Monarch Casino Resort Spa Earns Four of Westword’s Readers’ Choice Best Of Denver Awards!

Monarch receives accolades for some of Colorado’s best restaurants and its best sports betting experience

Our guests have spoken and we are so proud and humbled to take home four Denver Westword Readers’ Choice Best Of Denver Awards this year! The Monarch Chophouse was recognized for best steakhouse and hotel restaurant. The Buffet was recognized as the best bottomless brunch deal and BetMonarch was honored as the best sportsbook.

The two Best Of Denver Awards for the Monarch Chophouse add to the prestigious Tripadvisor 5-star guest rating. Chef de Cuisine Greg Weadick, 5280 Top of the Town 2019 Readers’ Choice for Best of Denver Chef and front of house manager, Daniel Hoctor, 2020 Colorado Restaurant Association ‘Signature Dish’ Award recipient work in tandem to provide a dining experience for guests. 


The brand-new Buffet has tantalized our guests’ tastebuds with cuisine ranging from the rustic coast of New England, Far East Asia, Europe and comfort flavors of home too! Of course, we cannot forget our dessert station, which continues to offer our guests indulgent gelato, perfect pies, scrumptious cookies and more!

The entire BetMonarch team has been committed to our guests from day one! From launching the BetMonarch App for virtual wagering during the pandemic closure of Monarch Casino to being the only Sportsbook providing personal expertise for guests betting on-site, our Team Members are proud to be recognized for the positive impact they’ve had on the guest experience.

There’s something for everyone here at Monarch Casino Resort Spa. Between our newly-opened luxury spa featuring world-class amenities atop our mountain modern 23-story hotel, our other eatery, Twenty-Four 7 dishing up 14er mountain-inspired burgers and Colorado craft beer and of course, our expanded gaming floor offering red hot no-limit gaming action including baccarat. Monarch Casino offers an unforgettable experience where our guests can relax, stay and play!

Monarch Casino Resort Spa is a short drive west of Denver through Colorado’s breathtaking high country. Guests will feel like VIPs from the moment they valet or self-park in Monarch’s state-of-the-art parking garage featuring the shortest walk in Black Hawk from your car to the gaming floor. Take a trip for a day, a night, or an entire weekend to Colorado’s premier gaming resort destination!

Jordan Sherman

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



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About Monarch Casino Resort Spa


Monarch Casino Resort Spa is Colorado's premier gaming resort destination. Located only 45 minutes from downtown Denver at 488 Main Street in historic Black Hawk, Colorado, guests who choose to stay, play, and dine at Monarch's award-winning resort can expect the ultimate experience. In 2023, Newsweek readers voted Monarch Casino Resort Spa the 4th “Best Overall Casino Outside of Las Vegas.” Gaming: More than 60,000 square feet of wide-open, red-hot, no-limit gaming space houses 1050 electronic games, 43 table games (including baccarat), a poker room featuring 14 tables including, and a well-appointed self-serve beverage lounge. Dining: Award-winning, elevated dining options include the flagship Monarch Chophouse, Bistro Mariposa, Twenty-Four 7, Buffet, and Java Etc. Lodging: 516 mountain-modern luxury hotel rooms and suites can be found within Monarch's 23-story hotel tower. Spa Monarch: Recognized as a 2023 USA Today 10 Best Hotel Spa finalist, Spa Monarch is a full-service luxury spa available by appointment only. Parking: Monarch has a free enclosed 1,350-space parking garage (including EV chargers), which features hi-tech technology alerting people how many collective and individual spaces are available on each level.

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