Tampa’s Hard Rock Hotel and Casino has just what you’d expect, a nice hotel, slot machines, poker, blackjack, a bunch of restaurants and live music.

Over the last several years they have expanded the casino tremendously and as of the summer of 2012 it achieved the status of the 6th largest casino in the world. Having been there since that time, and having been to Vegas a few times, I can tell you that it is a huge casino.

It’s located on the far east side of Tampa across the I-4 highway from the State Fairgrounds and doesn’t rival Vegas but then it’s easier to get away from.