Monarch Casino Resort Spa in Black Hawk is launching its mobile sports betting app, BetMonarch, very soon. Originally it was going to launch on May 8 but it has been pushed back a few days as they put the final touches on the app.
The app is currently live in the various app stores but deposits are not yet available. The sportsbook is touting itself as the only in-house sportsbook in Colorado. Here’s what you need to know.
What kind of bets can I place using BetMonarch?
BetMonarch will offer parlays, futures, teasers, prop bets and more to Colorado sports bettors.
Do I have to be in Colorado to use the sports betting app?
Yes. In order to participate in sports betting in CO users must be physically within the state’s borders when using the app.
How can I get started betting on BetMonarch?
The BetMonarch app can be downloaded for both Apple and Android devices at the Apple App Store and Google Play store, respectively.
Is the Monarch Casino taking in-person sports bets?
No. Colorado casinos are still closed following CO Gov. Jared Polis’ April 27 executive order. Dates for casino re-openings are not yet known.
As a home-grown Colorado betting app, BetMonarch promises an enhanced level of service and a better experience for Colorado sports bettors over sportsbooks managed by overseas firms. Being local also means bettors can earn comps and tier points through their sports betting action which can then be used for comps and other perks at the Monarch Casino, which is on the verge of finally opening its $400 million-plus hotel tower.
Monarch COO David Farahi said the new app is an extension of the service the company has already been providing to bettors in Nevada.
“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,” he said.
You can read more about the launch in our more in-depth reporting here.