Category: Press

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 […]

Old Dominion

Tickets Go on Sale Saturday, June 15th Colonial Downs Group is very pleased to announce the first major concert event to be hosted at the New Kent racetrack since new owners re-opened the facility this year. Acclaimed country band Old Dominion, which just went #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts with its […]

Thanks Community with Giveaway and Prize Drawings Colonial Downs Group will host a grand opening celebration at Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Vinton this Friday, June 7, 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. The festivities will include disc jockey entertainment, free t-shirts and drawings for free plays. There will be a series of lucky winner drawings starting […]

Voter Referendums Could Pave the Way for Rosie’s Entertainment in Both Locations Colonial Downs Group Making $300 Million Investment in Virginia; Creating 800 New Jobs This Year; Generating $25 million Annually in State Tax Revenues; $17 Million Annually in Local Tax Revenues; $25 million Annually to Virginia’s Horse Industry Richmond, VA – May 30, 2019 […]

Harmony S Jackpot Winner

Warsaw Woman Wins on Memorial Day Playing American 7 All Stars 25 year old Warsaw resident Harmony Smith became the largest jackpot winner in the short history of Rosie’s Gaming Emporium. Harmony visited Rosie’s at Colonial Downs in New Kent County on Monday, May 27 with her mother. Harmony, won $146,206.85 playing a historical horse […]

POSTED 11:28 AM, APRIL 25, 2019, BY NICK BOYKIN, UPDATED AT 11:31AM, APRIL 25, 2019 NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. — Just a few hours after Rosie’s at Colonial Downs opened, Jonathan Roberson walked away with $25,000 after striking the jackpot at the newly opened gaming emporium in New Kent County. Roberson was reportedly playing a historical horseracing […]

By Rodrigo Arriaza Staff writer Horse racing, gaming fans and local officials welcomed Rosie’s Gaming Emporium at Colonial Downs with open arms at the facility’s ribbon cutting and public opening ceremony Tuesday morning. After remarks from local officials, which included New Kent Board of Supervisors Chairman Thomas Tiller, State Del. Christopher Peace and Sen. Thomas […]

POSTED 6:42 AM, APRIL 23, 2019, BY NICK BOYKIN, UPDATED AT 06:36PM, APRIL 23, 2019 NEW KENT Co., Va. – Rosie’s at Colonial Downs opened Tuesday, bringing a gaming emporium to a race track that is expected to start holding live horse racing in October 2019. The gaming emporium, which will have a variety of horse betting […]

By: Brooke Williams Posted: Apr 15, 2019 07:12 PM EDT Updated: Apr 15, 2019 11:15 PM EDT Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Vinton is nearing completion. WFXR got a preview of one of the 150 historical horse racing games at the location. Players can bet on horses and once bets have been placed at the machine, […]

By Tommy Lopez – Weekend Anchor / Reporter Posted: 4:57 PM, March 19, 2019Updated: 4:57 PM, March 19, 2019 VINTON, Va. – Off-track betting on horse racing is scheduled to return to the Roanoke Valley after a five-year hiatus. The venue that’s reopening is touted as bringing in jobs, tax revenue and more business to Vinton. Rosie’s […]

Published: 7:04 AM EDT March 25, 2019 Updated: 7:03 AM EDT March 25, 2019

NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Colonial Downs is betting on something besides horses to bring in crowds. Next month, the track will offer casino-style gaming. Roughly 600 historical horse racing machines started arriving at the track on Monday. They look and sound like slots but winnings are determined a little differently. “The experience when […]

By Enzo Domingo | March 25, 2019 at 5:26 PM EST – Updated March 25 at 5:28 PM New Kent County, VA (WWBT) – Historical Horse Race machines are just one of the new features coming to the new Colonial Downs when it opens in April. The facility closed six years ago, and will soon open its doors […]

By Tim Saunders | Posted: Mon 6:22 PM, Mar 25, 2019  | Updated: Mon 9:00 PM, Mar 25, 2019 NEW KENT, Va. (WDBJ7) With scrolling images and ringing bells, you could easily confuse them with a casino slot machine. “These games look like a traditional slot machine, but they’re far from it,” said Colonial Downs’ Chief Operating Officer, Aaron Gomes. […]