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Presque Isle Downs and Casino

#11 of 60 things to do in Erie Features Animals
8199 Perry Hwy, Erie, PA 16509-6640
+1 866-374-3386
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Casino visit while in Erie

Decided to visit this casino, we had been there several years ago. Not impressed. They really... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Karen B
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Painted Post
Slots too tight equals horrible experience

Save your money and avoid their slot machines. They are too tight. Remove yourself from their... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nick Z
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Located off Exit 27 on I-90, Eldorado’s Presque Isle Downs and Casino in Erie, PA is home to the hottest new slots, progressive table games, live racing (Sunday thru Thursday May thru September,) simulcast racing year-round and several dining options including LBV Steak & Pasta. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800 Gambler.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good32%
  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“horse racing” (51 reviews)
“nice casino” (47 reviews)
“table games” (44 reviews)
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Hours Today: 00:00 - 23:59
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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8199 Perry Hwy, Erie, PA 16509-6640
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+1 866-374-3386
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Decided to visit this casino, we had been there several years ago. Not impressed. They really should put in a parking garage. Had to park half mile from door, yes they did have shuttle going around. Machines very very tight. I did see machines that...More

Thank Karen B
PIDowns, Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your feedback, Karen! Casino payouts are the number one complaint that EVERY casino receives. It is very important to us that our guests receive the time on device they desire. Unfortunately, there are times when that does not happen and the guest leaves...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Save your money and avoid their slot machines. They are too tight. Remove yourself from their mailings. They send you scratch offs that you have to go there to find out what you get and its usually a lousy five bucks just to get you...More

Thank Nick Z
PIDowns, Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your feedback, Nick! We had lots of BIG winners including several $1,000 mystery winners this past weekend with our mystery scratch, but the $5,000 and $10,000 winners are still out there!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have spent a fair amount of time in Reno at Eldorado casinos because we go there every month. I recognized the logo, but this venue pales in comparison. The drink prices are staggering, the gambling is tight and the horse racing a "also ran"...More

Thank Darlene H
PIDowns, Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your feedback, Darlene! Please call us for specifics. 814-866-8335

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a steady decline for quite some time, they're inching their way back to suitability. Maybe the return of racing season coincides, but last couple of visits have improved. LBV was enjoyable, too, after we had all but given up on it after successive disappointments....More

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PIDowns, Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks! We appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In season horse racing and 24 hour Casino. In house restaurants pretty good and betting nationwide on the horses. Plenty of large vehicle parking even RV'S overnite not chased away but no hookups. Hotel across the street offers free shuttle. Sheetz has cheap gas and...More

Thank coopervanning
PIDowns, Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for all of the feedback! We appreciate hearing what our guests have to say. We hope to see you again soon and hopefully earn that fifth star!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there to watch one of my horses race. Really nice racing facility. Great paddock views, Nice race apron. Restaurant on second level has great track views. And the food was fabulous! I'm not into the casino thing but it seemed clean, safe and with...More

Thank Bobbie S
PIDowns, Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the great five star review Bobbie! We always enjoy hearing about positive guest experiences!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we first started going to the races a few years ago we loved this place! You could sit outside at the all-you-can eat buffet while watching/betting on the horse races. It was a great family friendly place as well. Then a year later you...More

Thank Cindy H
PIDowns, Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so sorry to hear that you were not pleased on your recent visit to Presque Isle Downs and Casino. While there have been some changes to our Live Racing over the years, such as changing the days that we race from Tuesday through...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a medium sized casino with slot machines, table games and video poker. Horse racing as well. The casino has a non smoking area adequately sectioned off from the smoking area. The self serve beverage area on the casino floor allows for easy access...More

Thank slmueser
PIDowns, Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your feedback and happy birthday!!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going here for quite a few years and the only thing i see is that each time we go it keeps getting worse and worse. On our latest venture here we found that the buffet is now only open on weekends, and...More

1  Thank travelincindy
PIDowns, Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback! With the summer upon us, we are looking at expanding our buffet operations to accommodate the increased demand so stay tuned!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come for the horse races that run May through October. Great atmosphere, beautiful track and setting. The outside employees working all aspects of the races are pleasant and helpful. We also enjoy watching from the second floor Brew Brothers bar and reastaurant. They have...More

Thank Eeeriemom
PIDowns, Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback! We are happy to here you enjoy almost everything about your experiences here. Don't forget about our Thursday live entertainment and Live Band Karaoke on Wednesdays in The Brew Brothers! As for smoking, we have top of the line air filters...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Debrah W
Do alcoholic drinks come free when sitting at slotd or gaming tables?
9 June 2017|
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Response from PIDowns | Property representative |
The drinks are not free, but depending our your ONE Club card level, you may receive one or more comp drinks.
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TuesdayKate
How old do you have to be to go to the casino?
12 November 2016|
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Response from Boba_Fett_33 | Reviewed this property |
This is in PA my friend. If you are not 21, they MIGHT send you to a work camp. THAT BEING SAID, our laws are so archaic (the Puritans even shake their heads at our..ah, MORALS), you MIGHT be able to get in if you are 18... More
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Sharria M
What's the table minimum on the weekends
9 April 2016|
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Response from Charlene W | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I only play the slots.
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