Historical horse racing machines arrive in Vinton – WDBJ7

VINTON, Va. (WDBJ7) Rosie’s Gaming Emporium is on track to open in Vinton next month.


150 historical racing machines have arrived, making the space look more like a typical casino than the off-track betting parlor that once operated there.

The games have the appearance of traditional slot machines, but the outcome is determined by the results of historical horse races.

Ernie Dellaverson is the General Manager of the Vinton location.

“Our gaming emporium is similar to what a lot of customers would find outside of the Commonwealth at a traditional casino,” Dellaverson said, “but they’re going to find it here through historical horse racing.”

The gaming center will also feature a bar, restaurant and satellite wagering areas.

The operation will employ about 150 people, and all but about 10 positions have been filled.

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