Washington, D.C. 20549


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

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 17, 2010
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Departure of Principal Financial Officer
Effective May 17, 2010, Mr. Larry Hannappel’s employment with Century Casinos, Inc. (the “Company”) terminated. Mr. Hannappel served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Secretary, Principal Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer – North America. Pursuant to Mr. Hannappel’s employment agreement, Mr. Hannappel is entitled to severance pay of $100,000 and accrued vacation. Mr. Hannappel will also get one year of continued medical coverage.

Appointment of Principal Financial Officer

On May 17, 2010, Mrs. Margaret Stapleton was named Executive Vice President and Principal Financial Officer of the Company.  Mrs. Stapleton, age 48, has served as the Company’s Director of Internal Audit and Compliance since 2005. For her services as Executive Vice President and Principal Financial Officer, Mrs. Stapleton will receive an annual salary of $135,000 plus the opportunity to receive a bonus and stock option grant at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

The Company and Mrs. Stapleton are finalizing a formal employment agreement, a copy of which will be filed at a later date.

A copy of the press release announcing Mrs. Stapleton’s appointment as Executive Vice President and Principal Financial Officer is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits
Century Casinos, Inc. press release announcing new corporate appointments

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 thereunto duly authorized.

Century Casinos, Inc.
Date:  May 21, 2010
By : /s/ Erwin Haitzmann
Erwin Haitzmann
Co Chief Executive Officer