WHAT: Colonial Downs Group and Peninsula Pacific Entertainment are investing more than $400 million in Northern Virginia. Revenues generated from the project will potentially triple the Town of Dumfries annual budget. Local dignitaries will help break ground on this important effort. The Rose Gaming Resort, when fully built, will include a luxury hotel, more than 50,000 square feet of gaming space, eight bars and restaurants, a cultural venue, a space for meetings and events, and over 80 acres of green space with miles of bike and fitness trails, athletic fields, and a playground.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 11, 11:00 am

WHERE: 3730 Greentree Lane, Dumfries VA 22026 (This is a construction site so dress appropriately – hardhats are not required during the groundbreaking.)

WHY: Helping the town close an industrial landfill ahead of schedule, when fully built, The Rose Gaming Resort will generate an estimated $59 million in annual tax revenues and have more than 600 team members. This project will also enhance community partnerships. Colonial Downs Group and Rosie’s are proud to have made direct monetary and in-kind donations of more than $1,410,000 and have logged over 2,500 service hours in Virginia communities.

HOW: Brief remarks will be made prior to the groundbreaking. Individual interviews available afterwards. Please let us know by return email if you plan attend.

About Colonial Downs®: Colonial Downs Group is a proud business operator in Virginia employing more than 1,000 team members in the Commonwealth, paying over $30 million in annual salaries, wages, and benefits. Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums® in Richmond, Hampton, New Kent, Vinton, and Dumfries offer innovative historic horseracing (HHR) gaming technology and full card simulcasting. Colonial Downs Group also recently opened a Rosie’s Game RoomTM in Collinsville, which features a limited selection of some of their best HHR titles. Colonial Downs Racetrack in New Kent County hosts live thoroughbred racing on two nationally renowned surfaces – Secretariat Turf Course, the widest turf course in North America at 180 feet wide; and on a 1 1/4 mile dirt track, second in length to only the world-famous Belmont Park. Colonial Downs Group has made a $350 million investment in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The company pays more than $32 million in annual state and local taxes plus an additional $12 million in racing industry payments annually.