VIDEO: Sands announces $90M expansion of casino in Bethlehem

Wednesday 12th February 2020

>>>rob vaughn: big changes are coming to the sands casino in bethlehem.>>>wendy davis: the casino announced today it will begin a 93-million dollar expansion project next year.

Wfmz's emma wright is live from the casino with more on what we can expect.

3 once this project is completed, this back parking lot will become a game room floor.

The casino says high demand for table games spurred the expansion and says it's a big project they didn't think would be happening so soon.

>>reporter: the sands says it didn't gamble on a casino's popularity in the lehigh valley and now business is better than ever.

So good, officials have decided to expand just 7 years after opening.>>mark juliano, sands casino "i was surprised at the volume of business and at the ammount of 3 ammenities we were able to offer to cusomters.">>reporter: the 93-million dollar project will grow the casino by 100-thousand square feet.

They plan to add more table games, a new poker room, and two new restaurants; one of them a high end noodle house.

Sands ceo mark juliano says it's what customers asked for and he's excited to deliver.

>>mark juliano, sands casino "we really have the luxury of really the best location in all of pa.">>reporter: with the expansion comes new jobs, about 250 of them.

The sands says it will hire additional staff to work the expanded game room floors and restaurants.

Construction is expected to begin sometime next year and in about 9 months the sands says it will start to cash in on the added ammenities.

3 sands officials say they hope the expanded casino is up and running by the end of next year.

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