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Rosie’s Gaming Emporium Vinton expected to open in May

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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Man wins $25K jackpot at Rosie’s opening day in New Kent

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 […]

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Local officials, gaming fans welcome Rosie’s to New Kent

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 […]

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Rosie’s at Colonial Downs opens in New Kent

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 […]

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Rosie’s to bring off-track horse betting, jobs and business to Vinton in late April

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 […]

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Colonial Downs: Construction of Rosie’s Gaming Emporium nears completion

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

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Colonial Downs betting on casino-style games to bring in new crowds

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 […]

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Rosie’s New Kent unveils digital betting machines

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 […]

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Horse Racing machines, set to debut in Vinton, have casino slot appearance

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. […]

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Historical Horse Racing betting machines arrive at Colonial Downs in New Kent

By Ashley Luck aluck@tidewaterreview.com March 26, 2019, 10:10AM | New Kent Colonial Downs and Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in New Kent now has historical horse racing machines on site. The 600 historical horse racing betting machines — which allow users to wager on previously contested horse races — arrived at the facility on Monday, according to […]

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Colonial Downs Names Industry Veteran Allison De Luca As Racing Secretary

by Edited Press Release | 03.05.2019 | 11:51am The Colonial Downs Group today announced that it has tapped Allison De Luca to serve as racing secretary. De Luca comes to Colonial Downs Group from Tampa Bay Downs in Tampa, Fla., where she has served as racing secretary since 2006. A graduate of the Race Track Industry Program […]

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First look at progress on revamped Colonial Downs Racetrack

By: WAVY Web Staff Posted: Mar 04, 2019 01:26 PM EST Updated: Mar 05, 2019 12:43 AM EST RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) — Officials are providing a first look at the progress made on the revamped Colonial Downs and a betting facility in New Kent County. Since breaking ground, the $300 million project is quickly taking shape. It’s resulted […]

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Colonial Downs comes alive again, with horse racing and betting coming soon

NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. – After years of sitting vacant, there are once again signs of life at Colonial Downs. Colonial Downs Group has already spent $150 million in Virginia as of this month as it looks to reestablish Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent County and establish a series of Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums. News […]

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The revival of Colonial Downs is closer than ever, here’s a look at the progress

Horses will begin racing down the track this August and Rosie’s Gaming Emporium is set to open this Spring. Author: Adriana De Alba Published: 6:09 PM EST March 4, 2019 Updated: 6:34 PM EST March 4, 2019 NEW KENT, Va. — It has been nearly six years since horses last raced through the finish line at Colonial Downs. […]

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Colonial Downs to reopen in April; racing returns in August

By Enzo Domingo | March 4, 2019 at 6:56 PM EST – Updated March 4 at 6:56 PM RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – You won’t have to go out of state anymore to experience a day at the races. Colonial Downs will be opening its doors once again in just a few weeks. “This is who we are, and […]

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Colonial Downs moves ahead with renovations, hiring staff

By Ashley Luck aluck@tidewaterreview.com Colonial Downs is moving full steam ahead on renovating the facility and hiring staff ahead of Rosie’s Gaming Emporium opening in April and the return of live thoroughbred horse racing in August. The Rosie’s at the New Kent facility is projected to open April 18 and the Colonial Downs group will have […]

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Rosie’s horse racing betting venue in Hampton set to open in September

By: Kayla Gaskins Posted: Feb 12, 2019 12:11 AM EST Updated: Feb 12, 2019 12:17 AM EST HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Construction is now underway for the new Rosie’s Gaming Emporium for Colonial Downs horse race betting in Hampton. Rosie’s is a $40 million gambling venue, a restaurant and an attraction in itself — with 700 historical […]

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Hampton bets on horse racing gambling center, facility to open in September

Rosie’s Gaming Emporium should open about a month after horse racing returns to Virginia’s Colonial Downs. Author: Evan Watson Published: 6:22 PM EST February 11, 2019 Updated: 7:25 PM EST February 11, 2019 HAMPTON, Va. — Hampton city leaders are betting on a new off-track horse betting center to revive the city’s Power Plant area […]

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Hampton council goes “all in” on new casino like gaming emporium

“Rosie’s” can feature up to 700 historical horse racing machines By: Brett Hall |  Brian Reese HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — The Hampton City Council has given the go-ahead for a new gambling operation that is the closest thing to a casino that Hampton Roads has ever seen. Council unanimously voted Wednesday night to issue an operating permit […]

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Colonial Downs Granted Operating Licenses by VRC

Live Thoroughbred Horse Racing Returning to New Kent County on August 8, 2019 Richmond, VA – December 13, 2018 – Colonial Downs Group is pleased to announce licensing today by the Virginia Racing Commission to return live racing to the Commonwealth along with approval to open a 600-unit historic horse racing (HHR) operation in New […]

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