Monarch Casino Resort Spa named a winner by Newsweek in the “Best Overall Casino Outside of Las Vegas” category

Monarch Casino Resort Spa named a winner by Newsweek in the “Best Overall Casino Outside of Las Vegas” category

The 3rd national award for Monarch Casino in 2023

During an accolade-filled 2023, Monarch Casino Resort Spa is pleased to announce another top 5 finish for a national hospitality award after Newsweek readers voted it the 4th “Best Overall Casino Outside of Las Vegas.” The judges nominated Monarch for its “expansive gaming arena filled with more than 1,000 slot machines, keno, sportsbook, a poker room and table games.” Additionally, they called out Monarch’s “sumptuous surroundings - rooms with spa-like amenities, a rooftop pool, a world-class spa, and numerous varied dining venues.”

Monarch Superior Spa Suite
Monarch Superior Spa Suite

The freshly awarded Newsweek nod adds to a banner year for Monarch Casino. During the fall, Monarch received two prestigious awards from USA Today readers. They voted Spa Monarch as one of the top hotel spas in the nation, reaffirming its status as a leader in luxury and relaxation. That’s in addition to voting Monarch Rewards among the best Casino Player Clubs in 2023 because of its player-friendly tiers and method of earning points toward comps.

Not to be left out of the award-winning atmosphere, Monarch’s mountain-modern luxury hotel also received endorsement from Tripadvisor as a Traveler’s Choice destination. Monarch Casino Resort Spa has consistently ranked in the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor, thanks to an overwhelming amount of positive reviews.

Monarch not only carries Colorado’s newest electronic games, but industry media has also acknowledged the quality of those games. In 2023, Monarch captured 22 different honors from Strictly Slots Magazine, including 14 first-place finishes for categories ranging from Best Overall Casino to Best Overall Slots.

Lastly, Monarch’s elevated dining options continue to raise the bar in Black Hawk and the greater Denver Metro. Both Bistro Mariposa and the Monarch Chophouse were praised as excellent dining destinations by OpenTable and Wine Spectator, respectively.

Monarch Chophouse
Monarch Chophouse

The resort, overall, brought home a dozen awards from Casino Player Magazine, a publication dedicated to spotlighting the best of the best casino resort properties in the industry.

"We are thrilled to have received such high honors throughout 2023 and to be recognized among the best in the industry," said Erica Ferris, Director of Marketing for Monarch Casino Resort Spa. "These awards are a testament to our dedicated team members who are committed to delivering an unparalleled experience for our guests."

Colorado’s premier gaming resort destination is located 30 minutes west of downtown Denver in the scenic North Clear Creek Valley. For more information about Monarch Casino Resort Spa and its award-winning services, visit

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

Monarch Casino Resort Spa
488 Main Street
Black Hawk, CO 80422