Updated May 8, 2020: Monarch announced they would spend the weekend working with their app developer, Stadium, to add a few finishing touches to the BetMonarch app before launching. The initial date of May 8 has been pushed up a few days, the new launch date is anticipated for next week.
Sports bettors in Colorado just received welcomed news as the land-based Monarch Casino Resort Spa in Black Hawk will be offering mobile sports betting on May 8. BetMonarch will be arriving one day before the UFC returns with UFC 249, which features a stacked lineup and will be the first live televised American sporting event since the start of the coronavirus lockdowns in mid-March.
The sportsbook at Monarch will be the first sportsbook owned and operated in Colorado as other options such as DraftKings and FanDuel are not native to Colorado and are available in a handful of other states.
Because they are local, Monarch has a unique opportunity to capture the sports betting marketing from within by building trust, capitalizing on brand awareness, and combining sports betting offers and bonuses with offers for their brick-and-mortar casino, which is located roughly 45 minutes outside of Denver.
In addition, the management team is as good as it gets as they have experience operating in the state’s largest gaming market, Nevada. COO David Farahi explains:
“We have operated our own sportsbook at our Nevada resort for years and we are so excited to apply all of that knowledge for Coloradans. We will give sports bettors the best product and the best guest service with our sports betting app, just as we aspire to do in every other part of our resort.”
Once the pandemic comes to an end, residents and tourists will be able to visit the newly renovated casino and spa, which features an enlarged gaming floor and a brand new, $400 million 23 story hotel tower with 500 rooms. The recent updates along with the new sports betting app has Monarch in position to be a leader in the state for gaming and entertainment.
How To Bet With BetMonarch
BetMonarch will make it simple for Colorado residents to start sports betting. Their sports betting app will be live in the App Store and Android App Store on May 8. Simply download the app, create an account, deposit funds and you’ll be ready to place your first sports bet.
Wager Types Available At BetMonarch
BetMonarch will be offering lines on major sports such as the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, and more. Given that most sports leagues are currently on hiatus, the book is expected to see a lot of action on the May 9 UFC event, which takes place in Jacksonville, Fla.
Additionally, sports bettors will have the option to bet against the spread, on the over/under and take advantage of teasers, futures, and prop bets. Currently, NFL future bets are more popular than ever since the NBA season is limbo and the NFL draft just ended in late April.
If you have any questions about how BetMonarch works the casino has set up a comprehensive FAQ page to help get you started.