Presque Isle Downs and Casino

8199 Perry Hwy, Erie, PA | 866-374-3386 | Presque Isle Downs

Presque Isle Casino is in Erie, Pennsylvania. It is along Interstate 90 between its interchanges with Interstate 79 to the west and Interstate 86 to the east. It is owned and operated by Churchill Downs. 

There are two open restaurants at Presque Isle Downs. There is no hotel on the property. However, Presque Isle has local lodging partners.

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Presque Isle Casino

There are about 1,500 slots and 32 table games at Presque Isle Casino. There is also a sportsbook and racetrack. However, the poker room never reopened.

Table games

We found 32 table games at Presque Isle during our visit in May 2021. Blackjack tables use eight decks on the main casino floor. Six decks are used in high limit. Both games permit double down on any two cards before and after splitting, as well as surrender. Pairs, except aces, may be re-split one time. The dealer stands on soft 17.

The limits below are based on what we expect players will find at table games most hours of the day. Minimum bets may be higher or lower based on business levels. Tables open at 11am daily.

Games and minimum bets

There is stadium Casino War for $3. Stadium double zero roulette and 3:2 blackjack are $3 on Sunday through Thursday and $5 on Friday and Saturday.  

Video poker

Our top pick for video poker is in the high limit slot section. We found $1, $2, $5, and $10 9/6 Double Double Bonus here. There is also 15/9 Deuces Wild and 8/6 Bonus Poker Deluxe at the $2 denomination and higher.

Video poker denominations at Presque Isle Casino start at nickel and include dime, quarter, half-dollar, dollar, two-dollar and five-dollar. The typical selection of variants is available, including Ultimate X, Spin Poker, and Super Times Pay.

Presque Isle Downs players club

The rewards program here is simply called the Presque Isle Downs Players Club. New players receive at least $10 in free slot play when creating an account. Players may win more based on the amount of action given on the first day of membership. Swipe at a kiosk before 11:59pm on your first day of Presque Isle Downs Players Club to see what your extra free play boost is.

The four tiers are known as Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4. Perks include free slot play and dining offers.

  • Tier 1 0-9,999 points
  • Tier 2 10,000-74,999 points
  • Tier 3 75,000-199,999 points
  • Tier 4 200,000+ points

Poker room never reopened

Presque Isle had a poker room prior to the pandemic. It never reopened. Find open Pennsylvania poker rooms.

Presque Isle Downs & Casino sportsbook

The sportsbook at Presque Isle Downs uses the TwinSpires brand. It has a bar with video poker machines in a corner of the casino. There are 50 sports betting kiosks available with nine in Churchill’s Bourbon & Brew. Read more about Pennsylvania sportsbook reviews.

Presque Isle Downs & Casino racetrack

Presque Isle Downs hosts 80 days of live thoroughbred horse races. The 2023 racing season started on May 15 and runs through October 19. Standard race days are Mondays through Wednesdays. Thursday race days are added in August. The first post time is 3pm. Simulcast wagering is available daily.

Dining and drinks at Presque Isle Downs & Casino

There are two restaurants at Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

  • Churchill’s Bourbon and Brew – Located on the second floor overlooking the mile-long racetrack. There are 30 beers on tap and a large bourbon selection. On Friday nights from 5pm until 7pm, there is live entertainment and 50% off appetizers, draft beer, and well drinks.
  • LBV Steakhouse – Located in the heart of the casino.
Dining options at Presque Isle Downs & Casino
– Wednesday
Churchill’s Bourbon and Brew: 11am-9pm
ThursdayChurchill’s Bourbon and Brew: 11am-9pm
LBV Steakhouse: 5-9pm
& Saturday
Churchill’s Bourbon and Brew: 11am-10pm
LBV Steakhouse: 5-10pm
Dining options at Presque Isle Downs & Casino. Last updated 8/16/2023

There are three bars at Presque Isle Downs. Bar-top video poker is available at all three bars. Bar 90 serves drinks from 5pm until midnight Monday through Thursday and 1pm until 2am Friday through Sunday nights. The Hub is located at the center of the casino. Drink service is available from 9am until 2am daily. 

Hotel partners

There is not a hotel at Presque Isle Downs. Three local hotels offer packages or discounts for Players Club Card members. 

The Cobblestone Hotel & Suites offers an overnight package that includes a $40 Presque Isle Downs & Casino gift card. This package is available at both the Harborcreek and Erie Bayfront locations. 

The Erie Bayfront Courtyard by Marriott and Sheraton Erie Bayfront offers up to 15% off the best available rate with a Players Club Card.

Other hotel partners in Erie include:

  • Baymont Inn & Suites
  • Comfort Inn & Suites
  • Country Inn & Suites
  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • Days Inn
  • Hawthorne Suites by Wyndham
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • Home2 Suites by Hilton
  • Quality Inn & Suites
  • Red Roof Inn
  • Super 8 by Wyndham

Presque Isle Downs & Casino FAQ

Is Presque Isle Downs & Casino open 24 hours a day?

Yes. Presque Isle Downs is open 24 hours a day.

What is the minimum betting age at Presque Isle Downs & Casino?

Casino and poker players must be 21 years of age or older. Horse bettors must be 18 years of age or older.

Is smoking allowed at Presque Isle Downs & Casino?

Yes. Smoking is permitted in select areas of the casino floor at Presque Isle Downs.

What table games are available at Presque Isle Downs & Casino?

Blackjack, craps, pai gow poker, High Card Flush, Let it Ride, Mississippi Stud, roulette, and Ultimate Texas Hold’em.

Is there a poker room at Presque Isle Downs & Casino?

No. There was a poker room at Presque Isle Downs prior to March 2020.

Is there a sportsbook at Presque Isle Downs & Casino?

Yes. There is a TwinSpires Sportsbook at Presque Isle Downs.

Is mobile sports betting available through Presque Isle Downs & Casino?

Yes. It is available through the TwinSpires Sportsbook app.

Are online casino games available through Presque Isle Downs & Casino?

Yes. Online casino games are available through the TwinSpires Casino app.

Is there a racetrack at Presque Isle Downs & Casino?

Yes. There is a one-mile thoroughbred racetrack at Presque Isle Downs.

When is there live racing at Presque Isle Downs & Casino?

The 2023 racing season started on May 15 and runs through October.

Are minors allowed at the racetrack at Presque Isle Downs & Casino?

Yes. Guests under 21 years of age are welcome on the Back Patio.

Can minors dine at Presque Isle Downs & Casino?

Yes. Guests under 21 years of age are allowed to dine at the food trucks on the Back Patio on racing days.

Is there a hotel at Presque Isle Downs & Casino?

No. However, local area hotel partners offer discounts and packages.

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Last Updated on August 16, 2023 by John Mehaffey