Slots for Lehigh Valley casino arrive

February 17, 2009 6:22:10 AM PST
A new Pennsylvania casino pushing to open in time for Memorial Day weekend has reached a milestone with the delivery of the first slot machines.

Three tractor trailers rolled in Monday with 363 slot machines for the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem. President Robert DeSalvio says that brings the facility on former Bethlehem Steel property that much closer to a hoped for May 22 opening date.

Sands officials say they hope to open with 3,000 slot machines, four restaurants, two bars and a parking garage. They've said they hope to add a fifth restaurant and request an increase to 5,000 slot machines within six months.

As the trucks arrived, state Gaming Control Board and Sands security officials oversaw the delivery, and technicians were on hand to start installing the machines.

Information from: The Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com

Applications are only being accepted online. The Sands casino is set to open in May and 90% of the jobs are expected to go to LehighValley residents.

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