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Climate-conscious features incorporated into Monarch Casino Resort Spa’s $400 million expansion

Climate-conscious features incorporated into Monarch Casino Resort Spa’s $400 million expansion

Every day is Earth Day thanks to Monarch Casino Resort Spa’s high-efficiency fixtures, smart technology, water conservation tools, and butterfly habitat!

It’s easy to see how the beauty of nature-inspired almost every aspect of the new Monarch Casino Resort Spa, so it’s no surprise that behind-the-scenes environmental features were built right in to reduce the property's carbon footprint during the construction of its $400 million resort expansion. The result?

  • Eliminating nearly all single-use plastic waste by installing a state-of-the-art Vavreau water filtration system, resulting in 45,000 fewer water bottles consumed each year
  • Installing energy-efficient water fixtures
  • Using smart LED lighting systems including occupancy sensors to turn off lights in empty rooms 
  • Offering electric vehicle charging stations
  • Making plastic straws by request only with a transition to paper straws underway
  • Checking in and checking out paperlessly at the hotel desk

That’s what guests get to see inside. Outside, Monarch’s resort expansion team created something extra special for the property’s beautiful inspiration. They planted the monarch butterfly’s favorite snack, milkweed, and other flowering favorites abundantly throughout the grounds, offering monarch butterflies a place of respite during their migration and a steady source of food for other butterflies, bees, and birds. 

Guests can feel good booking their experience today at one of Monarch Casino Resort Spa’s 516 hotel rooms and suites. With more than 1000 state-of-the-art electronic gaming machines, 40 tables with the liveliest dealers in Black Hawk, the most helpful sports betting team, Black Hawk’s most well-appointed poker room, the always relaxing and rejuvenating Spa Monarch, and a sustainable mindset, there’s something for everyone at Colorado’s premier gaming resort destination. 

Jordan Sherman M&C Communications | On behalf of Monarch Casino Resort Spa


About Monarch Casino Resort Spa

Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. acquired the Monarch Casino Black Hawk, the first casino encountered by visitors arriving from Denver on Highway 119, in April 2012. The first phase of the property’s expansion occurred in November 2020, including the opening of the first 8 floors of a brand new 23-story hotel tower, featuring 200 hotel rooms. The expansion now pushes Monarch’s casino space over 60,000 square feet, featuring over 900 slot machines, table games (temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions), a 350 seat buffet-style restaurant, a 24-hour restaurant, grab and go coffee stand, 5,000 square feet of conference space and a parking structure with approximately 1,350 parking spaces. Once completed, the Monarch Casino Resort Spa expansion will include a 23-story hotel tower with 516 guest rooms and suites, an upscale spa and pool facility, five total restaurants, additional bars and associated support facilities.

About Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc.

Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRI), was incorporated in 1993 and through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, owns and operates the four diamond Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada, and the Monarch Casino Black Hawk (formerly the Riviera Black Hawk Casino) in Black Hawk, Colorado, approximately 40 miles west of Denver. For additional information, visit

Monarch Casino Resort Spa
488 Main Street
Black Hawk, CO 80422