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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Hollywood Reel In Exclusive JAWS™ Slot Machines on July 20th

July 24, 2009

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Hollywood Reel In Exclusive JAWS Slot Machines on July 20th Partnership with The Florida Aquarium to Raise Awareness About Mysterious Predators with Swim with the Sharks Giveaway Featuring  NAUI SCUBA Certification  and Dive with the Sharks Encounter at The Florida Aquarium

mysterious-predators-with-sharksTAMPA, FL – JAWS slot machines are slated to surface exclusively in Florida at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and Hollywood on Monday, July 20.  To celebrate the arrival of the Great White winning machines, Seminole Hard Rock is offering three weeks of surf & turf -themed giveaways designed to build excitement for the launch of JAWS slots and raise awareness about these mysterious and fascinating sea creatures.

Every Friday, July 24th, 31st and August 7, 2009, four

drawings will be held at 6pm to give away $200 in Free Play and four tickets to each winner for The Florida Aquarium in Tampa at Channelside. At 6:30pm the Grand Prize of the Swim with the Sharks Promotion will win $200 Free Play, dinner for two at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, a Dive with the Sharks Encounter at The Florida Aquarium, four general admission tickets to The Florida Aquarium and a NAUI SCUBA certification (if the winner is not already SCUBA-certified) provided by the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI Worldwide)!

pre-with-sharkBased on the spine-tingling book by Peter Benchley and 1976 Academy Award®-winning film franchise, the two-cent denomination JAWS™ slot machines submerge the player in a total interactive experience. With a flick of a finger on the “shark tooth” spin button, the game begins with that trademark ominous John Williams JAWS™ theme.  Players can vie for one of four Hyperlink® progressive jackpots and fun bonus games to keep them in the “water” and in the game, longer. Completing the experience is an electro-mechanical buoy topper lights up and sounds off a bell during game play.

A visual and auditory lure, JAWS™ slot machines will make their presence known with larger-than-life blood-red title lettering hovering over a sea foam-colored casing with bubble trim, synchronized game play illumination and shark “gills” that cover the speakers. State-of-the-art video with enhanced graphics and interactive scenes and reels aim to thrill.

“All of the excitement and suspense that made JAWS™ - the movie such a memorable experience are now at our players’ fingertips,” said Paul Tjoumakaris, senior vice president of gaming operations at Seminole Gaming. “We’re looking forward to sharing another exclusive, fun and thrilling Florida debut with our players. We invite everyone to ‘go fish’ and hunt for jackpots the Seminole Hard Rock way.”

In a move to help educate patrons and raise awareness about the misconceptions of sharks, Seminole Hard Rock partnered with The Florida Aquarium and NAUI Worldwide for the JAWS slot machines launch. According to officials at The Florida Aquarium although JAWS - the movie portrayed sharks as ruthless killing machines, the truth is that these sea creatures are fascinating animals that are vital to our waters and the cycle of life.

About the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Fla. is Florida’s ultimate entertainment destination with 178,000 square feet of non-stop gaming action casino featuring Blackjack, Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Asia Poker, 3 Card Poker, Let it Ride Poker, Texas Hold ‘Em Bonus and Mini Baccarat now in play along with 3,400 of the most popular slot machines plus Florida’s largest and smoke-free poker room, with 50 live action tables dedicated to Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Seven Card Stud.  For the fourth year in a row, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has awarded this 250-luxury room hotel its prestigious Four Diamond rating.  Enjoy a variety of critically-acclaimed restaurants and bars, including Tampa’s premier steak house Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and Fresh Harvest for a seven live-action kitchen dining experience. Garage parking is free and valet parking is also available. Authentic Native American arts and crafts store Rainmaker now open! The hotel & casino is located off 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, call 813-627-ROCK(7625), 1-800-937-0010 or visit

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