Issue 136
April 21-27, 2003
Volume 3
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Gaming News
Greektown Voted Michigan's "Best Casino" Again

Oceania Cruises' Insignia Opens

Park Place Leads to Adopt
"Ticket-In, Ticket-Out" Slot Technology

Borgata Ready for July Opening

Pennsylvania Temporary Slot Facility Gets Initial Approval


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Greektown Voted Michigan's "Best Casino" Again

DETROIT, MI - For the second consecutive year, readers of The Detroit News have voted Greektown Casino Michigan's "Best Casino."

The News announced the results of its 2003 "Michigan's Best" readers' poll today. In addition to being named "Best Casino," Greektown 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 Casino Entertainment."

"Thousands 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," said Greektown 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."

Last year, Detroit Free Press readers also named Greektown Casino Detroit's "Best" Casino.

Located at 555 E. Lafayette Avenue in Detroit's Greektown Entertainment District, Greektown Casino features 2,500 slot machines and 85 table games in 75,000 square feet of luxurious Mediterranean-themed gaming space.

Greektown Casino continues to set the gaming standard in Michigan and remains

Greektown Casino

the industry's 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.


Oceania Cruises' Insignia Opens

The InsigniaCRIPPLE 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 tables.

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 concession agreement.

Staircase of The InsigniaThe Company also reported that through its wholly owned Austrian subsidiary, Century Management u. Beteiligungs GmbH, it has completed the previously reported 10% ownership stake in Casino 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 costs.

Century Casinos is an international casino company that owns and operates Womacks 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.

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