The Colonial Downs Group is circulating a petition to bring 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 an upscale diner and space for events.  Victoria Hanson is 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.