Monarch Casino and Resort has documented the impending grand opening of phase one of its ongoing expansion project, which will be made available to the public on Thursday, November 19, 2020.

The phase one opening consists of an expanded casino, three restaurants, approximately 250 luxury hotel rooms and suites, convention space and other amenities. 

Furthermore, the company has also announced that it has received a ‘Temporary Certificate of Occupancy’ from the city of Black Hawk for floors 1-13 of its new 23-story hotel tower. 

The company expects to open the balance of the expansion project, which includes floors 14-23, later this year. The balance will include additional rooms and suites that bring the total to 516, a concierge lounge, and a spa and pool facility on the tower’s top floor.

This follows recent developments in the city on November 3, 2020, which saw Colorado voters approve Amendment 77 to the Colorado Constitution, which allows Black Hawk to remove or increase the $100 single bet limit and approve new games such as Baccarat and Pai-Gow tiles. 

Concurrently, citizens of the region voted favourably to give authority to the City Council of Black Hawk to remove or increase the bet limit and approve new games. These new regulations could take effect as early as May 1, 2021.

“We are confident that our product will meet the expectations of the market’s upper segment,” noted John Farahi, co-chairman and chief executive officer of Monarch.

Monarch Casino Black Hawk features approximately 30,000 square feet of casino space, 740 slot machines, 12 table games, a 250-seat buffet-style restaurant, a snack bar and a nine-story parking structure with approximately 1,350 spaces. 

Upon completion of the expansion project, the Monarch Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk will include an estimate 60,000 square feet of casino space, approximately 1,250 slot machines, in the region of 40 table games including blackjack, craps, and others, 516 guest rooms and suites, three additional restaurants and additional bars, a spa and pool facility, banquet and meeting room space, and a nine-story parking structure.