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The first slots parlor to open in Western Pennsylvania, Presque Isle Downs & Casino features a 140,000 square foot clubhouse with 2,000 slot machines, 48 gaming tables, and fine and casual restaurants and lounges. A thoroughbred horse racing facility features racing as well as concerts and nightly entertainment.


SLOTS & TABLE GAMES:

Presque Isle Downs offers 2000 slot machines - the good, old-fashioned traditional slots with levers you pull and reels that spin. They also offer 48 popular table games, including roulette, craps, blackjack and poker.


HORSE RACING:

The horse racing track at Presque Isle Downs features a 100-day live racing schedule, along with five bars, a buffet, and a restaurant overlooking the racetrack. The mile-long track offers free admission (betting optional) and a great viewing area. Children are allowed at the track, but they are not permitted in the casino.

Racing at Presque Isle Downs runs Wednesday through Saturday in mid-May, and then Tuesday through Saturday until almost the end of September. Post time is 5:30 p.m. More than 10 Stakes Races are scheduled for Presque Isle Downs each year, many with pursues of at least $100,000. The highlight of the stakes schedule is the $400,000 Grade III Presque Isle Master Stakes in September.


LOCATION:

Presque Isle Downs & Casino is located in Summit Township, Erie County in northwestern Pennsylvania. It's just off Exit 27 of Interstate 90, offering easy access from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Youngstown, and Buffalo, as well as Erie.


PARKING & TRANSPORTATION:

Presque Isle Downs & Casino has more than 3,000 parking spaces, with five shuttle buses to ferry customers to the casino from the parking areas. Climate-controlled shelters are available throughout the parking areas where you can stay warm and dry while waiting for the shuttle.


WHERE TO STAY:

A variety of hotels are located in the immediate vicinity of Presque Isle Downs, south of Interstate 90 and just east of Route 97. This is the same area where the Splash Lagoon Indoor Waterpark is located, with about a half-dozen hotels serving both attractions, plus interstate travelers.
Hotels Near Presque Isle Downs


HOW TO GET TO PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS:

From Pittsburgh, PA (90 miles)
Take Interstate I-79 NORTH to the Interstate I-90 interchange
Take I-90 EAST to Exit 27
Turn RIGHT off the exit.
The entrance to Presque Isle Downs is on the left.

From Cleveland, OH (90 miles)
Take Interstate I-90 EAST
In Pennsylvania, exit I-90 at Exit 27
Turn RIGHT off the exit.
The entrance to Presque Isle Downs is on the left.

From Buffalo, NY (90 miles)
Take Interstate I-90 WEST
In Pennsylvania, exit I-90 at Exit 27
Turn LEFT off the exit.
The entrance to Presque Isle Downs is on the left.

For more things to see and do in Erie, PA, see Erie Attractions


Presque Isle Downs
8199 Perry Hwy
Erie, PA 16509
866-ERIE-FUN (866-374-3386)
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