Monarch Casino Resort Spa Sponsors the $15,000 Gambler’s Choice and $40,000 Grand Prix at the 2023 National Western Stock Show

Monarch Casino Resort Spa Sponsors the $15,000 Gambler’s Choice and $40,000 Grand Prix at the 2023 National Western Stock Show

Monarch Casino continues a seven-year tradition at Stock Show

The Monarch Casino Gambler's Choice Jumper Stake and Grand Prix, presented by Monarch Casino, are two of the most popular horse events at the National Western Stock Show. 2023 marks the seventh year Monarch Casino Resort Spa has sponsored these two events. 

The excitement begins at 7:30, Friday, January 13, with Gambler’s Choice. It features top-level jumpers competing in a high-energy performance with a thrilling twist. Each horse and rider pair maneuvers around a timed course to see who can accumulate the most points ... and who dares to take a “gamble” on the joker fence at the end!

The Monarch Casino Resort Spa Gambler’s Choice provides crowds with a rock-and-roll atmosphere where the more riders dare, the more the crowds shout approval, and the higher the winnings. The daring event features horse and rider pairs going faster and jumping higher to make it through the unique course the fastest and the cleanest. 

Each rider jumps the course of 10 to 14 fences starting at 4-feet 6-inches in height. Each fence carries a point value based on its degree of difficulty. The riders decide their own path around the course but can only jump a fence twice, and only if it’s still standing. Each rider then has the option of taking the Joker fence with the risk of gaining a large number of points or losing those points with a knockdown.

Many of these horse and rider teams will show again Monday evening, January 16, at 7 PM in the $40,000 Grand Prix, presented by Monarch Casino Resort Spa. The prestigious event attracts tops horses and riders from across the nation. 

Each competitor jumps one round over a course of 10 to 14 jumps from 4-feet 6-inches in height and higher. The top horses accumulating the least number of faults are required to jump a second round over a course of 8 to 12 jumps, raised in height from the previous round. The width of all jumps ranges from five to six feet. Final scores are determined by adding the total faults incurred in both rounds and adding any penalties for exceeding the time allowed in either or both rounds. 

For tickets to this year’s Gambler’s Choice and Grand Prix, visit the National Western Stock Show. 

And to learn more about the exciting events, fabulous restaurants, and exquisite spa at Monarch Casino Resort Spa, click here

Mitch Jelniker M&C Communications / on behalf of Monarch Casino Resort Spa






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