Sands Casino Bethlehem, owned and operated by Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS: 16.04 0.00%) has launched the opening of two new restaurants and 250 new slot machines today.
Online PR News – 24-November-2009 – – Sands Casino Bethlehem, owned and operated by Las Vegas Sands Corp (LVS: 16.04 0.00%) has launched the opening of two new restaurants and 250 new slot machines today.
In preparation for the debut, the casino operator was required to have all machines inspected by the state and train new staff. The new venues added 80 jobs to the casino bringing the total employment to 1,100 people.
Originally Sands had planned to roll out 2,000 new machines, but settled on 250 to leave room for table games, currently being considered by the state legislature. President Robert DeSalvio said the expansion is a positive sign for the casino and will help accommodate larger weekend crowds.
The two new restaurants opened within the casino included Emeril Lagasse first burger restaurant, burgers and More by Emerill as well as the Carnegie Deli opened as a replica of the landmark New York restaurant.
“Both of those are a source of pride for the city,” he said. “We always said we wanted this to be more than a slots parlor. This is going to be another step toward that ultimate goal.”
The casino has also opened its third bar, Infusion, designed to be a quiet lounge featuring armchairs and multi-flavor infused cocktails.