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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 […]

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, […]

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