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Presque Isle Downs and Casino: Way better than the bingo hall..

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  • Presque Isle Downs and Casino: Way better than the bingo hall..

    Me & Sweetie went early New Year's Eve; we were post-holiday shopping in Erie & dropped in to see what it was like. We often go to the Seneca bingo hall/slots in Irving [15min drive], occasionally head out to Salamanca or Niagara Falls [Fallsview our favorite].

    Service was good & friendly [& pumped for the occasion?]. Quick P. Club signup, came out ahead on the Free Play. Regular slots were tight for us, but video poker was a winner for me.

    'Table' games are attractive video terminals; didn't wait out the crowd at the $2 BJ, so I'd like to see more low-stakes [rules seemed fair]; lost at Roulette [who doesn't?].

    There is no hotel/spa/etc. attached, so 'Amenities' is n.a. We ate before we got there, so no comment on food, but I was disappointed to be paying for my drinks. it affected my tipping.

    Ah, the Atmosphere... biggest attraction for any casiino [after previous wins, of course]. It reminded me very much of Salamanca a few years back. Generally dark [some LV casinos do this to hide the dirt, but Erie is clean] with sparkle around the edges. Service was present but not obtrusive. Unfortunately, it lacks sufficient gaming options to draw me back frequently.

    All-in-all, I'd rate it far above the bingo hall; not quite up to the Niagara or Allegany Indian casinos, certainly not up to AC or LV standards [next-door competition does wonders, eh?].

    Sweetie & I keep talking about going back since it's only an hour's drive, but haven't quite got around to it yet [Salamanca's only an hour and a half ]. On balance, I enjoyed it.

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