We look forward to working with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on the approval of our application and being able to offer the excitement of table games to our guests as early as this summer," said Robert DeSalvio, president of Sands Bethlehem.
"When the first card is dealt, Sands Bethlehem instantly becomes the most convenient gaming location for millions of New York City and northern New Jersey residents," said DeSalvio. "The excitement of table games and slot machines, combined with great live entertainment and a wide range of dining options, including two Emeril Lagasse restaurants, will further Sands Bethlehem's reputation as one of the region's premier entertainment destinations."
Las Vegas Sands President Michael Leven said that along with new marketing initiatives currently being implemented, the addition of table games will enable the property to serve a broader customer set, enhance other revenues, such as food and beverage, and contribute to greater profitability at the property overall.
"The pending addition of table games has given us a chance to review our overall strategy as it relates to the Sands, and we are optimistic this opportunity will be a positive catalyst for both the balance sheet and the future development of the property," said Leven.
In its application, Sands Bethlehem said it plans to offer a variety of table games, including popular ones such as blackjack, craps, roulette, poker and baccarat.