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Monarch Casino Resort Spa Guests Provide More Than 100,000 Nutritious Meals for Fellow Coloradans

To celebrate the tenth year of donating to area food banks, Monarch executives volunteer at Food Bank of the Rockies

Members of the Monarch Casino Resort Spa’s leadership team are volunteering to prepare nutritious food boxes for Colorado families facing food insecurity. 

The team at Monarch understands that typically, in January and February of each year, after the year-end season of giving, food banks often see a decline in volunteers and donations. 

Since 2014, Monarch Casino Resort Spa guests have donated their spare change from slot machine winnings to multiple charities, including Food Bank of the Rockies, which serves the Gilpin County area. Over that time, Monarch guests have helped provide more than 100,000 nutritious meals for Colorado families. 

After playing slot machines at Monarch Casino, you can cash out your proceeds at one of the Everi digital kiosks, round down your winnings to the nearest dollar, and donate the difference (99 cents or less!) to one of four non-profit organizations. 

Guests can choose between Food Bank of the Rockies, the American Cancer Society of Colorado, The National Western Stock Show, or the Navy SEAL Foundation. 

“It is wonderful to see our guests support their neighbors in need. By donating our time and talents to nonprofit organizations, we can positively impact our communities,” said Monarch Casino Resort Spa Director of Marketing Erica Ferris.

Regardless of income, if you or someone you know in Gilpin County is facing hunger, food is available at The Gilpin County Food Pantry, open each Thursday from 1:30-3:45 pm. 

You can find a food pantry near you in other areas by visiting Food Bank of the Rockies. 


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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