Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Casino Patrons Bitten by Snakes

The Morning Call [Allentown, PA]
28 January 2014

Bethlehem Sands responds to viral urban myth.

By Matt Assad, Of The Morning Call

[…] The story, repeated over and over in Facebook and in emails to The Morning Calls tip line, is very consistent. A close family friend went to the casino, noticed a bite they thought came from an insect, only to be told by their doctor that it was a snake bite. Then the doctor says: "You're the 14th patient I've had this week who got bit at the Sands."

The story goes on that the snakes are being brought in by gamblers who consider the less-than-lovable creatures lucky. […]

The Express-Times [Easton, PA]
28 January 2014

By Kurt Bresswein
The Express-Times
A Facebook rumor circulating about snakes biting patrons at Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem is untrue, a casino spokeswoman and Pennsylvania State Police said today. […]