Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
United States
5223 Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610, United States

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

Phone(813) 627-6650
Address5223 Orient Road, Tampa, FL 33610
Social Media 
Facebook: Seminole Hard Rock Tampa 
Twitter: @SHRTPoker 

Room Summary:

Number of tables:46
Meal CompsYes
Poker Room RateYes
Phone-in ListYes
Automatic ShufflersYes
Massage ServiceYes
Cocktail ServiceYes
Food ServiceYes
Director of Poker OperationsPablo Perez
Phone(813) 627-6650
Social MediaTwitter
The Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Room
The Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Room

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+
Omaha 8$4/$8+

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

YearTournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
2014$1,650 NLH Championship297$445,500Andrew “AJ” Kelsall$124,731
2015$1,650 NLH Championship453$679,500John-Christian Templeton$134,731
2016$1,650 NLH Championship489$733,500David Bradshaw$154,750
2017$1,650 NLH Championship671$1,006,500Farid Jattin$241,651
2018$1,650 NLH Championship609$913,500Mike McCarthy$135,000
2019$1,650 NLH Championship479$718,500David Moses$149,595
2020$1,700 NLH Championship779$1,207,450Maxwell Young$226,510
2021$1,700 NLH Championship772$1,196,600T.K. Miles$213,035

WSOP Circuit Seminole Hard Rock Tampa

Isaac Kempton
Isaac Kempton

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

TournamentEntriesPrize PoolWinnerPrize
Event #1: $600 NLH double Stack (5 Flights)2,433$1,252,995Byron Johnson$166,176
Event #2: $400 Pot-Limit Omaha166$54,780Michael Raimon$13,894
Event #3: $400 NLH Turbo190$62,700David Tuthill$15,272
Event #4: $1,125 NLH227$227,000Ryan Yu$53,725
Event #5: $600 NLH 6-Handed352$181,280Arkadiy Tsinis$39,527
Event #6: $400 Monster Stack1,371$452,430Kevin Ho$70,567
Event #7: $1,125 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed212$212,000David Prociak$51,400
Event #8: $2,200 High Roller173$346,000Romeo Mendoza$88,717
Event #9: $3,250 High Roller 8-Handed104$312,000Mark Zullo$89,150
Event #10: $1,700 Main Event1,162$1,760,430Isaac Kempton$290,974
Event #11: $400 NLH Turbo247$81,510Anthony Guagliardo$18,417
Event #13: $600 NLH374$192,610David Dibernardi$40,079
Event #14: $250 NLH Double Stack455$91,000Harmeet 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.

1Brian AltmanUSA$618,220
2Timothy MilesUSA$494,614
3Gabriel AbusadaUSA$408,825
4Peter JamesUSA$400,596
5Alexandru IvanUSA$362,197
6James KerrUSA$356,334
7Andrew “AJ” KelsallUSA$315,254
8Zachary SmileyUSA$304,244
9Karl ManouchakianUSA$299,897
10Isaac KemptonUSA$290,974

Courtesy of The Hendon Mob.

The Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Poker Room

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.

Poker Tournament Calendar

Tournament / event Starts Ends Buy-in Fee
SHR Tampa September Deep Stack 2023-09-23 0000-00-00
No Limit Hold'em 2023-09-23 $ 400 $ 0