Read our comprehensive review to find out all there is to know about the BetMonarch Colorado sportsbook app including bonuses, sports coverage, and how to win real money online.
BetMonarch with the fifth sportsbook mobile app that launched in Colorado after the state went legal with sports betting on 1st May 2020. It is the product of the Monarch Casino in Black Hawk which is the first casino to develop their own sportsbook. All of Colorado’s other live sportsbooks have entered the market through collaboration with land-based casinos, rather than being a direct product of the casino.
As a brand new product, there are some limitations to the BetMonarch sportsbook, and it did not enter the market in ideal circumstances with the global pandemic happening around us. However, the site does offer competitive odds and a great loyalty program. There is also a more personal touch by playing on the BetMonarch sportsbook app compared to larger state-wide or global sportsbooks. Here is everything to need to know about the new app.
- Website: www.monarchblackhawk.com/casino/games/sportsbook/
- Type of site: Sportsbook
- Welcome Bonus: None
- Land-based Partnership: Monarch Casino Resort & Spa
- Colorado Launch Date: 11th May 2020
Bonuses and Promotions
Unfortunately, there is no welcome bonus offered by the BetMonarch sportsbook. This is a major drawback as all other sports betting sites in Colorado offer competitive welcome bonuses up to $1,000 to new customers. This may be something they add in the future, but for now, there are no welcome promotions on offer.
However, BetMonarch does have an excellent loyalty rewards program which sets it apart from Colorado’s other sportsbooks. The Monarch Rewards loyalty program in place at their land-based casino in Black Hawk is also extended to cover their sportsbook app. Placing wagers on the app earns you points, and as you earn points you progress up through tiers. The higher the tier you are in, the more benefits and promotional offers they give you. On top of this, gambling on the BetMonarch app earns you comp points which can be spent in their retail property. Comp points can be exchanged for credit in their casinos, free dining experiences, and free or discounted hotel stays. This, therefore, bridges the gap between online betting and real-life experiences which is something no other of Colorado’s internet sportsbook offers.
Although BetMonarch does not offer much coverage for niche markets, it does provide the option to place bets on all major leagues. This should be more than enough for most gamblers. There are wagers for all the following sports on their site:
BetMonarch does have a range of wagers for you to choose from. The types of bets available do vary depending on the sport, but the following bets are all covered somewhere on the BetMonarch app:
- Moneyline Bets
- In-Play Bets
You also have the option to bet on the full game, half-game, or even game quarters. There is a minimum wager amount of $1, which is great compared to their casino sportsbook minimum wager of $5. Most importantly, however, is their pricing. As BetMonarch is developed in-house, they can save on costs and therefore often have better odds. For example, they are known for their $0.08 baseball lines, when most competitors will have $0.10 to $0.12 lines. Although this does not sound like much, if you are a frequent bettor you will more likely receive a better payout from BetMonarch in the long run.
Signing up for an account is simple, but BetMonarch only functions as a mobile app and not as a desktop website. Therefore, desktop users will not be able to access Monarch Casino’s sportsbook online. To download the app and register for an account, follow these simple steps:
- iPhone users can download the BetMonarch app from the App Store, whereas Android users will need to head to the BetMonarch website and download the application directly.
- Open the app on your mobile phone and choose to register for an account.
- Complete the on-screen registration form with your personal information and Social Security Number to create your account.
In Colorado, the legal gambling age is 21 years old. Therefore, to be eligible to create a BetMonarch account you must be 21 or older. The BetMonarch mobile app is also only legal in Colorado, so ensure you switch your phone’s GPS on so the app can determine your location. You will only be able to log in and place bets when it has been verified that you are in the state.
Deposit and Withdrawal Methods
When it comes to depositing money into your BetMonarch account, there are limitations. The minimum deposit amount is $40, which is a lot compared to other sportsbooks that have a usual minimum deposit of $10. The only way to deposit funds is by linking your bank account to the mobile app and completing an online transfer. BetMonarch has said they will be adding the option to pay via credit card shortly.
When it comes to withdrawing money, the only option is, again, an online bank transfer. However, this is one of the faster methods of withdrawal. Money can also be deposited and withdrawn from the convenience of a mobile app, which is useful for gamblers on the go to always have control over their funds. Once you have deposited funds, you can start placing bets and win real money.
Interface and Navigation
The BetMonarch mobile app has a clean interface with a menu along the top to choose between different sports, and the home page displays a list of popular and live bets. As there is no desktop website for BetMonarch, this does mean the app is best utilized for all its functions. You can view and place wagers, deposit and withdraw funds, and edit your account. Additionally, as the app is in-house and limited to Colorado, there is less traffic on the site. This means the app generally runs smoother and faster than other sportsbook apps.
If you need help with the BetMonarch app you have the following options:
- FAQ page on their site for generic queries
- Can be emailed at email@example.com
The FAQ section can answer generic queries but is not as comprehensive as other sportsbook help and support pages. The only way to contact their customer support team directly is via email. The sportsbook is open from 10am until 6pm and so you will only receive a response to your email within these hours. While this may seem limited compared to the contact options provided by larger online sportsbook operators, as BetMonarch is an in-house app they will receive fewer inquiries and should be able to respond quickly.
All in all, the BetMonarch sportsbook app is a good option in terms of rewards and pricing. Whereas there is no welcome bonus currently on offer, the Monarch Rewards program extends to their casino property and is the most comprehensive of all of Colorado’s online sportsbooks membership programs. Play online and earn free hotel stays and casino play! As the app is also the first and only in-house sportsbook, odds are better and generally, the sportsbook gives larger payouts. However, technicalities of the app are limited; there is only one option for depositing and withdrawing funds, little ways to contact customer support, and fewer wagering options compared to larger companies. Nevertheless, the BetMonarch sportsbook app is still a good option for gambling on the go, and for loyal fans of the Monarch Casino, it is a fantastic way to earn more membership benefits.