The town known as Christmas City, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania just got a big gift for the holidays
. The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board has announced the Sands Bethworks Gaming, a subsidiary of Las Vegas Sands has been approved for a state gaming license. The company will now begin construction on a massive casino complex that will be located on the site of the former Bethlehem Steel plant. The first phase of the "Sands BethWorks" project will include a 300-room hotel, 3,000 slot machines, multiple dining and entertainment venues, the National Museum of Industrial History and the broadcast home of the local PBS affiliate. The company hopes to open the complex in 2008. The project is expected to bring jobs, tourism and a big boost to the local economy.