Rendering of The Rose Gaming ResortSummary:

  • The Rose Gaming Resort will include 1,650 historical racing machines.
  • The number is a big increase from the original 500 machines.
  • The venue will open in September 2024.

The Town of Dumfries, Virginia, is set to receive a brand-new gaming venue this September. Churchill Downs was approved to open Phase One of a new project known as “The Rose Gaming Resort” this fall.

The resort will be home to 1,650 historical racing games. In the beginning, the venue was expected to have only 500 machines, so there has been a big boost to the number of gaming spots the site can include.

More Details on the New Facility

The Rose Gaming Resort guests can enjoy the many historical racing games and other amenities. The location will include a 102-room hotel, where guests can stay overnight to play games and explore dining options.

The resort includes eight food and beverage options, with a large parking lot for guests. Once fully completed, the resort cost is estimated at $460 million. As of last December, the operator has already spent $160 million of the budget. There are still many more key points to create before the new facility will be fully operational.

Phase one will be completed in September, and the brand will begin Phase Two. It is unclear what all Phase Two will include, but we expect it will be the hotel and dining facilities. The goal is to create a new and exciting venue in Northern Virginia that will become a hot spot for travelers and locals.

Contributing to the Local Economy

Churchill Downs Incorporated has committed to Dumfries and is ready to assist in bringing new jobs and revenues to the town. The company plans to make a $3.6 million contribution to the town, offering $2 million in additional money as a contribution to support the design and creation of a new community center. A public park will also be built on the site.

Bill Carstanjen, the CDI CEO, stated that the company is excited to announce the opening date of The Rose with 1,650 historical racing machines. The company is proud to invest almost half a billion dollars in the area and looks forward to creating local jobs and a world-class gaming venue.

It is expected that The Rose will bring around $35.5 million in annual tax revenues to the state. Over 500 full and part-time jobs should be created with the new gaming center, hotel, and dining options. The company will work with the town to promote local hiring, and non-tipped positions are expected to bring $15 an hour or more.

About the Author

Author Sadonna Price has been part of the online casino industry for over a decade, watching it develop and expand across the US. She enjoys playing online slots and table games, as well as Texas Hold’em.