$ 63,966 Bad Beat Jackpot Won At Presque Isle Downs & Casino

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Monday, December 23, 2013
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Bad Beat Winner Greg $31k 12.21

 

$63,966 Bad Beat Jackpot Won At Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Erie, PA, December 21, 2013 — For the second time in less than two months, a losing hand in Presque Isle Downs & Casino’s poker room caused another “lucky” player to walk away with big money. Gregory Worner of Erie, PA took home $31,983 from his “losing” hand. The bad beat jackpot occurs when a sufficiently strong hand is shown down and loses to an even stronger hand held by another player. At Presque Isle Downs & Casino the qualifier is Aces full of Kings (player must have pocket Aces).

 

This is the fifth Bad Beat Jackpot won since opening their poker room in October of 2011.

 

Michael Pagan of Lorain, OH won $15,991.48 for his “winning hand”. The remaining share was split among eight players each winning $1,998.94. Steven Martin of Ridgeway, PA; Gerry Gendlin of Erie, PA, Joshua Suvak of Independence, OH; Jeffrey Wells of Union City, PA; Steven Volman of Meadville, PA; Donald Hart of Erie, PA; Brian Robson of Erie, PA, and Adella Pilliteri of Waterford, PA all shared in the $15,991 remaining.

 

The casino started the Bad Beat Jackpot to create more excitement around the game. And that strategy continues to be paying off in spades.

 

“The Bad Beat Jackpot was created to enhance the customer experience by providing an additional opportunity for the players to win,” said Mike Tamburelli, Presque Isle Downs & Casino VP and General Manager.

 

The last bad beat jackpot was awarded November 9, 2013 when James Kaputa of Saegerstown, PA won $99,943.26 and Joseph Armeni of Conneaut, Ohio won $49,971.64. Eight other players won $6,246 each as part of the table share.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available.
Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

 

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$ 125,400 Jackpot Won at Presque Isle Downs & Casino

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Monday, December 23, 2013
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$125,400 Jackpot Won at Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Erie, PA – An unnamed local man from Crawford County, PA won a 5-cent progressive jackpot of $125,400 progressive jackpot late Friday, December 20, 2013.  This follows a $141,785 progressive jackpot won on December 11, 2013 by Jefferson, Ohio resident James Lautanen.

 

The largest nickel progressive won at Presque Isle Downs & Casino was $190,932.45 in July of 2008. The largest jackpot won since opening in 2007 was a $500,000 progressive jackpot which hit in November 2012.

 

“It’s been a winning weekend at Presque Isle Downs & Casino! Jackpots have been hitting all weekend long at $20,000; several $10,000 jackpots and an $8,000 jackpot just to name a few. We couldn’t be happier that our players won such big jackpots over the holidays”, stated Mike Tamburelli, Vice President & General Manager of Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

 

In order to win the progressive amount shown, the player must be playing the “Max Bet” feature on the slot machines. There are currently several large progressive jackpots including a $36,537 and $43,158 progressive and the Bad Beat Poker Jackpot is currently at $32,818.

 

Learn more about Presque Isle Downs & Casino at presqueisledowns.com

 

 

 

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available.
Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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$ 141,785 Jackpot Won at Presque Isle Downs & Casino

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Thursday, December 12, 2013
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$141,785 Jackpot Won at Presque Isle Downs & Casino

Erie, PA – Jefferson, Ohio resident James Lautanen won a progressive jackpot of $141,785 late Wednesday, December 11, 2013. Lautanen, was playing a $1 progressive slot.

The largest jackpot won since opening in 2007 was a $500,000 progressive jackpot which hit in November 2012.

“A big win just in time for Christmas! We couldn’t be happier that James won”, stated Mike Tamburelli, Vice President & General Manager of Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

In order to win the progressive amount shown, the player must be playing the “Max Bet” feature on the slot machines. There are currently several large progressive jackpots including a 5-cent progressive at $125,000 and the Bad Beat Poker Jackpot is currently at $60,460.

Learn more about Presque Isle Downs & Casino at presqueisledowns.com

 

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available.
Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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Over 22,000 Pounds of Food Collected for Second Harvest Food Bank

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Over 22,000 Pounds of Food Collected for Second Harvest Food Bank

Erie, PA — INClub members at Presque Isle Downs & Casino brought in two cans of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank. In return for the player’s generosity, the casino gave each player $5 in free play for their donation.

Throughout the 3 ½ weeks the donations were collected, casino guests provided 22,867 pounds of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Currently, the employees at Presque Isle Downs & Casino are collecting food through December 20th.

“People really want to make a difference. Each year this program continues to be a huge success for the people in our area who really need it the most. It’s great to see both our employees and our customers come together to donate to such a worthy cause like Second Harvest,” stated Mike Tamburelli, Vice President and General Manager of Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania is dedicated to providing subsistence support to individuals in dire need of help in their 11 county Northwest Pennsylvania service area.

Presque Isle Downs & Casino remains dedicated to supporting the community and is sponsoring various charities throughout the holiday season including Second Harvest Community Food Bank, The United Way of Erie County, Toys for Tots and Presents for Patients.

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available. Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

 

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Miracle of Giving Poker Tournament Announced

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Contact: Jennifer See 814-464-5409

 

3rd Annual Miracle of Giving Poker Tournament Announced

Erie, PA— Presque Isle Downs & Casino announced that the 3rd Annual Miracle of Giving Poker Tournament would be held Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 1:30pm to benefit the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.

The tournament features a $75 buy-in and each participant who brings in an unwrapped toy will receive an additional 500 chips on top of the 5,000 starting chips. There is a ten toy limit; however, people are encouraged to bring as many unwrapped toys as they want.

“We are looking forward to once again partnering with the Toys for Tots Foundation to help make a difference with the children in our community”, stated Mike Tamburelli, Vice President and General Manager of Presque Isle Downs & Casino.

The mission of the US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program is to collect new, unwrapped toys from October through December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to children in need within the community.

Presque Isle Downs & Casino remains dedicated to supporting the community and is sponsoring various charities throughout the holiday season including Second Harvest Community Food Bank, The United Way of Erie County, Toys for Tots and Presents for Patients.

Boxes for the Toys for Tots will be located at the casino’s main and north entrance. There will also be collection tables on Sunday, December 8th in The Downs Clubhouse & Lounge for the Miracle of Giving Tournament. Toys will be collected from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Registration for the tournament also begins at 11:30am.

 

If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available.
Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

 

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