TAMPA, Fla. – Anthony Patrone has been named vice president of marketing and player development for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa. In this newly formed position, Patrone will oversee advertising, public relations, special events, promotions, entertainment, CRM, player development, the Player’s Club and bus sales marketing at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, one of the nation’s largest and most successful casinos.
“Anthony Patrone’s ability to drive results made him a standout for the vice president of marketing and player development role at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,” said John Fontana, president of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa. “We welcome his energy, enthusiasm, creativity and dedication to excellence and look forward to having him on our leadership team.”
Patrone possesses more than 25 years of experience in casino marketing. Before joining Seminole Gaming in a corporate role where he developed strategy for premium and multi-cultural markets, he was senior vice president of marketing for Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. He led a 650-person division with emphasis on customer service and career development.
His experience also encompasses executive positions with Tropicana Casino and Resort in Atlantic City, Colony Capital, Carnival Cruise Lines and Caesars Entertainment.
He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Classics from New York University (NYU).
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Fla. is now one of the largest casinos in the world. 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.