The Colonial Downs Group is circulating a petition to bring a Rosie’s Gaming Emporium to Amherst County. The building would have 150 slot machines based on live horse races and slots-like historical horse racing. It would also have a diner and concert venue. The Morningline spoke with Victoria Hanson, Amherst County’s economic development director:
She says Rosie’s would create about 100 new jobs and annual tax revenue of $800,000.The measure needs five percent of qualified voters sign the petition, to get on the ballot in November.