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Presque Isle Downs and Casino

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Address: 8199 Perry Highway, Erie, PA
Phone Number: +1 866-374-3386
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Not Las Vegas...

Not a very exciting atmosphere; but OK to stop and play blackjack for an hour or two. Don't look for excitement or glamour; It is mostly people gambling who probably should not... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

While this attraction has a casino, it also has a great thoroughbred race track. Kids and individuals of all ages are welcome to come root for their favorite horse. They have 8 races a night Sunday thru Thursday from 5:20 - 8:30. There is free parking, no entry fee, and no requirement to bet or purchase anything. The restaurant on... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This casino is not bad, a bit different from what I'm used to in Canada as there are smoking sections and non-smoking sections. But because I'm not a smoker, the smoke can cause me to get a headache even if I am in the non-smoking section. I like how the refreshment area is self serve and I like that there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Not a very exciting atmosphere; but OK to stop and play blackjack for an hour or two. Don't look for excitement or glamour; It is mostly people gambling who probably should not be. I stopped for an hour and won a few bucks. They do charge for cocktails - even while you are playing.

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Dellroy, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Never do well gambling there but it is a nice clean facility. The have some older bands play there for a pretty cheap ticket. Lot's to do down by the water too.

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Sonoma, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This is the only Casino within 1 hour of Erie, so lots of people go there. However, virtually everyone I know in Erie complains about it. The food is terrible. Upstairs is just bad, and buffet is simply horrible. I've been to many casinos in my life, and this is by far the worst. The upstairs bar is the best... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Guess there is not a lot to do in Erie. When we visited the lot was extremely full. Inside, very dirty, very smoky, the smokers were smoking in the non-smoking areas of the casino. The drinks were reasonably priced, can't complain there. The ceiling was open, casino was not very glamorous at all. Looked old and tired.

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Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

A lot of places to eat from ice cream to fine dining. Neat looking place and people are very friendly . Not a gambler but was fun check out. Bar service was great too. Very safe lots of management and people around.

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West Henrietta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I really like gambling at Presque Isle Downs and Casino. Most of the machines were penny machines and I didn't have to wait to play any of them. I was able to park close to the front entrance door for convenience and security.

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East Palestine, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I was not impressed. The staff was rude and unfriendly. People were rude. If I am going to go throw my money away.. I will waste it on something better than this place. But this is MY opinion. The only way to decide if you like it is to go. :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were staying at the Baymont and the shuttle to and from was a great help. The casino was very nice. We didn't sign up for a card as we were just traveling through the area. We were told by the shuttle driver that the best buy was at the Club upstairs. We were greeted and seated right away. My... More 

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