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Presque Isle Downs and Casino

8199 Perry Highway, Erie, PA
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Ranked #16 of 21 attractions in Erie
Type: Casinos
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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Yes, it's a casino and most everyone loses. But knowing that about a casino, I had a great time at this casino. Drink prices were not too high and the tables were $5 minimums most of Saturday. It wasn't very glitzy but I like that because it seems like it pays a little better. They had old games as well... More

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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Joined in the parade to open Roar on the Shore. Visited the casino while waiting. Pleasant atmosphere. Friendly staff.

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Buffalo, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We gamble expecting to lose but the slots just were not paying. However, I had a great time playing Blackjack the dealer was so friendly and helpful. This was the first time I actually played Blackjack in a casino. I eventually lost all my money because I was having so much fun I didn't want to leave when I was... More

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Fredonia, New York
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191 reviews 191 reviews
41 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

One would think, since Vegas is the model for casinos, emulation would be appropriate. Not so here. Good location close to I-90, but that is about all. VG valet service, should be, they charge $5! Free in Vegas and most venues. Outlandish pricing for drinks, free in LV. Only good thing about buffet is service. Good steakhouse but rarely open.... More

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Pittsburgh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It is so cool to be that close to the horses. They are just beautiful. It's a really fun place, even if you don't gamble.

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Lilly, PA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Had a fun few hours here. Played the slots and bet on a horse, there was an actual horse race with real horses, not TV races. Never had ever bet on a horse before and won!!! The Native Americans that own this Casino really know how to make you fel welcome and the whole Casino was clean and the people... More

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Nice to see the "ponies" ! Fun to watch them race. If you're lucky, you might even win, place or show ! Something different for entertainment. I don't spend time in Casinos...but everyone seemed to be having fun and some even winning. I tried my luck but was to "scared" to bet BIG. Perhaps next time I'll be more brave.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I own a small business we cannot go to casino on weekends so we got out on Tuesday for my wife's 50th birthday. We got to the casino at 7 pm played the slots till 10 pm got hungry and all was closed but old pizza and cold pre made sandwiches. This is open 24 hrs .... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you want to have a wonderful night in Erie, PA have dinner at Presque Isle Downs Clubhouse & Lounge at a very reasonable cost and then watch horse racing at Presque Isle Downs. Food is fantastic and reasonably priced. The view of the track along with video feeds directly to screens at each table make it possible to view... More

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Saxonburg, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We were at the Casino on June 28th. We never plan on winning a big jackpot, we just go for the fun of playing slots. Its nice to get little hits so you can play the same machine for a while! Four of us played & choose many different slots. Our $20's were gone so fast! Not one of us... More

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