I was discouraged a little by previous reviews .I bet high on nickel and dime denominations and won two handpays in one night. Great food at Emrils, hamburger joint. My players card received $60 in food comps while I was there. I left ahead and very satisfied not what I expected at all on payouts. But for the tourists I will have to agree that they are causing problems,squatting on machines,eating sandwiches out of Ziploc bags from their pockets. Sleeping at machines as well. The Sands is being purchased by a tribe,I know from experience with tribal casinos ,that will all change by the next time I come back and I will come back.
I just lost alot of money and all of sudden i was just sitting in a slot machine ...all of sudden this fat security comes and tells me to get up!!! I was sitting there for just 1 minute after I lost a lot of money. Dont know what to tell you but this is ...you know what
The Sands has become a disappointment on many fronts. I go to a number of Casinos and the Sands has really gone downhill. The service is bad and difficult to get a drink, the slots are very very tight and I think have gotten tighter in the last year. Its too smokey - but the worst are the Asian folks that steal tickets (I saw one just take someone's ticket) - they pick through the garbage - in the food court they sit and dont eat, or they loiter at slot machines waiting for their buses. I was in the food court the last time to get a water and watched two women TOUCH every piece of fruit examining it and then never bought a single piece. Gross! and no one stopped them. Please Sands, if you want people to come back you need to make the environment a bit more appealing - I'll be headed to PARX - they seem to have the same problem with loiterers and its less smokey, looser machines (as well as newer machines ). Much more enjoyable.
I went to the poker bar and unlike Harrah's in Atlantic City, you have to pay for drinks at the poker bar even when you are gambling there! At least in Atlantic City the poker bar gives you comp drinks! So you are stuck with the high bar bill and you are donating money to the poker machines. Even at the slot machines you have to wait for ever to get a comp drink from a cocktail waitress! Most of the other slots on the floor are pretty tight. I would guess that 99 out of 100 people donate to the SANDS and maybe 1 out of 100 goes home with a little extra $$. Although there are a lot of Asian customers there, they don't seem to be bothering anyone. But at the food court you can see them hanging out at the tables, I guess just waiting for their bus departure time. I am not very impressed with the Sands, even though I live close to Bethlehem, I would rather go to AC!