Century Casinos Opens Casino Aboard TUI Cruises Ship



    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 25 /CNW/ -- Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq:  
CNTY; Vienna Stock Exchange) announced today that the company has opened the
casino aboard the first cruise ship of TUI Cruises on May 23, 2009. This was
also the first day of the maiden voyage of the luxurious four-star plus ship
with a total of 962 cabins for over 1,900 passengers and 780 crew members.
Besides an exquisite lounge and bar area, casino guests can enjoy 31 slot
machines and five gambling tables offering American roulette, blackjack and
poker.

    "Mein Schiff" ("my ship"), which is the name of the vessel, was
christened on May 15, 2009 in Hamburg, Germany, by Ina Muller, north German
multi-talent and recipient of the German television price 2008 award. Aino
Laos, British singer, composer and producer, dedicated the hymn "Ocean of
Love" in a world premiere to the vessel. Guests of the christening event
included Anna Netrebko, Udo Lindenberg, TUI Cruises CEO Richard Vogel as well
as Century Casinos' Co CEOs Erwin Haitzmann and Peter Hoetzinger.

    On November 24, 2008, Century Casinos, Inc. entered into an exclusive,
long-term agreement with TUI Cruises GmbH, a joint venture between German tour
operator TUI AG and the US shipping company Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd., under
which Century Casinos will operate the casinos on all cruise ships that TUI
Cruises places into service before December 31, 2012. Three ships are planned
to go into service until 2012.

    Century Casinos has significant experience in the operation of casinos in
the luxury cruise ship segment and currently manages the casinos aboard the
Silver Cloud, a six-star cruise ship of Silversea Cruises, as well as the
casinos on all vessels of Oceania Cruises. For further information about
Century Casinos' operations on cruise ships please visit the company's website
under
http://www.cnty.com/casinos/century-casinos-cruise-ship-operations/cruise-ship
s/ .
    

    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, and the
Century Casino & Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Company also operates
casinos aboard the Silver Cloud and the vessels of Oceania Cruises and has an
agreement to operate the casinos on all vessels (estimated to be three) put
into service by TUI Cruises before December 31, 2012. 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
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 include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the proceeds
from and the closing of our sale of Century Casinos Africa, progress at and
plans for our casinos and the impact of economic downturn. 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
sections entitled "Risk Factors" under Item 1A in our Annual Report on Form
10-K filed on March 16, 2009. 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 behalf.
    




    




For further information:

For further information: Peter Hoetzinger, Co CEO & President,
+1-719-689-5813, +43 664 355 3935, peter.hoetzinger@cnty.com, or Larry
Hannappel, Senior Vice President, +1-719-229-6448, larry.hannappel@cnty.com,
both of Century Casinos, Inc. Web Site: http://www.centurycasinos.com


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