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Monarch Casino is a newly-remodeled casino in Black Hawk, Colorado. A 23-story hotel opened in November 2020.

The casino floor at Monarch Casino covers two floors. Table games and a large bar are on the lower level. A sportsbook is under construction in this area. Slots and video poker are on both floors. 

There are three restaurants and a coffee shop at Monarch Casino. The hotel will has 516 guest rooms. 


There are over 900 slot and video poker machines at Monarch Casino in Black Hawk. The slots are mostly modern titles, often with multiple denominations. 

Monarch Casino is a top choice for the best video poker Black Hawk. It offers a large variety of variants with quality pay tables, especially at higher limits. Denominations start at two cents on single line games and go up to $5. 

Our pick for video poker is on the second level in the far left corner. A circular bank of machines in that area offers $1 three and five-play 9/6 Bonus Poker Deluxe, Jacks or Better and Double Bonus Poker. The Jacks or Better game is also on single line at $1 and $5. Our favorite quarter game here is 8/5 Bonus Poker. It comes with a royal flush progressive. 

This area is full of video poker variants. This includes 3/5/10-play, 50-play, Spin Poker, Super Times Pay and Ultimate X. 

There are 12 table games at Monarch Casino. Nine are six-deck blackjack. The limits were $10 to $100 during our visit. Double down on two cards is allowed before and after splitting. Aces may be split up to four hands. Blackjack pays 3:2. The dealer hits soft 17.

There was a $15 to $100 double zero roulette table. Three Card Poker and craps had $10 to $100 limits. Craps offered 10 times odds. The field pays triple on 12, a rarity at any Colorado casino. Bonus 6 Poker, Mississippi Stud and Ultimate Texas Hold’em are coming soon.

There are three $1 electronic table games. Players may choose from double zero roulette, craps with double odds or 3:2 blackjack with double down before and after splitting.

Monarch Casino poker room

The Monarch Casino remodel includes a poker room. It is expected to open in 2021. 


The sports betting window is temporarily located at the Monarch Rewards center on the second floor. A new sportsbook is being constructed at Monarch Casino. It uses the BetMonarch mobile sports betting app. The minimum bet on the app is $1. It is $5 at the casino. Straight wagers, parlays, teasers, futures and props are among the types of wagers on the betting menu. All major sports are covered.  

Players club

Monarch Rewards is the players club. Comps are earned on the card based on the theoretical edge. These may be used at the hotel, spa and dining outlets. Comps may be converted to free play at a 50% rate and for cash at a 25% rate. Free play and cash back must be requested in $5 increments. 


All rooms at Monarch Casino include Wi-Fi, TV, Bluetooth-enabled alarm clock, refrigerator with two complimentary bottles of water, iron/ironing board, safe and coffee maker.  Rooms are subject to a $19.99 resort fee per room per night. Additional adults in a room pay a rate of $25 per person per night. Hotel amenities include airline boarding pass printing, Spa Monarch with a year-round indoor/outdoor rooftop pool and fitness center. Six meeting rooms, including an almost 4,000 square foot ballroom, can accommodate groups of 4 to 400.

Monarch Casino offers 23 floors with 516 guest rooms. Premier and grand rooms are available with a single king bed or two queen beds. The luxury is available with two queen beds. The Spa Suite includes spa tub, VIP check-in and access to the 20th floor Concierge lounge serving complimentary breakfast and afternoon snacks. 

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Room TypeStarting Weeknight RateStarting Weekend Rate
Premier King$109$219
Premier Two Queens$109$244
Luxury Two Queens$139$274
Grand King$159$269
Grand Two Queens$159$294


All dining options at Monarch Casino Black Hawk are located within age-restricted areas. Guests must be 21 years of age or older to dine.

  • The Buffet serves brunch from 9:30am until 2:30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Dinner is available daily from 4pm until 9pm. Located on the second floor. A hybrid buffet experience serves guests selections at food stations. Soup, salad, prime rib, Vietnamese Pho and a Mongolian grill highlight the dinner menu. Lobster tail and crab clusters can be added for an additional $10.
  • The Monarch Chophouse opens for dinner daily at 5pm. The dining room closes at 9pm Sunday through Thursday and 10pm Friday and Saturday. The steakhouse is located on the third floor near the elevator. Menu includes prime beef, seafood and lamb with a large wine list and cocktails available. Table-side preparations feature Caesar salad, Steak Diane and “321 Below” ice cream frozen using liquid nitrogen.
  • Java etc is a coffee shop serving Starbucks coffee, Teavana tea, pastries, sandwiches and gelato. The coffee shop is located on the second floor next to Tweny-Four 7.
  • Twenty-Four 7 is open 24 hours daily. Asian and American cuisine located on the second floor across from the rewards center. Menu features burgers, pizza, stir-fry and all-day breakfast.

Monarch Casino Black Hawk FAQs

Is Monarch Casino open 24 hours a day?

Yes. It is always open.

Are there table games at Monarch Casino?

Yes. Available games are blackjack, craps, roulette and Three Card Poker.

Do any Colorado casinos pay triple on the field at craps?

Yes. Monarch Casino in Black Hawk pays triple on 12 on the field in craps. Other Colorado casinos pay double.

Does Monarch Casino have a sportsbook?

It has a betting counter now. A full-service sportsbook is under construction. 

Which sports betting app does Monarch Casino use?

It uses the BetMonarch sports betting app.

What is the best video poker game at Monarch Casino?

Our top pick is $1 and $5 9/6 Bonus Poker Deluxe.