PCI Gaming Authority Wind Creek Hospitality, has celebrated the rebranding of its newest casino, Wind Creek Bethlehem. The celebration comes five months after Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved the sale of Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to WCH for a total enterprise value of $1.3bn. This is the tenth gaming facility operated by PCI Gaming, an authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
Wind Creek President/CEO Jay Dorris said:”Our team has worked to preserve what makes the property a special part of the Bethlehem community while introducing the Wind Creek brand, our Wind Creek Rewards program and our focus towards guest service. We invite everyone to come visit and see why they belong at Wind Creek Bethlehem.”
Grand opening festivities included performances by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Dancers and a visit by Tribal Princesses. Elected officials and others from the community were welcomed by Tribal Chair Stephanie Bryan and PCI leadership. Other activities included a ribbon cutting, special gaming promotions and the announcement of WCB’s $25,000 Charity Giving Contest winners.
Wind Creek Bethlehem represents a best-in-class, Las Vegas-style resort, located in the heart of the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, approximately 80 miles from New York City. Amenities include: a 282-room AAA Four Diamond hotel; a 183,000 square foot casino floor featuring 3,000 slots and electronic table games, and 200 table games; numerous food and beverage outlets including three famed Emeril Lagasse restaurants; a 150,000 square foot retail mall; and a multi-purpose event center.
PCI Tribal Council Member and WCH VP of Business Development Arthur Mothershed added: “This is a proud day for our Tribe. We are pleased to be part of the Lehigh Valley community and look forward to continued expansion at this facility and offering additional jobs and economic growth to the surrounding areas.”
WCH anticipates an immediate effort to expand the property to include construction of a 300-room hotel adjacent to the casino. WCH also plans to move forward with renovation of the existing Machine Shop 2.