Seminole Hard Rock, Tampa Bad Beat Review

Bad Beat Jackpot Review

Hard Rock in Tampa offers bad beat jackpots for Hold em, 7 Card Stud and Omaha. The largest jackpot ever hit was the Texas Holdem bad beat jackpot for $425,000. They have a very consistent player base so the jackpot builds really quickly. The qualification hand is any four of a kind, so it is definitely not as strict as some other land based jackpots that require mid four of a kind or better.  To find out the current jackpot call the number at the bottom of this page.

Qualifying Hand and Payouts:

Any 4 of a kind (XXXX) beat by any better hand

50% goes to loser of the hand
25% goes to winner of hand
25% goes to rest of the table

Bad Beat Requirements:

*You must be seated at a bad beat jackpot table.
*4 players must be dealt into the hand.
*Both considered hands must use both cards.
*A table rake of a minimum $10 must be collected on the hand.

Other Jackpots and Promotions:

Hard Rock Tampa offers various other jackpots, the most popular are the Royal Flush Spades Jackpots, Royal Flush Jackpots.

Review of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel, Tampa Poker Room

This is one of the best poker rooms in FL, second only to its sister Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Ft. Lauderdale. Hard Rock in Tampa has a dedicated poker area that has a good mix of action. They are open at all hours of the day unlike other FL poker rooms, so you can pretty much find action whenever you want it.

We find that it is best if you get there a little earlier in the evening, especially on the weekends, because the wait can get a little long if you wait too late. There are plenty of bad poker players there that can make it a quit lucrative room. The casino does offer other games such as baccarat, black jack, Three Card Poker, Pai Gow Poker, Asia Poker, Let it ride and of course slots. The Florida Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos are the closest thing you will find to Vegas style action that will find in Florida.

Stakes at the Tampa Hard Rock Poker Room

Hard Rock Poker room in Tampa offers traditional blind structures. The Hold em games range between the 1/2 and 5/10 games. The max buy in is still $100 as it is everywhere in Florida. Although, there are rumors that this may change up to $500.

Food and Review

There food is better than most poker rooms. That is because it is a hotel and destination for vacationers as well. They have several restaurants on the premises as well as a food court that offers fast and convenient food for those that like to get back to the action as quickly as possible.  But, my friend did get sick of their pizza so beware!

Is it worth playing here?

Given how big some of the jackpots are and how good some of the action can be especially around big jackpots, Hard Rock Casino in Tampa is a great poker room. Added with the fact that it has one of the best atmosphere’s in Florida, this is one of my favorite poker rooms around.

Location and Contact Information


5223 North Orient Rd
Tampa, FL 33610

Main Number:
Reservations Number: 1-866-502-PLAY (7529)

Reviewed by Matt W.