COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 3 /CNW/ -- Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ
Capital Market(R) and Vienna Stock Exchange: CNTY) announced today that
Casinos Poland successfully launched the first nationwide Mega Jackpot in
Poland on October 1, 2008.
The Mega Jackpot is a progressive jackpot system, which combines slot
machines from six Casinos Poland casinos into one network, enabling an even
more exciting game with much bigger payoffs during simultaneous games.
Via the progressive jackpot system, a part of every bet made on slot
machines connected to the network is accumulated into a common pool. Mega
Jackpot players actually can see the prize increasing as they play.
Slot machines at the following casinos of Casinos Poland have been
connected to the Mega Jackpot system: the Casino in the Marriott Hotel in
Warsaw, the Casino in the Hyatt Hotel in Warsaw, the Casino in the Hotel HP
Park Plaza in Wroclaw, the Casino in the Novotel Bronowice Hotel in Krakow,
the Casino in the Hotel Polonez in Poznan and the Casino in the Altus building
The successful launch of the new jackpot system was accompanied by
special events and promotions with attractions in each individual casino.
Century Casinos holds a 33.3% stake in Casinos Poland Ltd. since March
2007. Casinos Poland is the market leader in Poland with a 50% share of the
Polish casino market. The company owns and operates seven casinos in
international four and five star hotels and one slot casino throughout Poland.
For further information about Casinos Poland Ltd. please visit the
website under http://casinospoland.pl/en/index.php.
About Century Casinos, Inc.:
Century Casinos, Inc. is an international casino entertainment company
that owns and operates the Womacks Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek,
Colorado, the Century Casino & Hotel in Central City, Colorado, the Century
Casino & Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and the Century Casino Millennium
in the Marriott Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. The Company also operates
casinos aboard the Silver Cloud, The World of ResidenSea, and the vessels of
Oceania Cruises. Through its subsidiary Century Casinos Africa (Pty) Limited,
it owns and operates The Caledon Hotel, Spa & Casino near Cape Town, South
Africa, as well as 60% of, and provides technical casino services to, Century
Casino Newcastle, in Newcastle, South Africa. Furthermore, the Company's
Austrian subsidiary, Century Casinos Europe GmbH, holds a 33.3% ownership
interest in Casinos Poland Ltd, the owner and operator of seven full casinos
and one slot casino in Poland. The Company continues to pursue other
international projects in various stages of development.
For more information about Century Casinos, visit our website at
http://www.centurycasinos.com. Century Casinos' common stock trades on The
NASDAQ Capital Market(R) and the Vienna Stock Exchange under the symbol CNTY.
This release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are
based on the beliefs and assumptions of the management of Century Casinos
based on information currently available to management. Such forward-looking
statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or
implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements
include, among others, the risks described in the section entitled "Risk
Factors" under Item 1A in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 17,
2008. Century Casinos disclaims any obligation to revise or update any
forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by it or on its
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both of Century Casinos, Inc. Web Site: http://www.centurycasinos.com