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Monarch Casino Black Hawk construction marks a major milestone: the 10th floor!

New hotel and spa is nearly halfway to its final height of 23 stories

Construction on the new Monarch Casino Resort in Black Hawk has been moving steadily, and now crews have already reached the 10th floor. The construction crews are adding a new story about every two weeks- a brisk clip.

As crews add stories to the top of the new hotel and spa, work on plumbing, HVAC and electricity continue on the lower floors. Panels will soon be installed on the fourth and fifth levels to enclose the floors.

The casino, a bar, and a new restaurant will be on the second floor. The buffet, an additional bar, and restaurants will be on the third floor.

More than 120,000 feet of electrical piping has been installed in the building. That’s more miles of conduit than the drive from Golden to Black Hawk!

“The views are astonishing! So when you get a room here, it’s going to be amazing,” said Matthew Dunnery, the director of construction administration.

This expansion will nearly double the existing casino space to 70,000 sq. ft. and will feature over 500 guest rooms and suites. This project brings a world-class luxury experience to Black Hawk, complete with a full-service spa and roof-top swimming pool, new restaurants, bars, banquet facilities, convention and meeting rooms as part of Monarch Casino’s $400 million, four-diamond resort development plan.

The targeted completion date for construction is the second quarter of 2019.


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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