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): March 2, 2017


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(State or other jurisdiction(Commission(I.R.S. Employer

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            455 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 210, Colorado Springs, Colorado           80903

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Registrant's telephone number, including area code:719-527-8300

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Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On March 2, 2017, the Compensation Committee (the “Compensation Committee”) of the Board of Directors of Century Casinos, Inc. (the “Company”) approved the grant of performance stock unit awards (the “2017 PSUs”) to the Company’s named executive officers and certain other employees pursuant to the Company’s 2016 Equity Incentive Plan.

The form of award agreement for the 2017 PSUs (the “PSU Award Agreement”) provides, among other things, that (i) each 2017 PSU that vests represents the right to receive one share of the Company’s common stock; (ii) the 2017 PSUs vest based on the Company’s achieving specified performance measures over a performance period of three years, beginning January 1, 2017; (iii) the performance measures include relative total stockholder return and adjusted EBITDA, each as defined in the PSU Award Agreement; (iv) threshold, target and maximum payout opportunities established for the 2017 PSUs will be used to calculate the number of shares that will be issuable when the award vests, which may range from 0% to 200% of the target amount; (v) any 2017 PSUs that are earned are scheduled to vest and be settled in shares of the Company’s common stock following the end of the performance period; (vi) a portion of the 2017 PSUs may vest following a change in control, a termination of service without cause or for good reason or a termination of service by reason of death or disability (each as described in greater detail in the PSU Award Agreement); and (vii) except as provided above, any unvested 2017 PSUs will be forfeited upon a recipient’s termination of employment with the Company.

On March 2, 2017, the Compensation Committee granted the following target number of 2017 PSUs to the Company’s named executive officers as follows:


Name and Title

Target Number of 2017 PSUs

Erwin Haitzmann

Co-Chief Executive Officer


Peter Hoetzinger 

Co-Chief Executive Officer and President


Margaret Stapleton

Executive Vice  President, Principal Financial/Accounting Officer and Corporate Secretary


Andreas Terler

Vice President of Operations and

Chief Information Officer of Century Casinos, Inc. and Managing Director of Century Casinos Europe GmbH


The foregoing summary of the PSU Award Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the PSU Award Agreement, which is included as Exhibit 10.1 to this Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference thereto.

Item 9.01     Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)  Exhibits



Exhibit No.





Form of Century Casinos, Inc. Performance Stock Unit Award Agreement



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 8, 2017By: /s/ Margaret Stapleton

Margaret  Stapleton

Executive Vice President and Principal Financial/Accounting Officer


Exhibit Index



Exhibit No.





Form of Century Casinos, Inc. Performance Stock Unit Award Agreement