They qualified for their sports wagering license on December 2, 2021! The former Tiki Room at the Riverboat has been transformed into a sleek room with seating and screens.
The Riverboat on the Potomac is built out over the water so it's technically in Maryland, as Maryland "owns" the river. Originally known as the wildly popular "Reno" back in the day, it was bought by Tom & Penny Flanagan and they began offering Keno, both Maryland and Virginia lottery, and eventually off-track betting in 1994.
Hurricane Isabel dealt a losing hand on September 18, 2003. The place was destroyed. Here's a picture of it.
The establishment was rebuilt on the Boardwalk, bigger and stronger than ever, but unfortunately Tom didn't live to see the completion of the new building.
November 2017: New owners took the helm at the Riverboat and the parking lot is now paved. Look for other great improvements in the near future like docks so people can arrive by boat and a large outdoor tiki deck!
Newcomers James and Roxanne Santos won a million dollars here in 2013 on a scratch-off lottery ticket!
There's a waterview room upstairs with seating for up to 400 people, so call 804-224-7055 or visit their facebook page if you're looking for a place to hold a beach wedding, family reunion, conference, etc. I have attended a Chamber of Commerce function here and it was a great success. Below is a rough floor plan of the main floor of the place.
301 Beach Terrace, Colonial Beach VA 22443