XNAS:MCRI Monarch Casino & Resort Inc Insider Activity 4 Filing - 8/27/2012

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FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
Rowan Ronald
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
MONARCH CASINO & RESORT INC [MCRI]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Chief Financial Officer
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
3800 S. VIRGINIA STREET, EXECUTIVE OFFICES
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
08/27/2012
(Street)

RENO, NV 89502
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 08/27/2012   P   3,425 A $7.69 10,663 D  
Common Stock 08/28/2012   P   387 A $7.7 10,663 D  
Common Stock 08/30/2012   P   2,681 A $7.7 10,663 D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Option/right to buy $8.78             06/19/2015 06/19/2022 Common Stock 33,333   209,332 D  
Option/right to buy $9.56             06/17/2014 06/17/2021 Common Stock 33,333   209,332 D  
Option/right to buy $11.15               (1) 06/21/2020 Common Stock 76,000   209,332 D  
Option/right to buy $11.15             06/19/2013 06/19/2020 Common Stock 33,333   209,332 D  
Option/right to buy $7.28             06/19/2012 06/19/2019 Common Stock 33,333   209,332 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
Rowan Ronald
3800 S. VIRGINIA STREET
EXECUTIVE OFFICES
RENO, NV 89502
      Chief Financial Officer  

Signatures

 Ronald Rowan   08/31/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) On June 21, 2010, the Company granted to Mr. Rowan an option to purchase 76,000 shares of common stock pursuant to its offer to certain employees, subject to specificed conditions, to exchange some or all of their outstanding stock options (the "Exchange offer") on the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Exchange Specified Stock Options for New Stock Options, dated May 21, 2010 filed as Exhibit (a)(1)(A) to the Schedule TO filed on that same datee. Subject to the Exchange Offer, Mr. Rowan tendered 100,000 stock options in exchange for the 76,000 stock option grant described above. The grant vests as follows: 16,888 vest on June 21, 2011; 42,223 vest on June 21, 2012 and 16,889 vest on June 21, 2013.

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