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Living in New York may not be easy—what with the miniscule apartments, long commutes and breathless, nonstop pace—but escaping New York definitely is and without the hassle and high cost of a flight. Located a cool 60 minutes from Philadelphia and just 90 minutes from New York City (it's the closest full-service casino to NYC, accessible via a bus leaving every few hours from Port Authority—so easy!), the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a leisurely, accessible alternative to Atlantic City. At Sands Bethlehem, you get all the thrills of winning big at a bustling casino in the middle of a charming and, more importantly, close-by Pennsylvania town.
The stress of a long workweek falls away the second your feet hit the action-packed casino floor, an infectious, transporting bubble of rattling dice, slot-machine buzz, clinking cocktail glasses and cheers of joy. With friends in tow, explore the 200 table games that populate the Sands Bethlehem casino, from baccarat to blackjack, and you’ll undoubtedly make a few more friends along the way. Take your newfound cheer section to the poker room, featuring 30 tables devoted to the game, 24-hour tableside dining and complimentary beverage service, or head for the slots, with 3,000 machines ranging from penny options to a high-rolling $100.
In between rounds of gaming, pop into one of the casino's ten restaurants including three top-flight Emeril locations (bam!), or one of the lively late-night lounges. At Molten, you can kick back with signature martinis while listening to live musical acts such as Angel B, Gas Station Disco and Breeze Duo until 2am. Fellow nighttime spot Coil is in the heart of the action on the gaming floor, steps away from the slot machines. But if you want something a touch more intimate, slink back into a plush armchair in the warmly lit Infusion lounge, tucked inside curved walls slightly away from the hullabaloo of the casino floor.
The last thing you’ll be thinking about is number crunching, tight deadlines and team meetings after a big night out at the Sands’ premier nightclub, Vision Bar, featuring live sets from world-class DJs and hosting rousing dance parties like an all-white summer kickoff bash. With bewigged aerial artists flying through the air and sparklers bursting from atop bottles of champagne, your office cubicle will feel worlds away. And after a big night out at the club, there's no better way to relax than with a good night's sleep in a pillow-topped bed in one of the hotel's comfortable, sleek rooms, and a morning-after massage at the casino's in-house spa, with knowledgeable masseuses to help you rid yourself of stress and have you feeling good as new.
For more information, go to pasands.com.
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