Wind Creek purchasing Pennsylvania casino for $1.3B
Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem opened in 2009 on the site of Bethlehem Steel’s former headquarters plant, transforming what was then the nation’s largest abandoned industrial complex into an $800 million destination that lured gamblers from New York and New Jersey. Sands later added a shopping mall, performing arts venue and 300-room hotel.
Wind Creek Hospitality’s properties include casinos in Alabama and the Caribbean, a greyhound track in Alabama and poker rooms in Florida.
Stephanie Bryan, tribal chair and CEO of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, said the purchase will help “secure a long and prosperous future for our tribe.”
The deal requires approval from Pennsylvania gambling regulators, a process that could take a year.