MI - For the second consecutive year, readers of The Detroit
News have voted Greektown
Casino Michigan's "Best Casino."
announced the results of its 2003 "Michigan's Best"
readers' poll today. In addition to being named "Best Casino,"
Casino also placed first in other categories, including
"Best Slots," "Best Wait Staff Outfits,"
"Best Craps Tables," "Best Blackjack Tables,"
"Best High Rollers Area," "Best Casino Crowd,"
"Best Casino Restaurant," "Best Casino Decor,"
"Best Casino with Quickest Valet," and "Best
of Detroit News readers have recognized Greektown
Casino as their favorite gaming destination for the past
two years, and we are deeply grateful for their support,"
Casino Chief Executive Officer Bernard Bouschor. "You
can't have the best casino without the best staff like we are
so fortunate to have at Greektown. These awards are tributes
to our Team Members' hard work and dedication and outstanding
guest service, and a testament to their award-winning personalities."
Detroit Free Press readers also named Greektown
Casino Detroit's "Best" Casino.
at 555 E. Lafayette Avenue in Detroit's Greektown Entertainment
Casino features 2,500 slot machines and 85 table games in
75,000 square feet of luxurious Mediterranean-themed gaming
Casino continues to set the gaming standard in Michigan
leader in implementing technology to improve guest service.
Greektown is home to the city's first and only live poker room,
and was the first Detroit casino to implement coinless slot
machines and Ticket-in, Ticket-out redemption stations -- keeping
the casino on the cutting edge of gaming entertainment.
Cruises' Insignia Opens
CREEK,CO - Century Casinos, Inc. announced the successful
opening Saturday, April 19, of its casino aboard the Insignia,
the luxurious, 684 passenger cruise ship operated by Oceania
Cruises. The casino features 36 slot machines and 5 gaming
The Insignia, the first of two cruise liners operated
by Oceania, commenced operations Saturday from Marseilles
to various destinations around the Western Mediterranean
until the end of September 2003 and will then resume operations
in May 2004. The second vessel, the Regatta is scheduled
for launch in July, 2003. Century Casinos will also operate
the casino aboard the Regatta and has the first right
of refusal for casinos aboard any new ships that Oceania
may bring into service, pursuant to a long term casino
Company also reported that through its wholly owned Austrian
subsidiary, Century Management u. Beteiligungs GmbH, it
has completed the previously reported 10% ownership stake
Millennium a.s., the company operating the casino
in the Marriott Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. This
transaction is the first step to complete an agreement
to purchase 50% of Casino
Millennium. Total contribution from the Company for
the 50% stake will amount to $1,088,000, including cash,
gaming equipment and advances for original pre-opening
Casinos is an international casino company that owns and
Casino and Hotel in Cripple Creek, Colorado; owns
and operates The Caledon Casino, Hotel & Spa near
Cape Town, South Africa; operates the casinos aboard the
ultra-luxury vessels of Silversea Cruises, The World of
ResidenSea, and Oceania Cruises; and owns 10% of, and
manages the Millennium
Casino in the Marriott Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic.