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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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Casino is nice. Lots of gaming machines and card tables. We found the dealers to be extremely... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Toture
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St Catharines
Poorly managed

This place has only worsened through the years. Buffet is only open on weekends and is way... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Steelerlady7
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Fredonia, New York
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Traveller Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good32%
  • Average27%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“nice casino”(54 reviews)
“table games”(49 reviews)
“horse races”(44 reviews)
About
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...more
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8199 Perry Hwy, Erie, PA 16509-6640
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+1 866-374-3386
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"nice casino"
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"table games"
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"horse races"
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"slot machines"
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"non smoking area"
in 33 reviews
"brew brothers"
in 21 reviews
"typical casino"
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"local casino"
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"smaller casino"
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"prime rib"
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"live entertainment"
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"snack bar"
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"erie pa"
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"lots of fun"
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"horses"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Casino is nice. Lots of gaming machines and card tables. We found the dealers to be extremely friendly and were more then happy when we found a card table that did not allow smoking. That would be my only negative comment is that they allow...More

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PIDowns, Public Relations Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has only worsened through the years. Buffet is only open on weekends and is way overpriced. Machines seem to get tightened up as time goes by. We know that winning is not going to occur every visit but we never seem to see...More

1  Thank Steelerlady7
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PIDowns, Public Relations Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the feedback. We couldn’t agree more with the pricing which is why beginning this weekend we’re starting with our new themed $9.99 buffets. We have Fiesta Fridays from 4pm to 10pm; Italiano Saturdays from 12pm to 10pm; and Potluck Sundays...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

Go planning to lose a few bucks, enjoy the atmosphere, and ignore the pricey food.All employees are helpful and used the valet parking if you do not want to walk a lot, or winter ( this is Erie ) comes blowing.

Thank Ronald B
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PIDowns, Public Relations Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback, Ronald.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

In recent months, between myself and my fiancé, we've lost thousands of dollars. Free play is 20 bucks twice a week. Which for the money we've lost is a slap in the face. No comp drinks or anything. Wins come far and few between. For...More

3  Thank Chris S
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PIDowns, Public Relations Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review PID, Chris. 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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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This casino is NOT smoke free. Non-smoking area is small and doesn't have the new machines that the smoking section has. The upstairs dining is good. Reasonably priced and tasty.

Thank ladydi14225
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PIDowns, Public Relations Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your feedback on our property.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I only come here when friends or family insist. I can see why they keep selling this money pit. Oh and 90% of their advertised “big” winners $1k-12k, are from outside the local area. Also female bartenders will tend to a male 9 times out...More

3  Thank Mae M
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Best place in the area to see live thoroughbred racing. Nice and large outdoor area to see the races and they recently put in a videoscreen. Lots of machines to place your bets as well. Overall when I visit home I always make sure to...More

Thank PhatPatW
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PIDowns, Public Relations Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you for the positive review and feedback.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Presque Isle Downs and Casino is OK. Too much smoke for me. Brew Brothers restaurant is decent. The buffet is fair. I hear the entertainment is great if you are looking for a night out.

1  Thank jennyotv
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PIDowns, Public Relations Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

We appreciate this feedback. Thank you for taking the time to review our property.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

went one evening during our vacation. Great selections of games and entertainment. Being our first time we found getting a parking confusing, we followed traffic but turns out they were regulars and parked on the other side. once we figured it out it was good...More

Thank Germain G
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PIDowns, Public Relations Manager at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Thank you for the five star review and feedback, Germain! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Lots to do.lots of smoking sections. I will say it seemed like the smokers had the upper hand in this casino. Which my hubby liked. Didn't win anything big, the other couple won 50 after playing 200. They have nice shuttle service to and from...More

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bambino767
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Response from pey10750 | Reviewed this property |
You have to be 21 to enter any part of the gambling. You can go to the buffet with your baby but must enter through the back by the racetrack. Don't think a casino is a place to take a baby
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Response from Nancy T | Reviewed this property |
Your baby can go in the back door(by the track) but I doubt they will allow you to go through the casino. I inquired about my 13 year old last year and that is the answer I was given.
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