July 13, 2016

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Receives S.A.V.E. Award From Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Receives S.A.V.E. Award From Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s General Manager Peter Wu holds the 2015 S.A.V.E. Award. Joining Wu at the award ceremony were (left) Donny Crawley, the property’s Director of Beverage, and Captain Kyle Robinson of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

TAMPA, Fla.  (July 13, 2016) – For the second time in five years, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has received the prestigious S.A.V.E. Award (Sheriff’s Alcohol Vendor Enforcement) from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

The award was presented to the property for their continued efforts in being a responsible vendor on the consumption of alcohol. The Sheriff’s Office singled out the property’s effort to train more than 455 of its staff and personnel about the dangers of over serving patrons.

Given an average of 25,000 patrons entering Seminole Hard Rock Tampa on a daily basis, the Sheriff’s Office noted there was a 10 percent reduction in DUI arrests throughout 2015, with zero arrests made in April of 2015.

In June of 2006, Sheriff David Gee launched the S.A.V.E. Program to partner with alcohol vendors and retailers and to create a proactive collaboration to inform and educate employees and managers. The goal is to reduce alcohol-related traffic crashes and deaths in Hillsborough County.

Many alcohol vendors in Hillsborough County have embraced S.A.V.E. and invited the Sheriff’s Office to conduct training sessions for employees and undercover operations to reveal underage drinkers as well as counterfeit and fake forms of identification.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the property is one of the most successful and largest casinos in the world. Located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa, the casino features high stakes table games, thousands of the hottest slot machines as well as a new smoke free slots area offering 250 popular games. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and offers seven award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, including the fine dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and Grey Salt. A newly renovated Rock Spa® is also available along with a plethora of VIP services. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

About Hard Rock International
With venues in 70 countries, including 165 cafes, 23 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Reykjavik, Shanghai, Baku and San Juan. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Berlin, Dubai, Itapema, London, Los Cabos, New York City, Tenerife, and Shenzhen, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit


Nikki Yourison, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, (813) 627-7623, [email protected]
Chris Dirato, Bitner Group, (954) 703-7938, [email protected]