Monarch Casino, Black Hawk – Colorado

Location of Monarch Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado

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Riviera Black Hawk Casino is now Monarch Casino Black Hawk. New name, same friendly team members.

Riviera Casino is located at Black Hawk, Colorado. Black Hawk, Colorado is the largset gambling town in Colorado and is home to eighteen casinos. Many of the casinos run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The casino oifficially opened for business Febuary, 4th, 2000.The casino oifficially opened for business Febuary, 4th, 2000. The minimum age to gamble is twenty one years old. Black Hawk is very strict about age and only some of the casinos allow children in the dining areas and hotel areas, so please call and verify before you bring minors.

The Riviera Casino at Black Hawk, operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Located directly across from Isle of Capri Casino and Lady Luck Casino. The Riviera Casino will be the first one on the left, if you take US 6. Take a left at the stop light, as soon as you get into town, and pull in.

Has approximately 750 slots and several types of table games; roulette, craps, poker, and blackjack. Specifically has 6 blackjack tables, 4 poker tables, 1 craps table, and 1 roulette table. Has latest slots and classic slots, with demoninatons as low as a penny and up to 100 dollars, because Colorado recenly increased gambling limits. The gaming floor is spacious and wide open and has a huge penny slot area with ‘The Copper Mine’ for penny slot fans.

The players card at the Riviera Casinoi is definitely worth joining if you plan to play there a lot. There are many comps to be earned and you can recieve coupons in the mail that can be used if you frequent the town.

The city-approved master plan for Monarch Casino Black Hawk will create an unparalleled guest experience. Expansion plans include a 335-foot hotel tower with over 500 guest rooms and suites, a world-class spa, swimming pool, new restaurants and bars, 7,500 square feet of banquet facilities and convention/meeting rooms and a ten-story parking garage

For food, there are two options to choose from, the Creekside deli and the Riveria buffet. The Creekside deli is for quicker eating, like pizza, sandwiches, and salads. The Riveria buffet is the star of the show and acclaimed for how delicious it is. Its a world style bfufet, so that means from breakfast through dinner you can find food from all over the world. Breakfast buffet for 6 dollars, lunch is 10 dollars, and dnner is 15 dollars. Saturday and Sunday there is brunch for 13 dollars. The Buffet features nightly Whole Maine Lobster, Alaskan Crab and USDA Prime Rib, and a Saturday and Sunday Champagne Brunch. On the weekends, things usually get a few dollars more expensive and there are more selections. Many people rave about their crab legs and lobster buffet. If you’re still unsatisifed with that, you can eat at the other two casinos across from the Riveria.

If you like to drink, many of the casinos will comp or discount your drinks if you’re playing. A word of warning, if the casino thinks you are intoxicated, then they will cut you off from buying drinks.

If you’re looking for something extra, then The Riveria hosts live music and entertainemnt on the weekends, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Live music runs from noon until 6:00 pm on Sunday and at 8:00 pm and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

For hotel lodging, the Riveria does not have a hotel, but the two adjacent hotels, Isle of Capri Casino and Lady luck Casino, do have lodging. For parking, there is free self and valet parking.

There are several buses that can take you from various cities surrounding Black hawk to the casinos. There is the Denver Casino Shuttle that serves the metropilitan area. The Colorado Casino Express that has regular buses leaving from Bear Valley Shopping Center to Black Hawk hourly. The Horizon Coach lines, which services dowtown Denver to Black Hawk or Central City and runs frequently. The best way to get a bus is directly through the casino. You can even catch a ride on the Isle of Capri or Lady Luck bus.

A lot of the Black Hawk area is walkable, but if you don’t want to walk or drive, there are bus services. Local transportation in Black Hawk is provided by Miners Mesa bus service which runs downtown and all the way to the public parking area in Blackhawk. You can catch the Miners Mesa Bus anywhere you see the digital tram signs, which will tell you the arrival time of the next bus. The parking lot for the Miner Mesa Bus is located at the top of Black Hawk. You will make a left on Miners Mesa Road coming from Golden. The road goes in one direction, which is up, and you can find this road by the Lady Luck Casino and the Isle of capri. This area is also a giant self-parking lot, in case you do not want to use valet services and prefer the freedom of roaming the town in your car.

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