UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549



FORM 8-K



CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 17, 2020





CENTURY CASINOS, INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as specified in its charter)





 

 

Delaware

0-22900

84-1271317

(State or other jurisdiction

(Commission

(I.R.S. Employer

of incorporation)

File Number)

Identification Number)



 



 

455 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 210, Colorado Springs, Colorado

80903

(Address of principal executive offices)

(Zip Code)



 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:

719-527-8300



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:



 

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of each exchange on which registered

Common Stock, $0.01 Per Share Par Value

CNTY

Nasdaq Capital Market, Inc.



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.12b‑2).



Emerging growth company 



If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 




 



Item 7.01     Regulation FD Disclosure.



On March 17, 2020, Century Casinos, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that it closed its Colorado casinos at 4 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 to comply with a quarantine imposed by the Governor of Colorado to contain the spread of COVID-19. The quarantine includes the closure of restaurants, bars and casinos. A copy of the press release is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report. 



The information in this Current Report and Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto (i) is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and (ii) shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.



Forward-Looking Statements



This communication (including Exhibit 99.1) may contain certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act, Section 21E of the Exchange Act, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “estimate,” “plan,” “target,” “goal,” or similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “may,” “might,” “should,” “would,” “could,” or similar variations. These statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of the management of Century Casinos based on information currently available to management. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. While there is no assurance that any list of risks and uncertainties or risk factors is complete, below are certain factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained or implied in the forward-looking statements including: statements regarding future results of operations, including the impact of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and financial results of its Colorado operating segment; and other risks described in the section entitled “Risk Factors” under Item 1A in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and in subsequent periodic and current SEC filings the Company may make. 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.



Item 9.01     Financial Statements and Exhibits.



(d)  Exhibits





 

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

99.1

 

Century Casinos, Inc. Press Release dated March 17, 2020












 

SIGNATURE



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.





 



Century Casinos, Inc.



 

Date:  March 17, 2020

By: /s/ Margaret Stapleton



Margaret Stapleton



Chief Financial Officer




Exhibit 99.1 Colorado Press Release

EXHIBIT 99.1

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PRESS RELEASE

March 17, 2020

Century Casinos Announces Temporary Closure of Colorado Casinos for the Next 30 Days



Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 17, 2020 – Century Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq Capital Market®: CNTY) (“Century Casinos” or the “Company”) announced today that it closed its Colorado casinos at 4 a.m. MDT on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 for the next 30 days to comply with a quarantine imposed by the Governor of Colorado to contain the spread of COVID-19.



The quarantine includes the closure of restaurants, bars and casinos in Colorado. The Company estimates that without business interruptions its Colorado operating segment would generate 9-11% of the Company’s 2020 net operating revenue and Adjusted EBITDA.



As previously disclosed, the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve and could adversely impact the Company, including in other North American markets in which the Company operates casinos if similar closures occur or other measures are taken.





About Century Casinos, Inc.:

Century Casinos, Inc. is a casino entertainment company. The Company owns and operates Century Casino & Hotels in Cripple Creek and Central City, Colorado, and in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; the Century Casino in Cape Girardeau and Caruthersville, Missouri, in Calgary and St. Albert, Alberta, Canada and in Bath, England; Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in New Cumberland, West Virginia; the Century Mile Racetrack and Casino (“CMR”) in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; and Century Bets! Inc. (“CBS”). CBS and CMR operate the pari-mutuel off-track horse betting networks in southern and northern Alberta, respectively. Through its Austrian subsidiary, Century Resorts Management GmbH (“CRM”), the Company holds a 66.6% ownership interest in Casinos Poland Sp. z o.o., the operator of eight casinos throughout Poland; and a 75% ownership interest in Century Downs Racetrack and Casino in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Company operates five ship-based casinos. The Company, through CRM, also owns a 7.5% interest in, and provides consulting services to, Mendoza Central Entretenimientos S.A., a company that provides gaming-related services to Casino de Mendoza in Mendoza, Argentina. The Company continues to pursue other projects in various stages of development.



Century Casinos’ common stock trades on The Nasdaq Capital Market® under the symbol CNTY. For more information about Century Casinos, visit our website at www.cnty.com.  




 

EXHIBIT 99.1

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This release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of the management of Century Casinos based on information currently available to management. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future results of operations, including the impact of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and financial results of its Colorado operating segment. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, among others, the risks described in the section entitled “Risk Factors” under Item 1A in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and in subsequent periodic and current SEC filings we may make. 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.