US – Phase I of Monarch Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk expansion to debut November 19By Phil - 17 November 2020
Monarch Casino & Resort has received a Temporary Certificate of Occupancy from the City of Black Hawk for floors 1-13 of its new 23-story hotel tower at Monarch Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk in Black Hawk, Colorado, approximately 40 miles west of Denver. The first phase of the expansion will open to the public on November 19.
The Phase I opening consists of an expanded casino, three restaurants, approximately 250 luxury hotel rooms and suites, convention space and other amenities.
The Company expects to open the balance of the expansion project (floors 14-23) later this year. The balance will include additional rooms and suites (bringing the total to 516), a concierge lounge, and a world-class spa and pool facility on the tower’s top floor.
On November 3, 2020 Colorado voters approved Amendment 77 to the Colorado Constitution, which allows the city of 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 Black Hawk voted favorably 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.
John Farahi, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Monarch, commented: “We are confident that our product will meet the expectations of the market’s upper segment.”
The Monarch Casino Black Hawk features approximately 30,000 square feet of casino space; approximately 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, plus additional existing valet parking bringing total parking capacity to 1,500 spaces. Upon completion of the expansion project, the Monarch Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk will feature approximately 60,000 square feet of casino space; approximately 1,250 slot machines; approximately 40 table games including blackjack and craps.