Historical Horse Racing Expands Across Virginia, Colonial Downs Renovation Underway, Betting Parlors Announced

Rank
Bonus
Rating
Visit
1
100% up to £100
18+, opt-in required. Deposits with Skrill, PayPal, Neteller and Paysafecard not eligible. Casino bonus: min. £10, max. £100. Bonus/free spins winnings wagering requirement: x 35. Max. bonus bet: $7.50, €7.00, £5.00, can vary. begambleaware.org
2
150% up to £500
New Players only, 10 Spins on Signup only on Starburst, 100 x Wagering on winnings, SMS Validation reg, No Deposit required, T&C's Apply. Welcome Bonus on first 3 deposits only, Min deposit £10, Max Bonus £500 + 100 Spins on Cleopatra, Selected slots only, 4 x Conversion, 30 x Wagering, T&C's Apply.
3
100% up to £5 No deposit
New players only. Max conversion £20. Selected slots only. SMS validation required.No deposit required. 100 x wagering. T&CS apply.18+
4
100% up to £50
£10 minimum deposit required to qualify for a 100% match bonus + 25 Free Spins. Maximum bonus is £50. 25 Free Spins for Gringos Dineros per player. Free spins are valid for 7 days. Free spins winnings paid in bonus and capped at £2.50. 18+
5
100% up to 25 Free Spins
New Games customers only. Sign up using promo code ‘GAMES’. Deposit and stake £5 or more to receive 25 Free Spins on selected games. Free Spins credited within 24 hours. Free spin equal to 20p per spin. The 25 free spins are only available on games Genie Jackpots, King Kong Cash, The Naked Gun or Ted. Any winnings from free spins will be paid as cash. Free Spins expire after 7 days. No wagering requirements applicable to free spins. E-Wallet & Prepaid Card restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required.Full T&Cs apply.
6
300% up to £30
18+. New customers only. Min £10 total stake on qualifying games. £10 Bonus, subject to 24x wager req. £10 Free Spins (20p each). £10 Golden Chips (£1 each). PayPal, certain deposit types and countries excluded. All bonuses valid for 30 days (bonus and winnings removed) on selected games.T&Cs Apply
7
150% up to £150
New players only. Wagering occurs from real balance first. 20 x wagering any winnings generated from free spins, contribution may vary per game. The wagering requirement is calculated on bonus bets only. Free spin is valid for 7 days from issue. Max conversion: £/$/€ 5 or 50 kr. Full Terms apply. Full Terms apply.
8
150% up to £/$/€950 + 95 Free Spins
New Players Only. Wagering occurs from real balance first. 50 x wagering the bonus or any winnings generated from free spins, contribution may vary per game. The wagering requirement is calculated on bonus bets only. Bonus is valid for 30 Days/ free spins valid for 7 days from issue. Max conversion: 5 times the bonus amount or from free spins: $/£/€ 20 or 200 kr. Full Terms apply.

Casinos are banned in Virginia, but gaming venues featuring historical horse racing terminals are coming to towns across the state.

historical horse racing Colonial Downs Virginia

Work to transform the Colonial Downs Racetrack in Virginia into a historical horse racing gaming venue is underway. (Image: Daniel Sangjob Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch)

In April, state lawmakers and Governor Ralph Northam (D) gave owners of the shuttered Colonial Downs Racetrack authorization to house the slot-like gaming machines. The legislation — House Bill 1609 — also approved up to 10 off-track betting (OTB) facilities featuring the historical racing terminals.

This week, Revolutionary Racing, a company based in Chicago that agreed to buy Colonial Downs on the condition that historical horse racing machines are included, announced its first OTB location in Richmond. Revolutionary Racing is spending $41 million to transform a former Kmart southwest of the capital city into its first Rosie's Gaming Emporium off-track venue.

The OTB will feature 700 historical racing terminals, parimutuel simulcast betting, restaurant, and bar. Between 150 and 200 jobs will be created, and annual tax revenue is projected to come in around $15.5 million annually.

The Richmond Rosie's is scheduled to open in June 2019. OTBs are also being considered in Chesapeake, Hampton and Vinton.

Terminal Numbers Set

Revolutionary Racing acquired the closed Colonial Downs racetrack in April for $20 million. It's spending many millions more converting to venue into a modern gaming parlor. Live horse racing is scheduled to resume next fall.

The track itself is “race ready,” according to Colonial Downs General Manager John Marshall. But much work remains to be done before the venue opens with several restaurants and new historical racing area.

The legislation signed into law by Northam didn't set specifics as to how many historical horse racing machines would be permitted at Colonial Downs and each OTB. Instead, the Virginia Racing Commission was tasked with the responsibility.

In September, the commission ruled that the gaming venues can have up to 700 terminals, so long as the facilities are located in a jurisdiction with a population of at least 120,000 people. Only 300 terminals are permitted in places where the population is between 60,000 and 120,000, and 150 machines in areas where there are less than 60,000 residents.

Since New Kent County is home to 20,000 people, Colonial Downs is only authorized to house 150 historical racing devices. Richmond is home to nearly a quarter of a million people.

Historical What?

Virginia lawmakers have long opposed gambling. It's one of just 11 states that still doesn't have a tribal or commercial casino.

That's why the General Assembly's historical racing concession to Revolutionary came as a surprise to many. And there are plenty of opponents to the terminals due to their close resemblance to slots machines.

Historical racing machines present gamblers with the same odds that occurred during an actual horse race that has already been run. The names of the horses, jockeys, trainers, and track location and date are concealed. Bettors make their picks based on the odds, and a handicapping feature that displays each horse's statistics.

After the wager is made, the race replay can be watched, or the bettor can simply find out the results immediately.

The post Historical Horse Racing Expands Across Virginia, Colonial Downs Renovation Underway, Betting Parlors Announced appeared first on Casino.org.

Original source: https://www.casino.org/news/historical-horse-racing-expanding-across-virginia

About the Author: AC

A player on the Horses for over 20 years. I currently bring my expertise in Sports betting to maintain and promote my related websites. I'm always looking out for the next angle to talk about on my sites and improve on my and ultimately your betting success. Good luck to all.

You May Also Like

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *