Monarch Casino Resort Spa COO and Colorado Gaming Association president David Farahi named one of Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40

Monarch Casino Resort Spa COO and Colorado Gaming Association president David Farahi named one of Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40

Farahi recognized as a gaming industry leader and dedicated philanthropist

Monarch Casino Resort Spa is proud to announce Chief Operating Officer David-Jacques Farahi has been honored by the Denver Business Journal as one of their 40 Under 40 young business leaders for 2020. In addition to his role at Monarch Casino Resort Spa, Farahi is the president of the Colorado Gaming Association, a role he’s held for three terms. 

“We are incredibly honored and proud Mr. Farahi has been chosen for this award. He has worked tirelessly throughout his career to distinguish himself as leader in the office and our community,” said Craig Pleva, General Manager of Monarch Casino Resort Spa.

Farahi was a strong proponent in the passage of Proposition DD legalizing sports betting in Colorado, which will help raise funds for much-needed statewide water management projects. 

Farahi climbed his way up the ranks of the gaming industry, working in everything from hospitality & housekeeping, eventually being promoted to slot director, before becoming COO of Monarch Casino Resort Spa. 

In addition to his gaming industry background, Farahi is active in the community through his volunteer work with JEWISHcolorado. The charitable organization strives to live its values through charitable giving, mobilization of the community in times of need, care for those in the community who are vulnerable and passing values on from generation to generation.

Monarch Casino Resort Spa is also a proud sponsor of the American Cancer Society’s Champions of Hope Gala and Farahi is a member of CEO’s Against Cancer chapter. Farahi’s personal goal is to keep Monarch Casino Resort Spa engaged and active in the community.

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Sarah Beatty PR Contact, M&C Communications | On behalf of Monarch Casino Resort Spa
About Monarch Casino Resort Spa

Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. acquired the Monarch Casino Black Hawk, the first casino encountered by visitors arriving from Denver on Highway 119, in April 2012. The property features approximately 32,000 square feet of casino space, approximately 700 slot machines, 14 table games, a 250 seat buffet-style restaurant, a snack bar and a parking structure with approximately 1,350 spaces. Once completed, the Monarch Casino Resort Spa expansion will nearly double the casino space and will add a 23 story hotel tower with approximately 500 guest rooms and suites, an upscale spa and pool facility, four restaurants (bringing the total to five restaurants), additional bars, a new parking structure and associated support facilities.


About Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc.

Monarch Casino & Resort, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRI), was incorporated in 1993 and through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, owns and operates the four diamond Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada, and the Monarch Casino Black Hawk (formerly the Riviera Black Hawk Casino) in Black Hawk, Colorado, approximately 40 miles west of Denver. For additional information, visit MonarchCasino.com.

Monarch Casino Resort Spa
488 Main Street
Black Hawk, CO 80422