Rosie’s to Open Game Room at Collinsville OTB Location

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By Keith Stein

Rosie's Gaming Emporium will open a new game room at The Windmill OTB Sports Grill this week in Collinsville, expanding the company's footprint across Virginia and supporting the state's gambling industry growth. The game room is set to open on July 22.

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The new game room will have 37 slots-like gaming machines. The machines are actually Historical Horse Racing games that look and feel like your average casino slot machine. Rosie's gambling locations started popping up in 2019 and currently give gamblers in Virginia opportunities in Richmond, Vinton, Hampton, Dumfries and New Kent.

The new location in Collinsville is 2360 Virginia Ave. and will be open Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m. - 2 a.m. and Friday-Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 a.m.

Southside VA Gambling Industry

Located in Henry County, Collinsville had a population of 7,335 at the 2010 census, down from the 7,777 reported in 2000. The town is part of the Martinsville Micropolitan Statistical Area, about three miles from the city of Martinsville. Martinsville has the shortest track in the NASCAR Cup Series, Martinsville Speedway, a 0.526-mile speedway.

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With the legalization of VA sports betting and launch in January, seven Virginia sports betting apps are live. WynnBET Sportsbook entered into an agreement with Martinsville Speedway to construct a “WynnBET lounge” at the track to be used on race weekends.

About 33 miles from Collinsville, Danville City Council members recently voted unanimously to rezone a portion of the city as a casino entertainment district for the planned Caesars Virginia casino.

The Windmill OTB Sports Grill

The 3,400-square-foot Windmill OTB recently went through a series of renovations. The second-floor sports bar/OTB features 45 televisions, a blend of live horse races from across the country, along with sports programming seven days a week.

Up to 20 tracks will be simulcast daily. A combination of betting terminals is available for fans to wager the horse racing action, along with a full menu and bar.

Rosie’s Expansion

Rosie's Gaming Emporium is owned and operated by Colonial Downs Group. The company has plans to open additional gambling sites in Emporia, Amherst and Christiansburg depending on local public voting approval.

Colonial Downs opens its 2021 horse racing season this week at the track in New Kent. The season will run for seven weeks and end on Sept. 1. The company is also holding a job fair this week in Richmond for food & beverage, facilities & housekeeping, cage/player services and other full-time and part-time positions.

The flurry of Rosie's expansion across Virginia comes shortly after the commonwealth approved the construction of several casinos in the state. Casinos are now planned in Danville, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Richmond and Bristol.

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Keith Stein
Keith Stein is a Virginia-based freelance journalist for VirginiaIsForBettors.com. He has a combined 27 years of experience in freelance writing, full-time journalism and supporting monthly and weekly news publications. He has also worked as a contributing writer with United Press International.
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Keith Stein is a Virginia-based freelance journalist for VirginiaIsForBettors.com. He has a combined 27 years of experience in freelance writing, full-time journalism and supporting monthly and weekly news publications. He has also worked as a contributing writer with United Press International.
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