Presque Isle Downs & Casino

8199 Perry Hwy, Erie, PA | 866-374-3386 | Casino Website


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. Presque Isle has local lodging partners.

Presque Isle Casino

There are about 1,500 slots and 32 table games at Presque Isle Casino. There is also a sportsbook and racetrack. The poker room remains temporarily closed. 

Presque Isle table games

We found 32 table games at Presque Isle. 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.

Games and minimum bets

  • 00 roulette: $10 or $15
  • Craps – 10x odds: $15
  • Blackjack – 8 decks: $10 or $15
  • Blackjack – 6 decks: $50
  • Face Up Pai Gow Poker: $25
  • High Card Flush: $10
  • Let it Ride: $10
  • Mississippi Stud: $10
  • Three Card Poker: $10
  • Ultimate Texas Hold’em: $10

There is stadium Casino War for $3. Stadium double zero roulette and 3:2 blackjack are $5.  

Presque Isle 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 are available, including Ultimate X, Spin Poker and Super Times Pay.

Presque Isle Downs & Casino 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.

Presque Isle Downs & Casino poker

The Presque Isle poker room remains temporarily closed. 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 25 sports betting kiosks in the book area. Another 25 are scattered throughout the property. Read more about Pennsylvania sportsbooks here.

Presque Isle Downs & Casino racetrack

Presque Isle Downs hosts thoroughbred horse races. The 2022 racing season runs from mid-May through October. Standard race days are Monday through Thursday. Post time is 1:30pm.

Dining and drinks at Presque Isle Downs & Casino

There are three restaurants and 24-hour food vending at Presque Isle Downs & Casino. One restaurant is currently open.

  • 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.
  • INCafe – Vending machine options: hot dog, nachos, pizza, chicken salad croissant, mac & cheese, breakfast biscuit or a beer.
  • Backstretch Buffet – Located on the main casino level. Fridays feature international and fried fish, Saturdays are flavors of Erie and Sundays suppers. Backstretch Buffet is temporarily closed.
  • LBV Steakhouse – Located in the heart of the casino. LBV Steakhouse is temporarily closed.

Presque Isle Downs & Casino’s dining option details and hours

There are three bars at Presque Isle Downs. Bar-top video poker is available at all three bars. Located outside the TwinSpires Sportsbook is the Trackside Bar. The bar is open Friday through Sunday from 4pm until 11pm.

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. 

Presque Isle Downs hotel partners

There is not a hotel at Presque Isle Downs. Four 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. 

Baymont Inn & Suites offers guests a 20% discount when presented with a Players Club Card. The Erie Bayfront Courtyard by Marriott and Sheraton Erie Bayfront offer up to 15% off the best available rate with a Players Club Card.

Other hotel partners in Erie include:

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

Presque Isle Downs & Casino FAQ

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

Yes. It 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.

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?

Yes. The seven-table poker room is temporarily closed.

Is there a sportsbook at Presque Isle Downs & Casino?

Yes. There is a TwinSpires Sportsbook.

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.

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

The 2022 racing season runs from mid-May through October. Standard race days are Monday through Thursday with a 1:30pm post time.

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

Yes. Guests under 21 years of age are welcome in 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. Local area hotel partners offer discounts and packages.

Last updated: March 10, 2022

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