Meadows Casino is often called a ‘racino’ as it is joined to a horse racing track. Located near Pittsburgh on the Ohio side of Pennsylvania at 210 Racetrack Road in Washington, Pennsylvania, Meadows Casino is one of the best-known Pennsylvania casinos, that is making a reputation for the state as a gambling destination.
Like Presque Isle Downs near the town of Erie, Meadows Racetrack and Casino combines the delights of gambling at the machines and tables, with the thrill of placing a bet on your favorite horse. Entrance to the race track is free, and the grandstand has a capacity of 4,500. There is live racing from Tuesday through until Sunday. The casino is open 24 hours, and has 350,000 square feet of gaming space. All the regular games are available on the casino’s 3,700 gaming machines, so visitors will always be able to find a spot to themselves, and start gaming to their heart’s content. It’s no wonder that gambling has become an attraction in the state to rival the more traditional pursuits of Pennsylvania fishing, camping, and boating.
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino isn’t just about gambling, though. It also offers a well-rounded vacation experience. The property has a total of seven restaurants, meaning that you won’t have to waste any time leaving the Meadows Casino premises to find food and drink, whether you’re wanting a sophisticated sit-down meal or a quick bite to eat before you return to the races or the tables. Cafes, restaurants, and a large food court are some of the options to choose from, right on the casino doorstep. Visitors looking for entertainment outside of the Meadows Racetrack and Casino can enjoy the onsite bowling rink, open from noon until midnight, and until the early hours of the morning on weekends. Some of the better hotels in Pennsylvania can be found around the Pittsburgh area, so visitors will find it easy to book accommodation and make sure that they’re close to the action.
A program of Meadows Casino events ensure that visitors never get bored. Live entertainment every Friday and Saturday features musicians, comedians and entertainment shows, so you can celebrate your winnings in style, or forget your sorrows, if it wasn’t your day at the tables. Free admissions to all Meadows Casino events make them extremely popular with visitors to the race track and casino, so it’s best to arrive early in order to get a seat.
If the gambling facilities and Meadows Casino Events aren’t enough to entertain you, there is plenty to do in the surrounding area. Nearby Pittsburgh is a popular tourist destination, and is home to some of the top attractions in Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Zoo is a favorite with vacationers, while the city’s shopping draws the crowds, especially in the Christmas season. If you’re more of an outdoors person, Lake Erie is also in the west of the state, to the north of the casino. The town of Erie, on the shores of the lake, is a great base for camping, boating, and the ever-popular Pennsylvania fishing.