Wind Creek Bethlehem now has sports betting.
Wind Creek Hospitality, which runs the casino, and Betfred USA Sports today announced the state’s newest sportsbook has officially opened.
The Bethlehem sportsbook is Wind Creek’s first in the United States.
The Wind Creek sportsbook is located in the space that was formerly Buddy V’s ristorante. It features two state-of-the-art video walls, 31 individual TVs, three betting windows and eight self-service betting kiosks.
For those looking to hang out and enjoy the game they’re betting on, the sportsbook has multiple viewing areas and a sports pub for food and drinks.
“Opening the Sportsbook at Wind Creek Bethlehem provides yet another exciting gaming opportunity for our Guests,” said Jay Dorris, president & CEO of Wind Creek Hospitality. “Partnering with Betfred USA Sports will allow us to bring a first-class sports betting experience in a high energy environment to the property.
The sportsbook officially opened Nov. 18 after receiving approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.
A grand opening for invited guests is planned for Nov. 21, a public grand opening celebration will be held in the coming weeks, officials said.
The opening comes as sports betting becomes a larger piece of Pennsylvania casino’s revenue picture. Of the $320.2 million the state’s casinos took in for October, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported that wagering made up $36.8 milion, more than 10% of the overall take.
The largest portion of revenue came from retail slots, which brought in $154.7 million, and retail table games, which brought in $63.3 million.
October marked the second anniversary of the launch of sports betting in the state.
In all, $525.8 million in sports bets were made statewide, breaking the all-time record.