Rosie’s brings slots and horse race betting to Northern Virginia

Northern Virginia will soon be home to the area’s newest gaming outlet. With 150 electronic machines and an off track betting lounge, Rosie’s Gaming Emporium will open in the Town of Dumfries this Friday, Jan. 8.

Housed in nearly 19,000 sq. ft. of space in the Triangle Shopping Plaza, Rosie’s electronic machines are the historical horse racing (HHR) slot-style games that provide outcomes based on the results from a pool of thousands of previously run races.

Separated by decorative plexiglass, Rosie’s electronic machines include penny games with starting jackpots of $100,000 as well as a selection of high limit games. A third of the machines are located in an enclosed smoking section.

In addition to the gaming and betting area, Rosie’s guests have access to a full cocktail bar and casual restaurant for purchasing food and drink.

The Dumfries Rosie’s is operated by the Colonial Downs Group that has four additional Rosie’s in Virginia: New Kent, Vinton, Richmond, and Hampton. It also operates Colonial Downs Racetrack that offers live thoroughbred racing as well as off track betting.

Visitors to any Rosie’s are able to join a free membership program and earn Rosie’s Reward Dollars, which can be redeemed for food and beverage on property, gifts from Rosie’s Gift Shop and off-property at any local Rosie’s Reward Partner. In addition, all veterans and active service members can sign up for a Rosie’s Rewards Veterans Card and get 10% off at the gift shop and Rosie’s Kitchen. 

Through the charitable program, Rosie’s Gives Back, Colonial Downs Group
has made monetary donations of more than $730,000, in-kind donations of
more than $160,000, and has logged over 1,100 service hours in Virginia communities.

In accordance with state and local COVID-19 rules and guidelines, the Dumfries Rosie’s will initially operate at a limited capacity and with adjusted hours: 8 a.m. to midnight daily. It will also require all guests and team members to have a temperature screening prior to entry and the wearing of face coverings while inside.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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