Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums to Re-Open July 1 Extra Care Program to Provide Safe Environment When Guests and Team Members Return

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 plan next week. Our doors will be back open on July 1.

To provide for the health and safety of all guests and employees once business resumes, Rosie’s has implemented an “Extra Care” program with dozens of new medical and sanitation policies and procedures including:

·       Face coverings required for all guests and team members.

·       All guests and team members will have their temperature screened prior to entry. No one with a confirmed temperature of 100.4 or above will be allowed entry.

·       Crowd shields have been installed at all guest service stations.

·       Rearranged public areas (gaming areas, restaurant seating, betting terminals) and team member workstations have been rearranged to provide adequate physical distancing.

·       Significant investment in advanced cleaning and sanitizing equipment.

·       Established rigorous cleaning protocols and training.

·       Invested more than $500,000 in resources for our mitigation efforts.

More information on the “Extra Care” program is available here:

Speaking about the program, Aaron Gomes, Chief Operating Officer for Colonial Downs Group noted, “We have witnessed unprecedented times. We have spent this time planning and preparing to welcome back guests and team members to our facilities. We have studied best practices across the country, consulted with public health officials, and put together a thorough and rigorous system of actions and policies that should give our valued guests and team members peace of mind as they return to Rosie’s.”

The enhanced features in this plan have been developed in accordance with recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and their “Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19.”

About Colonial Downs: In its first partial year of operations Colonial Downs Group opened four locations, created more than 1,000 jobs and contributed more than $14.4 Million in taxes and racing industry payments in Virginia.  At Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums in Richmond, Hampton, New Kent and Vinton we offer innovative historic horseracing (HHR) gaming technology and full card simulcasting. At Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent County, we offer live thoroughbred racing at the best turf track in the country and will run 18 days in 2020. Colonial Downs Group has made a $300 million investment in the Commonwealth of Virginia. According to a recent study, the company’s operations were poised to generate $26.1 million in state tax revenue, $17.9 million in local tax revenue, and $445 million in overall economic activity in Virginia in the year 2020, along with contributing $25 million annually to Virginia’s horse industry in future years. The Colonial Downs Group looks forward to reopening fully and achieving those goals moving forward.