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Presque Isle Downs

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    Presque Isle Downs and Casino
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    Location Summit Township, Erie County, near Erie, PA (USA)
    Address 8199 Perry Highway
    Erie, Pennsylvania 16509
    Opening date February 28, 2007
    Total gaming space Script error: No such module "convert".
    Signature attractions Thoroughbred racetrack
    Notable restaurants Sensory 3
    The Clubhouse Bar & Grill
    Backstretch Buffet
    INCafe
    ScoopIN
    Southside Bar
    Backstretch Bar
    Zelda's
    Casino type Racino
    Owner Eldorado Resorts
    Website presqueisledowns.com

    Presque Isle Downs and Casino is a casino and horse racing track near Erie, Pennsylvania, owned and operated by Eldorado Resorts.

    Description

    The developer, MTR Gaming Group, broke ground in October 2005 for its new facility, which opened on February 28, 2007. It contains 2,000 slot machines. The Script error: No such module "convert". oval track opened on September 2, 2007. It is paved with the synthetic material Tapeta Footings (a mixture of sand, rubber, fiber with a wax coating[1]). It's the first synthetic horse racetrack that is longer than 1 mile (2 km) in the Northeast and the first racetrack paved with Tapeta in the United States.[1] Simulcasting was transferred from its former upper Peach Street location and became operational in August 2007.[2]

    Some of the races at Presque Isle Downs include:

    Gaming revenue is split between the operator (45%) and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (55%), the latter of which will use the funds for property tax relief, economic development and tourism, and the horse racing industry.[2] Revenue from table games goes to the state's general fund and the local government. Presque Isle Downs & Casino now operates table games, along with 2,000 slot machines.

    The property is located on a Script error: No such module "convert". site off Exit 27 on Interstate 90 in Summit Township.

    TV Personalites

    References

    1. ^ a b Guerriero, John (2007-09-01). "And...They're off". Erie Times-News. Retrieved 2007-09-03. 
    2. ^ a b Guerriero, John (2007-07-07). "Numbers Down a Bit, But Hopes Still High". Erie Times-News. pp. 1A, 7A. 
    3. ^ Blood Horse: 2011 Graded Stakes: 13 Fewer Than '10

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