Malaru
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July 10th, 2012 at 7:59:10 AM permalink
http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/article/262119/8/Tampa-Hard-Rock-now-worlds-sixth-largest-casino


Tampa, Florida -- Is the Tampa Hard Rock really the world's sixth largest casino? You bet, says the Seminole Tribe following a $75 million expansion that includes more slots, more parking, another restaurant and a renovated pool area.

Based on the number of gaming positions, or seats at gaming tables, or slot machines, Hard Rock officials say there are only five casinos bigger in the world. The casino floor is now bigger than five football fields combined.

"I don't think anyone could have imagined how well [the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino] was going to be embraced by the community and the growth that was going to happen from it," Tampa Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino V.P. of Sales and Marketing Doug Hoppe told 10 News.

The hotel and casino now employs more than 3,300 people, up from 1,800 when the Seminole Tribe opened the casino in 2004. The Tampa facility also has an annual payroll of roughly $74 million, according to Hard Rock officials.

With the latest expansion, the casino now boasts more than 5,000 slot machines, 110 table games and 50 poker tables.

But Hard Rock officials say they may not be done yet. The Seminole master plan calls for a hotel expansion that would nearly triple the number of rooms currently available.

Officials would not say if or when work on that part of the master plan would begin.
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FarFromVegas
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July 10th, 2012 at 8:11:57 AM permalink
But the burning question is: is their blackjack 3:2 or 6:5?
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Malaru
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July 10th, 2012 at 8:56:59 AM permalink
Last time I went there, which was a long time ago now it was still 3:2, and Ive not heard of them reducing it.. frankly the house rules already set a high house edge on most games- they dont need to do 6:5.
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RaleighCraps
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July 11th, 2012 at 5:32:49 PM permalink
Quote: Malaru

Last time I went there, which was a long time ago now it was still 3:2, and Ive not heard of them reducing it.. frankly the house rules already set a high house edge on most games- they dont need to do 6:5.



I was there in April and it was 3:2 on the tables I played.
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July 11th, 2012 at 6:43:37 PM permalink
Now you know why the Seminoles and particularly their bankers wanted a zone of exclusivity around their casinos.
Even those tiny Seminole places in the middle of sugar cane fields are pulling in a mint.
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July 11th, 2012 at 8:14:06 PM permalink
"The life of an Indian is like the wings of the air. That is why you notice the hawk knows how to get his prey. The Indian is like that. The hawk swoops down on its prey; so does the Indian. In his lament he is like an animal. For instance, the coyote is sly; so is the Indian. The eagle is the same. That is why the Indian is always feathered up; he is a relative to the wings of the air." - Black Elk, Oglala Sioux Holy Man
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July 12th, 2012 at 8:25:36 AM permalink
With their popularity, it must be a crappy place to play. They don't need to draw in customers with good games or promotions, they've got a nice built in losing base!
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July 26th, 2012 at 11:03:43 PM permalink
Overall everything is quite fantastic in your thread but the most impressive thing was the phrase written in your sig..



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FarFromVegas
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July 26th, 2012 at 11:07:49 PM permalink
Quote: adimat111

Overall everything is quite fantastic in your thread but the most impressive thing was the phrase written in your sig..



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I guess you gave up trying to put all your spam in your sig and are just putting it in every thread instead.
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July 27th, 2012 at 12:53:15 AM permalink
Been there once before this expansion. Don't look for a Craps or Roulette table; just card games I think. And slots of course. A poker room.

Come to think of it, maybe they should take a page out of Maryland's book and have Organic Craps stick in their electronic machines with the giant dice under the plastic dome.
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