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Presque Isle Downs and Casino

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8199 Perry Hwy, Erie, PA 16509-6640
+1 866-374-3386
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not worth your time

pretty dirty looking, way to smokey, rather small, parking sucks,food & drinks over priced... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
tim h
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erie
Dump, Dump, and a Dump

Worst casino ever. Dirty, filthy, low class people, poorly managed, rats nest. Hardly any tables... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jiucer
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PIttsburgh
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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.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good32%
  • Average27%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“horse racing” (56 reviews)
“nice casino” (53 reviews)
“table games” (49 reviews)
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Hours Today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
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 3 days ago

pretty dirty looking, way to smokey, rather small, parking sucks,food & drinks over priced. machines are awful tight, not a lot of winners that I hear.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Worst casino ever. Dirty, filthy, low class people, poorly managed, rats nest. Hardly any tables games. I played blackjack and won some money had to wait about an hour in line to cash out chips. They charge for drinks. Has to be the worst managed...More

2  Thank Jiucer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical casino with plenty of assorted slots and table games. Spent most of my time at the Roulette wheel. Visited twice while working in Erie won fairly big both times. (and left with it) :) Was somewhat disappointed that this casino charges for drinks when...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is full of smoke and very dirty. I have been to a lot of place and this is the worest. They want me to add to this review but there is nothing good to say about this place.

Thank James R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We go to this casino on occasion because it’s the only one around. It is not our favorite by any means. The smoke is ridiculous and the slots seem to be penny or dollar - nothing in between. Of all the times I’ve been to...More

Thank Vicki A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice track comfortable atmosphere ! I visit at least 2-3 times a year ! Great place for a cheap weekend getaway !!!!!

Thank Chris F
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PIDowns, Public Relations Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the excellent review, Chris!

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Both native to NW PA, my wife and I enjoy our annual trip "back home" which MUST include a "night at the races" in the clubhouse! Presque Isle Downs in our opinion is Erie's top attraction and experience. Calling ahead for free reservations to the...More

Thank Robert V
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

A smaller casino in comparison to others, Presque Isle has a lot to offer. Brew Brothers, located upstairs of the casino, has an excellent beer selection and great food as well as local bands most weekends. During the summer months, you can catch live thoroughbred...More

Thank Gerri H
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PIDowns, Public Relations Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review PID, Gerri. We appreciate all of the positive and detailed feedback. Thanks!

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

There is a wide variety of gaming choices. Many denominations of slots. They have a high rollers area. There are many table games too. The winnings seemed few and far between. I know you dont always win but through out the night I didn't hear...More

Thank Jonathan F
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PIDowns, Public Relations Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review PID, Jonathan. We appreciate all of your detailed feedback and will pass it along. Casino payouts are the number one complaint that EVERY casino receives. It is very important to us that our guests receive the time...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I used to win before it was purchased by El Dorado. Spent tons of money and bonuses were few and far between. I don't mind losing as long as I get at least play time and a bonus. Should not have to put in 200...More

Thank KarenAD1
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PIDowns, Public Relations Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review PID, 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...More

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Judy T
1 November 2017|
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Response from PIDowns | Property representative |
21 for Slots and Tables 18 for Thoroughbred Racing
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Debrah W
8 June 2017|
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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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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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