Five months on from purchasing its tenth casino for a total enterprise value of $1.3 billion, PCI Gaming Authority Wind Creek Hospitality has celebrated the rebranding of Wind Creek Bethlehem.
The sale of the former Las Vegas Sands entity was approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, with WCH anticipating a further expansion to the property.
Wind Creek President and CEO Jay Dorris commented: “Our team has worked to preserve what makes the property a special part of the Bethlehem community while introducing the Wind Creek brand, our Wind Creek Rewards program and our focus towards guest service. We invite everyone to come visit and see why they belong at Wind Creek Bethlehem.”
To celebrate the rebranding, WCH held an event which included performances by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Dancers and a visit by Tribal Princesses. Elected officials and others from the community were welcomed by Tribal Chair Stephanie Bryan and PCI leadership.
Located 80 miles from New York City, the property encapsulates a 282-room AAA four diamond hotel, a 183,000 square foot casino floor featuring 3,000 slots and electronic table games and 200 table games, numerous food and beverage outlets, a 150,000 square foot retail mall and a multi-purpose event center.
WCH has, however, outlined plans to move forward with renovation of the existing Machine Shop 2 as well as expanding the property to include a 300-room hotel adjacent to the casino.
PCI Tribal Council Member and WCH VP of Business Development Arthur Mothershed remarked: “This is a proud day for our Tribe. We are pleased to be part of the Lehigh Valley community and look forward to continued expansion at this facility and offering additional jobs and economic growth to the surrounding areas.”