Rosie’s horse racing betting venue in Hampton set to open in September
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Rosie’s horse racing betting venue in Hampton set to open in September

August 29, 2019


(ANITA) REVITALIZING THE GAMING INDUSTRY IN HAMPTON ROADS — CONSTRUCTION IS NOW UNDERWAY FOR THE NEW ROSIE’S GAMING EMPORIUM FOR COLONIAL DOWNS HORSE RACE BETTING. (TOM) HAMPTON CITY COUNCIL HOPES IT WILL BOOST LOCAL TAX REVENUE. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S KAYLA GASKINS WAS THERE FOR THE GROUNDBREAKING. (KAYLA) ROSIE’S IS A GAMBLING VENUE, A RESTAURANT AND AN ATTRACTION IN ITSELF. CITY LEADERS AND OFFICIALS FOR ROSIE’S PARENT COMPANY ARE VERY EXCITED HOPE THIS WILL BE A WIN-WIN FOR EVERYONE. (KAYLA GASKINS) HAMPTON IS OFF TO THE RACES – FIGURATIVELY. (NAT POP OF TRUMPET) TODAY CITY LEADERS AND OFFICIALS WITH COLONIAL DOWNS GROUP CAME TOGETHER TO BREAK GROUND ON “ROSIE’S”. (NAT SOT OF COUNTING DOWN) ROSIE’S WILL BE A DESTINATION IN AND OF ITSELF- WITH A RESTAURANT, A BAR, AN OFF TRACK BETTING FACILITY AND 700 HISTORICAL HORSE RACING GAMES. AARON GOMES – COO OF COLONIAL DOWNS GROUP YOU’RE ESSENTIALLY PLAYING A SLOT MACHINE TYPE OF DEVICE BUT YOU’RE BETTING ON HORSE RACING SO IT’S A MORE ENTERTAINING WAY TO BET ON HORSE RACING INDUSTRY. ROSIE’S IS THE FIRST TO BRING THIS TYPE OF GAMBLING TO VIRGINIA. THE COLONIAL DOWNS GROUP IS BUILDING. A HANDFUL OF LOCATIONS AROUND THE STATE- THE FIRST WILL BE AT THE COLONIAL DOWNS RACETRACK IN NEW KENT. AND ANOTHER WILL BE RIGHT OFF I-64 IN HAMPTON WHERE THE OLD NASCAR SPORTS BAR AND LUCKIES DUELING PIANOS ONCE STOOD. LINDA CURTIS – HAMPTON CITY COUNCIL MEMBER SO IT’S REALLY A WIN-WIN FOR ALL OF US. THIS HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN UNDER UTILIZED SHOPPING CENTER AND SO WE’RE REALLY EXCITED TO HAVE THIS PARTICULAR BUSINESS COMING IN. AARON GOMES THE CITY’S BEEN GREAT TO DEAL WITH OBVIOUSLY THE DEMOGRAPHICS AND THE LOCATION RIGHT OFF THE HIGHWAY. IT’S WELL POSITIONED TO BRING IN TOURISTS FROM OUTSIDE THE CITY. ROSIE’S IS ALSO EXPECTED TO BRING HUNDREDS OF WELL PAYING JOBS TO THE AREA, WITH SALARIES AVERAGING 40,000 PLUS. THE VENTURE IS ANTICIPATED TO GENERATE 2 MILLIONS DOLLARS IN TAXES ANNUALLY FOR THE CITY OF HAMPTON. (KAYLA) SO FAR OFFICIALS SAY THEY’VE RECEIVED ZERO PUSHBACK ON BRING THE GAMBLING FACILITY TO HAMPTON. ROSIE’S IS EXPECTED TO OPEN IN SEPTEMBER OF THIS YEAR. REPORTING LIVE ON HAMTON, KAYLA GASKINS 10 ON YOUR SIDE

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