The grand entrance of Monarch Casino Resort Spa in Black Hawk, Colorado.

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The first phase of Monarch Casino Resort Spa’s expansion is set to open Thursday, November 19 at 9 am

Nov 16, 2020

Monarch Casino Resort Spa is excited to open the first phase of its highly anticipated expansion that will cement its place as Colorado’s premier gaming resort destination featuring an expanded gaming floor, conference space, and three brand-new new restaurants. Doors to the newly-expanded gaming floor, conference space, and three new restaurants open this Thursday, November 19th at 9 am.

“This is the moment we have been working toward since the implosion of our old parking garage,” said Monarch Casino Resort Spa COO David Farahi. “We cannot wait to welcome guests to this incredible new resort that will set the standard in Colorado gaming and hospitality.”

Starting Wednesday, November 25th, guests can escape to the fresh Colorado mountains to relax in one of Monarch’s brand-new luxury rooms and suites only 45 minutes from Denver. Book one of Monarch's mountain modern hotel rooms and suites online at

Rest assured the Monarch stay-and-play experience will be as safe as possible. Monarch Casino is committed to doing everything it can to protect Guests and Team Members, including rigorous sanitation of high touch areas, mask and social distancing requirements, and a health check required of everyone entering the property. With the opening of phase 1, Monarch’s parking garage is directly attached to the expanded casino floor, allowing easy access to and from our 1,350 space garage.

Monarch Casino Resort Spa’s opening creates HUNDREDS of opportunities for anyone looking for a career in the hospitality industry. We are elated to help Coloradans get back to work during this challenging time. Anyone looking for a new career in table games is encouraged to start in any other area of Monarch and audition when table games are allowed to reopen by health authorities. An upcoming career fair will be held in Monarch's new convention space:

Guests who work up an appetite while exploring Monarch’s red-hot gaming action can grab a great meal any time at Monarch’s new all-day and all-night restaurant called Twenty-Four 7. It features a delicious menu as well as 18 taps, flowing with some of Colorado’s best craft beer.

Or they can get a light bite to eat at Monarch’s brand-new grab-and-go café, Java Etc.

For those special occasions requiring craft cocktails, mouth-watering steaks, and an extensive wine menu, Monarch Casino Resort Spa offers a luxury guest experience at the brand-new Monarch Chophouse. The Chophouse features the award-winning culinary talents of Chef de Cuisine Greg Weadick, 5280’s Top of the Town 2019 Readers Choice for Best Denver Chef.

Sports fans can also get in on the action at Monarch’s in-house sportsbook, currently located at the Monarch Rewards desk. The in-house sportsbook complements the BetMonarch mobile app, featuring Colorado’s best lines. Guests can place their wagers, as well as deposit and withdraw funds from their mobile account while receiving the best customer experience in the state at the sportsbook desk.

This is just the first phase of an incredible metamorphosis as Monarch Casino Resort Spa looks forward to the grand opening of all 23-stories of our new tower, including the rooftop pools and more than 300 beautifully-appointed hotel rooms and suites. Between fine dining, luxurious lodging, and Colorado’s newest games, Monarch Casino Resort Spa offers a Las Vegas experience conveniently located just 45 minutes west of Denver in beautiful Black Hawk, CO. Guests will feel like VIPs from the moment they park their car in Monarch Casino Resort Spa’s state of the art attached garage just steps from the gaming floor featuring Colorado’s hottest gaming action.