The State of Colorado recently legalized sports betting and many operators are in the process of going live in the state including Monarch Casino Sportsbook (BetMonarch) which has its facility in Black Hawk. This is what to expect from Monarch Casino Sportsbook (BetMonarch) once it goes live.
Monarch Casino Sportsbook Review: Sports and Markets to expect
- 1 Monarch Casino Sportsbook Review: Sports and Markets to expect
- 2 Monarch Casino Sportsbook Review: Additional Features
- 3 Monarch Casino Sportsbook Review – High expectations placed
A point to note is that the Monarch Casino sportsbook is not yet online. Colorado just recently legalized sports betting in the state and many operators are in the process of applying for licenses or waiting for license approval. BetMonarch is one such operator. For this reason, this review is based on speculation of what we can expect once it goes online. We will derive some information from the already operating online sportsbooks in Colorado and generally, Colorado gambling laws.
Monarch Casino has started to prompt the players to download their upcoming BetMonarch mobile app and from the information, they have provided, we expect a lot to be provided. On the sportsbook, we expect that the top sports in the US will all be provided on the sportsbook. We expect that the likes of Basketball, Baseball, Football, Golf, and Soccer will all be available for wagering. This will mean that the sportsbook will offer leagues and events such as; the NBA, MLB, NHL, NFL, NCAAB, and more. Judging from the already legalized sportsbooks in Colorado, we expect over 14 different sports.
We also expect that the betting opportunities will be plenty. This will largely depend on the markets and betting options that will be provided. Monarch Casino states that players will have an avenue to wager on the full game, first half, second half, first quarter, and much more. On the options, they have stated that players will have straight bets, parlays, teasers, totals, moneyline, and in-play bets.
Some of the main competitors BetMonarch Sportsbook will have in Colorado, whether anticipated or present, include: FanDuel, BetRivers, DraftKings, and BetMGM. The SBK app from Smarkets is also expected to launch, having received the necessary licensing authorisation.
Odds & Limits
The odds play a crucial role in any sportsbook. They largely depict the returns the players can expect. If the betting margins are high, the returns to expect are low, if they are average, the returns to expect are average, and if they are low, the returns to expect are high. We expect that they will either be averagely or lowly offered. We also expect several incentives on the sportsbook to improve the odds quality. This might range from options such as boosted odds and live betting. Through live betting, a player will be taking advantage of the enhanced odds while on the boosted odds, a player will enjoy higher odds than normal in the events.
On the limits, most casinos have placed certain limits on the amount one can wager, win, or withdraw. We expect that this will be handled from the terms and conditions section. However, what’s available is that the minimum bet on the sportsbook will be $1.
We believe that the BetMonarch sportsbook will offer a variety of promotions. We expect a welcome bonus will be offered. As we see in the already present sportsbooks, we expect either a risk-free bet will be offered if the first sports bet is lost. This might be in the range of $50 – $500. Additionally, a deposit bonus might be offered whereby the first deposit will be matched to a certain percentage. In most cases, the bonus will be a 100% match up of the deposit.
What information will I need to sign up?
Like most of the operators, the sportsbook will require you to provide accurate personal, account, and contact details. This may range from the full name, mobile number, address, username, password, SSN, and email address.
Is there a mobile platform?
Yes. An app version is nearing its launch where Android users and iOS players can all download it and then go-ahead to take wagers at their comfort.
How will I deposit my funds?
We expect that this will be done either on the sections; My Account, Cashier, or Deposit. You will then choose the method you prefer and finish up your transaction process.
What is the minimum deposit required?
You will be required to deposit at least $40 for you to start wagering
Can I bet outside Colorado?
No. For you to bet for real money, you will have to be within Colorado jurisdictions.
What is the minimum bet?
Monarch Casino online sportsbook will have $1 as the minimum bet
what will be the sportsbook hours of operation?
The sportsbook will be available 24/7 which means that you can make your wagers at any time.
Is the sportsbook legal?
The Colorado Division of Gaming is the regulatory body licensing Monarch Casino. We expect that when the online sportsbook is launched, the same regulatory body will license its operations.
Monarch Casino Sportsbook Review: Additional Features
This is another crucial aspect and we expect that as soon as the sportsbook launches, the operator will put much consideration on the player’s experience. We expect to see a platform that boasts of good text size and colors giving players clarity in the content they view. We also expect that a smooth layout will be provided with no crowding on the main page. Navigation also has to be made easier and this will be achieved through the search options, filter tabs, or drop-down tools. We also expect that the options will be easy to find and generally, the platform will be friendly to every player.
Every possible sign is pointing to the sportsbook offering an in-play option where players will have an avenue of betting live on the sports games provided. This is a popular feature in most sportsbooks since it allows the players to record better returns especially after capitalizing on the enhanced odds.
This is how we believe the live bets will be placed;
- Once on the main page, you will click on either of the options; Live or In-play
- A list of all the live games will be provided
- Click on the event to view all the markets available for live betting
- Choose your preferred market and when you click on it, the bet slip will be updated
- Enter the amount of money you wish to wager and confirm your bet!
This is another feature that is gaining traction in most online sportsbooks. Through the feature, a player will have an avenue to directly watch some select events in popular sports. In most operators, streaming live a game will be possible only if your account is loaded or if you had placed a bet within the past 24 hours. No sign of live streaming is out on Monarch Casino sportsbook but we believe it will be a feature they will consider once they go live.
A sportsbook app is already in its final stages and on the casino’s website, players are being encouraged to go ahead and download the same. We gather that the app will be available for both iOS users and Android users. The iOS users will download the app from the Apple Store while the Android users will download the app directly from the website. The reason behind this is that Google Play Store does not accept apps that can be used for real money wagering. One is advised to have GPS settings enabled while playing on the app to determine if he/she will be located in Colorado.
From what we have gathered, we expect the following services and products to be accessible via the app:
- Creation of a new account
- Access the promotions and bonuses
- Deposit and withdraw
- Accrue tier points and comp points
- Contact customer support
- Access sports games and wager
We expect the following will stand out as the best features on the sportsbook:
- Promotions and bonuses
- An available mobile app
- Live betting
- Various markets and betting options
- A good selection of sports games
Pros & Cons
|The mobile platform will be available||Huge minimum deposit|
|A new operator that can exceed expectations||Only available in Colorado|
|A variety of markets and betting opportunities||Not a renowned operator|
|Popular sports will be available||No confirmed date of going live|
Monarch Casino Sportsbook Review – High expectations placed
Colorado is the latest sports betting market. As it stands, at least four sportsbooks have gone live, and sooner or later, Monarch Casino sportsbook is set to go live. The sportsbook will be competing among the top operators in the industry and so high expectations have been placed on Monarch Casino sportsbook as it nears its launch date. We expect that the crucial aspects such as the game selection, promotions and bonuses, mobile platform, customer support, and the banking section will all be handled flawlessly. We also expect that incentives such as boosted odds, live betting, cash-out, and live streaming will also be premiered on the sportsbook.