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


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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