Author: Joe Kizlauskas
Last Updated: 18th November 2020
The imminent grand opening of phase one of its ongoing expansion project, to be made available to the public on Thursday, November 19, 2020, has been documented by Monarch Casino and Resort.
The opening of phase one consists of an enlarged casino, three restaurants, about 250 luxury hotel rooms and suites, conference space and other amenities.
In addition, for floors 1-13 of its latest 23-story hotel tower, the company has also announced that it has obtained a ‘Temporary Certificate of Occupancy’ from the city of Black Hawk.
Later this year, the company plans to open up the balance of the expansion project, which includes floors 14-23. Additional rooms and suites to bring the total to 516, a concierge lounge and a spa and pool facility on the top level of the tower will be included in the balance.
On November 3, 2020, this follows recent changes in the city that saw Colorado voters pass Amendment 77 to the Colorado Constitution, which allows Black Hawk to abolish or lift the $100 single bet cap and approve new games such as Baccarat and Pai-Gow tiles.
At the same time, residents of the area voted favourably to grant Black Hawk’s City Council authority to eliminate or raise the betting cap and authorise new games. As early as May 1, 2021, these new regulations will take effect.
John Farahi, co-chairman and chief executive officer of Monarch said: “We are confident that our product will meet the expectations of the market’s upper segment.”
Around 30,000 square feet of casino rooms, 740 slot machines, 12 table games, a 250-seat buffet-style restaurant, a snack bar and a nine-story parking structure with around 1,350 spaces are featured at Monarch Casino Black Hawk.
Upon completion of the expansion project, the Monarch Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk will include an estimated casino space of 60,000 square feet, approximately 1,250 slot machines, 516 guest rooms and suites, three additional restaurants and bars, a spa and pool facility, banquet and meeting room space, and a nine-story space in the region of 40 table games including blackjack, craps, and others.