The Presque Isle Downs Sportsbook opened on the 26th of July, joining the likes of SugarHouse and BetRivers. The retail sportsbook launched in partnership with BetAmerica and will be based at the Presque Isle Downs & Casino. Up next for the sportsbook is the grand opening, set to take place on the 8th of August 2019.
Presque Isle Sportsbook Grand Opening
As mentioned before, the Presque Isle Downs Sportsbook grand opening has been scheduled for the 8th of August. A soft opening took place on the 24th and 25th of July followed by the official launch of the sportsbook on the 26th. The Presque Isles Downs & Casino is located near Erie in the South of Pennsylvania.
Presque Isle Sportsbook Address: 8199 Perry Hwy, Erie, PA 16509, USA
The grand opening celebrations on the Aug. 8th are planned to coincide with the commencement of NFL pre-season games. A total of 16 NFL pre-season games are scheduled to be played on the 8th, including the native Steelers and Eagles.
A reported 50 kiosks are expected to be available for betting throughout the casino floor and sportsbook hub. The 25 kiosks on the casino floor will include locations in The Hub center bar, Bar 90 and the High Limit Room.
Sports Betting at Presque Isle Downs Sportsbook
The Presque Isle Down Sportsbook will operate under the BetAmerica brand and underlying technology will be provided by SBTech. As a BetAmerica product, the Presque Isle Sportsbook should feature a wide range of sports and leagues from around the world. Bet on all popular American sports, including the NFL, NHL, MLS, MLB, and NBA. Other popular sports such as Tennis, MMA, Motor Racing, Golf, and Rugby should also be available for wagering.
Horse betting enthusiasts will be happy to hear the BetAmerica has a special interest in the sport. Expect races from all around the world to be available for betting with a focus on American greyhounds and horses.
In terms of bet types, BetAmerica should provide a variety of options including:
Try both pre-match and live betting wagers at Presque Isle. Live betting will give bettors the opportunity to wager on sporting events which are already in progress. A Cash Out feature will likely also be present, allowing bettors to buy out of bets before they complete.
BetAmerica Sportsbook at Presque Isle Downs
BetAmerica is a gambling brand out of Churchill Downs that purchased Presque Isle from El Dorado this past January. The brand works in online sports betting, horse racing and fantasy sports betting within the USA.
Due to legislation, BetAmerica could only take bets online for horse and greyhound racing for a long period. As such, the sportsbook was able to build a huge customer base in the racing market. Expect BetAmerica to stick to their strength and provide a massive selection of races to choose from at Presque Isle.
Granted, the Presque Isle Downs Sportsbook is strictly a retail bookmaker. That said, we expect an online presence eventually. BetAmerica has already cemented itself as one of the best online sports betting sites in the US.
Presque Isle Online Sports Betting
As discussed earlier, the Presque Isle Downs Sportsbook will not launch with an online platform. The retail sportsbook is the first step however to an eventual online sports betting site. In Pennsylvania, all online sportsbooks are attached to a retail bookmaker. Given BetAmerica’s online sports betting history, it would seem the opening of Presque Isle is the first step to greater plans.
If the Presque Isle Sportsbook does go online you can expect all the same sports and betting options as the retail sportsbook. Generally, access an online sports betting platform via a browser-based client or mobile app. Expect the online sportsbook to be BetAmerica software. For a feel of what to expect you can visit the BetAmerica NJ site.
When the online site launches you can expect a welcome bonus to be available to all new users who join. Given BetAmerica’s past welcome offers, you can expect a deposit or free bet bonus for a sizable amount. Be sure to keep a lookout for any developments on the Presque Isle online sportsbook to make sure you don’t miss out.
Get Ready For Presque Isle Sports Betting
With the start of all the major American leagues approaching, Presque Isle will be ready to take your wagers. The retail sportsbook popped off with a bang on the 8th of August, so get ready to make a visit. With the sportsbook going strong, expect an online version of the platform to become available. There’s no timeline for the online site but the partnership with BetAmerica should speed up the process.
If you’re curious about what to expect from BetAmerica, read our review of BetAmerica horse racing betting!