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Richmond, VA – June 26, 2020 – Colonial Downs Group, which operates Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums in Richmond, Hampton, New Kent County and Vinton is pleased to announce it is time again for some good, clean fun! After months of following stay-in-place shelter directives, Rosie’s will be entering Phase 3 of the Commonwealth’s re-opening for business […]

by: Adrienne Mayfield Posted: Mar 25, 2020 / 10:30 AM EDT / Updated: Mar 25, 2020 / 10:36 AM EDT RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia’s only horse racing track is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but its owners are placing their bets on the commonwealth’s medical professionals, first responders, and grocery store workers to […]

Posted: Apr 1, 2020 / 05:07 PM EDT / Updated: Apr 1, 2020 / 06:36 PM ED RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Rosie’s Gaming Emporium locations are coming together to support the community during the coronavirus outbreak. Beginning April 1, the casino will be giving away 20,000 free meals to ‘Virginia heroes’ that must work on the front lines of […]

by: Aaron Thompson Posted: Apr 1, 2020 / 05:11 PM EDT / Updated: Apr 1, 2020 / 05:11 PM EDT VINTON, Va. (WFXR) — Today kicked off the start of Rosie‘s gaming Emporium‘s “Rosies Gives Back” which handles a lot of charity causes and events. Today’s event is geared towards giving 20,000 free meals to […]

***Company Also Announces Initiative to Provide 20,000 Free Meals to Virginia’s Community Heroes in the Fight Against the Coronavirus*** Rosie’s Kitchens Will Prepare 20,000 “Grab and Go” Meals for Public Safety, Health Care Professionals, and All Other Essential Personnel Required to Work During This Unprecedented Time Details:  Richmond, VA – March 25, 2020 – […]

Rosie’s to Temporarily Close All Locations in Response to COVID-19 Gaming Emporiums to Reopen March 30 Richmond, VA – March 15, 2020 – Colonial Downs Group is announcing it will temporarily close its Rosie’s locations in Richmond, Hampton, New Kent & Vinton at the end of business today until Monday, March 30. The health and […]

A local man won the largest jackpot in Rosie’s history on a $25 spin at the Richmond Rosie’s on Thursday afternoon. Baron Rene Diaz-Reyez celebrated with his family, who joined him at Rosie’s after hearing about his good fortune. The previous record Rosie’s jackpot of $146,206.85 was won in New Kent County on May 28, […]

Colonial Downs Racetrack and Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums Poised to Spur $445 Million in Combined Economic Activity Statewide This Year A new economic study has found that the investment in Virginia by the Colonial Downs Group, consisting of the Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent County and Rosie’s gaming facilities statewide, will support thousands of new […]

By HOLLY PRESTIDGE Richmond Times-Dispatch Three nickels. A whopping 15 cents. Those were my “winnings” upon leaving Rosie’s Gaming Emporium after venturing out with my husband on a childless Friday night a few months ago. He, on the other hand, left with $150. “Your decimal point is in the wrong place,” he quipped, holding $130 […]

On most days, Rosie’s Gaming Emporium is alive with people placing their bets and taking their chances on electronic horses racing across their screens. In the off-season, the barns outside the Colonial Downs’ track are empty. However, on Jan. 18 the barn was filled with the sounds of power saws, drills and volunteers hard at […]

Volunteers to Assemble Wooden Beds at New Kent Racetrack Volunteers from Colonial Downs Group, Rosie’s Gaming Emporium and the Henrico County chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a national nonprofit organization, will be joining forces at Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent County this Saturday, January 18 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm to build […]

Christmas came early for hundreds of George W. Carver Elementary School students Wednesday. As part of “Operation Warm,” every student received a new coat to keep them warm throughout the winter. For some students and families, it meant one less thing to worry about during the holiday season. “It’s going to help me because I’m […]

Tickets on Sale Friday for December and January Events Colonial Downs Group is very pleased to announce it is adding to its line-up of entertainment at the New Kent County racetrack. Comedy headliner Jiggy will perform with Brian Plumb on Friday, December 27, 2019, while Ian Lara and Irwin Loring will take the stage on […]

Donations Made to Veterans Groups and Free Giveaways At a ceremony honoring our nation’s veterans, Colonial Downs Group and Rosie’s Gaming Emporium are making two check presentations to Richmond based veterans groups. Boots to Suits is being recognized for its work to provide veterans with career outfits to help them look and feel their best […]

Tax Revenues, Jobs & Player Activity All Exceed Expectations Richmond, VA – November 4, 2019 – Colonial Downs Group announced today its first six months of financial results since beginning operations on April 18, 2019 in New Kent County. The results also include operations in Vinton, which opened on May 6, 2019 and four months […]

At a ceremonial ribbon cutting, Colonial Downs Group announced today that Rosie’s Gaming Emporium is now open in Hampton, Va. Rosie’s, located in the Power Plant shopping center just off Interstate 64, features 700 historical horse racing (HHR) machines, simulcast horse racing, a restaurant and bar, and a gift shop. Aaron Gomes, chief operating officer […]

Las Vegas & Atlantic City Entertainer T-Fox to Headline All 3 Nights Colonial Downs Group will host a grand opening celebration at Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Richmond this Thursday – Saturday, July 18 – 20, beginning each evening at 6:00 p.m. The festivities will include nightly performances by critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and entertainer T-Fox, […]

Live Thoroughbred Horse Racing Returns to Colonial Downs on August 8 Richmond, VA – July 1, 2019 – At a ceremonial ribbon cutting, Colonial Downs Group announced today that Rosie’s Gaming Emporium is now open in Richmond, Va. Rosie’s Richmond features 700 historical horse racing (HHR) machines, simulcast horse racing, restaurant and bar, and gift […]

by Press Release | 06.27.2019 | 9:24am The Jockeys’ Guild and the Virginia HBPA have reached an agreement on a mount fee schedule for races to be run at Colonial Downs beginning with their opening day, August 8, 2019. The mount fee schedule calls for a minimum fee of $125, the highest in the mid-Atlantic […]

Stephanie Wisneski

Colonial Downs Group (CDG) is pleased to announce Stephanie Wisneski has been named general manager of Rosie’s Gaming Emporium at Colonial Downs in New Kent County. Wisneski had been Director of Compliance for CDG since October 2018. Prior to that Stephanie was the Compliance Manager for Miami Valley Gaming and Racing in Lebanon, Ohio. Stephanie […]