Century Casinos Appoints New Chief Operating Officer North America

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 9 /CNW/ -- Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ
and Vienna Stock Exchange: CNTY) announced today that Larry Hannappel, Senior
Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Company, has been appointed
Chief Operating Officer North America. In his new, additional function he will
be responsible for Century Casinos' operations in Central City and Cripple
Creek, Colorado, as well as the Century Casino & Hotel, in Edmonton, Alberta,
    Larry, a graduate (1976) from National College, Rapid City, South Dakota,
with a B.S. Degree in Accounting, and a Certified Public Accountant ("CPA"),
has been employed by Century Casinos since May 1994. He became Chief
Accounting Officer in October 1999, was appointed Secretary in March 2000,
Treasurer in June 2001 and Senior Vice President in March 2005. Before he
joined Century Casinos, he was employed in public accounting and had served in
various financial management capacities in manufacturing and gaming.
    "We are pleased to welcome Larry in his new position, as he has a wealth
of knowledge and experience that are most valuable to our company," said Erwin
Haitzmann and Peter Hoetzinger, Co CEOs of Century Casinos.
    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 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; operates
the casinos aboard the Silver Cloud, The World of ResidenSea, and the vessels
of Oceania Cruises; owns a 65% interest in, and has a management contract for,
Century Casino & Hotel in Central City, Colorado. 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, owns and operates the Century Casino Millennium in the Marriott Hotel in
Prague, Czech Republic; and holds a 33.3% ownership interest in Casinos Poland
Ltd, the owner and operator of seven casinos and one slot arcade 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 that involve risks
and uncertainties. Among the other important factors which could cause actual
results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are
economic, competitive, and governmental factors affecting the Company's
operations, markets, services and prices, as well as other factors detailed in
the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including
its recent filings on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K. 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 and 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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