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!
We hve been coming to the Sands Csino in Bethlehem since it opened and boy has it gone downhill!!! The Chinese are overtaking everything and not in a good way. Two weeks ago myy husband saw two of them washing their clothes in the mens room and standing under the dryrs with their legs up in only their skivvies. When did they open a Chinese laundry in the casino??? Then this past Friday night e went to he high rillers club to eat before we went to the show and they were serving peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches----For the blue card players?? They alredy took away the forks (because the Chinese are stealing them). Now it is just toothpicks to eat the food with,howw does this work with macaroni or potato salad? Getting ridiculous, no more fresh fruit either. The Chinese ladies are brushing their teeth, washing hair and stealing toilet paper from the johns. Get rid of them and make this the casino it was when it opened.
Many months have gone by and Sands still has an ongoing problem with the squinty eyed garbage they allow into their casino and resort. These Chinese vagrants are literally destroying this place. Even though they are money makers for this casino, they are making misery of everyone else's good time, including mine. Sands really needs to get their act together and come up with a plan to monitor these low lives they bus into their establishment. The majority of them don't speak or understand English and behave like untrained animals. They consistently loiter, spit, shout, steal, stand directly behind you. Even while cashing out vouchers, going to the ATM, or putting your My Sands PIN into the slot machine They even stalk you while you are dining. I have to consistently shout at them to get lost. I am so fed up with this, each and every time I visit this casino resort. In fact, one of the Sands employees told me the same thing, they receive many complaints. But again, nothing is being done about it. Sands ought to take lessons from Mt Airy Casino Resort, who banned the Chinese cavalry all together from entering their casino. I applaud Mt Airy for doing that. These Chinese scumbags are the main reasons behind many of the amenities being stopped by Sands, due to excessive theft. The bottom line is that Sands Security and management need to get smart and permanently rid of this Asian garbage altogether. Many of them do not belong in this casino resort, let alone in society.
This place is THE BIGGEST RIPOFF on the planet. There is NO WAY they pay back 89%, it's got to be below 75%, which is why they pay a fine every mon the to PA Gaming Commission, and they simply look the other way. How can you sustain ripping people off, something has to give. Hopefully MGM buys this place, gets rid of the bums loitering from NY, and ups the payout percentage. I will NEVER come back until something changes.