TAMPA, Fla. – A good Samaritan named Fred Bentz, of Winter Haven, FL, saw a lady hit a $1,000 jackpot from a Wheel of Fortune® slot machine and walk away at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. When she returned after 10 minutes, he handed her the winning ticket.
In all of her excitement, Margy Allen of Lakeland, FL, had inadvertently pulled her Seminole Wild Card out of the machine and walked away. When she realized the money was not automatically uploaded to her card, she returned to the machine and found Bentz waiting for her with the $1,000 ticket.
Allen said she wanted to thank him, so she called Bay News 9 to tell them of his generosity. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa surprised him with $1,000 free play and a complimentary hotel room after tracking him down via surveillance video and Player’s Club information. The surveillance video shows him clearly guarding the ticket and waiting for her return.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa is Florida’s ultimate entertainment destination with nearly 190,000 square feet of non-stop casino gaming action featuring Blackjack, Mini and Midi-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Let it Ride Poker, Casino War and Texas Hold ‘em Poker along with over 4,200 of the most popular slot machines. The resort also houses Florida’s newest, smoke-free poker room with 50 live action tables dedicated to Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Seven Card Stud. 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 variety of critically acclaimed restaurants and bars 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 the Fresh Harvest seven-station dining experience. Garage parking is free and valet parking is also 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 813-627-ROCK (7625), 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 .
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