Toll-Free number: (877) 727-3777
Rooms: 288 Price Range: $129-$239
Suites: 22 Price Range: $249-$349
Games Offered: Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, Casino War, Big Six Wheel
Special Features: Food court with Nathan’s Hot Dogs.
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem Hot
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|Table Games||1.7 (48)|
|Customer Service||2.5 (51)|
|Player's Club||2.2 (51)|
|Gaming Atmosphere||2.3 (51)|
|Amenities or Hotel||2.0 (50)|
|Food & Drink||2.9 (51)|
Slots are very tight .Payback is terrible .No gaming excitement.
Definately not a casino for playing slots.
Machines will just suck in whatever you put in.
However the restaurants are good.
Unlucky for me
worst casino on the east coast .Will not recommend to any one if he is a high bet player.Machines are very very tight and it is a complete rip off .If you play high bet $1000 will disappear like a magic
Hard to win at sands casino
sands casino is a good place for people who play low bets of 30 -45 cents.But if you want to play higher bets specially on machines like stinking rich ,bombay ,treasure of troy then it is a complete rip off .Never play higher bets in sands casino .It really is a rip off and you will come back home disappointed
This Place Needs Improvement
Reading some of the other reviews, I definitely agree. Sands Bethlehem has much to be desired to become a decent gambling parlor. Only losers need apply. This place does absolutely nothing to make you feel good or feel lucky, for that matter. Take it from someone who knows. Stay away at all costs. It's definitely not worth it!
Better...but not great
Gotta say, Sands Bethlehem has come a long way. Got to give credit where credit is due. Sands Management really stepped up and made some much needed improvements. Although crowd control still seems to be a problem, it is quite a bit better with security pacing up and down the floor. One thing I don't like are those low life patrons spitting into the trash cans on the floor. I think it is highly disgusting. Sands really did a great job separating smoking from non smoking sections. I for one am not a smoker and rally appreciate Sands management acting on this. Also, the machines seem to be in better shape. Only wish they would put the same machines in smoking and non smoking sections so everyone can enjoy them. The bands are even better. Music is also better. This place, I gotta say has class. Management acts immediately to all complaints and addresses them. Even the food served here is excellent. Keep up the good work, Sands.
Avoid this Smokey Place
This place is not somewhere that you can move about freely nor feel comfortable (there are pickpockets). The bathrooms are disgusting; one loud balding cage cashier is beyond rude and nasty to customers; the cocktail waitresses/waiters could not be found for near 40 min; the food is expensive and mediocre; the decor is bland; table managers are constantly overheard demanding that dealers raise the rate to play when tables become full; security guards are either vulgar, sleeping, or seemingly "lost"; AND.... there is no such thing as a NON SMOKING area (the place is a cesspool of cancerous smoke)!
In dire need of serious Crowd Control
If it weren't for those nasty, dirty, rude Asians, this casino would be OK. I agree totally with the complaints of loitering, standing behind you while playing, arguing in back of you, etc. It is incredibly uncomfortable to be at this casino any more. You can't enjoy yourself with these idiots directly behind you with their hands behind their back and breathing down your neck. It is disgusting. They have nothing better to do than to harass the patrons who are playing. Management needs to have better control of this. Otherwise they will lose in the long run.
The crowds stink
I must reiterate what others are saying here. The bused in crowds from NYC are the filthiest, nasty and rude people I have ever seen at a casino, and I have been to many many casinos. They do loiter, stand behind you while you are playing and make noise. It gives you that uncomfortable feeling that someone is watching you.. and they are! I also agree that the better machines are in the smoking section. I have to say though that I've done well at this casino. I don't play as much as I used to, but I normally hit for a hundred or so each time I go. I have also come out with 3k or so twice in two years. My most recent trip, I left 560 to the good and only played about 120 and that was in the non-smoking section. I am not a fan of the Sands because of the busing issue. I prefer Hollywood Casino, but it is much further for me.
High Rollers Stay Away!!!
Been a high roller all my life..let me tell you something Sugar House and Sands PA are the two worst places for high rollers you never ever get a chance to break even.. the machine simply suck up the money.. i would suggest high rollers to stay away from these two places.
The absolute worst
My recent visits to this casino were furthest away from enjoyable. Since management decided to add new machines and take out many of the popular machines that always paid out, this casino has been horrible. The new machines..and even some of the older machines are now as tight as a drum. They are also kept in poor condition. with busted keys and reels. There are also major losses at the tables as well. Maybe that's why their revenues are way up in PA. So if you want to lose your life savings, then by all means, go to Sands Bethlehem Casino.
Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa
Sands casino at Bethlehem is “Rogue”. Meaning they will gladly take your money, but if you happen to win, they will find any excuse not to pay you. If they can’t find an excuse they will make one up, or just not communicate with you at all. That happen to me in my last visit to this casino, I never got paid my winning bet at sic bo table, not even after complaining to pit boss and the security guards, and more not even after complaining to the gaming board. AND MORE NOT EVEN AFTER THE RECORDING TAPE FROM THE SECURITY CAMERAS SHOW THEM THAT I WAS RIGHT IN MY COMPLAINT. Is like enter in "No Man's Land "
you gamble under your own risk.
Slots machines are extremely tight.
From First.........to Worst
During its day, Sands Bethlehem Casino was one of the best I have ever been to. The slots consistently paid out, you would always walk away with prizes and perks. Now, that has all changed. Once management decided to get rid of the top paying machines and allow disgusting, dirty, rude people to invade the casino, this place has totally taken a turn for the worst. The machines are extremely tight with broken keys, reels, no wins at all. The tables are equally as tight. These nasty people argue directly in back of you. they stare, loiter and create a very uncomfortable atmosphere. Every time I go here, I not only lose consistently, but I get increasingly annoyed with these individuals.
Complaining repeatedly to management and to the PACC has been useless. Sands Bethlehem has grown very deep, stingy pockets in recent months. Perhaps this is why they are tops in revenue for the state. They are now out of 9 operating casinos in PA. with 1 being best payout percentage and 9 being worst, number "7". All in all, I'd stay the hell away from this place. The only thing..and I mean only thing that is half decent are the restaurants. And even they, at times really provide horrible food and service.
Terrible.........Dirty.........Lots of pushy bus l
Stay away from this place. It is so dirty and people are brought in by bus loads from N.Y. These people are very rude, pushy and inconsiderate. I have never been in a casino that was as dirty as this. I got food poisoning from eating the fast food chinese food. I was in bed for 2 days. The bathrooms are like being in an outhouse. I will never return. I sent in a survey and never got a response back. From a 1 to 10 , I would give this place a 0.
Sands Casino Bethlehem PA
My husband and I went to the Casino for a night's getaway. The hotel was clean, the rooms were large. We had a King smoking room, the nice thing was it DID NOT smell like stale smoke. The hotel staff that we had to deal with was very nice and friendly. We did not need to call housekeeping or use any of the amenities. I wish they would have had a indoor pool. The food court has various foods vendors. South Philly Cheesesteaks were pretty good. We had a $50.00 food voucher that we used at Emeril Burgers and more which was very good. I would highly recommend.
As for the downside of the Casino, I would like to start off by saying i am not a prejudiced person. There is an overwhelming amount of RUDE Asian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese,(not sure what they were) One man stood next to my machine and continued to snort and hock until he couldn't no more and spit a huge luggy in the trash can next to me. In the ladies room, (this happened several time) I almost got knocked over walking into the ladies room. Then as i was washing my hands in the ladies room, a lady felt the need to put her dirty hand under the water i was using. (just her fingertips). The other sinks on both sides of me were EMPTY. I was so stunned that i couldn't say anything. Over all the hotel was nice, clean and the continental breakfast was decent, had no trouble getting the food there was plenty. I would go back again.
Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa
I have been to many casinos and the Sands in Bethlehem, Pa has been of the most disappointing. I was there when it was first opened and thought it was okay; however, it has gone downhill ever since. The smoking is disgusting - it permeates the air over the entire casino. The better machines are in the "smoking area." The few newer machines they have are impossible to get and the music that I had to listen to on a Thursday was loud and very customer unfriendly! The machines are very tight. Definitely need to update the machines and generally clean up the place. It stinks of stale cigarette smoke. I definitely would not recommend it to anyone in its present condition. I would be reluctant to use the hotel based on the condition of the casino.
Stayed at the Sands for the first time. Wife and I were on our 20th anniversary vacation. (she has family nearby) We live in California and go to a number of casinos in Calif. and Vegas. The hotel was fine with the exception of having to put in your room key for the electricity to work! Also the water pressure in the shower was barely a tricle. I agree with the other posts that the slots are way too tight. Machine variety is good but the smoking side of the casino had the better ones....that's if you like to breathe. Don't know if I would go back though, funny thing is since I got back home they sent me offers for free play and free room. Time will tell
So much wrong here.
There is so much that could be improved. This is the only place where people read the paper or books in front of a slot machine or an unused blackjack table. They bus them in droves. But after they play whatever free money the casino gives them, since there is nothing in walking distance, they loiter everywhere. The buffet is worse than going to Old Country Buffet. The table games have ridiculous minimums. The video poker machines have horrible payouts (7/5 for JOB). The food court is overpriced, even for a casino. And Emeril must own stock in the place since they have 3 of his restaurants. They need to offer more for me to return.
sands i like but needs a few changes
#1 no smoking. #2 never find anyone when you want a drink. #3 the people bused in from new york on the whole just take up space and seats at the slots and are always standing and blocking the isles, but on the whole i like playing the slots at the sands.
The smoking is out of hand
I stink every time I leave this place, and try to get a drink LOL!! not here. The staff is nowhere to be found. I think the have more doormen that drink staff. The pub is a nice place to eat, and emerils is great. The food court is way over priced $9.00 for a burger!!!Do something about the smokers - they smoke where ever they want and are just gross, PARX is much better with the ventilation. Smoked out!!
Experience was relatively good......with only a fe
I have to say, with the exception of tight , broken slots and heavy smoke, this place is managed with a bit of class. Management was quick in addressing my concerns from my recent visit and very generously awarded me for the time and trouble with bonus slot play, on top of my regular comp. Also, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the buffet at Cobalt. The food and service was excellent. Although it would have been nice to walk away with a win or 2, the experience was not all bad.
where is the air filtration system
Whoever stated below that you could not smell smoke or if you were next to someone smoking the air went straight to the filter system must have been smoking something else. It was hands down the worst smoking experience I have ever had. I was only able to stay for 45 minutes as my eyes were burning and once I got home, I had to put my clothes in the garage!
the person below stating that they do not enforce smoking area policy was spot on. People smoke EVERYWHERE. From the minute you walk in the door you smell it.
As a craps player, it was frustrating. only 4 tables (packed on a Saturday at 10 pm) and NO atmosphere. Very disappointed.
I also like to play tournament poker and spoke to a host that said that tourney have been delayed (possibly until the hotel opens) and they will only be monday through thursday starting at 11 am. Woo hoo!!
The worst experience ever!!!!!!!!
Well, I was at this casino over this past weekend. Let me say, I never saw slot machines so incredibly tight and in such deplorable condition with busted keys and reels, making it impossible to maneuver. I ended up losing well over 500.00. Tried at least 2 dozen machines on the casino floor. Spent several hours there with nothing to show for it. Also, the cleaning people were incredibly rude and pushed me out of the way without saying excuse me , disrupting my level of play. In addition, Sands does nothing to enforce their smoking policy. People smoke wherever they want and dump their ashes on the floor if there are no ash trays available. The majority of patrons that are there are incredibly rude and disgusting. My biggest complaint though are the extremely tight machines. I am definitely considering not ever returning to this hell hole, since I drove all the way from Philly. Not worth the gas used, by all means.
Too smoky ...slots way too tight
I have recently visited this casino. Not only were people smoking everywhere, the slots were incredibly tight.
PASands is for me.
I live in Allentown and have frequented the Sands in Bethlehem since the day that they opened their doors. Many years ago, I was a very frequent visitor to the Sands in AC. The Sands in Bethlehem is comparatively new and I believe they are making great strides to see that the Sands is one of the best Casinos in PA. I am specially pleased with Emril's eating spots - both the dining and hamburger place - in both aeas, the wait staff is superior and the food is excellent. I must admit I can not say the same for the Deli; the wait staff is now knowledgeable nor is the food first rate. The roving floor hosts are pleasant and more than willing to assist each player. The guards on duty are neat but should be more aware of greeting the patrons as they enter the casino instead of staning in groups and carrying on conversations with each other. I am so pleased with the Sands that I limit myself to going there to gamble -- no more AC or up in the PA mountains for me - The Sands suits me to a "T".
Sands Bethlehem Poker Room
Well, I've been to the Sands Bethlehem a few times to play poker and really enjoyed myself. It seemed like it may get loud sometimes though since the "room" is in the middle of the slots floor.
I guess they'll be getting poker tournaments soon too, which will be nice.
waiting for roulette to get there.
So glad the 18th is coming upon us ,,been waiting for roulette. I believe the minimum will be 5 dollars! This is really good too compared to Atlantic City with their nerve at 15 dollars minimum. Love that the Sands! Offers me and hubby comps to play each month. We probably will never go to other casinos again, no need the Sands is closer to our home and doesn't cost a fortune to enjoy the table games. Hope you never change. Food choices are really enjoyable too.
I like the Sands
I like the high ceilings and good air filtration... you don't have to breathe in second-hand smoke. When in the non-smoking section, you don't even get a whiff of cigarettes... a definite plus. In older casinos, there's no getting away from the smoke. I also like the fact that it's not overly decorated, another plus away from older garish casinos. There's plenty of food choices to make and if you just want a quick bite without waiting, there's the open food court... Great idea.
I also prefer the short drive to the Sands... only 45 minutes as opposed to over 2 hours to AC. The employees at the Sands are very courteous, friendly and respectful. My only complaint is the music is TOO LOUD... it's enough to drive me out of there before I want to leave. It's so unnecessary and annoying to have that music playing at those blasting levels!!!!
The one thing that I do miss from AC is progressive poker games... I wish the Sands would add them to the casino. Other than that, I do enjoy Sands but sans the din (without the racket).
It's a start...
Loved the commute! It takes me 2-1/2 hours to get to Atlantic City. Only 1 hour to get to the Sands. And no traffic!
Wasn't really enthralled with the Casino. The Sands went the cheapest way possible -- no decor. It's just a big warehouse with all exposed steel beams and heating ducts and a bunch of slot machines plopped on the floor. No ambiance at all. It was difficult to tell the difference between the parking garage and the interior of the casino. But once you begin to play, you really don't notice your surroundings that much.
The machines are all brandy new and beautiful. No old, decrepit, broken down slots here. But the downside is that they allow smoking through most of the casino, and while it is nice to sit down at a pristine new slot machine, it's disgusting when you are surrounded by stinky, overflowing ashtrays. Your hands and clothing also reek of cigarettes after playing. GROSS!!!
While they do not allow table games in Pennsylvania yet, they did have really cool virtual blackjack and virtual roulette. I actually enjoyed the virtual roulette so much better than real roulette, as I didn't have to scramble to try to place my bets while reaching over other players and knocking peoples chips all over the place. And the payouts are automatically generated by computer, so the game moves along much faster. I hope they keep these virtual setups even after they get real table games.
There are not enough restaurants to support the crowd, and it's not like AC where you can just go out the door to the next casino and eat there. You are pretty much stuck at the Sands no matter what. The restaurants are also poorly run. We stood on a long line waiting for a table, while we counted no less than 6-8 empty tables at all times. That's just aggravating.
Also, everywhere we looked there seemed to be patrons having heated discussions with waiters and restaurant managers with complaints ranging from poor service, to poor food and billing errors. Very unprofessional. The food was mediocre, and when I asked for chopped chicken livers at the Carnegie Deli, the waitress made a face like she was going to hurl and said "Ugh. We don't serve that here."
I saw very little evidence of comps. I got only $5 for signing up for a Sands card -- AC offers so much more. But then the Sands has no adjacent casinos competing for your business.
Basically, I would not return to the Sands unless they had Poker, as my husband plays Poker and I play the slots, and until Poker is available, there is no reason to go. However, once they get Poker it will be a tough call. If I had an entire weekend to play, I would definitely go to Atlantic City. So much more to do there! But I have been caught in too many traffic jams on the Garden State Parkway where my 2-1/2 hour trip home from AC turned into 5 hours, and that is real torture. It's nice to know that you can jump in your car at 3 pm on Saturday, drive to Bethlehem, and be home by 10 or 11.
I live 7 min. away and we are there all the time. I really don't know why we go there so much, but we do. First of all, I don't get any free slot play anymore, although my husband does--what is with that?
We also ate at the Carnegie Deli and we were not impressed. It took 3 tries to get the correct bill total when using comps and a gift card. What a mess! I wrote an email to the casino concerning the problem, no response. The decor of the place is horrible and it looks like a plane hanger.
We've been to slots in the neighboring states and even others in PA and you can really tell the Sands cheaped out when they built this building. I hardly ever leave in the plus column and I feel fortunate if I break even. Seriously, I just go for the entertainment, such that it is.
The bands on the whole are pretty good, but the area where the stage is is way too small, and is very crowded. Again, poor use of the space. At least the place is employing people and the area looks better than it did. Hey, Mr. Addelson, finish the blasted hotel before you go building something else in FL, darn it!!!
My husband and I go to the sands all the time. We just love it there. We recently have a new found love for it when my husband won a brand new car! Couldn't ask for more than that!!