Inaugural Celebration of Asian Gaming Room and Noodle Bar in February
TAMPA, Fla. – The Asian gaming room Jubao Palace is now open at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. The new gaming complex includes a mix of 17 tables for games most popular among Asian players: Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, Asia Poker and Blackjack. The accompanying 15-seat noodle bar features high quality, authentic Asian cuisine including Beef Pho, Roast Duck, Fried Dumplings, Char Siu Pork and more, all with a Hard Rock twist.
In keeping with the theme, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host an inaugural event as part of its Lunar New Year celebrations in February. The celebration will feature a series of events that will culminate with a traditional lion dance. More details to come soon.
The casino recently named industry veteran Lynn Tran as the vice president of Asian Marketing. In this newly formed position, Tran will oversee advertising, public relations, special events, promotions and entertainment at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, including Jubao Palace. She possesses 20 years of experience in the casino industry. Prior to her work at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, she worked at Caesars and Sands Casino Hotel, both in Atlantic City, N.J. She then served as the executive director of Asian marketing at Resorts Casino for five years. Most recently, she was executive director of Asian marketing at the Golden Nugget also in Atlantic City, N.J. She was born in Mytho, Vietnam and moved to the United States at age 13.
“Lynn Tran’s exceptional long standing relationships in the Asian market bring invaluable experience to Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa,” said Anthony Patrone, vice president of marketing and player development at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. “We welcome her dedication to excellence and look forward to having her join our leadership team.”
Tran also works closely with team members in Jubao Palace. These team members can converse with customers in each of the major Asian languages. Seminole Hard Rock has created two new website pages for their Chinese and Vietnamese guests who prefer to read in their native languages: http://seminolehardrocktampa.com/chinese/ or http://seminolehardrocktampa.com/vietnamese/.
Jubao Palace is part of a significant upgrade to many parts of the casino, which has grown to become the fourth largest casino in the United States and the sixth largest in the world. Multiple entrances to the 4,000 sq. ft. Asian gaming room are located on one side of the main casino floor, near the original porte cochere entrance to the Seminole Hard Rock.
The opening of Jubao Palace marks the first entry into the Asian gaming market at any of the seven Florida casinos operated by Seminole Gaming, although the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood also sees a significant representation of Asian casino guests.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa recently completed a $75 million expansion, making it the world’s sixth-largest casino, based on gaming positions or number of seats at a table or slot. This ultimate entertainment destination features 110 table games including Blackjack, Mini and Midi-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker and Texas Hold ‘em Poker, along with over 5,000 slot machines and a smoke-free poker room with 50 tables offering high stakes action. It is the sixth-largest casino in the world, based on gaming positions. For the sixth year in a row, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has awarded this 250-luxury room hotel its prestigious Four Diamond rating. Guests can enjoy a new pool area and restaurants including the Hard Rock Cafe Tampa, part of Hard Rock’s 138 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll themed restaurants, the award-winning Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Restaurant, and Rise Kitchen & Bakery™, which features freshly baked breads and entrees made with fresh ingredients. Valet and more than 5,000 free, self-parking spaces are available. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is located off of I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, between I-75 and I-275, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. For more information, please call 1-800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrocktampa.com or www.facebook.com/seminolehardrocktampa. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SHRTampa.