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Snakes at the Sands? No Way, Casino Rep Says

Persistent Facebook rumor of slithering reptiles on the casino floor prompted response from Sands officials.

The Facebook rumors apparently grew so persistent that the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem felt compelled to respond on Tuesday.

No, there are no snakes inside the casino.

“There have been no reported incidents of snakes on our property,” casino spokeswoman Julia Corwin said in a brief emailed statement. “We do not allow any animals on property with the exception of Service animals.”

The rumor making the rounds, according to The Express Times, says that someone visited a doctor with what they believed to be a bite, the doctor told the patient that it is a snakebite and immediately asked whether the patient had recently visited the Sands.

Kaos8 January 29, 2014 at 10:33 PM
The comment: “We do not allow any animals on property with the exception of Service animals.”- is a pretty stupid response in itself. I would bet that if there were any complaints, it would not be relative to "Pet Snakes" running rampant at the Sands. And, it is not entirely impossible to have local indigenous snakes in that area. There are a ton of snakes local to this area. Some poisonous and some not, some dumped pets that are not local- but survive. And it is possible that the doctor that asked if the bite victim was at the sands, meant a beach, not The Sands Casino- and the person with the bite, completely misunderstood and ran with it. Wouldn't be the first time that a mental midget got wrong info and ran with it, like it was the Heisman Trophy.
Kaos8 January 29, 2014 at 10:34 PM
Anyway- Tooo Funny a story.
mikey January 30, 2014 at 02:01 PM
It is not a question of letting them in, believe it or not I have witnessed an incident of an Asian lady sitting at a slot machine eating out of a black plastic bag and the bottom of the bag was wiggling, and the head of a GARDEN SNAKE popped out the top of the bag and another guy sitting to the right of her went to security and I walked away...I did not see the outcome but I am sure they ushered her out, I would hope they did anyway....that was about 8 to 10 months ago at the penny wheel of fortune machines near the money cage...As far as snakes slithering on the floors, that I have never seen and I believe not to be true.....

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