New Blackjack Hybrid Gaming Launched at Sands Bethlehem Casino

by Jim Hall

Sands Bethlehem has announced they are now offering a new blackjack gaming option via stadium gambling.

Casinos across the United States must continue to make improvements and enhancements to their properties to maintain a loyal client base. From adding new gaming content to upgrading hotel guest rooms, changes must be made in order for the operator to continue to be successful. Top casinos like Sands Bethlehem of Pennsylvania know just what to do to be able to appeal to a wider audience and continue to be the number one operator in their state. The casino has already been adding new games featuring electronic play and recently decided to throw live dealer blackjack gaming in the mix.

New Stadium Gambling Machines

Sands Bethlehem CasinoThe Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem has decided to add blackjack to their list of stadium gambling offerings, with a live dealer electronic table game installation. On Monday, the announcement was made that a new 44 seat stadium featuring the game of blackjack was added to the venue. The gaming option can be found at the front of the Steelworks Buffet.

Brian Carr, the Chief Operating Officer for the Sands as well as President, commented in the news release that the new stadium is an exciting addition that offers visitors a customized and action-packed gaming experience. The cost of the new addition has yet to be revealed but according to the Sands, the addition is part of a $5 million capital expenditures that the casino is making during the second quarter.

Continuing the Live Electronic Table Game Tradition

The new blackjack stadium was installed just over a year after the Sands decide to launch the biggest live electronic table games stadium in the nation. The large 150 seat option provides both roulette and baccarat gaming. The stadium was added in order to appeal to the millennial generation, a group of individuals who seek more video-game style options than the traditional casino fare. The live dealer stadium games are known as hybrid table games as they combine game play of slots with live dealer action.

The games have already proven to be quite popular in international markets like that of Singapore and Macau. The games are still relatively new in the United States. With the new blackjack stadium, players at the Sands will be able to sit down comfortably in front of a touchscreen. The screen connects two blackjack tables at one time, with live game play.

The player can choose to wager on one or two games at one time plus have the ability to place side wagers. Perhaps the biggest attraction of this new game is the minimum bet is low, at just $5. This makes the live blackjack game affordable for everyone. It’s a new way to play blackjack that should appeal to a wide audience of gamers.

The hybrid table games are just one more way that the Sands Bethlehem Casino will be able to remain the dominate gaming venue when it comes to table games. The casino has continued to earn the most in the state when it comes to table games. In the fiscal year of 2016-2017, the casino earned $235.1 million via table games. This was an increase of 3% when compared to the prior fiscal year.

The amount was so high, it actually surpassed the second place venue, the Parx Casino, by $65 million. This is an amazing difference and shows that the Sands is a dominating presence in the market. Of the total amount earned by table games for the fiscal year, hybrid table games provided just over $5 million.