September 10, 2021 Casino, Tribal, Land-Based

Hard Rock Tampa gives $500,000 to 50 local charities

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Donation commemorates Hard Rock International’s 50th anniversary.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa donated a total of $500,000 to a group of Tampa Bay charities, which helped commemorate Hard Rock International’s 50th anniversary.

The 50 area charities receiving $10,000 each during a reception inside Hard Rock Event Center included: the American Cancer Society, Armed Forces Family Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters Tampa Bay, Boys & Girls Club, Humane Society of Tampa Bay, and the Ryan Nece Foundation.

The company said the donation comes on the heels of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa reaching $1 billion in jackpots paid out so far in 2021.

“From day one, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa has been a proud, active and supporting member of the Tampa Bay community,” Steve Bonner, president of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, said in a statement. “It is special that we are able to stage this charity donation event in conjunction with Hard Rock’s 50th anniversary, while also marking the second anniversary of our $700 million expansion grand celebration.”

In October of 2019, the property unveiled an extensive renovation that included a new, 14-story hotel tower, offering 562 additional hotel rooms and suites; three pools; and a 26,000-square-foot Rock Spa and Salon equipped with 13 treatment rooms.

Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa says it is one of the largest and most successful casinos in the world. The casino features nearly 5,000 slot machines, 179 table games and a poker room featuring 46 tables. The property also offers a smoke-free mezzanine level casino. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and the property offers 10 restaurants.

Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in 68 countries spanning 241 locations that include owned/licensed or managed hotels, casinos, Rock Shops, live performance venues and cafes. In 2020, HRI launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital, which includes an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook and internet gaming platform.

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