pinktober Poker Open, and their popular Winer Poker Open. They also play host to several tours including the World Poker Tour (WPT), WPTDeepStacks, and World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit.
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Winter Poker Open Winners
|2014||$1,650 NLH Championship||297||$445,500||Andrew “AJ” Kelsall||$124,731|
|2015||$1,650 NLH Championship||453||$679,500||John-Christian Templeton||$134,731|
|2016||$1,650 NLH Championship||489||$733,500||David Bradshaw||$154,750|
|2017||$1,650 NLH Championship||671||$1,006,500||Farid Jattin||$241,651|
|2018||$1,650 NLH Championship||609||$913,500||Mike McCarthy||$135,000|
|2019||$1,650 NLH Championship||479||$718,500||David Moses||$149,595|
|2020||$1,700 NLH Championship||779||$1,207,450||Maxwell Young||$226,510|
|2021||$1,700 NLH Championship||772||$1,196,600||T.K. Miles||$213,035|
WSOP Circuit Seminole Hard Rock Tampa
In February 2020, the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa played host to its first-ever WSOP Circuit stop. In the $1,700 Main Event, 22-year-old Isaac Kempton topped a 1,162-entry field to win the tournament for $290,974 and a gold ring.
Meanwhile, David Tuthill finished as “Casino Champion” after notching six cashes during the series. That included a win in Event #3: $400 NLH Turbo for $15,272 and his second career gold ring, sixth in Event #7: $1,125 PLO 8-Handed for $8,746, and third in Event #14: $250 NLH Double Stack for $8,140.
2020 WSOPC Tampa Ring Winners
|Event #1: $600 NLH double Stack (5 Flights)||2,433||$1,252,995||Byron Johnson||$166,176|
|Event #2: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha||166||$54,780||Michael Raimon||$13,894|
|Event #3: $400 NLH Turbo||190||$62,700||David Tuthill||$15,272|
|Event #4: $1,125 NLH||227||$227,000||Ryan Yu||$53,725|
|Event #5: $600 NLH 6-Handed||352||$181,280||Arkadiy Tsinis||$39,527|
|Event #6: $400 Monster Stack||1,371||$452,430||Kevin Ho||$70,567|
|Event #7: $1,125 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed||212||$212,000||David Prociak||$51,400|
|Event #8: $2,200 High Roller||173||$346,000||Romeo Mendoza||$88,717|
|Event #9: $3,250 High Roller 8-Handed||104||$312,000||Mark Zullo||$89,150|
|Event #10: $1,700 Main Event||1,162||$1,760,430||Isaac Kempton||$290,974|
|Event #11: $400 NLH Turbo||247||$81,510||Anthony Guagliardo||$18,417|
|Event #13: $600 NLH||374||$192,610||David Dibernardi||$40,079|
|Event #14: $250 NLH Double Stack||455||$91,000||Harmeet Singh||$17,990|
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa All-Time Money List
The Seminole Hard Rock Tampa all-time money list is still in its infancy relatively speaking, and with a full slate of tournament poker offered throughout the year, it’s constantly changing. As of September 2021, Brian Altman says atop the list with $618,220 in tournament earnings, most of which came in June 2021 when he won the $3,500 WPT Tampa Championship.
|7||Andrew “AJ” Kelsall||USA||$315,254|
Courtesy of The Hendon Mob.
Seminole Hard Rock Tampa FAQs
Where is Seminole Hard Rock Tampa?
The property is located at 5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610, which is about 15 miles (18 minutes) from the Tampa International Airport.
How old do you have to be to play at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa?
18 years of age or older for Poker, 21 years of age or older for Slots and other Table Games.
Does Seminole Hard Rock Tampa have a hotel?
Yes, the property has a AAA Four-Diamond rated hotel. The new tower alone has 17 stories and offers 550 guest rooms.
Does Seminole Hard Rock Tampa offer sports betting?
No, sports betting is currently not legal in Florida.
What sort of table games does Seminole Hard Rock Tampa offer?
Table games include Blackjack, Blazzing 777's Blackjack Progressive, Double Exposure Blackjack, One Card Blackjack, Casino War, Three Card Poker, Criss Cross Poker, Double Draw Poker, Four Card Poker, I Luv Suits Poker, Let It Ride, Midi & Mini Baccarat, Mississippi Stud, Three Card Poker, Asia Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, Spanish 21 and Ultimate Texas Hold''em.
Where should I park to play poker at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa?
You’ll want to park in the Draper Place Garage. The elevator will deliver you straight into the poker room.
I’ve played poker at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa. How can I get a listing of taxable winnings (W2G, 1042S, or 1099)?
Obtain a copy of your listing by calling Customer Care at 1-888-901-3255 and speak to an available agent.