Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Celebrates New High-Limit Table Games Room with Special Appearance by Multi-Platinum Grammy Award-Winning Singer and Emmy Award-Winning Choreographer Paula Abdul

Late Night After Party Features Tampa Native, Celebrity Guest DJ Ravi Drums


TAMPA, Fla. – In recognition of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa’s ranking as one of the world’s largest casinos, multi-platinum Grammy Award-winning singer and Emmy Award-winning choreographer Paula Abdul will make a special guest appearance today to celebrate the opening of the High-Limit Table Games Room. Abdul has been awarded and celebrated both in front of the camera and behind the scenes as a ground-breaking choreographer, dancer, songwriter, performer, designer, actress and business woman. Seminole Hard Rock will also unveil a surprise Abdul signature costume worn in one of her iconic videos, which will be displayed in Tampa for the first time.

“We are so excited to unveil Seminole Hard Rock’s newest additions. It’s only fitting that we bring a multitalented, world-famous star like Paula Abdul to help us celebrate,” said Anthony Patrone, VP of Marketing & Player Development at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa. “We’re getting bigger and better, and there’s still more to come in the near future.”

After the completion of its $75 million expansion last summer, the casino is now ranked as the fourth largest casino in the United States and the sixth largest in the world. The casino continues to grow with the recently added High-Limit Table Games Room. The ultra-private lounge features 17 table games for blackjack and midi-baccarat. The area offers higher table limits, a personal cashier and bartenders amidst a luxurious ambiance.

The casino also recently added Jubao Palace. The Asian gaming complex offers a mix of 17 games most popular among Asian players: Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, Asia Poker and Blackjack. Multiple entrances to the 4,000 sq. ft. gaming room are located on one side of the main casino floor, near the lobby bar at the Seminole Hard Rock.

The Noodle Bar at Jubao Palace is a 15-seat, quick service noodle bar featuring high quality, authentic Asian cuisine, all with a Hard Rock twist. Dishes include roast duck, fried dumplings and beef pho. Feng Shui was used in the space design. Noodles are long, elongated and have movement which is a reference to prosperity. The bar counter and soffit above it are soft and have a shapely line that is a nod to the shape of noodles. Eight pendants within the soffit represent good luck. The change in height within the soffit is aspirational, reaching up to the sky. The restaurant is located near the High-Limit gaming area right off the main casino floor. In keeping with the theme, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host an inaugural event as part of its Lunar New Year celebrations in mid-February. The celebration will feature a series of events that will culminate with a traditional lion dance. More details to come soon.


The festivities continue later tonight at Hard Rock Cafe with Tampa native, celebrity guest DJ Ravi Drums and VJ Kidd Leow. Plus, party-goers will enjoy surprise guest appearances. The show is from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Ladies get in free until midnight, then $5. The cover for men is $10.                        


DJ Ravi Drums, who’s been voted “The World’s Best Innovative DJ/Drummer,” has performed at the most exclusive red carpet events for Michael Jordan, Nike, HBO, Nintendo and FOX. He has recorded and performed with artists such as Will Smith, Ricky Martin, Black Eyed Peas and Lil Jon. At Seminole Hard Rock, he’ll remix live on the drums and introduce his dream screen to Florida for the first time. The see-through, touch screen DJ booth fuses DJ technology with NASA science. To see DJ Ravi Drums in action, visit


VJ Kidd Leow has been nominated for best syndicated radio DJ in the United States on 18 FM Top 40 radio stations in 2012. He has opened for Rihanna, Flo Rida, Tiesto, DJ AM, Pitbull, Paul Oakenfold, Jazzy Jeff, Justin Bieber, PSY and Ke$ha to name a few. The VJ has locally mixed out seven days a week for the last 10 years.


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  or Follow us on Twitter at


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