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Old September 15th, 2011, 11:30 AM
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Default General Info. about Sands Casino in Bethlehem

If anyone could help me out it'd be greatly appreciated:

1) Approximately how many tables do they have?
2) How many tables are allocated for BJ, and how many are for carny games?
3) Which carny games do they offer?
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Old September 15th, 2011, 03:34 PM
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This is just a general recollection:

1) They have at least a couple dozen blackjack tables, and at least about couple of dozen are running even on weekdays. They have a large # of tables relative to PA casinos, and even most AC casinos.
2) I would say another at lease 3 dozen tables for other games.
3) They have your typical common games found throughout NE (BJ, roulette, craps, 3CP, Let it ride). Some of the non-typical games they have is Bonus Texas Holdem, Casino War, mini/midi baccarat,Poker, Carribean Stud, Big 6 Wheel. I'm fairly sure they have Pai-Gow and Pai-Gow tiles, but don't quote me on that.

Actually here's there list of games. Didn't recall seeing any Sic bo tables there

https://www.pasands.com/pennsylvania-casino/gaming/
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Old September 15th, 2011, 05:04 PM
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They are really big on PaiGow poker and tiles, along with Sic-bo and Mini Bac. They have a huge Asian crowd, and cater to them. There is no Spanish 21, and there are many more tables on the floor than dealers working. I've never seen much more than 1/3 of the tables open during the week.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 09:10 PM
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If you get there before noon during the week be prepared to wait for a seat at a $15 or $25 BJ table. They have maybe 6 or 8 non high roller open. They start to open more at noon but it takes 30 to 45 minutes to get going. I was there last saturday and it was the same and they didn't open up any mor tables until 2:30. They have a lot of tables but not enough dealers.
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Old September 16th, 2011, 10:01 AM
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the sands seems really crowded all the time. does anyone know if mount airy is any better on the weekends and what their table minimums are usually
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Old September 16th, 2011, 05:47 PM
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Default Mt. Airy is small...

about 1/2 the size of the Sands in Bethlehem.

Went there on vacation in late June. Weekday
afternoon mins. were $10, but not enough tables
and pen bad.

fwiw

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Old November 20th, 2011, 11:19 AM
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Default Sands tops PA stores in table game revenue for October

If they have so many table games open why can I never find a seat in this place? This store is perplexing....

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/beth...hlehem_68.html
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To paraphrase the great mystical Yogi- Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.
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Old November 21st, 2011, 12:14 PM
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If they have so many table games open why can I never find a seat in this place? This store is perplexing....

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/beth...hlehem_68.html
It does have that many tables, and they are always crowded, although they keep some some sections closed on a weekday.

Closest casino to NYC (maybe Mt. Airy is closer?), busloads of gamblers from Chinatown. I think main reason why Sands would get more of the Chinatown crowd than Mt. Airy is because its easier to get to from downtown Manhattan, interstate 78 is easier to get to than 80.
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It does have that many tables, and they are always crowded, although they keep some some sections closed on a weekday.

Closest casino to NYC (maybe Mt. Airy is closer?), busloads of gamblers from Chinatown. I think main reason why Sands would get more of the Chinatown crowd than Mt. Airy is because its easier to get to from downtown Manhattan, interstate 78 is easier to get to than 80.
But I-80 is very easy to get to from Harlem, what do they get busloads of at Mt. Airy?
 

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