Slots Play at Sands Goes Up in January

Sands' slots grossed 22.5 million; parent company touts positive 2011.


Revenue from slots machine play at the increased by 13.6 percent this January over January 2011, according to figures released by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board Thursday.

Slots at the Sands Bethlehem grossed $22.5 million last month, a significant increase over the $19.8 million earned in January 2011.

The Sands had the second biggest increase in slots revenue in the state, following the SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia, which saw its revenue go up more than 50 percent over a year earlier.

The Parx Casino in Bensalem was the top slots machine earner in the state with $31.6 million in earnings. The Sands was second.

Overall, slots machine revenue in Pennsylvania increased 7.4 percent over a year ago.

Casino slots machines in the commonwealth grossed $190.5 million in January, generating more than $103 million in tax revenue for the state, according to the Gaming Control Board.

Meanwhile, the Sands Bethlehem’s parent company, the Las Vegas Sands Corp., released its fourth quarter earnings statements on Wednesday, trumpeting a financially successful year company-wide and in Bethlehem, according to this story in The Express-Times.

Matt Harper February 04, 2012 at 12:09 AM
It's hard to believe that we are in a recession when you walk into the sands on a friday!! WOW 190 million in 1 month. That is some serious bread! We are not in a recession what we have is a bunch of cry baby fat white people that have been given WAY to much in there lives and have exactly %0 gratitude for any of it. Start counting your blessings.
Rosemary B February 04, 2012 at 04:35 PM
I would like to thank all the people who play the slots for volunteering to pay more in taxes and for making the rich richer so they can now pay more inn taxes!
Rosemary B February 04, 2012 at 04:38 PM
I would be interested in what the ACTUAL demographics are of the Sands losers, I mean players. I think these casinos take advantage more of the poorer in the communities. but that is just my guess.
Sunday March 30, 2012 at 01:18 PM
You are being narrow-minded. Don't you realize there are people of many races and backgrounds at the casino? Take a good look around. Besides, even if there are a lot of people there who gamble thousands and thousands of their dollars away, it really isn't any of our business what they spend or where they get their money from. Me, personally, if I had that kind of money to just throw away, I would not be gambling it away at the Sands - but who are we to judge what others do with their money? I know for a fact that there are a lot of folks to go to the Sands once a week just to cash in on their free play money in order to try and walk away with a little something towards gas, groceries, etc.
Rosemary B March 30, 2012 at 02:37 PM
I'm not being narrow minded. I said I would be interested in the actual demographics, as in I would like to know the ACTUAL TRUTH to see if my guess is correct. That is not narrow minded, just a search for facts. My opinion is, If people are being supported by food stamps or Welfare or even unemployment then they have no business wasting their money at a casino.


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