Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

May 24, 2012

This casino and resort offers hotel accommodations with more than 300 rooms, event packages and discounts for special occasions, many dining options, venues to enjoy live music and drinks, new games and old favorites and the Shoppes of Sands.

Casino hours: 24 hours a day.

Games to play: Along with poker, blackjack, craps and roulette, Sands has many other table games, including mini and midi baccarat, sic bo and pai gow tiles. A 30-table poker room is also provided. The casino offers more than 3,000 slot machines.

Entertainment: The Sands features live entertainment at the Molten Lounge with live music, Celtic entertainment at St. James, a bar in the middle of the casino floor and the Infusion lounge. A few blocks away, the ArtsQuest Center at Steelstacks offers comedy shows, concerts, dance and other performances. Outdoor concerts are also on the bill at nearby Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks. Find an events calendar at

Where to eat: Both casual and fine dining options are available at the Sands. Emeril's Chop House has an elegant dining room and extensive wine list. This restaurant is joined by more casual options like the St. James Gate Irish Pub and Carvery, Burgers and More by Emeril, Emeril's Italian Table, Carnegie Deli, Cobalt Café and the Market Gourmet Express.

Where to stay: The resort offers 300 rooms with modern amenities such as wireless Internet and flat-screen TVs. Room options include an Executive Suite and Presidential Suite. The Sands' professional catering service is offered with planned events and weddings. Additionally, the Shoppes at Sands has stores such as Talbots Outlet, Ultra Diamonds, Nine West Outlet, DKNY, and Guess.

Getting there: The Sands is about a three-hour drive from Baltimore.

Information: The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, 77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem, Pa. Call 877-726-3777 or go to

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