Virginia Racing Continues To Move Forward — Newest Rosie’s Gaming Emporium Opened In Dumfries January 8

Dumfries, VA – January 8, 2021 – At a ceremonial outdoor and socially distanced ribbon cutting, Colonial Downs Group announced today that Rosie’s Gaming Emporium is now open in Dumfries, Va. Rosie’s, located in the Triangle Shopping Plaza convenient to Interstate 95, features 150 slots-like gaming machines, simulcast horse racing, restaurant and bar.

Colonial Downs Group officials joined dignitaries from Dumfries in a ribbon cutting January 8.

At the event, Rosie’s displayed its commitment to community by donating $76,500 to five local charities; the Boys and Girls Club of Dumfries, the Prince William County Foundation, Paws for Purple Hearts, Kappa Lambda Chi military fraternity and the Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho sorority.

Colonial Downs officials presented a $50,000 check to the Boys & Girls Club of Dumfries.

Aaron Gomes, chief operating officer of Colonial Downs Group, stated, “It is very exciting to be opening our fifth Rosie’s in Virginia. The opening of this Rosie’s adds to our tremendous success in Virginia and enters us into Northern Virginia.”

Paws for Purple Hearts received a check from the Colonial Downs Group at the grand opening.

“The Dumfries location builds on our commitment to create more than one thousand jobs and generate significant tax revenues across the Commonwealth by bringing together gaming enthusiasts and the community to experience an exciting and fun activity,” added Gomes.

Up to 20 tracks per day will be available to wager in the OTB/simulcast center in Dumfries.

Rick Casagrande, general manager at the Dumfries location, said, “I am so pleased to be part of the expansion of gaming in Virginia. Our team is fully committed to delivering a fun experience and economic development to the Prince William community.” Casagrande has decades of experience in the gaming industry, most recently at Fitz Casino and Hotel in Mississippi.

GM Rick Casagrande stands in front of Rosie’s as its doors opened and the crowd began to filter in.

Rosie’s in Dumfries will be open Sunday – Thursday from 8 am to 2 am and Friday and Saturday from 8am to 4 am. It will create more than 100 jobs in Dumfries and generate approximately $705,000 in annual tax revenue for the Town of Dumfries, increasing annual town revenue by approximately 20%.

The Dumfries location has 150 historical horse racing terminals spread between smoking, non-smoking & high limit areas.

Colonial Downs Group and its five Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums will generate over $32 million in state and local taxes annually and has created upwards of 1,000 jobs statewide with an annual payroll of more than $30 million.

Officials from Dumfries took part in the ribbon cutting at Rosie’s, which is located in the Triangle Shopping Center on Route 1.

About Colonial Downs: Colonial Downs Group is a proud business operator in Virginia and with the opening of its fifth location in Dumfries will employ more than 1,000 team members in the Commonwealth, paying over $30 million in annual salaries, wages, and benefits. Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums in Richmond, Hampton, New Kent, Vinton, and Dumfries offer innovative historic horseracing (HHR) gaming technology and full card simulcasting.

The Dumfries location has a restaurant which serves the famous Rosie’s burger, fries, donuts and many other items.

Colonial Downs racetrack in New Kent County hosts live thoroughbred racing on two nationally renowned surfaces – Secretariat Turf Course, the widest turf course in North America at 180 feet wide and on a 1 1/4 mile dirt track, second in length to only the world-famous Belmont Park. 

Fan can register to win a new car as part of grand opening festivities at the Dumfries site.

Colonial Downs Group has made a $300 million investment in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Through its “Rosie’s Gives Back” program, Colonial Downs Group has made monetary and in-kind donations of more than $1.1 million and has logged over 1,100 service hours in Virginia communities. The company pays more than $32 million in annual state and local taxes plus an additional $12 million in racing industry payments annually.