COLONIAL DOWNS GROUP
Number of Employees: 1,000 (all locations)
Annual Payroll & Benefits: $32.6 million
Annual Tax Revenue Generated: $28 million
After the revival of live thoroughbred racing in July 2019, Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent features live horse racing July through September and a Rosie’s Gaming Emporium. Rosie’s venues are also located in Hampton, Richmond and Vinton – all of which opened in 2019. Between the four locations, Rosie’s features more than 234,000 square-feet of gaming space and 2,150 slots. Casual bars and restaurants, along with live entertainment throughout the year, add to the ambiance of these newly opened properties – and more Virginia locations are in-the-works. The Colonial Downs Group also operates four VA Horseplay off-track betting experiences in partnership with other establishments in Chesapeake, Henrico, Richmond and Collinsville.