Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Top News

Casino snakes: Facebook rumor slithers on, Sands Casino refutes false claims

See also

Casino snakes have become such a rumored “pest” to Sands Casino Resort officials that they have released a formal statement refuting these false claims. After a Facebook post went viral suggesting that many people have been suffering sudden snake bites at the Sands, a representative for the locale has confirmed that no animals are allowed on property, save for Service animals. UPI News shares this Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, that this alleged myth has become so troublesome on Facebook that it apparently has been hurting the site’s gambling business.

While casino snakes may initially sound like a slithering slots game, it is in fact a pesky rumor that Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has needed to publicly deny. Representatives from the casino have stated that there are no snakes on the premises, and no reported incidents in which snake bites have been cited on the property.

“There have been no reported incidents of snakes on our property,” casino rep Julia Corwin said in a statement Tuesday. “We do not allow any animals on property with the exception of Service animals.”

These rumors seemingly began with a little Facebook post. A Facebook user alleged that he had been to the doctor for a growing pain that was soon diagnosed to be a serious snake bite. The patient noted a recent visit to the casino in his report, and the doctor allegedly said that a number of patients had gotten “bitten at the Sands.”

"It seems like there was one post that was going around and then it's been kind of modified in a bunch of different directions," reported Corwin to a local news source while refuting these claims. "If I saw a snake I would jump on a table. If there was any sighting of this there would be no way that we couldn't know about it."

It seems that these casino snakes won’t be slithering across a floor at the Pennsylvania gambling site anytime soon.

Advertisement

News

  • Mt. Everest avalanche
    Disaster strikes Mt. Everest as at least 12 people were killed in an avalanche
    Video
    Watch Video
  • Most Earthlike planet discovered
    The Kepler telescope has discovered the most Earthlike, possibly habitable planet yet
    Space News
  • Easter crosses create debate
    Easter crosses spark a debate of separation of church and state in Ohio
    Headlines
  • Chelsea Clinton is preggers
    Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is pregnant with her first child
    Headlines
  • Stanley Cup playoffs
    The battle for Lord Stanley's Cup is on, don't miss a minute of playoff action
    Sports
  • Ukraine discussed amongst U.S., E.U., Russia
    The U.S., E.U. and Russia agree on ways to diffuse the tension in Ukraine
    Video
    Watch Video

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!