Presque Isle Downs & Casino caters to all your gambling and dining needs
Located in Erie, Pennsylvania, Presque Isle Downs & Casino is operated and owned by the Eldorado Resorts. It is a horse racing track and casino that was developed by the MTR Gaming Group. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on October 2005 and Presque Isle Downs & Casino officially opened by February 28, 2007. It has 2,00 0 slot machines and a 1 mile oval track that opened later in the year. Tapeta Footings have been used to pave the track, making Presque Isle Downs & Casino the first ever racing track that's more than a mile long paved with Tapeta in the US. A few of the races held here include the Presque Isle Mile, Tom Ridge Stakes and Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes. In August of 2007, simulcasting was moved from upper Peach Street.
All the revenues are divided between the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the operator, with the 55% going to the Commonwealth. They use the funds for economic development, relief of property tax, tourism and development of the horse racing industry. Meanwhile, the table game revenues go to the general fund of the state as well as the local government. The entire property sits in 272 acres of land in Summit Township. At present, they also offer poker games, live entertainment and a sumptuous dining experience in top of the thrilling horse racing matches and table games.
The club hosted the High Heels Poker Tour, which is the first-ever Ladies Only No-Limit Hold 'Em Tournament in the United States. The buy-in was $105. This is part of the two-event series organized by High Heels Poker Tour Red Stiletto Series. Aside from this, the organization has given at random a $1,000 buy-in into the 2012 World Series of Poker held at Las Vegas. Those who were entrants of the hotel were automatically registered as members of Red Stiletto Rewards Club.