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Century Announces Plans for Casino in Central City

Casinos, Inc. announced today that it has signed an agreement
with Tollgate Venture LLC to develop and operate a casino and hotel in Central
City, Colorado.  The proposed $40.0 million development includes a 60,000
square foot casino and back of house with 625 slot machines, six table games,
35 hotel rooms, retail, food and beverage amenities and a 500-space on-site
covered parking garage.  The Company’s contribution to the proposed project
includes an initial cash capital contribution of $3.5 million in return for a
controlling 65% interest.  The Company’s partner, Tollgate Venture LLC, will
contribute three existing non-operating casino buildings, land and land
options.  Additionally, a subsidiary of the Company entered into a Casino
Services Agreement to manage the property.  Closing of the agreement and
completion of the project is subject to various conditions and approvals,
including, but not limited to securing acceptable financing, satisfactory
environmental studies, licensing by the Colorado Division of Gaming, Century
Casinos’ Board approval and other due diligence.  Casino licenses in Colorado
are not limited in number by state gaming laws and are primarily subject to
successful background investigations by the Colorado Division of Gaming.
Century currently is licensed in Colorado for gaming at Womacks Casino and
Hotel in Cripple Creek.On November 20, 2004, the city of Central City is expected to open to the
public the new $45.2 million four lane highway (Central City Parkway) that the
Company believes will offer a safer and faster alternative route from the
greater Denver area to Central City and Black Hawk, Colorado.  The Central
City Parkway is an entirely new construction and will connect to I-70, the
main East/West interstate highway in Colorado, directly to Central City and
then on to Black Hawk.  Central City is a prime location for the Company’s
latest venture because of the new parkway and because of the fact that the
parkway goes through Central City before going through Blackhawk.  All traffic
must go directly past the casino’s main entrance and parking structure.
  Central City and Black Hawk are historical mining towns situated adjacent
to each other and located in the Rocky Mountains approximately 35 miles west
of Denver.  The first casinos opened in both cities in 1991.  The Central City
Parkway will enter the casino cities first at Central City.  Currently the
alternative route, which is only a two lane highway and a more treacherous
drive than the new Central City Parkway, enters these cities first at Black
  “We are delighted with the prospects of opening a casino in Central City.
The location of the casino, hotel, 500 car on-site covered parking garage and
the new Central City Parkway, will be invaluable towards our goal of further
expansion for Century Casinos,” said Chairman and CEO Erwin Haitzmann.