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 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!
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.
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.