I drove to this East Coast poker destination while staying in the middle of the state in Lake Placid, while visiting my Dad and his wife. The first lady that answered the phone decided to send us to a voice-mail instead of room service. Chance wrote a review about Hard Rock Hollywood in Ft. I explain the situation and got transferred to Alla Wisch. Once you enter the steep multi-level garages you will often be stuck loitering vertically while the cars in front of you aren't moving an inch.
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This is in addition to three smaller rooms, including Immokalee and Brighton, that I've already reviewed, which have been around for about ten years. The best adjective I can think of to describe the Hard Rock's poker room is "snazzy".
There are 50 new tables, tastefully laid out in a beautiful, softly lit, nicely carpeted room. The ceilings are enormously high, giving the room almost an open-air feel.
The chairs are well padded and very comfortable but no wheels or height adjustments. The chips are new, as are the cards. This is poker at its best. The games are great, too. Nevertheless, within those confines, the games are dynamic. It went smoothly for three days or so, with pots into the five digits, until the state came in, with great fanfare, and shut it down permanently. But that's just a rumor. They "offer" stud but never get enough players for a stud game though the old Seminole casino literally across the street gets stud going, I later found out.
Unlike the other Seminole casinos I had visited prior to coming here, the crowd is young, vibrant, and full of gamble. These were not the timid affairs of the no-limit games at Brighton or Immokalee. He called me blind with his remaining green chip as did a very attractive woman, dressed like a hooker.
She turned over K He turned over My queens held up and I won a nice little pot. The game proceeded much like that for the hour or so that I was there, with unbelievably loose and wild play punctuated with laughing. Unfortunately I didn't have any other quality hands during my time at the table — and I lost a little of it back trying to push a couple of guys off a hand when I was under-gunned. I also found out that the room runs terrific and fairly big tournaments. If you take the rebuy that's only a 7.
The poker room is non-smoking but there is no wall separating it from the rest of the casino, which is smoking. There's just a rail. Smokers lean on it while watching the action.
My table was next to the rail. A player literally would stand up when he was out of the hand, smoke a cigarette at the rail, and then come back in when he was done.
The smoke often carried into the room and over the tables. Lots of variation from player to player, from The day staff is great While the night staff is sloppy , dealers are newbies and the Floor makes bad and incorrect This is the second time I've visited the Hard Rock poker room. As somebody with a limited bankroll I enjoy playing a So far from my experience in casinos all over florida, this is overall the best iv'e been too. The staff is very Before the main Casino and the distractions offered there is a stand-alone poker room all to itself.
Spend all my time here when in FL! The poker room spreads any game you could want. From super low stakes to nose bleeds. The dealers are fluid for the