The Sands Casino has been renamed as Wind Creek Bethlehem. The property was taken over by Wind Creek Hospitality the entertainment arm of Alabama’s Poarch Band of Creek Indians for $1.3 billion.
The group has announced that they would be spending $15 million in the rebranding of the property over a period of three months.
This would also involve replacing a 3,187-square-foot Sands sign with a 3,880-square-foot sign with the Wind Creek name and logo.
The purchase of the Sands Casino has been the biggest purchase made by Wind Creek so far.
The casino resort hosts 282 hotel rooms, a 183,000 square foot casino floor with 3,000 slots and electronic table games, 200 table games and a 150,000 square foot retail mall.
The property is located just 80 miles from New York.
Earlier in May, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board green signaled the sale of Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem to PCI (Poarch Creek Indians) Gaming Authority.
With Pennsylvania Gaming Control board’s approval, the control of Sands Bethlehem’s license has been transferred from Sands Bethworks Gaming to PCI (Poarch Creek Indians) Gaming Authority.