Wind Creek Acquires Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for $1.3B
BETHLEHEM, PA. — Wind Creek Hospitality (WHC), an authority of the Poarch band of Creek Indians, a federally recognized tribe in Alabama, has acquired the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for $1.3 billion. The property, located in the Lehigh Valley region, will be rebranded as Wind Creek Bethlehem. Sands Casino Resort consists of a 282-room hotel and a 183,000-square-foot casino with 3,000 slot machines, 200 gaming tables and multiple restaurants. The property also features a 150,000-square-foot retail mall and an event center. The new ownership plans to invest $340 million in updating and expanding the property to include two new hotels totaling 700 to 750 rooms and a 300,000-square-foot adventure and water park. The seller was not disclosed.