Wind Creek Bethlehem
Wind Creek Bethlehem is a casino hotel located in downtown Bethlehem near Lehigh Valley Airport in eastern Pennsylvania. A 50-mile drive from Philadelphia and 82 miles from New York puts it within easy driving distance of both megalopolises.
The facility applied for an online gambling license from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in October 2018, while it was still under the ownership of Las Vegas Sands Corp. After the Poarch Band of Creek Indians acquired it and placed it under the Wind Creek Hospitality umbrella, it launched a Pala Interactive online gambling platform in mid-2020. The site added a Betfred-branded online sportsbook shortly afterward.
Back to its land-based operations, Wind Creek Bethlehem is home to a 183,000-square-foot casino floor. The gambling space features 2,318 slot machines and electronic table games, 200-plus table games and a 26-table poker room. Also on site is Wind Creek’s retail sportsbook, powered by Betfred.
Non-gambling amenities at Wind Creek Casino in Bethlehem include a 282-room AAA four-diamond hotel, a fitness center, an outlet mall, an event center and 13 dining options — 10 restaurants and three bars. Visitors to the Wind Creek Bethlehem casino must be 21 or older to access the floor and play games.
Wind Creek Bethlehem details
- Name: Wind Creek Bethlehem
- Address: 77 Wind Creek Blvd., Bethlehem, PA 18015
- Phone number: 484-777-7777
- Hours of operation: 24/7
- Available games: 2,500+ slot machines, electronic and live table games, live poker, full-service retail sportsbook, online sportsbook, online casino
Wind Creek Bethlehem gambling and facilities
|Wind Creek Bethlehem
|Standard eight-deck blackjack, Spanish 21, free bet blackjack with Blazing 7s and several other side bets
|26-table poker room with LHE, NLHE, stud and Omaha
|Yes, Game King keno slot machine
|Yes, via ongoing promos and the Wind Creek Rewards Program
|Wind Creek Rewards Program
|In designated areas
|10, including Chop House, Steelworks Buffet & Grill, Chopstick Asian Cuisine
|Molten, The Club at Wind Creek Event Center, Coil
|282-room AAA four-diamond hotel
Wind Creek Bethlehem slot machines
As of February 2022, Wind Creek has reduced the number of slots on its casino floor to declutter the space and improve social distancing. A total of 2,318 slot machines remained after the reduction, which is more than most PA casinos have to offer. It’s one of three casinos in the state with more than 2,000 slot machines.
From penny slots to $100 high-denomination games available in the high-limit lounge, the casino offers a good variety of real money slot options. With different themes and gameplay features, the collection covers a number of genres and interests, as well. Three-reel classic slots, multi-payline slots with interactive bonus elements, progressives — Wind Creek runs the gamut.
Since listing all the available slot machines would take forever, we’ve highlighted a few popular titles from the mix:
- Arabian Lamp — An Arabic-themed slot from Konami.
- Bier Haus — A flagship slot from WMS with an Oktoberfest theme, it features a bonus round with free spins and sticky wilds.
- Buffalo — Buffalo is one of the top-performing slots from Aristocrat. It utilizes the provider’s signature Xtra Reel Power feature with 1,024 ways to win. You can potentially trigger 20-plus free spins with a 27x multiplier.
- China Shores — From Konami, China Shores plays on a standard five-by-three grid and features free spins, wilds and a Balance of Fortune option, which awards random cash prizes.
- Crazy Money 2 — A blockbuster from Incredible Technologies, Crazy Money 2 is a progressive slot machine with four jackpots available. The Mint Bonus awards 12 free spins.
Wind Creek Bethlehem table games
With over 200 tables, Wind Creek has one of the most comprehensive collections in Pennsylvania. Here are the main casino table game options:
- Caribbean Stud Poker
- Let It Ride
- Big Six
- Three Card Poker
- Casino War
The venue also offers a new live stadium gambling system, where you can simultaneously play multiple low-limit games at your leisure without having to wait for the tables to fill up. It is possible, for example, to play baccarat and roulette at the same time.
To play, simply select your preferred game on the touchscreen. Low betting minimums are one of the main appeals of this type of table game action. There are blackjack games with $5 minimums, all with side bets like King’s Bounty, 21+3 Xtreme and Blazing 7s.
Does Wind Creek offer a poker/card room?
Adjacent to the live stadium area is Wind Creek’s poker room with 26 tables offering Texas Hold’em (limit and no limit), stud and Omaha. Per the regular schedule, Wind Creek Bethlehem PA runs $4/$8 Limit Hold’em, stud and Omaha cash games in addition to $1/$2 NLHE. The casino sometimes has higher-limit games on demand, including $10/$25 NLHE.
Bad beat jackpots are available daily, plus $250 and $500 high-hand jackpots. Complimentary beverage service and 24/7 table-side dining are also available.
Wind Creek Bethlehem online casino
Wind Creek Bethlehem was the 10th gambling provider to launch an online casino site in PA. The platform runs on Pala Interactive software and features around 150 games from industry-leading providers like NetEnt, IGT and Shuffle Master.
Sports betting is also available on the Wind Creek Casino app. The Betfred-powered online sportsbook features odds on all major sports as well as a number of more minor ones, such as soccer, tennis, NASCAR, boxing and MMA.
Does Wind Creek Bethlehem offer a sportsbook?
Wind Creek Casino opened a Betfred Sportsbook on its property in November 2020. This sportsbook occupies the former Buddy V’s Ristorante and provides two customizable 21-panel video walls, eight self-service betting kiosks and a sports pub. In the off-hours of the sportsbook, players can cash in their winning slips at the casino cage.
Wind Creek Bethlehem rewards program
Newcomers and regular visitors of Wind Creek can participate in the casino’s loyalty program, Wind Creek Rewards. This program applies to all Wind Creek properties across the country, and you can redeem your points at each of them.
A predetermined number of points is necessary to qualify for each of the four tiers of the program — Play, Escape, Delight and Fantasy. The perks increase with each tier and include discounts on purchases, priority line access to the rewards center and check-in, access to the high-limit slots lounge, personalized offers (match play, birthday bonuses), and other resort benefits. You’ll also get a free play rebate for up to $1,000 within a few days of signing up for the program.
How do you earn points at Wind Creek Bethlehem?
You can earn points by playing real money games at the casino. Here’s how much you’ll earn for wagers on various types of games:
- $5 on slot machines or electronic bingo machines = one reward point
- $10 on video poker = one reward point
- $1 on a table game (although this may vary based on the bet and type of game) = one reward point.
Can you get free play at Wind Creek Bethlehem?
Yes, you can receive free play as a new member of the loyalty program. To qualify, you need to go to player services in person and pick up your rewards card. After that, you’ll become eligible for a rebate of up to $1,000 in free play. You only have to spend $75 to participate.
Wind Creek Bethlehem history and current owners
The property opened its doors on May 22, 2009. Its original owner, Las Vegas Sands, had obtained the necessary operating permits three years earlier, but the opening was delayed because removing the old concrete foundations from Bethlehem Steel, upon which the hotel was built, took longer than expected.
Wind Creek Hospitality acquired the Sands Casino Resort in March 2018 for $1.3 billion (the acquisition was completed in May 2019) and rebranded it as Wind Creek Bethlehem.
After obtaining an online gambling license from the PGCB on June 10, 2020, the company launched online in the state. The online sportsbook is the result of a partnership between Wind Creek and Betfred.
Wind Creek Hospitality, which is an entity of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.
Wind Creek serves free drinks within the slot lobby and the poker room.
You must be 21 or older to access and play games at Wind Creek Casino.
Yes, but only in designated areas.
No, but it offers free-play games through its online casino app.
The casino features 2,318 slot machines.