Sands Bethlehem, which captured the lion’s share of Pennsylvania’s record table game haul, but missed out general to its closest rival, Parx Casino.
Pennsylvania’s casinos reported the most effective results in their nine-year history for the 12 months ending June 30, 2016. Based on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, revenue from slots and table games topped $3.2 billion for the period, toppling the previous record by $86 million. Table games revenue alone was $839 million, up almost 8 percent on last 12 months.
Sheldon Adelson’s Sands Bethlehem may be the biggest casino in the state and, needlessly to say, it took the lion’s share of dining table games revenue, some $228.1 million, up 12.4 percent year-on-year, and dwarfing its closest competitor, Parx Casino, which took $155 million.
Rogue Chip Smuggler
Sands achieved this impressive figure, incidentally, despite the revelation that one of the casino’s dining table game supervisors was charged today with removing high-domination potato chips from the casino secreted inside her bra.
Local woman Brandy Micheli-Cheatham, 44, had been spotted by eagle-eyed security staff stuffing six purple chips, each worth $500, into her underclothing. She admitted to the crime after being apprehended by casino staff who had initially figured she was just happy to see them.
Despite all the exciting interruptions down at the Sands, Adelson’s joint was not the top of list for overall gro (more…)