North Virginia town set to launch first gaming parlour

The facility will generate about $4m in taxes each year for the state.
The facility will generate about $4m in taxes each year for the state.

Rosie’s Gaming Emporium is set to open on Friday and will include both pari-mutuel video slots and penny games.

US.- North Virginia is set to launch its first-ever slot machine parlour in a bid to bring additional tax revenues to the state and local area.

Rosie’s Gaming Emporium will open on Friday in the town of Dumfries. It is tied to Colonial Downs, the state’s only horse track located just outside of Richmond.

According to the company, the facility will generate about $4m in taxes each year for the state, with about $1m going to Dumfries.

Rosie’s also projects that a total of 120 people will work at the gaming parlour, making an average salary of $42,000 annually.

The 19,000 square feet facility will include 95 games from pari-mutuel video slots to penny games with jackpots of over $100,000.

On the opening day the property will be able to host 134 customers at a time, 30 per cent less than normal capacity due to coronavirus restrictions in the state.

Other sanitary measures will be taken inside the property, such as hand sanitising stations and temperature checks.

Sports betting is also soon to launch in Virginia and could bring up to $412m in annual revenue once it reaches maturity, according to VirginiaCasinos.com.

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