HR Tampa is well into a major construction project playing mayhem with its parking. At the same time, they have made a sharp U-turn with their player’s club promotions which is intended to attract as many people as possible regardless of their play in the casino. The south garage, now called the Draper garage, sits atop their new poker room which has become wildly popular. This group of players mostly fills this garage by early afternoon. The only problem with that is that it was the only garage offering easy access to westbound I-4. The road behind the casino, Draper Place, will be closed for the next several years or perhaps permanently eliminating this easy I-4 exit from the two larger north garages, Lucky St. and Winners Way. A portion of the front open ground level parking has re-opened and the newest garage, the Orient garage, is expected to open in the next 60 days. Neither of these garages will have access to the westbound I-4 exit either. Soon, 80% of HR’s parking will all converge on the uncontrolled Orient Road exit unless one wishes to go eastbound on I-4. Just several hundred feet down from the busy Hillsborough intersection, they will never get a permit to install a traffic light to allow traffic to exit. Last Saturday night, even before the opening of the Orient garage, patrons leaving the two north garages were backing up on the down ramp and all the way across the front of the casino in order to make their way west on either I-4 or Hillsborough. You can throw in a dozen pedestrians trying to walk in from the ground parking adding to the problem. Those who contributed to this design mess should lose their jobs! The parking lot is beginning to look like the congestion on the Strip and the players club sweepstake weekend nights make the casino look like NYE in Vegas!