Casino Reviews

Presque Isle Downs Casino

We visited the Presque Isle Downs Casino and only spent about an hour in the casino. The following are our comments about what we saw and observed. We did not try any of the bars, or restaurants at the casino. This is a casino only facility. There is no hotel with this facility, although there are motels and hotels in the area.

Presque Isle Downs Casino –  From penny slots to Virtual Blackjack, Three-Card Poker, & Roulette, you’ll find a wide variety of choices and denominations to suit your gaming needs. At Presque Isle Downs & Casino…they  are the Home of the Big Jackpots! Look for their Progressive Slots conveniently located throughout the casino.

Presque Isle Downs CasinoThe Presque Isle Downs Casino has over 2000 slot machines and a number of virtual table games such as blackjack, roulette and several others.

There is ample parking at the casino, all surface parking which means on busy days there may be a long walk involved to get to the casino. There are two entrances, with Valet service at the main entrance.

The casino is nice, there is no hotel and there are lots of slot machines. There is also a high roller area as well. The Presque Isle Downs Casino is a combination casino and race track . It is similar to many that have sprung up across the country were the race track has been struggling and the casino addition has meant that the racetrack can continue to operate.

Presque Isle Downs Casino

Slot Machines

There are over 2000 slot machines of all types. The casino is large enough to have all of the popular slot machines as well as poker and keno machines.

There are many 5cent machines as well as 25 cent, 50 cent and $1 dollar machines to choose from.

Table Games

There are no live table games, however there are 7 or 8 virtual table games that players can try out. These include blackjack and roulette and a number of other table games. Virtual table games have gorgeous virtual dealers that manage the game and deal the virtual cards.


La Bonne Vie Enjoy a Classic American Prime Steak House at La Bonne Vie located in the heart of the casino. They are  open every Wednesday through Saturday from 5pm to 10pm.

The Downs Clubhouse & Lounge features a beautiful year-round view of the racetrack and casual dining at its best. They are open Friday & Saturday nights for live entertainment!

The Triple Crown Buffet If you’re looking for a quick bite, visit The Triple Crown Buffet which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They feature Prime Rib & Shrimp every Sunday through Thursday and Crab Legs & Prime Rib Buffet on Friday & Saturdays from 4pm to 11pm.

Experience one of the four lounges. Zelda’s,The Paddock Bar, The Speakeasy Lounge, and The Clubhouse Lounge offer your favorite spirits daily until 2am.

Lit’l Al’s Need a quick snack? Stop by Lit’l Al’s located in the Elevator Lobby just off the casino floor and you’ll find hot dogs, pizza and more!

What We Liked

  • Variety of slot machines
  • Buffet
  • Easy access from all highways
  • Safe environment in the casino and parking areas
  • Great stopover point on your way to Columbus or points west

What We Did Not Like

  • Smoking in the casino
  • No hotel
  • Long way to walk from parking to get into the casino

Slot Player Card

They are part of the Roarin’ 20’s  slot players card system. Slot members can take advantage of benefits at the casino including cash back as well as discounts on meals at the casino.

If you have not taken advantage of slot player cards, there are a number of benefits that many slot players should consider. Free or discounted rooms, email mailing list of promotions, free or discounted meals, access to entertainment, and a tax report outlining your losses and wins for tax claim purposes.


There is ample parking at the Presque Isle Downs Casino in a large  surface multiple parking lot system that we observed.


Presque Isle Downs is conveniently located on I-90 Exit 27.

Presque Isle Downs & Casino, 8199 Perry Highway,Erie, PA 16509 , 1-866-ERIE-FUN or (814) 860-8999

Additional Driving Directions:

From Buffalo, NY

I-90 West to Exit 27 • Make a left off the exit • Entrance to Presque Isle Downs is on the left.

From Cleveland, OH

I-90 East to Exit 27 • Make a right off the exit. Entrance to Presque Isle Downs is on the left.

From Pittsburgh, PA

I-79 North to I-90 East • Exit 27 Make a right off the exit • Entrance to Presque Isle Downs is on the left.

From Youngstown, OH

Route 11 North to I-90 East. Take exit 27 • Make a right off the exit • Entrance to Presque Isle Downs is on the left.

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  2. We would like to know if you get a birthday buffet with your Roarin’20’s Players Club Card. If so, do it have to be on your birthday?

  3. Some casinos will provide you with a free buffet in the same month as your birthday. We could not find any information about this casino providing a free buffet on your birthday. We do know that casinos in more competitive markets will provide this sort of reward, however we have not typically seen racetrack casinos providing these kinds of rewards.

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