By Andrea Sutherland
Colorado Springs-based Century Casinos, Inc. has applied for a casino license in Switzerland.
Century operates casinos in Cripple Creek and Central City as well as in several other countries including Canada, Poland and the Czech Republic.
“We’re always looking for attractive opportunities in Europe,” said Peter Hoetzinger, the CEO and president of Century Casinos, Inc. “We decided to give it a go.”
Hoetzinger, a native of Austria, said the number of casino licenses available in Switzerland is very limited and that to be granted one “would be a great thing.”
If Switzerland grants Century Casinos a license, Hoetzinger believes construction would take a year to complete. Hoetzinger expects to build a $30 million facility in the western region of Switzerland. The 21,000 square-foot building would feature 250 slot machines and 18 gaming tables.