Churchill Downs has opened the newest Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Emporia, Virginia.
As part of the grand opening ceremony and the ‘Rosie’s Gives Back” programme, Churchill Downs made a $25,000 donation to five local charities: the Family YMCA of Emporia/Greenville, Community Youth Center, Ltd, Emporia Greenville Recreation Association, Communities in Schools of Virginia and H.E.A.R Me Out Inc.
Rosie’s Emporia features 150 historical racing machines, simulcast horse racing, a restaurant and bar. It will generate more than 100 full and part-time jobs as well as more than $1m in annual tax revenue for the City of Emporia.
“This marks our seventh Rosie’s gaming property and adds to our tremendous success in Virginia, taking us to the Southern border of the state for the first time,” said Bill Carstanjen, CEO for CDI.
“The Emporia location builds on CDI’s commitment to providing top-quality jobs and generating significant tax revenues across the Commonwealth while delivering quality entertainment.”