New OTB In Chesapeake Getting Closer To Opening

The third Off Track Betting Center operated by the Virginia Equine Alliance will open soon in Chesapeake, inside Buckets Bar & Grill. The OTB is located in the busy Great Bridge section of town at 228 N. Battlefield Boulevard just before the draw bridge heading south.

The main dining room/lounge at Buckets will show a combination of horse racing & sports.

The OTB will feature three separate areas — the existing Buckets dining room/lounge, an OTB room with a separate entrance and its own bar, and an adjoining pool room that will offer simulcasting as well. All totaled, Buckets will have 52 televisions!

The pool room at Buckets features 18 televisions and several self betting terminals.

Work continues to progress rapidly and a tentative opening date has been set for Wednesday November 1st, in time for that weekend’s Breeders’ Cup Championships from Del Mar. Stay tuned to facebook pages from both the Virginia Thoroughbred Association and Virginia Horse Racing for timely updates.

Buckets is located in the Battlefield Shopping Center in Great Bridge, anchored on the south end by the CHKD Thrift Store.

When heading to Buckets, look for the Battlefield Shopping Center on the right hand side. Buckets is located in there next to the Sunrise Breakfast Shoppe and CHKD Thrift Store.