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US – Stars to flock to Florida casino to welcome new era of gaming

By - 4 December 2023

Leaders of the Seminole Tribe of Florida and major celebrities are slated to welcome a new era in Florida Gaming beginning Thursday, 7 December, when craps, roulette and retail sports betting debut at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and other Seminole Casinos.

Sofia Vergara, Jon Bon Jovi, Tiësto, Heather Graham, DJ Khaled, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Mike Tyson, Dwyane Wade, Bobbi Althoff, Sarah Hyland, Fat Joe, Ja Rule, Prince Royce, Willy Chirino, Max Weinberg, Xandra, Blaise Matuidi, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models such as Brooks Nader, Camille Kostek, Jena Sims, Nicole English, Christen Harper, plus many more entertainment and sports celebrities are scheduled to walk the red carpet. Festivities will also include special celebrity guests participating in the first roll of the craps dice, the first spin of the roulette wheel and the first retail sports bet at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. Tickets are also available to the public for special performances by award-winning artists that weekend as well.

In addition to hosting major celebrities and influencers on the red carpet and celebrating the launch of the new casino games, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood plans a combination of mega-events over the course of several days. Among them is a four-day residency of Carbone restaurant at the resort’s Italian-American restaurant Cipresso from Thursday, 7 December through Sunday, Dec. 10. Created by renowned chef Mario Carbone, the restaurant pays homage to many of New York’s great Italian-American restaurants.

Special guests will join Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman Marcellus Osceola Jr. and other members of the Seminole Tribal Council, plus Seminole Gaming CEO and Hard Rock International Chairman Jim Allen in a ceremony to commemorate the start of the new games, which were made possible by the Gaming Compact signed and approved by the Tribe and the State of Florida in 2021.

“The Seminole Tribe of Florida is proud to point to a new era in Florida gaming with the unveiling of our new casino games,” said Chairman Osceola. “With the addition of craps, roulette and sports betting, we now offer a full complement of casino games and we join the ranks of leading casinos around the world.”

“The entertainment, travel and tourism industries, and many more, will see positive economic impact caused by the new casino games,” said Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen. “They will increase tourism to Florida and boost employment not only at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, but also at businesses in the areas surrounding this casino complex and others operated by Seminole Gaming throughout Florida.”

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