Live Table Games Add to Excitement, Popularity of Sands Bethlehem Casino Resort

SOURCE: Las Vegas Sands

Property Now New York City’s Closest Full-Service Casino

BETHLEHEM, PA–(Marketwire – July 19, 2010) –   With the simple flip of a card, Sands Bethlehem Casino Resort has become the most convenient gaming and entertainment destination for millions of Lehigh Valley, New York City, and northern New Jerseys residents. The property, which is owned by global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS), yesterday opened 89 table games and saw thousands of customers pass through the doors eager to test their luck on opening day.

“After just the first day of table games you can feel an increased sense of excitement throughout the property. Combining table game with our slot machines and our mix of great dining and entertainment options creates an environment we are confident will attract visitors from across the region,” said Sands Bethlehem President Robert DeSalvio.

Among the 89 tables are popular games such as blackjack, craps, roulette, poker, and baccarat. The casino already featured more than 3,000 slot machines along with two restaurants from celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, an outpost of the famous Carnegie Deli, and several other dining and entertainment venues.

In June, the property held a ceremony which marked the restarting of construction on its 300-room hotel tower. The hotel, which will feature more than 4,000 square feet of meeting space as well as an indoor swimming pool and fitness center, should be ready to open by May 2011. 

In addition to the financial benefits the property expects from the addition of table games and later the hotel, Mr. DeSalvio said company management is equally happy to be providing more than 300 new jobs during still uncertain economic times.

“It’s been an exciting couple of months for the property. Restarting work on the hotel and going live with table games has been a real boost of energy for our team members,” said Mr. DeSalvio. “We just passed our one-year anniversary and it is clear that this property’s best days are still ahead of it. We are excited about the future and we look forward to sharing that excitement with our customers.”

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Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) is a Fortune 500 company and the leading global developer of destination properties (integrated resorts) that feature premium accommodations, world-class gaming and entertainment, convention and exhibition facilities, celebrity chef restaurants, and many other amenities.

THE VENETIAN® and THE PALAZZO®, Five-Diamond luxury resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, are among the company’s properties in the United States. In Singapore, the iconic MARINA BAY SANDS® is the most recent addition to the company’s portfolio.

Through its majority-owned subsidiary Sands China Ltd., the company also owns a collection of properties in Macau, including THE VENETIAN® Macao, Four Seasons Hotel Macao and the Four Seasons-branded serviced-apartments at its COTAI STRIP® development, as well as the SANDS® Macao on the Macau peninsula.

The company is currently constructing a 6,400-room complex at the COTAI STRIP, which will feature the Shangri-La, Traders, Sheraton, and St. Regis hotel brands.

Las Vegas Sands is also committed to global sustainability through its SANDS Eco 360 program and is an active community partner through its various charitable organizations.

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