Century Casino Cripple Creek

Eric Rose and Matt Andrighetti, general managers of Century Casino (pictured) and Wildwood Casino, respectively, in Cripple Creek both said they planned to open their casinos within a few days, pending regulatory approval from the Colorado Division of Gaming. Both casinos plan on recalling most furloughed employees, though those working on table games such as blackjack, poker, roulette and craps won't be recalled until casinos are allowed to again offer those games.

Century Casinos reported a 71% drop in third-quarter profits Monday, citing mounting losses at its British casino, costs for a pending acquisition and costs of closing a casino aboard a cruise ship.

The Colorado Springs-based gaming company said earnings for the July-to-September period fell to $482,000, or 2 cents a share, from $1.64 million, or 5 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenue was up 21.5% to $52.9 million. Profits for the first nine months of the year were down 66% to $985,000, or 3 cents a share, from $2.89 million, or 10 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenue was up 22% to $151 million.

Century Co-CEO Peter Hoetzinger said on a conference call with stock analysts that the company is "evaluating strategic alternatives" for the Bath, England, casino. He also said Century plans to complete its purchase of three casinos in Missouri and West Virginia by early next year. The company closed its casino on the cruise ship Glory Sea earlier this year.

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