Issue 146
June 30 - July 6, 2003
Volume 3
page 2
Happy Independence Day!
 

Century Casinos Opens Casino Aboard Oceania Cruises' Regatta

CRIPPLE CREEK, CO - Century Casinos, Inc. on June 26 opened its casino aboard the Regatta, the luxurious, 684 passenger cruise ship operated by Oceania Cruises, a Miami-based cruise line catering to the high-end segment of the cruise industry. This summer's itinerary includes ports of call in Spain, France, Monaco, and Italy.

"We are pleased to open the second casino aboard an Oceania vessel," said Erwin Haitzmann, Chairman and CEO of the Company. "This brings the total number of gaming positions of our cruise ship casinos to 355, consisting of 27 gaming tables and 166 slot machines."

In addition to operating the casinos aboard the Regatta and the Insignia, Century Casinos 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.

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.

 

 



Michigan Lottery Adds Bar Keno Game
- LANSING, MI - The Michigan Lottery says it is adding a new keno game that people can play from bars every five minutes.

The new game is called Club Keno and is like games now played in Las Vegas. It will be played in as many as 3,000 alcohol-serving establishments statewide, starting in October. Nine states - Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, Kansas, Georgia, California, Oregon, Rhode Island and West Virginia - already have games similar to Club Keno.

For a separate game beginning in August, bars will start selling $1 and 50 cent break-open lottery tickets that have a top prize of $200. Players peel off paper tabs to see if they have won a prize. Gamblers who match the maximum of 10 numbers in Club Keno will win $100,000. Bettors can pick just one number, which would pay $2. They have a range of other options as well.

Todd Boorsma of Michigan Gambling Opposition said his group believes the Club Keno game will entice more people to gamble and will foster addiction.

West Virginia Tracks Net $420-Million from Slots Machines - WEST VIRGINIA - West Virginia’s horse and dog tracks are expected to net $420 million from overall revenue of $713-million for the fiscal year ending next week. The four tracks, including Mountaineer Race Track and Charles Town Races, set a new record in May with monthly slot revenue of $72 million, which was an increase of 68% from the same month last year, the Associated Press reports.

John Finamore, senior vice president of Penn National Gaming, Charles Town’s parent company, credited the growth to recent expansion projects that have added hundreds of slot machines. The four tracks added about 300 slots over the last year to 9,049 total going into June.

The Wallflowers Acoustic Performance

The Wallflowers Acoustic Performance will take place at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay Resort Casino on July 12, 2003.

Price: $22.00, $35.00, $40.00

Price Note: May not include all taxes & fees.

Show Time: 8:00 p.m.

Reservations: Reservations Recommended

For more information please call: (877) 632-7400
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