Local Casino Debunks Snake-Biting Rumor

An eastern Pennsylvania casino is trying to dispel a bizarre rumor.
The Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem says an online rumor about snakes biting patrons is completely false.
Casino spokeswoman Julia Corwin tells The Express-Times that there have been no reported incidents of snakes at the Sands. She says if it was true, the critter would have been captured by the casino's sophisticated surveillance cameras.
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, who operate the Sands Casino Station inside the facility, report "absolutely zero snakes" there, according to state Trooper William Ortiz.

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