Amherst County voters decided against allowing Parimutuel wagering the county. It would have paved the way for a Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in the Seminole Square Shopping Center. Supporters said it would create 100 new jobs and add 800,000 in annual revenue. Opponents feared the facility would lead to gambling addiction and increased crime. Amherst County residents voted 53% to 46% against Rosie’s.