Overview Of Sands Bethlehem Hotel And Casino

Overview Of Sands Bethlehem Hotel And Casino

77 Sands Blvd.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

What does Sands Bethlehem have to offer?

Located in eastern Pennsylvania (just east of Allentown), this historic entertainment destination is located on the former property of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, whose doors closed for steel production in 1995. The new resort operation opened in 2009 and features a AAA 4-diamond award winning hotel, many elegant dining options, music and convention venues, a vibrant nightlife of bars and clubs, and several exciting gaming options.


Sands Bethlehem is a full-service casino that offers table games, slots, video poker, live dealer stadium gaming, a poker room, and a card-based promotional rewards system.

Table games

  • Craps
  • Blackjack (and related side bet variants including Blazing 7’s progressive, 21+3 Xtreme, Kings Bounty, and Free Bet Blackjack)
  • Roulette
  • Pai Gow (as well as the Fortune Pai Gow Poker variant)
  • Baccarat (both mini and midi)
  • Sic Bo
  • Big Six
  • Let It Ride Stud Poker
  • Caribbean Stud Poker
  • Casino War
  • Texas Hold’em Bonus
  • Three Card Progressive Poker
  • Criss Cross Poker


Ranging in denomination from one penny to $100, Sands Bethlehem offers a wide variety of slot machines, all using modern bill-acceptors for ease and convenience. There are a large variety of exciting multi-line, multi-coin, and progressive jackpot machines to choose from.

Video poker

Game (number of machines)Denomination(s)Number of playable linesPercentage Hold (with optimal play)Paytable
Triple Double Bonus (8)$1Single-line98.15%1-1-2-4-6-9-50-80-160-400-800-50-800
Bonus Poker (8)$1Single-line98.01%1-2-3-4-5-7-25-40-80-50-800
Double Double Bonus (8)$1Single-line97.87%1-1-3-4-5-9-50-80-160-160-400-50-800
Deuces Wild 44 (8)$1Single-line97.58%1-2-3-4-4-10-12-20-200-800
Jacks of Better (8)$1Single-line97.30%1-2-3-4-5-8-25-50-800
Deuces Wild 44 (8)$1Single-line97.06%1-2-3-4-4-9-12-20-200-800
Triple Double bonus (8)25¢, 50¢Single-line97.02%1-1-2-4-5-9-50-80-160-400-800-50-800
Bonus Poker (8)25¢, 50¢Single-line96.87%1-2-3-4-5-6-25-40-80-50-800
Double Double Bonus (8)25¢, 50¢Single-line96.79%1-1-3-4-5-8-50-80-160-400-50-800
Joker's Wild (8)25¢, 50¢Single-line96.38%1-1-2-3-5-7-15-50-100-200-800
Jacks or Better (8)25¢, 50¢Single-line96.15%1-2-3-4-5-7-25-50-800

Live dealer stadium gaming

Sands Bethlehem offers this new way to play table games conveniently from your own terminal (similar to a video poker screen or a slot machine screen). Baccarat, Roulette, and Blackjack can be played this way. Players input their betting decisions while a timer counts down. When time expires and all bets are placed, a live dealer (viewed in front of the terminals or on a video screen) deals the hand. The betting results are recorded immediately on the player’s terminal.

Interestingly, in the Blackjack variety of stadium gaming, each players stand or hit decision effects only themselves, not the rest of the table as in traditional blackjack. Although the hand is dealt live, the results of the cards coming off the deck from hit/stand/split decisions don’t impact the other players. No more need to argue with the player on third base over his “stupid” decision!

Poker room

Located next to Molten lounge, Sands Bethlehem is home to a 26-table poker room with the following amenities:

  • Limit Omaha, Stud, and Hold’em games with limits as low as $3-$6
  • No-limit Hold’em games with $1-$2 and $2-$5 blinds
  • A progressive bad-beat jackpot
  • Table-side dining
  • A smoke-free environment
  • Nineteen 55″ televisions
  • Adjustable chairs
  • USB ports at each seat
  • Complimentary beverage service
  • Automated shufflers
  • Massage service

The MY SANDS reward card

Sands Bethlehem offers a player reward system using the MY SANDS reward card. The card has two tier levels, standard and preferred. Each level offers different benefits.


  • Earn comp dollars through play that can be used in the hotel, restaurants, bars, retail stores, and many other places within Sands Bethlehem
  • Earn entries based on play for sweepstakes and promotions
  • eClub Members receive exclusive email offers based on play
  • FREE entry for all sweepstakes
  • FREE beverages while playing slot machines
  • FREE self-parking
  • Online access to your account


  • Includes all the benefits of the standard card
  • Earn special Preferred Member offers
  • Priority line at MY SANDS Center
  • Preferred Shopper discounts at Outlets at Sands Bethlehem
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Automatic gift qualification with exclusive pick-up

Online gaming

As of August, 2018, Sands Bethlehem hasn’t entered Pennsylvania’s nascent online gaming market, but they are expected to do so soon. They have applied for the $10 million license that will allow them to offer online slots, table games, and peer-to-peer gaming (that’s geek speak for online poker). Little is known at this time who their technology partner will be to help provide their online games.

While they wait for online gaming to appear, Pennsylvanian’s eager to gamble online might consider Pennsylvania’s online lottery. It’s easy to play, perfectly legal, and you can win real money. To help get you started, new players get $5 free to play.


Sands Bethlehem has several excellent dining options available to their guests.

  • Emeril’s Chop House – An elegant steak house from Chef Emeril Lagasse
  • Emeril’s Fish House – Chef Emeril Lagasse’s newest restaurant at Sands Bethlehem
  • Burgers and More by Emeril – The name says it all.
  • Buddy V’s Ristorante – Italian-American favorites from Buddy Valastro, of TLC’s Cake Boss.
  • Carlo’s Bakery – Pastries, deserts, and cakes from this family-owned bakery, featured on TLC’s Cake Boss.
  • Chopstick – Asian cuisine featuring fine, fresh ingredients.
  • Croissanterie – Freshly ground, slow-drip coffee. Croissants, baguettes, and more.
  • The Market Gourmet Express – A variety of tastes from Nathan’s hot dogs to pizza to salads to sushi to desserts.
  • Steelworks Buffet and Grill – Fresh culinary dishes available either buffet-style or a la carte.


  • Coil – Located at the heart of the casino floor, close to all the action.
  • Molten Lounge – Featuring live music 7 nights a week, this is one of the hottest nightspots in the area.
  • Sands Bethlehem Event Center – Offers first-class live entertainment in a stunning, intimate setting.
  • Vision Nightclub – Featuring world-class DJs and located in the event center, this is known as the premier hotspot in the Lehigh Valley.

The hotel and other amenities

  • Kings, Queens, and Suites – the Sands Bethlehem hotel offers an assortment of rooms and suites to suit a wide range of travelling needs
  • Room Service – In addition to all the other restaurants, in-room dining is offered
  • Indoor Pool – 6am to 9pm daily
  • Fitness Center – 5am to 12am daily
  • Steel Magnolia Spa & Salon – Offers a full menu of spa and salon services
  • The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem – Conveniently located just steps from the casino floor, for all your shopping needs
  • Kids Quest – An entertainment facility for children
  • Cyber Quest – A video game arcade for children
  • MobileQubes – These rentable battery packs make device charging easy and convenient

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