Valley restaurateur brings local flavor to Sands Casino

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CASINO CUISINE Restaurants expected to open at the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem: COBALT CAFE Status: Bethlehem City Council holds a hearing tonight on its liquor license transfer STEAKHOUSE OPERATED BY EMERIL ...

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Mar 17, 2009
 
I cannot wait until the Casnio is open. It just seems like it is getting better and better. Thank you now we will have another source of entertainment in the Lehigh Valley.
Bill Kearney - Philly

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Mar 17, 2009
 
Here’s the secret ingredients for that local FLAVOR that gaming proponents and the casino operators keep closely guarded from public disclosure.

First you add FREE BOOZE, SMOKING privileges, cashing CHECKS up to $2,500 in a 24-hour period, ATM machines throughout the casino floor, open 24/7, then throw in those COMP-CARDS so the casino DOPES can chase those so-called freebies that make them justify their losses as they become addicted, and you got the casino FLAVOR thats going to leave a bad taste in the mouths of all those other valley restaurateurs who are now UNARMED. And if that dont cut it, add TABLE GAMES.

Check out my casino recipe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
cynically crazy

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Mar 17, 2009
 
Mr. Kearney; Before my rant let me tell you I am not a gambler.
The land being occupied by the casino has been vacant since Bethlehem Steel shut down, no one on city council, nor any group of investors has been able to deal with this vacant land.
I may have been more prone to be against the casino, I am not, if churches were not operating bus trips to Atlantic City or if someone had a viable alternative.
Although since the dawn of recorded history groups of churches and politicians have tried to legislate morality it has not been done. The point being that you are responsible for your actions, if you do not want to lose your money, do not go to the casino.
There is an up-side to the casino, they are:(1) employment (2) tax revenue.
My advice to you Mr. Kearney is to treat this as an election, your side lost so deal with it.
Professor Chaos

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Mar 17, 2009
 
$25 (before tax, wonder if it includes non-alcoholic beverage? For some reason I doubt it....and another $2.50) for a BUFFET?

Nice response......no thanks, I'll avoid the parking nightmare that 14,000 visitors a day are going to introduce and patronize restaurants with table service that are not on the casino's property.

Not Nice respone.....I got's your Buffet RIGHT HERE (grabs fly)
but wait

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Mar 17, 2009
 
nothing like a $25 buffet at 2AM after you lost all your other money at the slots.
Brad

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Mar 17, 2009
 
Weren't you one of those DOPES? Not everyone has absolutely no control over themselves and will see te casino for what it is...another enterntainment option. Anyone with half a brain knows that you will not win any money in a casino. Sure, you may lucky occasionally, but if you can;t be prepared to lose whatever sensible limit you set yourself, be it $50/$100 etc... Then you have NO business even stepping foot in there!
Bill Kearney - Philly wrote:
Here’s the secret ingredients for that local FLAVOR that gaming proponents and the casino operators keep closely guarded from public disclosure.
First you add FREE BOOZE, SMOKING privileges, cashing CHECKS up to $2,500 in a 24-hour period, ATM machines throughout the casino floor, open 24/7, then throw in those COMP-CARDS so the casino DOPES can chase those so-called freebies that make them justify their losses as they become addicted, and you got the casino FLAVOR thats going to leave a bad taste in the mouths of all those other valley restaurateurs who are now UNARMED. And if that dont cut it, add TABLE GAMES.
Check out my casino recipe.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Mother Night

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Mar 17, 2009
 
The most frequent visitors to casinos are grey hairs. Do you think they'll be willing to shell out $25 for a buffet after playing the nickel slots all day?
check it out

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Mar 17, 2009
 
B.U.F.F.E.T.
Big
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Friends
Eating
Together
Read the fine print

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Mar 17, 2009
 
If they really want a restaurant with local flavor, they'll adopt a dress code that allows guys to wear baseball caps and hunting jackets while dining in any casino restaurant. Hunting/fishing license hanging from the back of the hat or jacket is optional.
Over the Mountain

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#10
Mar 17, 2009
 
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has a great buffet. For lunch it's $11.99, for dinner $16.99. I think that is a more reasonable cost.
Bill Kearney - Philly

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Mar 17, 2009
 
cynically crazy wrote:
Mr. Kearney; Before my rant let me tell you I am not a gambler.
The land being occupied by the casino has been vacant since Bethlehem Steel shut down, no one on city council, nor any group of investors has been able to deal with this vacant land.
I may have been more prone to be against the casino, I am not, if churches were not operating bus trips to Atlantic City or if someone had a viable alternative.
Although since the dawn of recorded history groups of churches and politicians have tried to legislate morality it has not been done. The point being that you are responsible for your actions, if you do not want to lose your money, do not go to the casino.
There is an up-side to the casino, they are:(1) employment (2) tax revenue.
My advice to you Mr. Kearney is to treat this as an election, your side lost so deal with it.
My post had nothing to do with morality, or personal responsibly. What I posted just proves once more how Gov. Rendell and those legislators who supported casino gambling have made it an uneven playing field for those who have to compete for what they say is Pennsylvanians DISPOSABLE income. And here is what you can do with your advice to treat the legalizing of casino gambling as if it were an election that my side lost. Put it where the SUN DONT SHINE, no, dummy, not there. Put it in ACT 71. You known, the legislation that Pennsylvanians werent given the right to VOTE for. That way it will end up in those places where there are no windows, clocks, and where you will find every accommodation under the sun in order to breed casino patrons into gambling degenerates. And please cynically crazy next time you come to the casino table, dont be like the others who also came UNARMED.

“Working Hard”

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Mar 17, 2009
 
check it out wrote:
B.U.F.F.E.T.
Big
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Friends
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Together
SO I TAKE IT YOU ARE BIG FAT AND ULGY AND YOU LIKE TO EAT
Professor Chaos

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#14
Mar 17, 2009
 
This is actually genious on the behalf of the casino owner and Victor Shaftopopolis or whatevere the buffet owner's name is.

1. Charge $25.
2. Watch people eat like pigs "to get their $25 worth".
3. Herd the lethargic masses back to the slots.

Hopefully they thought of a way to install gambling devices at the troughs, er, I mean tables.
HMMM

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#15
Mar 17, 2009
 
hmm i often wonder how in that environment of the steel making what the earth and air is like, toxic, or secret little chemicals in the air burning into the food you wd be eating???? scary...things that make you hmmm..
Pa resident

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#16
Mar 17, 2009
 
mmmm....all these restaurants and cafe's are making me hungry. lol..

“Boobies make me smile”

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Mar 17, 2009
 
check it out wrote:
B.U.F.F.E.T.
Big
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Friends
Eating
Together
Good one.
Bethlehem corruption

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Mar 17, 2009
 
Bill Kearney - Philly wrote:
Here’s the secret ingredients for that local FLAVOR that gaming proponents and the casino operators keep closely guarded from public disclosure.
First you add FREE BOOZE, SMOKING privileges, cashing CHECKS up to $2,500 in a 24-hour period, ATM machines throughout the casino floor, open 24/7, then throw in those COMP-CARDS so the casino DOPES can chase those so-called freebies that make them justify their losses as they become addicted, and you got the casino FLAVOR thats going to leave a bad taste in the mouths of all those other valley restaurateurs who are now UNARMED. And if that dont cut it, add TABLE GAMES.
Check out my casino recipe.
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
I wouldn't worry too much about the other restaurants, Bill.

Let's look at the reality of the situation from yet another facet.

At $25 per meal, most people who anticipate it or have just come from having their pockets picked clean; are going to be haunting the surrounding local and fast food restaurants, instead.

So, maybe there's an upside for the local food establishments OUTSIDE Bethlehem's soon to be new blight.
Losers

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#19
Mar 17, 2009
 
Notice they describe this shark as a philanthropist because he donated some money to charity. What better way to hide your unsavory activities than to give 1% to charity. The idea behind casino buffets is to loss lead the gambling: give them cheap food so you can make them stay and gamble. $25 for a buffet at a slot parlor is a rip off.
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Mar 17, 2009
 
does anyone know whom we contact to apply for work at this new restaurant? thank you.
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Mar 17, 2009
 
resident wrote:
does anyone know whom we contact to apply for work at this new restaurant? thank you.
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