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No layoffs at Monarch Casino Resort Spa in Black Hawk

No layoffs at Monarch Casino Resort Spa in Black Hawk

Monarch Casino Resort Spa looks forward to hiring hundreds of hospitality workers when new spa, hotel and restaurants open

Monarch Casino Resort Spa announced this week that it will not lay off any current Team Members and will continue health insurance coverage for its employees while they’re on furlough due to the ordered temporary closure from the State of Colorado.

Monarch is taking this step to help mitigate Team Members’ financial impact as much as possible and help them care for themselves and their families. Normal health insurance contributions will be deducted over time when Team Members return to work. Monarch Casino Resort Spa paid Team Members for the first two weeks of the mandatory closure. Most Team Members have been furloughed and are able to use any accrued Paid Time Off (PTO) to maintain their income.

Monarch Casino continues to plan for the future and is looking forward to the opening of its 516 room, 4-star hotel and world-class spa resort which will include 4 all-new restaurants, expanded gaming floor, and meeting rooms as soon as possible.

“With the expansion of Colorado’s premier gaming resort destination on the horizon, Monarch Casino is developing a comprehensive plan to put hundreds of Coloradans back to work,” said COO David Farahi. “We look forward to welcoming new Team Members, especially those who are eager to work in our brand new state-of-the-art kitchens.  The four restaurant offerings within our new resort, will offer great opportunities for career development. As soon as we get back to work, we will help Colorado get back to work. ”

While Monarch is excited to bring more Team Members aboard, Monarch Casino Resort Spa remains committed to working with its local, regional and statewide partners to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 first. Monarch Casino believes in the resilience and fortitude of its Team Members and of Coloradans and we will emerge from this challenge stronger together.

Sarah Beatty PR Contact, 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