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Casino snakes aren't real: 'Zero snakes' Pennsylvania State Police confirm

Casino snakes aren't real, despite recent reports to the contrary on Facebook
Casino snakes aren't real, despite recent reports to the contrary on Facebook
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Casino snakes aren't real, according to Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem, which has been plagued by a strange rumor that appears to have started on Facebook. A Jan. 28, 2014 report by Lehigh Valley Live quotes a representative for the casino as saying there have been no snake bites or snake encounters at the casino. In addition, the casino's sophisticated surveillance system would have uncovered the creatures, if they were actually there.

According to the bizarre rumor, a patient visited a doctor's office with an unknown animal bite, and the doctor immediately recognized the injury as a casino snake bite, asking, "Have you visited Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem?"

"There have been no reported incidents of snakes on our property," casino spokeswoman Julia Corwin assured patrons in a statement. "We do not allow any animals on property with the exception of Service animals."

In addition, Pennsylvania State Police has confirmed the lack of casino snakes. Trooper William Ortiz, of the onsite Sands Casino Station said, there are " . . . absolutely zero snakes in this place."

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