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Free Parking Is Back At Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

02/17/2017 at 10:53 | Posted by Geno
HOLLYWOOD, FL - MAY 11:  A sign welcomes people May 11, 2004 during the grand opening for the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. South Florida's Seminole Indian Tribe has opened the state's biggest casino complex. The hotel has 500 rooms, 4,000 video gaming machines, poker tables and several restaurants. The public area has large ballrooms and a six-acre pool site with a 180-foot water slide. The Seminoles have shown big profits in past years by selling tax-free cigarettes and operating bingo halls, but the Hard Rock is its biggest venture thus far.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino began to charge $10 for self-parking last August. Casino management monitored the customer reaction on social media and from angry nearby residents. The charge went away Tuesday.

I have to admit. As much as I love playing blackjack at the Hard Rock, the parking fee kept me away since August. I used to visit about once a month.

Charging for casino parking isn’t just a thing in Tampa. I went to Las Vegas for the first time in about 10 years this weekend. No casinos charged for parking back then. But now, just about every casino on the strip charges at least $5.

According to this photo tweeted by the Tampa Bay Times of a promotional mailer, it looks like you will need a Seminole Wild Card to get the free parking – otherwise there’s a $5 charge.

The reaction about the news from my Twitter friends is pretty positive!

Source: 10 News

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