Renovations continue at the site of the Virginia Equine Alliance’s (VEA) fourth Off Track Betting (OTB ) Center inside the Quality Inn in Collinsville (just outside of Martinsville).
The OTB will be called “The Windmill”, since the hotel’s exterior has a giant windmill on its façade. Locals have referred to the property as the Dutch Inn for years.
Once renovations are complete, the second floor combination sports bar/OTB will feature 47 televisions. A blend of live horse races from tracks around the country along with sports programming will be shown seven days and evenings per week. Up to 20 tracks will be simulcast daily. A combination of ten betting terminals will be available for fans to wager the horse racing action — 7 will be self bet machines and the other 3 can be utilized as either a manned or self bet terminal. Two of the televisions will be a 75-inch screen format while the other 45 will be of the 55-inch variety.
The OTB will is scheduled to open in late winter, in time for key Derby prep race weekends and of course, the Triple Crown.
The Quality Inn is located on heavily traveled Route 220 and has a large amount of free parking spaces. Progress updates will be available at virginiahorseracing.com.