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Century Casinos Announces Extended Polish Casino Closures in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

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Century Casinos Re-Opens Casinos in Poland
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Century Casinos, Inc. announced that its Polish casinos would remain closed through January 31, 2021, subject to potential extensions, to comply with extended quarantines issued by the Polish government to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The Poland operating segment contributed 4% of the Company’s Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended September 30, 2020.

The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly, and it currently appears that due to the pandemic’s current scope it will adversely impact the Company at least through the first half of 2021.

 

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, and in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada; 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 Ltd., the owner and operator of eight casinos throughout Poland; and a 75% ownership interest in Century Downs Racetrack and Casino in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Company operates four 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.

 

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GAMOMAT nominated for prestigious German Brand Award 2021

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GAMOMAT, one of the leading independent slot game developers, has been nominated in the ‘Brand Communication – Web & Mobile’ category at the German Brand Awards 2021. The ‘Excellence in Brand Strategy and Creation’ nomination is for the company’s outstanding website gamomat.berlin. “The German Brand Award is one of the most important brand awards in the German-speaking realm. Our nomination for the company website, within the ‘Excellence in Brand Strategy and Creation’ category is a fantastic achievement”, says Sabine Müller, Chief Design Officer of Berlin GAMOMAT Development GmbH.

Last year the Berlin-based agency Less Rain helped redesign the GAMOMAT website to incorporate a modern, clear brand identity which is both colourful and playful. The site takes inspiration from the very people, GAMOMATIES, who make GAMOMAT great. It reflects the world of GAMOMAT products and draws visitors into the site through expansive images, eye-catching colours and interactive animated headlines.

A series of in-depth produced podcasts form the heart of the website. Here GAMOMATIES openly talk to the audience about personal passions, cultural interests and what values inspire them. This window into company values and experiences shows GAMOMAT to be the professional, serious and value-oriented employer it strives to be.

The German Brand Award was launched by Germany’s design and brand authority and is judged upon by a top class panel of independent, interdisciplinary experts from companies, science, consulting, services and agencies. The awards receive 1,200 entries and submissions are evaluated according to the criteria of independence and brand typicity, brand distinctiveness, differentiation from the competition and target group relevance. Official results will be revealed in June 2021.

Sabine Müller continued: “The relaunch of the site was an intensive process of exploring company values and corporate identity. This German Brand Award recognition encourages us to continue our  brand management and effective brand communication together with our partner Less Rain.”

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Fortuna Zakłady Bukmacherskie Wins Best Bookmaker Title at 2020 Polish Bookmakers Awards

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Fortuna Zakłady Bukmacherskie has won the Best Bookmaker title at 2020 edition of Legalni Bukmacherzy’s Polish Bookmakers Awards.

The Polish arm of Czech gambling group Fortuna Entertainment Group took home the Best Offer and Responsible Bookmaker titles too and claimed a joint Best Marketing prize with forBET.

Also, Fortuna employee Igor Kośliński was honoured with the Best Affiliate Manager Award as the bookmaker swept five awards out of eight different categories.

A total of 12 categories were included at this year’s Awards, with the nominees and winners decided by a group of top experts within the Polish betting and gaming industry. Meanwhile, the winner of the Customers Choice Award was voted by the players as legalnibukmacherzy.pl.

Adam Bieliński, CEO of iGamingNuts – the company behind Legalni Bukmacherzy, said: “The previous year was very specific. All of the assumptions concerning acquisition and marketing strategies had to be changed due to the cancelation of major sports events and suspension of games in top leagues.

“The whole industry approached the subject in a creative way – the bookmakers extended their offers, introduced new marketing activities, and most importantly, they did not abstain from improving their products.”

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IDnow Acquires identity Trust Management AG, a Leading Identity Verification Provider in Germany

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IDnow Acquires identity Trust Management AG, a Leading Identity Verification Provider in Germany
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IDnow a leading provider of Identity Verification-as-a-Service solutions, today announced that it has agreed to acquire identity Trust Management AG, a leading international provider of digital and offline identification solutions from Germany. This is IDnow’s second acquisition in the last six months and marks a significant milestone on IDnow’s path to becoming one of the leading identity platforms in Europe.

identity Trust Management AG has established itself as a key player in the German identity market over the last decade, with a particularly strong reputation and portfolio of clients across the telecommunications and insurance verticals. This transaction will further expand the portfolio of verification methods offered via the IDnow platform. The combined product portfolio will offer one of the broadest sets of identity verification methods available in the European market, ranging from automated to human-assisted and from purely online to point-of-sale. All these methods will be made available via the unified IDnow platform.

For the last few years, IDnow’s success has been fueled by strong organic growth and an increasing demand for digital solutions in the market. The acquisition of identity Trust Management AG will allow IDnow to expand into new industry verticals and provide its services to a broader customer base throughout Germany and beyond.

“identity Trust Management AG has built an impressive company both in terms of product portfolio and client relationships,” said Andreas Bodczek, CEO at IDnow. “We have known the leadership team for years and have established a partnership rooted in deep loyalty and mutual understanding. We are excited to welcome identity Trust Management AG’s talented team to the IDnow family and look forward to combining the strengths of both companies to create a unified, market-leading brand.”

“This combination unites the power of IDnow’s innovative technology with identity Trust Management AG’s diverse set of capabilities to create a differentiated identity verification platform,” said Uwe Stelzig, CEO at identity Trust Management AG. “Together, we will be well-positioned to achieve our joint vision of providing clients with a unique, one-stop solution for identity verification.”

IDnow will retain identity Trust Management AG’s Düsseldorf location as well as its employees.

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