Monarch Casino in Black Hawk

488 Main Street | 303-582-1000 | Casino Website

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

The casino area at Monarch Casino covers three floors. Table games and a large bar are on the lower level and a sportsbook is located on the third floor. Slots and video poker are available on multiple floors. 

There are four restaurants and a coffee shop at Monarch Casino. The hotel offers 516 guest rooms with an rooftop indoor pool, spa and fitness center. 

Monarch Casino

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 table games

There are 28 table games at Monarch Casino. Two are double deck and 15 are six-deck blackjack. All games allow doubling down on two cards before and after splitting, blackjack pays 3:2 and the dealer hits soft 17. In the six-deck version, Aces may be split up to four hands. The limits were $15 to $500 during our October 2021 visit. The double deck was $50 to $1,500.

There is a $25 double zero roulette table. Pai gow poker is also $25. Three Card Poker and DJ Wild Stud have $10 limits. For $15, craps offered 10-times odds. The field now pays double on 12, like the rest of Colorado casino. Baccarat is available for $50. Mississippi Stud and Ultimate Texas Hold’em are expected to be offered at Monarch Casino soon.

There are three heads up electronic table games. Players may choose from $0.50 double zero roulette, $1 Sic Bo or $3 3:2 blackjack with a double-down option before and after splitting.

Monarch Casino video poker

Monarch Casino is a top choice for the best video poker to be found in Black Hawk. The casino 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 machines 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, including 3/5/10-play, 50-play, Spin Poker, Super Times Pay, and Ultimate X. 

Monarch Casino poker room

The Monarch Casino remodel included a poker room. It opened in May 2021 with 11 tables. The Monarch poker room is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The main games here are 1/3 no-limit Texas hold’em with a $100-to-$500 buy-in and 2/5 with a $200-to-$1,500 buy-in. Other games include pot-limit Omaha, fixed-limit hold’em, and Big O. The Monarch poker room does not offer tournaments.

Monarch Casino sportsbook

A new sportsbook is is open on the third floor of Monarch Casino. The sportsbook is opens at 11am on weekdays and 9am on weekends. Hours depend on late live events.

The book also offers the BetMonarch mobile sports-betting app. The minimum bet on the app is $1, while it is $5 live at the casino. Straight wagers, parlays, teasers, futures, and props are among the types of wagers found on the betting menu. All major sports are covered. 

Monarch Casino 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 the casino’s dining outlets. Comps may be converted to free play at a 50% rate and for cash at a 25% rate. Free play and cashback must be requested in $5 increments. 

Monarch players club tiers

  • Monarch
  • Ruby – 250+ points
  • Emerald – 1,500+ points
  • Sapphire – 7,500+ points
  • Royal Diamond – 15,000+ points
  • Black Diamond – Invite only

Terms and conditions are subject to change.

Dining and drinks at Monarch Casino

There are four restaurants and a coffee shop at Monarch Casino. There are three restaurants on the third floor. Near the sportsbook, Bistro Mariposa serves southwestern Baja cuisine. Menu items include tapas, tacos, soups, salads and entrees.

The Monarch Chophouse is located near the elevators. This upscale steakhouse serves prime beef, seafood, and lamb. A large wine list and cocktails are available. Table-side preparations feature Caesar salad, Steak Diane and “321 Below” ice cream that is frozen using liquid nitrogen.

The Buffet serves lunch on weekdays, brunch on weekends and dinner nightly. Food stations feature soups, salad, prime rib, Vietnamese Pho, and a Mongolian grill. Lunch is $28.99 and weeknight dinner is $53.99. Brunch and dinner Friday and Saturday are $58.99. Lobster tail or crab clusters can be added for and additional $9.99. Children ages 4 to 10 eat for a discounted price.

Twenty-Four 7 is located on the second floor across from the rewards center. Serving Asian and American cuisine, the menu features burgers, pizza, stir-fry and all-day breakfast. The nearby Java etc is a coffee shop serving Starbucks coffee, Teavana tea, pastries, sandwiches, and gelato. 

Black Hawk casino dining sorted by day of the week

Dining options at Monarch Casino
SundayBistro Mariposa: 5-10pm
The Buffet: 9:30am-2:30pm; 4-10pm
Java etc: 7am-10pm
Monarch Chophouse: 5-9pm
Twenty-Four 7: 24 hours
& Tuesday
The Buffet: 11am-2:30pm; 4-9pm
Java etc: 7am-10pm
Monarch Chophouse: 5-9pm
Twenty-Four 7: 24 hours
& Thursday
Bistro Mariposa: 5-10pm
The Buffet: 11am-2:30pm; 4-9pm
Java etc: 7am-10pm
Monarch Chophouse: 5-9pm
Twenty-Four 7: 24 hours
FridayBistro Mariposa: 5-11pm
The Buffet: 11am-2:30pm; 4-11pm
Java etc: 7am-11pm
Monarch Chophouse: 5-10pm
Twenty-Four 7: 24 hours
SaturdayBistro Mariposa: 5-11pm
The Buffet: 9:30am-2:30pm; 4-11pm
Java etc: 7am-11pm
Monarch Chophouse: 5-10pm
Twenty-Four 7: 24 hours
Dining options by day of the week at Monarch Casino. Last updated 12/23/2022

Bars at Monarch Casino

The Splash 23 Poolside Bar serves wine, cocktails, soft drinks, and smoothies. On the second floor, sports and live entertainment can be found at Cabaret Stage Bar. It’s located inside the West entrance, and live entertainment plays Friday and Saturday from 10pm until 2:30am.

Inside the East entrance of the second level is the Escape Bar. The bar has video poker, keno, and Buffalo Gold. Drinks featured here include ten local craft beers and specialty cocktails. The High Limit Bar and Monarch VIP Lounge are nearby. The Monarch VIP Lounge opens at noon daily for Royal Diamond and Black Diamond players. It is open until 10 pm Sunday through Thursday and midnight on weekend nights.

On the third level, the Chophouse Lounge serves wine and cocktails outside the Monarch Chophouse. Exclusive to guests staying in a suite or on floors 18-21, the Concierge Lounge has mountain views from the 20th floor. This bar serves draft beer, cocktails, and complimentary snacks from 7am until 10am and 3pm until 7pm.

Monarch hotel

Monarch Casino offers 23 floors with 516 guest rooms. Rooms are subject to a $29 resort fee per room per night. Resort fee includes access to fitness center, pool and spa and two in-room bottles of water.

Resort amenities

Hotel amenities include airline boarding pass printing and access to Spa Monarch with its year-round indoor/outdoor rooftop pool and fitness center. Six meeting rooms, including an almost 4,000-square-foot ballroom, can accommodate groups of four to 400.

Located on the twenty-third floor, the spa menu includes massages, facials, skin care and body wraps with nail and hair salon services. Hotel and spa guests may access the pool daily from 6am until 10pm. Guests under 18 years of age are permitted to swim from 10am until 6pm with adult supervision. With views of Black Hawk and the surrounding mountains, the fitness center is open from 6am until 10pm daily.


All rooms at Monarch Casino include wifi, TV, Bluetooth-enabled alarm clock, refrigerator with two complimentary bottles of water, iron/ironing board, safe, and coffee maker. 

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 a spa tub, VIP check-in, and access to the 20th floor Concierge lounge, which serves complimentary breakfast and afternoon snacks.

Reserve a room at Monarch Casino here

Room TypeStarting Weeknight RateStarting Weekend Rate
Premier King$139$229
Premier Two Queens$149$239
Luxury Two Queens$179$269
Grand King$189$279
Grand Two Queens$199$289
Spa Suite$289$429

Monarch Casino Black Hawk FAQ

Is Monarch Casino open 24 hours a day?

Yes. It is always open.

Is smoking permitted at Monarch Casino?

No. Indoor smoking is banned inside casinos in Colorado.

What table games are dealt at Monarch Casino?

Available games are baccarat, blackjack, craps, DJ Wild Stud Poker, pai gow poker, roulette and Three Card Poker. Mississippi Stud and Ultimate Texas Hold’em are expected soon.

What is the best video-poker game at Monarch Casino?

Our top pick is $1 9/6 Jacks or Better.

Does Monarch Casino have a poker room?

Yes. It is located on the first floor below Stage Bar.

Does Monarch Casino have a sportsbook?

Yes. A new full-service sportsbook is open on the third floor.

Which sports betting app does Monarch Casino use?

Monarch Casino uses the BetMonarch sports betting app.

Can minors eat at Monarch Casino?

Yes. Guests under 21 years of age may eat at Monarch Casino prior to 9pm.

Is there a hotel at Monarch Casino?

Yes. There is a 516-room hotel.

Last updated: December 23, 2022

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