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Virginia opens new casino

Virginia opens new casino
Rosie’s Gaming Emporium opened last week at Colonial Downs. Credits: Rosie's Gaming Emporium

The horse racing track had been shuttered in 2014 and now opens as a casino with slot-like machines.

US.- Rosie’s Gaming Emporium opened last week at Colonial Downs. The facility had operated in the past as a horse racing track but closed down in 2014. The facility with slot-like machines will allow for horse racing to return to the track later this year.

The Pamunkey Tribe, which operates the casino, said that it is attempting to use its federal recognition to set up a casino, possibly in Norfolk. The slots featured in the facility are based on historical horse races and the tribe wants to feature real slot machines in the future.

The General Assembly in Virginia is considering the possibility of allowing the tribe to feature a full casino in the state and therefore expand the gambling options in the state. Another Rosie’s facility is expected to open later this summer in Richmond, just off the Chippenham Parkway, the tribe revealed.

The facility’s doors opened and approximately 500 people enjoyed the gambling offering. It is believed that most of those people drove from New Kent or Richmond. As Radio Iowa reported, they said that they would rather drive there and spend their money at Rosie’s instead of travelling to casinos in Delaware, Maryland or West Virginia.

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