The state of Pennsylvania has given the Las Vegas Sands permission to add live dealer electronic table gaming to the Sands Bethlehem property. The new games will be in the Macau gaming style and will come in the form of stadium style and will have 150 seats for electronic table gaming. This type of gaming is known as ETG. The Sands Bethlehem will have the games ready by February 2016 and will be replacing a juice bar that was unsuccessful in the process.
Just over 100 slot machines of the Sands Bethlehem will be moved but this will not lower the total amount of table games and slots offered at the property. The new games will require individuals to spin the roulette wheels or deal the gaming cards of the ETG. This should create just over 50 jobs at the casino.
The new ETG terminals will offer such games as roulette, baccarat, blackjack and sicbo. The same machine will be able to provide each form of table gaming. The minimum will be $5 per hand, with the games believed to be popular with the younger gamers. Mark Juliano, the CEO of Sands Bethlehem stated that the new games will create a unique environment which will help to attract a new population of gamers that the facility did not have access to before.