Sands Bethlehem hopes to acquire more millennials with stadium gambling additions
With the attempt to have more clients to their platform, Sands Bethlehem has acquired the approval of incorporating a stadium gambling the first ever in Pennsylvania. These ae commonly found in Singapore and Macau but are slowly clipping in the US markets. The firm claimed that it would develop a 150 seat table game stadium for its clients by February and this would create 51 job opportunities.
Sands Bethlehem CEO Mark Juliano claimed that his company is moving towards the having all its assets in electronic, digital and automated modes. The 150 seat live dealer table games stadium is claimed to be the second largest across the US with only Las Vegas surpassing it.
The initiation of these live tables will be crucial to the casino in maximizing its profits having total revenue of over $200 million from its 207 table games including blackjack beating off compatriots rival Parx Casino based in Bensalem, Lower Bunks.
The main advantage concerning the project is that the same taxation levied on table games hasn’t changed when it comes to stadium machines. To the Casino, the number of employees would also reduce as the whole stadium may be run by four to eight dealers unlike table games where by each table is accorded a dealer. These terminals will allow a minimum bet of $5 and will come along with fan’s favorite games such as blackjack, roulette, baccarat as well as sic bo under one machine. This would give fast players a chance to play several games at the same time.
However, this innovation has also faced criticism from various members of the state. Among them, Bill Kennedy who is a recovered gambling addict argues that the Gaming Control Board should not accord the rights to initiation of stadium gaming. He says that since they are very easy to use and run, they attract many young clients and may end up being gambling addicts.
These terminals resembles the slot machines with each player playing on his own. They are programmed in a manner that a player can select his own language from English, Spanish or Mandarin. This would create a conducive environment for all and attract more clients from different backgrounds.