Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

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Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
Sands Bethlehem logo.png
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The Sands Casino sign over the old ore crane of Bethlehem Steel.
LocationBethlehem, Pennsylvania
Address77 Sands Blvd
Opening dateMay 22, 2009
ThemeIndustrial
No. of rooms302
Total gaming space139,000 sq ft (12,900 m2)
Signature attractionsThe Outlets at Sands Bethlehem
Notable restaurants
  • Emeril's Chop House
  • St. James Gate Irish Pub and Carvery
Casino typeLand-Based
OwnerLas Vegas Sands
ArchitectRTKL Associates[1]
Previous namesSands BethWorks (while in planning)
Years renovatedCasino floor expansion (late 2009-2010), Hotel (early 2011), Shopping mall (late 2011-2012)
WebsiteSands Casino Resort Bethlehem
 
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Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem
Sands Bethlehem logo.png
Sands Casino Resort bridge with sign.JPG
The Sands Casino sign over the old ore crane of Bethlehem Steel.
LocationBethlehem, Pennsylvania
Address77 Sands Blvd
Opening dateMay 22, 2009
ThemeIndustrial
No. of rooms302
Total gaming space139,000 sq ft (12,900 m2)
Signature attractionsThe Outlets at Sands Bethlehem
Notable restaurants
  • Emeril's Chop House
  • St. James Gate Irish Pub and Carvery
Casino typeLand-Based
OwnerLas Vegas Sands
ArchitectRTKL Associates[1]
Previous namesSands BethWorks (while in planning)
Years renovatedCasino floor expansion (late 2009-2010), Hotel (early 2011), Shopping mall (late 2011-2012)
WebsiteSands Casino Resort Bethlehem
Construction of the casino at the defunct Bethlehem Steel site, with an original ore crane pictured
Sands Casino Resort

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is a casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania, in the United States.

The casino is owned, operated, and constructed by the Las Vegas Sands corporation. It is one of five stand-alone casinos that was awarded a slots license by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on December 20, 2006. The casino was slated to open in July 2008, but demolition took longer than expected due to the heavy concrete foundations of the old steel building. Its opening was delayed until the second quarter of 2009. The first concrete for the complex, which is located on the former Bethlehem Steel land on the South side of the city, was poured on November 15, 2007.

The casino opened May 22, 2009. In the winter of 2009-2010, the Casino was granted a license for table games which allowed the casino to expand to include 180 table games of Poker, Blackjack and Craps. Table games began operation on July 18, 2010. The Sands Casino Hotel opened on May 27, 2011.

Overview[edit]

Since expansion in November 2009, Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem features over 3,000 slot machines, 180 table games, and several electronic table games. While the Las Vegas Sands Corporation owns a number of properties, this is the only casino of the three the Corporation owns in the United States to carry the Sands brand in its name, since the original Las Vegas Sands was demolished and replaced with The Venetian, and the Sands Atlantic City was sold and demolished.

Hotel amenities[edit]

On May 27, 2011, the Sands Casino Hotel Bethlehem opened. It features 302 rooms, 22 suites, 12,000 square feet of meeting space, an indoor pool and a fitness center.

The hotel features these room types: Deluxe Queen Room, Deluxe King Room, Executive Suite, and Presidential Suite. There are 16 Executive suites and 6 Presidential suites.

Dining[edit]

Nightlife[edit]

Shopping[edit]

The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem connects the casino and the hotel.[2] The outlet center is located under the Minsi Trail Bridge. The mall has 133,000 sq ft (12,400 m2) of retail space. The mal opened on November 1, 2011.

Events[edit]

The Sands Bethlehem Event Center was designed by Howard Kulp Architects of Salisbury Township and features 14,000 sq ft (1,300 m2) of flexible multipurpose space which accommodates meetings, conventions and a variety of entertainment events. The Sands Bethlehem Event Center holds up to 2,250 seats or up to 3,500 people standing.

The Sands Casino hosts the yearly Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival. The festival is held every year in June. The hotel also has 5,000 sq ft (460 m2). of meeting space with 3,000 sq ft (280 m2) of prefunction and exhibition space.

Gaming tables[edit]

Sands spent $26 million to add these 119 games: 41 blackjack tables, four craps, four roulette, four three-card poker, five mini-baccarat, four midi-baccarat, four pai gow, one Big Six, two Let It Ride, two Caribbean stud, four Texas Hold'em Bonus, one Casino War, one sic bo and 12 poker tables. There is also a 36-table poker room. Table games began operation on July 18, 2010.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rsmdesign.net/projects/retail-entertainment/sands-casino.php
  2. ^ Darrow, Chuck (November 1, 2011). "Sands opens shopping mall". The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia). Retrieved November 4, 2011. 

External links[edit]

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