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Courtesy Presque Isle Downs

Presque Isle Downs and Casino

Open for more than six years, the Presque Isle Downs and Casino has become one of the most popular attractions in the area. The casino offers more than 2,000 slot machines and table and poker action for groups 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

“From May to September each year, we feature live thoroughbred racing for 100 nights of excitement and year-round simulcast racing,” said Mike Tamburelli, vice president and general manager for the Presque Isle Downs and Casino. “We are constantly adding new and exciting slots to the floor to provide the best gaming experience for guests, but our employees are what I love most about this casino. They make our players’ visits more enjoyable and make them feel like a part of our casino family.”

For groups gluttonous for gastronomy, this casino offers bountiful dining options. There are four lounges — Zelda’s, the Southside Bar, the Backstretch Bar and the Downs Clubhouse and Lounge — a buffet, a full-service restaurant and a quick-snack shop for pizzas and more. At Downs Clubhouse and Bar, racing fans can watch, wager and wolf down some nachos all in front of more than 200 flat-screen televisions broadcasting races from all over the world.

Along with ample free parking and complimentary shuttle buses year-round, groups receive special incentives to play at this casino with offers like $35 slot play, or $30 slot play and $5 food, in addition to complimentary meals and incentive-based offers for returning group leaders.

Kristy Alpert

Kristy Alpert has traversed more than 50 countries in her quest to uncover stories for her outlets in Food & Wine, Men's Health, Group Travel Leader, American Way, and more. When she's not on the road, you can find her teaching yoga and exploring around her new home in Germany with her husband and her Boston Terrier, Tobias.