I can only speak for one of the properties - the new casino and race track at Erie, PA; however, business at that property is outstanding. The casino is frequently filled to capacity, with nearly all slot machines actively in use. It doesn't look like a recession at this property.
Please be advised that the Presque Isle Casino in Erie, Pa is operated by MTR Gaming Group, not Penn National Gaming. In PA, Penn National only operates the Hollywood Casino at its Penn National racetrack near Harrisburg.