PCI Gaming Authority, which does business as Wind Creek Hospitality, held a rebranding ceremony for its newest casino, Wind Creek Bethlehem, in Pennsylvania. This is the 10th gaming facility operated by PCI Gaming, an authority of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, the only federally recognized Indian Tribe in Alabama.
The celebration, which included performances by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Tribal Dancers, special gaming promotions and an announcement of Wind Creek Bethlehem’s $25,000 Charity Giving Contest winners, was held five months after Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board approved the sale of Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem to Wind Creek Hospitality for a total enterprise value of $1.3 billion.
“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,” said Jay Dorris, Wind Creek president and CEO.
Wind Creek Bethlehem is a 282-room, AAA Four Diamond hotel with 183,000 square feet of casino floor space featuring 3,000 slot and electronic table games and 200 table games, three Emeril Lagasse restaurants, a 150,000-square-foot retail mall and a multi-purpose event center.
“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,” said Arthur Mothershed, PCI Tribal Council member and Wind Creek Hospitality vice president of business development.
Future plans for the site include the construction of a 300-room hotel adjacent to the casino and the renovation of the existing Machine Shop 2.
Wind Creek Hospitality manages gaming facilities in Atmore, Wetumpka and Montgomery, Alabama, as well as several other casinos and racetracks.