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Casino: Snakes are just a rumor, we promise

Casino snakes are just myth, not reality, insists Julia Corwin, spokeswoman for the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, despite Facebook rumors about casino snakes.

An eastern Pennsylvania casino is trying to dispel a bizarre online rumor: The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem says that regardless of what you may have heard, patrons aren't being bitten by snakes.

Casino spokeswoman Julia Corwin tells The Express-Times that there have been no reported snake encounters at the Sands. She says if there were snakes, the critters would have been captured by the casino's sophisticated surveillance cameras.

"If I saw a snake I would jump on a table," she said. "If there was any sighting of this there would be no way that we couldn't know about it."

The rumor circulating on Facebook claims someone went to their doctor with some kind of bite, and the doctor diagnosed a snake bite and asked immediately whether the patient had recently visited the Bethlehem casino.

State police operate a station at the casino. Trooper William Ortiz reports "absolutely zero snakes" inside.

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