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Monarch Casino Black Hawk team members "Walk to Reno" to get in shape for new hotel opening

Team members are taking millions of steps to get in shape as Monarch Casino Black Hawk’s hotel expansion takes shape

Walk to Reno is a healthy virtual step competition for the team members at Monarch Casino Black Hawk as they watch the new 23-story hotel soar into the sky. Getting aroud the property will take a lot more steps as the casino floor doubles in size and adds several new restaurants. 

Many of the team members have been working to get in shape since January when the competition began. The goal for this virtual healthy march is in the name: Walk to Reno where Monarch's sister property is located. The trek is 978 miles, or about 1,956,000 steps. There are "legs" of the walk already mapped out from Glenwood Springs through Utah and into Nevada.

The step program is motivating team members to take healthy breaks, get up and walk around during the workday. It also creates a healthy competition and camaraderie. As they travel through their business day, team members look for ways to add in more steps and get to the goal before the deadline.

Five team members have already (virtually) made it to Reno and a number of others are just weeks away. In bad weather, the new Monarch parking garage is the perfect enclosed space to walk and the steps are adding up. Now that the weather is so nice, the trip up Main Street with its great elevation and beautiful flowers is a welcome challenge in the fresh mountain air.  

The Walk to Reno challenge continues through July 12th. 

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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

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488 Main Street
Black Hawk, CO 80422