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Logistics for Monarch Casino Black Hawk Garage Implosion

Media coverage details for the Monarch Casino Black Hawk garage implosion Wednesday December 21

NOTE: The parking garage has been wrapped in a geotextile fabric to aid in the environmental protection of Clear Creek and to reduce small particles from getting into the air. This wrapping will remain on building throughout implosion.


  • Live trucks can park on the right-hand turn lane of Mill Street onto Hwy 119
  • Use Central City Parkway route to enter Black Hawk, free parking available throughout city

TIME:  Crews may arrive from 4am until 7:30am Wednesday, December 21st

  • 4am - Main Street Closed
  • 7:30am - All crews must be in place
  • 7:30am -  Hwy 119 North is closed
  • 8:15am -  Hwy 199 South is closed
  • 8:45am - Hwy 119 North and South open
  • 9:00 am -  Drone video in Dropbox

CREDENTIALS: All crews must be credentialed by 3pm Today (Tuesday) to be in Media Area - please contact Diane Mulligan at 720.273.0927 with information.

PUBLIC: There is NO PUBLIC VIEWING of the implosion

BACKGROUND PHOTOS AND VIDEO: We have set up a Dropbox with Monarch Casino Black Hawk Renderings, Atlantis Casino Reno pictures, Gilpin County Food Bank Photos, additional information and once the implosion is done, drone footage.

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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