Vegas style slot machines arrived on the scene at the popular Seminole Hard Rock Casino and the crowds have followed. But visitors are wondering if they pay as well as the previous bingo type machines Hard Rock offered previously.
Regardless, Casino president John Fontana is predicting a huge impact on the new slot machines appeal to customers. By the fall of this year, Hard Rock will have added more table games including blackjack, Pai Gow poker and baccarat.
Many people are signing up for the Players Club in Tampa because the rules for its loyalty program has been expanded to offer bigger discounts to bigger spenders. As it looks right now, the 250 room Hard Rock Hotel is being booked by Players Club members who are taking advantage of deep discounts and free night stays.
Is this a good thing for our city? I would welcome your comments. Not being much of a gambler myself, I can think of better ways to spend my time. There are many other things to do in Tampa.