Gift card giveaways, slot tournaments at Hard Rock

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has backed off of promotions for rank-and-file gamblers in recent years – instead focusing on bigger players — but in the next few days they have plenty of promotions.

Those who earn 10 comp dollars before 3 p.m. on Sunday can win $30 to $1,000 in gift cards or free slot play via drawings conducted in the ballrooms from 1-4 p.m. Gift card brands include Total Wine & More, Bed Bath & Beyond and Publix.

Then Monday, May 22, and Tuesday, May 23, players who earn three or more Comp Dollars by 7 p.m. can enter a slot tournament, which runs from 5-9 p.m. each day. Top prize is $2,000.

On Friday, the  casino gave away $500 in free play to Wild Card Elite members.

Meanwhile, a series of seven “Deep Stack” poker tournaments takes place this month. Highlights include a deep stack (30,000 chips) that players can enter for $350 at 11 a.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; a “Deeper Stack” (40,000 chips) for $560 at 11 a.m. May 22-23 and a “Deepest Stack” (50,000 chips) at 11 a.m. May 25-27 for $1,650. Go to

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