After closing last year due to bankruptcy, Rosecroft Raceway's new owner is ready to reopen the Prince George's County, Md., facility, The Washington Post reported.
Penn National Gaming bought the track. Initially there will only be simulcast racing, but there are plans to resume live racing in the fall.
Many also speculate that Penn National is preparing to make a big push to get a license for slot machines and table games at the site. Those moves would need approval from the General Assembly and Maryland voters.
Thursday’s opening means employment for about a dozen employees. Penn National said it anticipates hiring another dozen once live racing returns.
Rosecroft officials had hoped to reopen the facility earlier this month but were delayed by permitting and other issues.