Century Casinos Reports Q3 2009 Earnings


    


    
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<p><location>COLORADO SPRINGS</location>, Colo., <chron>Nov. 9</chron> /CNW/ -- Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ Capital Market® and <location>Vienna</location> Stock Exchange: CNTY) announced today the financial results for the three and nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron>.</p>
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    Third Quarter 2009

    
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<p>For the third quarter of 2009, net operating revenue from continuing operations was <money>$13,724,000</money> and consolidated Adjusted EBITDA* was <money>$2,554,000</money>. This represents a 2% decrease in net operating revenue from continuing operations over the same quarter of last year (<money>$13,966,000</money> in the third quarter of 2008) and a less than 1% decrease in consolidated Adjusted EBITDA* (<money>$2,568,000</money> in the third quarter of 2008). Net operating revenue in <location>Edmonton</location>, <location>Canada</location>, as reported in U.S. dollars, was 10% lower than the same period in 2008, but only declined by 5% in the local currency (Canadian dollar). Management attributes the decline in net operating revenue in <location>Edmonton</location> to a slow economy and road construction in front of the casino during the summer of 2009 which adversely affected access to the casino. The road construction ended the first week of <chron>November 2009</chron>. The reported results were negatively affected by a 6% decrease in the average exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and Canadian dollar in the third quarter of 2009 compared to the third quarter of 2008. This decline was offset by improved net operating revenue at the Company's properties in Colorado, primarily due to new gaming laws that went into effect on <chron>July 2, 2009</chron>.</p>
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<p>Operating earnings from continuing operations were <money>$788,000</money> in the third quarter of 2009 compared to operating losses from continuing operations of <money>$8,927,000</money> for the third quarter of 2008, primarily due to improved operations at the Company's Colorado properties and the impact of the goodwill write off that was recorded during the third quarter of 2008. The Company reported a loss from continuing operations of <money>$1,179,000</money>, or a loss of <money>$0.05</money> per basic and fully diluted share, for the third quarter of 2009, compared to a loss of <money>$15,335,000</money>, or a loss of <money>$0.65</money> per basic and fully diluted share, for the third quarter of 2008. Adjusted for the one-time write off of deferred financing charges and foreign currency transaction losses, the loss from continuing operations is $52,000*, or <money>$0.00</money> per basic and fully diluted share, for the third quarter 2009.  In addition to the increase in operating earnings from continuing operations, the Company's loss from continuing operations decreased in the third quarter of 2009 due to the Company establishing a valuation allowance on its U.S. deferred taxes of approximately <money>$6,021,000</money> during the third quarter of 2008. The tax effect on net operating income or losses incurred in the U.S. will reduce or increase this valuation allowance. The Company continues to not recognize tax benefits on operating losses incurred in the U.S. As of <chron>September 30, 2009</chron>, the Company has accumulated deferred tax assets of <money>$8.5 million</money> which can be applied against the tax on potential future U.S. income.</p>
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<p>Including discontinued operations, the Company reported a net loss attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. and subsidiaries of <money>$727,000</money>, or a loss of <money>$0.03</money> per basic and fully diluted share, for the third quarter of 2009. During the third quarter of 2009, the Company wrote off deferred financing charges of approximately <money>$945,000</money> relating to debt at its Central City property that was paid off in <chron>October 2009</chron>. The Company reported a net loss attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. and subsidiaries of <money>$14,198,000</money>, or a loss of <money>$0.60</money> per basic and fully diluted share, for the third quarter of 2008. During 2008, the Company recorded goodwill impairments of <money>$9,357,000</money> and a valuation allowance of approximately <money>$6,021,000</money> established for U.S. deferred tax assets.</p>
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    Nine months ended September 30, 2009

    
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<p>For the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron>, net operating revenue from continuing operations was <money>$37,607,000</money> and consolidated Adjusted EBITDA* was <money>$6,216,000</money>. This represents a 9% decrease in net operating revenue from continuing operations over the same nine months of last year (<money>$41,369,000</money> for the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2008</chron>) and a 9% decrease in consolidated Adjusted EBITDA* (<money>$6,851,000</money> for the nine months ended <chron>September 30</chron>, 2008), due to declines in net operating revenue at the Company's properties in Colorado, resulting in a decrease in its Colorado casinos' market share in the Cripple Creek and the Central City/Black Hawk market. In addition, net operating revenue in <location>Edmonton</location>, <location>Canada</location>, as reported in U.S. dollars, was 13% lower than the same period in 2008, but only down 1% in the local currency (Canadian dollar). The reported results were negatively affected by a 15% decrease in the average exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and Canadian dollar for the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron>, compared to the same period in 2008.</p>
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<p>Operating earnings from continuing operations were <money>$657,000</money> for the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron> compared to operating losses of <money>$8,704,000</money> for the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2008</chron>, primarily due to the impact of the goodwill write off that was recorded during the third quarter of 2008, partially offset by a decrease in earnings of <money>$490,000</money> from the Company's equity investment in Casinos <location>Poland</location> in 2009.  The Company reported a loss from continuing operations of <money>$3,683,000</money>, or a loss of <money>$0.15</money> per basic and fully diluted share for the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron> and a loss of <money>$15,984,000</money>, or a loss of <money>$0.69</money> per basic and fully diluted share, for the same period in 2008. Adjusted for the one-time write off of deferred financing charges and foreign currency transaction losses, the loss from continuing operations is $2,275,000* or a loss of <money>$0.10</money> per basic and fully diluted share, for the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron>. In addition to the increase in operating earnings from continuing operations, the Company's loss from continuing operations decreased due to the Company establishing a valuation allowance on its U.S. deferred taxes of approximately <money>$6,021,000</money> during the third quarter of 2008, partially offset by losses realized on the exchange of foreign currency that reduced earnings by approximately <money>$462,000</money> in 2009, primarily due to the transfer of currency between <location>Mauritius</location> and the U.S. The tax effect on net operating income or losses incurred in the U.S. will reduce or increase this valuation allowance. The Company continues to not recognize tax benefits on operating losses incurred in the U.S. As of <chron>September 30, 2009</chron>, the Company has accumulated deferred tax assets of <money>$8.5 million</money> which can be applied against the tax on potential future U.S. income.</p>
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<p>Including discontinued operations, the Company reported net earnings attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. and subsidiaries of <money>$18,521,000</money>, or <money>$0.79</money> per basic and fully diluted share, for the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron>. During the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron>, the Company reported a gain of <money>$20,277,000</money>, or <money>$0.86</money> per basic and fully diluted share, on the disposition of Century Casinos <location>Africa</location> ("CCA") and a gain of <money>$915,000</money>, or <money>$0.04</money> per basic and fully diluted share, on the previously reported disposition of the Century Casino Millennium. The Company reported a net loss attributable to Century Casinos, Inc. and subsidiaries of <money>$12,822,000</money>, or a loss of <money>$0.55</money> per basic and fully diluted share, for the first nine months of 2008. During 2008, the Company recorded goodwill impairments of <money>$9,357,000</money>, or <money>$0.40</money> per basic and fully diluted share, and a valuation allowance of approximately <money>$6,021,000</money>, or <money>$0.26</money> per basic and fully diluted share, established for U.S. deferred tax assets.</p>
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    Update on Sale of CCA

    
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<p>On <chron>December 19, 2008</chron>, the Company, through a subsidiary, entered into an agreement to sell all of the outstanding shares of CCA for a gross selling price of ZAR 460.0 million (<money>$59.4 million</money>) less the balance of third party South African debt and other agreed to amounts. Net proceeds of ZAR 253.5 million (<money>$32.8 million</money>) were paid to the Company at closing on <chron>June 30, 2009</chron>. CCA owned the Caledon Hotel, Spa & Casino and 60% of the Century Casino & Hotel in Newcastle, <location>Africa</location>. On <chron>September 29, 2009</chron>, the Company received an additional ZAR 17.3 million (<money>$2.3 million</money>) that was previously held in retention and an additional ZAR 3.2 million (<money>$0.4 million</money>) for the increase in the net asset value of CCA between <chron>December 31, 2008</chron> and <chron>June 30, 2009</chron>.</p>
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<p>Final transaction approval by the KwaZulu-Natal Gambling Board was received on <chron>October 7, 2009</chron>.  On <chron>October 14, 2009</chron>, the Company received the final outstanding payment of ZAR 98.8 million (<money>$13.4 million</money>). An additional gain of ZAR 12.2 million (approximately <money>$1.6 million</money>) will be recorded in <chron>October 2009</chron>.</p>
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<p>Net operating revenue from discontinued operations was <money>$11,248,000</money> for the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron> compared to <money>$23,018,000</money> for the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2008</chron>. Earnings from discontinued operations were <money>$23,140,000</money> and <money>$3,473,000</money> for the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron> and 2008, respectively.  During the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron>, the Company recorded gains of <money>$20,277,000</money> and <money>$915,000</money> on the sales of CCA and the Century Casino Millennium, respectively.</p>
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    Property Results (Continuing Operations)

    
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<p>Century Casino & Hotel (<location>Edmonton</location>, Alberta, <location>Canada</location>) - Net operating revenue at the Century Casino & Hotel in <location>Edmonton</location> decreased by 10% to <money>$5,090,000</money> for the third quarter of 2009 compared to <money>$5,656,000</money> for the third quarter of 2008, primarily due to a decline in gaming revenue and a 5.5% decline in the average exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Canadian dollar. In Canadian dollars, net operating revenue decreased by 5% to CAD 5,594,000 for the third quarter of 2009 compared to CAD 5,889,000 for the third quarter of 2008. This decrease is the result of a decrease of 17% in table revenue and 3.1% decrease in slot revenue. Management believes that revenue at the <location>Edmonton</location> casino was negatively impacted by a slow economy and that road construction in front of the casino during the summer of 2009 adversely affected access to the casino. The construction ended in the first week of <chron>November 2009</chron>. Adjusted EBITDA* was <money>$1,776,000</money> for the third quarter of 2009, a decrease of 13% from <money>$2,037,000</money> for the third quarter of 2008, which management attributes to the same factors above. In Canadian dollars, Adjusted EBITDA* decreased by 8%, from CAD 2,127,000 for the three months ended <chron>September 30, 2008</chron> to CAD 1,953,000 for the three months ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron>.</p>
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<p>Net operating revenue at the Century Casino & Hotel in <location>Edmonton</location> decreased by 13% to <money>$14,729,000</money> for the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron> compared to <money>$17,008,000</money> for the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2008</chron>, due to a 15% decline in the average exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Canadian dollar and the road construction. In Canadian dollars, net operating revenue decreased by 1% to CAD 17,215,000 for the first nine months of 2009 compared to CAD 17,319,000 for the first nine months of 2008. Adjusted EBITDA* was <money>$5,105,000</money> for the first nine months of 2009, a decrease of 18% from <money>$6,213,000</money> for the first nine months of 2008, which management attributes to the decline in the average exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Canadian dollar. In Canadian dollars, Adjusted EBITDA* decreased by 6%, from CAD 6,331,000 for the first nine months of 2008 to CAD 5,979,000 for the first nine months of 2009.</p>
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<p>Womacks Casino (Cripple Creek, Colorado, USA) - Net operating revenue at Womacks Casino in Cripple Creek, Colorado increased 5% to <money>$3,246,000</money> for the third quarter of 2009 from <money>$3,086,000</money> for the third quarter of 2008. This is primarily attributable to an increase in gaming revenue resulting from a change in Colorado gaming laws. On <chron>July 2, 2009</chron>, gaming establishments in Colorado were permitted to raise the maximum betting limit to <money>$100</money>, be open for 24 hours and have roulette and craps tables.  The Company implemented these changes at its Colorado casinos. The Cripple Creek gaming market as a whole increased by 2% during the third quarter of 2009.  Womacks' Adjusted EBITDA* for the third quarter of 2009 was <money>$768,000</money> compared to <money>$616,000</money> in the third quarter of 2008, an increase of 25%. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA* is primarily due to the increase in revenue and a decrease in general and administrative expenses, partially offset by an increase in gaming expenses resulting from  additional staffing and gaming taxes.</p>
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<p>Net operating revenue at Womacks decreased 6% to <money>$8,259,000</money> for the first nine months of 2009 from <money>$8,827,000</money> for the first nine months of 2008. This is mostly attributable to an 8% decrease in overall market share. Our share of the slot machines in the Cripple Creek market declined 12%. The Cripple Creek gaming market as a whole has remained flat, reflecting a down market for the first six months of 2009, partially offset by an improved market as of <chron>July 2009</chron> resulting from the new gaming laws.  The Company is reviewing strategies to improve revenue at Womacks. Womacks' Adjusted EBITDA* for the first nine months of 2009 was <money>$1,613,000</money> compared to <money>$1,329,000</money> for the first nine months of 2008, an increase of 21%. The increase in Adjusted EBITDA* is primarily due to improved revenue resulting from the new gaming laws and cost cutting measures at the casino.</p>
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<p>Century Casino and Hotel (Central City, Colorado, USA) - Net operating revenue at the Century Casino and Hotel in Central City increased 3% to <money>$4,791,000</money> for the third quarter of 2009 compared to <money>$4,655,000</money> for the third quarter of 2008, primarily due to an increase in gaming revenue which management attributes to the new gaming laws. The combined Central City/Black Hawk gaming market as a whole increased 10%. Our share of the Central City gaming revenue decreased from 28.6% for the three months ended <chron>September 30, 2008</chron> to 27.5% for the three months ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron>. Adjusted EBITDA* for the Century Casino & Hotel in Central City for the third quarter of 2009 decreased to <money>$1,176,000</money> compared to <money>$1,184,000</money> in the third quarter of 2008, a 1% decrease. The decrease is primarily due to an increase in gaming expenses due to the cost of new hires and various start up expenses associated with the new games and extended hours that were introduced as of <chron>July 2, 2009</chron>.</p>
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<p>Net operating revenue at the Century Casino and Hotel in Central City decreased 4% to <money>$13,132,000</money> for the first nine months of 2009 compared to <money>$13,679,000</money> reported for the first nine months of 2008. The Central City/Black Hawk gaming market as a whole remained flat.  Adjusted EBITDA* for the Century Casino & Hotel in Central City decreased slightly to <money>$3,219,000</money> for the first nine months of 2009 compared to <money>$3,235,000</money> for the first nine months of 2008. Management believes that cost cutting measures at the casino have offset the decline in gaming revenue at the casino.</p>
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<p>Cruise Ships - The Company's ship-based casinos contributed net operating revenue of <money>$597,000</money> and Adjusted EBITDA* of <money>$156,000</money> for the third quarter of 2009 compared to net operating revenue of <money>$569,000</money> and Adjusted EBITDA* of <money>$79,000</money> for the third quarter of 2008. The ship-based casinos contributed net operating revenue of <money>$1,487,000</money> and Adjusted EBITDA* of <money>$266,000</money> for the first nine months of 2009 compared to net operating revenue of <money>$1,852,000</money> and Adjusted EBITDA* of <money>$331,000</money> during the first nine months of 2008. Management believes that the cruise ships have significantly reduced their ticket prices in an effort to attract more passengers. Management believes that this has resulted in consumers with less discretionary income traveling on the ships, indirectly leading to less play at the Company's casinos.</p>
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<p>Corporate - Corporate operations reported negative Adjusted EBITDA* of <money>$1,322,000</money> for the third quarter of 2009 compared to negative Adjusted EBITDA* of <money>$1,348,000</money> for the third quarter of 2008. The slightly lower negative Adjusted EBITDA* is primarily due to a decrease in general and administrative expenses of <money>$212,000</money> resulting from a decrease in payroll expenses and travel expenses, offset by a decrease in earnings recorded from the Company's equity investment in Casinos <location>Poland</location> of <money>$185,000</money>. The Company's earnings from Casinos <location>Poland</location> decreased due to a decrease in gaming revenue and a decline in the average exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Polish zloty of 33% for the three months ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron> compared to the three months ended <chron>September 30, 2008</chron>. The Company's earnings in Casinos <location>Poland</location> decreased by 76% from PLN 427,000 in the third quarter of 2008 to PLN 103,000 in the third quarter of 2009.</p>
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<p>Corporate operations reported negative Adjusted EBITDA* of <money>$3,987,000</money> for the first nine months of 2009 compared to negative Adjusted EBITDA* of <money>$4,257,000</money> for the first nine months of 2008. The lower negative Adjusted EBITDA* is primarily due to a decrease in general and administrative expenses of <money>$754,000</money> resulting from a decrease in payroll expenses, travel expenses and professional fees. These decreases were offset by a decline in earnings recorded from the Company's equity investment in Casinos <location>Poland</location> of <money>$490,000</money>. The Company's earnings from Casinos <location>Poland</location> decreased due to a lower hold percentage on both slot and table games during the first quarter of 2009 and a decline in the average exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Polish zloty of 43% for the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2009</chron> compared to the nine months ended <chron>September 30, 2008</chron>. The Company's earnings in Casinos <location>Poland</location> decreased by 45% from PLN 1,627,000 for the first nine months of 2008 to PLN 887,000 for the first nine months of 2009.</p>
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<p>The Company will post a copy of the Form 10-Q filed with the SEC for the third quarter of 2009 on its web site at <a href="http://www.cnty.com/corporate/investor/sec-filings/">www.cnty.com/corporate/investor/sec-filings/</a> on <chron>Monday, November 9, 2009</chron>.</p>
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<p>On <chron>Monday, November 9, 2009</chron>, Century Casinos will host its Q3 2009 Earnings Conference Call, at <chron>10:30 am MST</chron>; <chron>6:30 pm CET</chron>, respectively. US domestic participants please dial +1-800-895-0198; all other international participants please use +1-785-424-1053 to dial in. Participants may also listen to the call live or obtain a recording of the call on our website at <a href="http://www.cnty.com/corporate/investor/financial-results/">www.cnty.com/corporate/investor/financial-results/</a>.</p>
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<p>* See discussion and reconciliation of Non-GAAP financial measures in Supplemental Information below.</p>
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    CENTURY CASINOS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
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                              Century Casinos, Inc.
            Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings (Unaudited)
              (Amounts in thousands, except for share information)
    
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                                 For the Three            For the Nine
                                  Months Ended            Months Ended
                                  September 30,           September 30,
                                2009           2008     2009       2008
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       Operating revenue:
         Gaming               $12,804        $13,122  $35,414    $39,108
         Hotel, food
          and beverage          2,279          2,396    6,215      6,594
         Other                    523            511    1,395      1,469
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          Gross revenue        15,606         16,029   43,024     47,171
       Less
        promotional
        allowances              1,882          2,063    5,417      5,802
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          Net operating
           revenue             13,724         13,966   37,607     41,369
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     Operating costs
      and expenses:
       Gaming                   5,196          5,284   14,254     15,781
       Hotel, food
        and beverage            1,807          1,918    5,006      5,278
       General and
        administrative          4,440          4,793   13,318     15,299
       Impairments
        and other
        write-offs                  -          9,357        -      9,357
       Depreciation             1,526          1,759    4,648      5,124
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          Total
           operating
           costs and
           expenses            12,969         23,111   37,226     50,839
     Earnings from
      unconsolidated
      subsidiary                   33            218      276        766
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       Operating
        earnings
        (loss) from
        continuing
        operations                788         (8,927)     657     (8,704)
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     Non-operating
      income
      (expense):
       Interest
        income                     33              4       43         26
       Interest
        expense                (1,618)          (879)  (3,433)    (3,087)
       (Losses) gains
        on foreign
        currency
        transactions
        and other                (182)           (70)    (431)        31
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         Non-operating
         (expense), net        (1,767)          (945)  (3,821)    (3,030)
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       Loss from
        continuing
        operations
        before income
        taxes                    (979)        (9,872)  (3,164)   (11,734)
       Income tax
        provision                 200          5,463      519      4,250
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       Loss from
        continuing
        operations             (1,179)       (15,335)  (3,683)   (15,984)
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     Discontinued
      operations:
       Earnings from
        discontinued
        operations                (38)         1,515    2,674      4,229
       Gain on
        disposition
        of Century
        Casino
        Millennium                  -              -      915          -
       Gain on
        disposition
        of Century
        Casinos
        Africa                    429              -   20,277          -
       Provision for
        income taxes              (70)           247      726        756
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     Earnings from
      discontinued
      operations                  461          1,268   23,140      3,473
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     Net (loss)
      earnings                   (718)       (14,067)  19,457    (12,511)
       Less: Net
        earnings
        attributable
        to the
        noncontrolling
        interests
        (continuing
        operations)                (5)           119      (42)       123
       Less: Net
        earnings
        attributable
        to the
        noncontrolling
        interests
        (discontinued
        operations)                14             12      978        188
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     Net (loss)
      earnings
      attributable
      to Century
      Casinos, Inc.
      and
      subsidiaries              $(727)      $(14,198) $18,521   $(12,822)
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                                Century Casinos, Inc.
                                 Earnings per Share
    
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                                   For the Three            For the Nine
                                    Months Ended            Months Ended
                                    September 30,           September 30,
                                2009           2008       2009        2008
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     Basic (loss)
      earnings per
      share:
       Loss from
        continuing
        operations             $(0.05)       $(0.65)     $(0.15)     $(0.69)
       Earnings from
        discontinued
        operations               0.02          0.05        0.94        0.14
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       Net (loss)
        earnings               $(0.03)       $(0.60)      $0.79      $(0.55)
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     Diluted (loss)
      earnings per
      share:
       Loss from
        continuing
        operations             $(0.05)       $(0.65)     $(0.15)     $(0.69)
       Earnings from
        discontinued
        operations               0.02          0.05        0.94        0.14
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       Net (loss)
        earnings               $(0.03)       $(0.60)      $0.79      $(0.55)
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     Weighted Average
      Shares
      Outstanding:
       Basic               23,622,974    23,522,763  23,557,398  23,432,279
       Diluted             23,622,974    23,522,763  23,557,398  23,432,279
    
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     Amounts
      attributable to
      Century
      Casinos, Inc.
      and
      subsidiaries
      common
      shareholders:
       Loss from
        continuing
        operations            $(1,174)     $(15,454)    $(3,641)   $(16,107)
       Earnings from
        discontinued
        operations                447         1,256      22,162       3,285
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       Net (loss)
        earnings                $(727)     $(14,198)    $18,521    $(12,822)
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                               Century Casinos, Inc.
                Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
                             (Amounts in thousands)
    
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                                                   September 30,  December 31,
                                                        2009           2008
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     Assets
       Current Assets, excluding assets held
        for sale                                     $45,521         $9,707
       Assets held for sale (all current)                  -         35,983
       Other Assets                                  105,091        104,316
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       Total Assets                                 $150,612       $150,006
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     Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
       Current Liabilities, excluding
        liabilities related to assets held
        for sale                                     $19,329        $17,521
       Liabilities related to assets held
        for sale (all current)                             -         10,770
       Non-Current Liabilities                        15,897         29,231
       Shareholders' Equity                          115,386         92,484
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       Total Liabilities and Shareholders'
        Equity                                      $150,612       $150,006
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                                   Century Casinos, Inc.
                        Net Operating Revenue by Property (Unaudited)
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                                        For the Three          For the Nine
                                        Months Ended           Months Ended
                                        September 30,          September 30,
                                      2009         2008      2009        2008
                                      ----         ----      ----        ----
     Century Casino & Hotel,
      Edmonton                       $5,090       $5,656   $14,729    $17,008
     Womacks Casino & Hotel
      (Cripple Creek)                 3,246        3,086     8,259      8,827
     Century Casino & Hotel,
      Central City                    4,791        4,655    13,132     13,679
     Cruise Ships                       597          569     1,487      1,852
     Corporate                            -            -         -          3
                                        ---          ---       ---        ---
        Consolidated net operating
         revenue                    $13,724      $13,966   $37,607    $41,369
                                    =======      =======   =======    =======
    
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                             Adjusted Net Loss (Unaudited)
                                  (Amounts in thousands)
    
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                                        For the Three          For the Nine
                                        Months Ended           Months Ended
                                        September 30,          September 30,
                                      2009         2008      2009        2008
                                      ----         ----      ----        ----
     Loss from Continuing
      Operations                    $(1,179)    $(15,335)  $(3,683)  $(15,984)
     Impairments and other
      write-offs                          -        9,357         2      9,357
     Tax valuation allowance              -        6,021         -      6,021
     Write-off of deferred
      financing charges                 945            -       945          -
     Foreign currency losses
      (gains)                           182           70       461        (31)
                                        ---           --       ---       ----
        Adjusted Net (Loss) Earnings   $(52)        $113   $(2,275)     $(637)
                                       ====         ====   =======      =====

    
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<p>The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA margin as Adjusted EBITDA (see below) divided by net operating revenue. Management uses this margin as one of several measures to evaluate the efficiency of the Company's casino operations.</p>
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                                 Century Casinos, Inc.
                    Adjusted EBITDA Margins by Property (Unaudited)
    
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                                        For the Three          For the Nine
                                        Months Ended           Months Ended
                                        September 30,          September 30,
                                      2009         2008      2009        2008
                                      ----         ----      ----        ----
     Century Casino & Hotel,
      Edmonton                         35%          36%       35%         37%
     Womacks Casino & Hotel
      (Cripple Creek)                  24%          20%       20%         15%
     Century Casino & Hotel,
      Central City                     25%          25%       25%         24%
     Cruise Ships                      26%          14%       18%         18%
     Corporate                          -            -         -           -
     Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA
      Margin**                         19%          18%       17%         17%

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<p>The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as earnings from continuing operations before interest, income taxes, depreciation, amortization, pre-opening expenses, non-cash stock based compensation charges, asset impairment costs, gains (losses) on disposition of fixed assets, discontinued operations, realized foreign currency gains (losses) and certain other one-time items. Intercompany transactions consisting primarily of management fees and interest, along with their related tax effects, are excluded from the presentation of net earnings and Adjusted EBITDA reported for each property. These adjustments have no effect on the consolidated results. Adjusted EBITDA is not considered a measure of performance recognized under accounting principles generally accepted in the <location>United States</location> of America. Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA is a valuable measure of the relative performance among its operating segments. The gaming industry commonly uses Adjusted EBITDA as a method of arriving at the economic value of a casino operation. Management uses Adjusted EBITDA to compare the relative operating performance of separate operating units by eliminating the above mentioned items associated with the varying levels of capital expenditures for infrastructure required to generate revenue, and the often high cost of acquiring existing operations. EBITDA (Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) is used by the Company's lending institution to gauge operating performance. The Company's computation of Adjusted EBITDA may be different from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similar measures used by other companies. Please see the reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to earnings from continuing operations on the prior pages. Not all of the aforementioned benefits and costs occur in each reporting period, but have been included in the definition based on historic activity.</p>
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                                  Century Casinos, Inc.
              Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Earnings from Continuing
                            Operations by Property (Unaudited)
                      For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2009
                                (Amounts in thousands)
                    Edmonton   Cripple   Central   Cruise   Corporate   Total
                               Creek      City     Ships
                    --------   -------   -------   ------   ---------   -----
    Earnings from
     continuing
     operations        $819     $283     $(527)     $62     $(1,816)  $(1,179)
    Interest
     income              (2)       -         -        -         (31)      (33)
    Interest
     expense            293        5     1,316        -           4     1,618
    Income taxes        314      173      (335)       3          45       200
    Depreciation        340      307       721       91          67     1,526
    Stock
     compensation         -        -         -        -         239       239
    Foreign
     currency
     losses
     (gains)             12        -         -        -         170       182
    Impairments
     and other
     write-offs           -        -         -        -           -         -
    Loss on
     disposition
     of fixed
     assets                -       -         1        -           -         1
                         ---     ---       ---      ---         ---       ---
    Adjusted
     EBITDA*          $1,776    $768    $1,176     $156     $(1,322)   $2,554
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    SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
                                 Century Casinos, Inc.
              Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Earnings from Continuing
                              Operations by Property (Unaudited)
                        For the Three Months Ended September 30, 2008
                                 (Amounts in thousands)
                    Edmonton   Cripple   Central   Cruise   Corporate   Total
                               Creek      City     Ships
                    --------   -------   -------   ------   ---------   -----
    
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    Earnings from
     continuing
     operations        $980   $(7,151)  $(2,164)    $(3)   $(6,997)  $(15,335)
    Interest
     income              (2)        -         -       -         (2)        (4)
    Interest
     expense            348       (21)      502       -         50        879
    Income taxes        440        51       (38)      -      5,010      5,463
    Depreciation        363       494       758      65         79      1,759
    Stock
     compensation         -         -         -       -        349        349
    Foreign
     currency
     losses             (92)        -         -       -        162         70
    Impairments
     and other
     write-offs           -     7,233     2,124       -          -      9,357
    Loss on
     disposition
     of fixed
     assets               -        10         2      17          1         30
                        ---        --       ---      --        ---         --
    Adjusted
     EBITDA*         $2,037      $616    $1,184     $79    $(1,348)    $2,568
                     ======      ====    ======     ===    =======     ======
    
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                            Century Casinos, Inc.
      Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Earnings from Continuing
                       Operations by Property (Unaudited)
                  For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2009
                             (Amounts in thousands)
                    Edmonton   Cripple   Central   Cruise   Corporate   Total
                               Creek      City     Ships
                    --------   -------   -------   ------   ---------   -----
    
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    Earnings from
     continuing
     operations       $2,353     $263    $(829)    $45    $(5,515)  $(3,683)
    Interest
     income               (4)       -       (1)      -        (38)      (43)
    Interest
     expense             823      143    2,368       -         99     3,433
    Income taxes         916      161     (545)      1        (14)      519
    Depreciation         959    1,046    2,223     220        200     4,648
    Stock
     compensation          -        -        -       -        863       863
    Foreign
     currency
     losses               58        -        -       -        403       461
    Impairments
     and other
     write-offs            -        -        -       -          2         2
    Loss on
     disposition
     of fixed
     assets                -        -        3       -         13        16
                           -        -        -       -         --        --
    Adjusted
     EBITDA*          $5,105   $1,613   $3,219    $266    $(3,987)   $6,216
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    SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION
                                Century Casinos, Inc.
         Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Earnings from Continuing
                         Operations by Property (Unaudited)
                   For the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2008
                              (Amounts in thousands)
                    Edmonton   Cripple   Central   Cruise   Corporate   Total
                               Creek      City     Ships
                    --------   -------   -------   ------   ---------   -----
    
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    Earnings from
     continuing
     operations       $2,939   $(7,208)  $(2,554)    $116   $(9,277) $(15,984)
    Interest income      (17)        -         -        -        (9)      (26)
    Interest
     expense           1,059       (69)    1,695        -       402     3,087
    Income taxes       1,258        17      (299)       3     3,271     4,250
    Depreciation       1,080     1,355     2,267      191       231     5,124
    Stock
     compensation          -         -         -        -     1,045     1,045
    Foreign
     currency
     (gains) losses     (106)        1         -        -        74       (31)
    Impairments and
     other
     write-offs            -     7,233     2,124        -         -     9,357
    Loss on
     disposition of
     fixed assets          -         -         2       21         6        29
                         ---       ---       ---       --       ---       ---
    Adjusted
     EBITDA*          $6,213    $1,329    $3,235     $331   $(4,257)   $6,851
                      ======    ======    ======     ====   =======    ======
    
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                               Century Resorts Alberta
      Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net Earnings (Unaudited) in
                                Canadian Dollars
                             (Amounts in thousands)
                    For the three   For the three  For the nine  For the nine
                    months ended     months ended  months ended  months ended
                    September 30,   September 30,  September 30, September 30,
                         2009            2008           2009          2008
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<p>Net earnings       CAD  911          CAD  958     CAD  2,831   CAD  2,894</p>
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    Interest income          (2)               (2)            (5)         (17)
    Interest expense        323               362            960        1,078
    Income taxes            346               431          1,074        1,281
    Depreciation            374               378          1,119        1,100
    Foreign currency
     (gains)                  1                 -              -           (5)
                            ---               ---            ---          ---
    Adjusted
     EBITDA*         CAD  1,953        CAD  2,127     CAD  5,979   CAD  6,331
                   ============      ============ ==============  ===========

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    SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

    About Century Casinos, Inc.:
    
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<p>Century Casinos, Inc. is an international casino entertainment company that owns and operates the Womacks Casino & Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado, the Century Casino & Hotel in Central City, Colorado, and the Century Casino & Hotel in <location>Edmonton</location>, <location>Canada</location>. The Company also operates casinos aboard five luxury cruise vessels (Silver Cloud, Regatta, Insignia, Nautica, Mein Schiff). Through its Austrian subsidiary, Century Casinos <location>Europe</location> GmbH, the Company holds a 33.3% ownership interest in Casinos <location>Poland</location> Ltd., the owner and operator of seven full casinos and one slot casino in <location>Poland</location>. Century Casinos, Inc. continues to pursue other international projects in various stages of development.</p>
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<p>For more information about Century Casinos, visit our website at <a href="http://www.centurycasinos.com">www.centurycasinos.com</a>. Century Casinos' common stock trades on The NASDAQ Capital Market® and the <location>Vienna</location> Stock Exchange under the symbol CNTY.</p>
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<p>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 our sale of Century Casinos <location>Africa</location>, 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 <chron>March 16, 2009</chron>. 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.</p>
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For further information: For further information: Peter Hoetzinger, Co CEO & President, +1-719-689-5813, or +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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