Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNTY) announced today the appointment of the senior management team for its Celebrations Casino & Hotel project in Central City, Colorado. Mr. Dave Aker has been appointed, effective January 1, 2006, to the position of Casino Manager and Mr. Scott Nordgren has been appointed, as of December 1, 2005, to the position of Director of Finance.
Mr. Aker has 13 years of management experience in the gaming industry, most recently as Senior Director of Operations for Colorado Central Station/Isle of Capri Casino and Hotel in Black Hawk, CO. Previous to that he held various management positions with Bullwhackers Casino and the Isle of Capri in Black Hawk, CO; Hollywood Hotel & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi and River City Casino in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mr. Nordgren has ten years of experience in the gaming industry, most recently as the Senior Director of Finance for the Isle of Capri, Cripple Creek, CO. He has held various other financial positions with the Isle of Capri in Black Hawk and Cripple Creek, CO and in Biloxi, MS. He also has held positions with Fitzgeralds and Bullwhackers in Black Hawk, CO.
“We look forward to working with Dave and Scott. Their experience in the industry and the Colorado market will be invaluable to us. I am convinced that they have the ability to contribute significantly to the growth of our company,” said Erwin Haitzmann, Chairman and Co CEO. Both gentlemen will be employees of CC Tollgate, LLC which is a 65% owned subsidiary of Century Casinos, Inc.
About Century Casinos, Inc: Century Casinos is an international casino entertainment company that owns and operates Womacks Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado; owns and operates The Caledon Hotel, Spa & Casino near Cape Town, South Africa; operates the casinos aboard the Silver Wind, Silver Cloud, Silver Whisper, The World of ResidenSea, and the vessels of Oceania Cruises; and owns 50% of, and provides technical casino services to the Casino Millennium in the Marriott Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic; and owns a majority interest in, and has begun construction on, casino and hotel developments in Central City, Colorado and Edmonton, Canada. The Company continues to pursue other international projects in various stages of development. investorcnty.com. For more information about Century Casinos, visit the Company’s web site at www.centurycasinos.com. Century Casinos’ common stock trades on The NASDAQ Stock Market(R) 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 8K. 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.