Sands Bethlehem Opens Blackjack Stadium
In Pennsylvania, Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem recently opened a 44-seat blackjack stadium. Located in front of the Steelworks Buffet, the blackjack stadium is part of $5 million in second-quarter capital expenditures at Sands Bethlehem, said spokeswoman Julia Corwin. Sands President and Chief Operating Officer Brian Carr stated it’s “an exciting new addition that offers players a customized and action-packed experience.”
In stadium blackjack, players sit at a touchscreen connecting two live blackjack tables and place bets on up to two games at once, plus side bets. Minimum bets can be as low as $5. “With the ability to play two games at once and a $5 minimum, this offering will give our guests an exciting new way to play one of the world’s most popular casino games,” Carr said.
Slightly more than a year ago, Sands opened a 150-seat electronic table games stadium, the nation’s largest, offering electronic baccarat and roulette and designed to attract millennials.
Electronic table games contributed nearly $5.5 million of Sands Bethlehem’s $235.1 million in total table games revenue for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. That total was a 3 percent increase from the previous year, and $65 million ahead of second-place Parx Casino in Bucks County, according Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board figures.