Monarch Casino Resort Spa’s luxury $400 million expansion celebrates its second birthday this Saturday, November 19th!

Monarch Casino Resort Spa’s luxury $400 million expansion celebrates its second birthday this Saturday, November 19th!

Monarch Casino Resort Spa’s luxury $400 million expansion celebrates its second birthday this Saturday, November 19th!

Guests are invited to partake in birthday festivities all weekend long! 

It’s hard to believe that it’s almost been two years since Monarch Casino Resort Spa opened its luxury $400 million expansion! Take a look below at Monarch Casino Resort Spa's journey to becoming Colorado’s premiere gaming resort destination by the numbers. 

The first number is 2016. That’s the year in which Monarch’s old parking garage was imploded to make room for the 23-story tall tower which is home to 516 mountain-modern hotel rooms and suites, and its world-class Spa Monarch

The next number is $400 million. That’s how much Monarch spent to expand its guest offerings to include 5 elevated dining options including:

Part of that price tag is the next number, 60,000 square feet. That's how much gaming space Monarch has available, nearly doubling the size of its previous gaming floor and establishing one of the largest in Black Hawk! That space houses 40 table games featuring red-hot no-limit action and over 1,000 electronic gaming machines, many of which are the newest games in Colorado.

14 is the next number, that’s how many tables offer no-limit poker in Monarch’s Poker room, Black Hawk’s finest place to play. 

All of this adds up to a significant $304 million, the amount of money Monarch has reinvested in a total of 365 Colorado companies since its acquisition of the property in 2013.   

Last and certainly not least is 900, the number of valued Team Members Monarch employs. Ranging from the friendly faces guests see on the casino floor and in the hotel/spa, to those who work behind the scenes to keep the infrastructure of Monarch running and finally the entirety of its office staff, collectively these 900 Team Members work together 7 days a week and 365 days a year to ensure an incredible guest experience.

Bonus numbers! Monarch is only a 45-minute drive west of downtown Denver and offers 1,350 free covered parking areas (including more than 10 EV chargers)! Play, then stay at Monarch Casino Resort Spa!

Jordan Sherman 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