The Monarch Casino is a casino and resort in Black Hawk, which is owned and operated by Monarch Casino & Resort, INC. The company is also the owner and operator of the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada.
Previously known as the Riviera Casino, The Monarch Casino at Black Hawk has undergone a series of improvements, and is currently winding down the last of its renovations. The complex now includes a hotel, extra restaurants, and a newly expanded casino area.
Aside from their huge range of slot and table games, The Monarch Casino is well-renowned for its seafood-centric buffet, featuring a range of Asian and American cuisine.
Monarch Casino Fact Table
|Address||488 Main St, Black Hawk, CO 80422, USA|
|Number of Slots||740|
|Minimum Age to Gambling||21+|
Monarch Casino Sportsbook & Online Sports Betting
The Monarch Casino Black Hawk offers sports wagering and online sports betting as of May 1, 2020. It’s also launching its own proprietary sports betting app, BetMonarch, on Friday, May 8, just in time for UFC 249 on May 9.
Monarch Casino & Resort, INC were the first operators to receive their master sports betting license from the state in February 2020, and plan to launch both an in-person sportsbook and online app on the very first day of May.
Monarch Casino History
The Monarch Casino Black Hawk was originally opened as the Riviera Casino, on February 4, 2000.
The casino and neighboring land was purchased in 2012 by Monarch Casino & Resort, INC for $76 million and rebranded to match the owner and operator name.
In 2015, Monarch Casino & Resort, INC announced their plans to upgrade the casino to a complete resort complex, consisting of $285-$295 million worth of improvements. The upgrades included expanding the casino itself, adding a hotel tower and constructing three new restaurants. Construction is due to be completed halfway through 2020.
Once fully functional, the 23-story hotel tower will provide 500 guest rooms and suites to casino goers.
The casino currently includes 740 slot machines and 14 table games, a stage bar, a giant video wall, and live entertainment.
The Monarch Casino Black Hawk buffet is a popular attraction featuring Asian, American, Southwest and a variety of seafood cuisine. Whole Maine lobster, snow crab and USDA prime rib are served nightly alongside other favorites.
The Monarch Casino Black Hawk utilizes the Monarch Rewards program, which is shared with the company’s Atlantis casino in Nevada.
Points acquired from playing at either casino are combined by the program, counting toward benefits including free play and exclusive event invitations.
“Comp” dollars can be used to contribute towards dining experiences, hotel stays, and days of relaxation.
Like other casino loyalty programs, Monarch Rewards also uses a tier system. The program has 5 tiers, plus an exclusive invitation-only tier: Black Diamond.
Each tier requires a certain number of points for eligibility, based on levels of casino play. The higher the tier, the wider the benefits.
To join the Monarch Rewards program, simply fill out the application form and submit it by email, or via paper copy on your next casino visit.
Monarch Casino Black Hawk FAQ
Yes, the Monarch Casino Black Hawk is open 24 hours, 7 days a week!
The Monarch Casino Black Hawk is 53 miles from Denver International Airport, about one hour and ten minutes’ drive.
Yes, the Monarch Casino Black Hawk offers valet parking. Self-parking is also available, with 1,350 parking spaces available in their new parking complex.
The Monarch Casino Black Hawk plans to offer sports betting – both in-person and online – beginning in May 2020.
No, all guests at the buffet must be 21 or over.