Meeting point/Message board ARCHIVES

January & February 2003
November - December 2002March - April 2003


FEBRUARY

NAME: Carl Hesling
MESSAGE: Looking for Dana Tudorache and Tony Poole
E-MAIL: carl@c72h.freeserve.com
 

NAME: Nigel & Louise French
PRESENTLY IN: Yorkshire
IS LOOKING FOR: George & Maria
CLUES: He wanted to be a tram driver in blackpool
E-MAIL: nibs@tinyworld.co.uk
 

NAME: Gary Morrison
PRESENTLY IN: Dublin
IS LOOKING FOR: Joe Hart (FOUND)
CLUES: Thanks to all who contacted me.
E-MAIL: garymorrison67@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Dealers - Dublin - February 20th
MESSAGE: There is a new advertisement posted today for Dealers at the Merrion Casino Club in Dublin. Ian
 

February 22nd  T & G Union - February Casino Newsletter
MESSAGE: The February edition is available at Casino Linx - http://fresheurope.com/casinolinx/
It can also be viewed in word at: http://fresheurope.com/casinolinx/unionfiles/NoSpin%20Feb%2003.doc
Contents include: Gala Vote, Passive Smoke, Alcohol on the Gaming floor, Congestion charges in London etc. Ian

London Casino Staff now have to pay a £5 daily congestion charge to take their car to work! www.cclondon.com
 

NAME: Phil Davies
MESSAGE: Looking for Billy Carrick from Liverpool. He's working in America
& Andy Murphy from Liverpool. Last seen in '91 in Stanley St. Casino.
E-MAIL: pipisit2003@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Lipan Mircea Bogdan
PRESENTLY IN: Romania
IS LOOKING FOR: Corina Teodorescu
CLUES: cruise ship
E-MAIL: lipanmircea1@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Jimmy Doherty
MESSAGE: Searching for Sean Kavanagh last seen in London with the lovely and charming Simona, found your old mate Clive Leatherbottom behind bicycle sheds here in Perth on cottesloe beach, delirious and asking for u, something about pig farm investment gone belly up.
E-MAIL: jimmydoherty17346@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Kerry Gordon
MESSAGE: Looking for:
Janet Brokbank -  last know working for Sun Int in South Africa.
Lorraine Leach - last clue on the ships somewhere.
Jackie Fell -  last place was out in the islands, Mauritius or somewhere in that area.
E-MAIL: kerry@thepeoplegame.co.za
 

NAME: Carole Ann Rice
PRESENTLY IN: U.S.A. 
IS LOOKING FOR: Allan Shelley
CLUES: Last seen him in Poland 1990 at the Queens, Romano from Manchester also wants to get intouch, write us ok!
E-MAIL: scottishdiva@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Employment links updates
MESSAGE: February 10th.
Updates to the employment section have been completed. There are a lot of new links in the "Resources" section. Also on checking existing links I noticed www.casino-dealers.com is for sale.

Pegasus Casino Services  - Barking, East London (www.croupiertraining.co.uk) If anyone knows if this company is still trading please let me know. Was run by Val Dunn.
Ian
 

NAME: Rod Blakeman
MESSAGE: Hi, don't know if anyone remembers me but i have eventually left the business after 26 years (Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Torquay, Plymouth, Russia, Czech, Greece, Hungary,Israel, Croatia and London)and started up my own holiday company in Brighton UK. Anyone fancy a holiday in the Czech Republic have a look at my site www.czechlodgings.com any casino or ex-casino employees can get a 15% Discount of the full price if they book before the end of April. Just mention casino when booking.
All The Best. Rod
E-MAIL: rod@czechlodgings.com
 

NAME: Keith Trotman
PRESENTLY IN: Princess Cruises
IS LOOKING FOR: Anyone who remembers me
CLUES: Worked at Bolton Stanley for 3 years between 96-99, Then for Greater Atlantic for 2 years 99-01 Now working for Princess
E-MAIL: kctrotski@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Craig Meakin
MESSAGE: I'm lookin 4 Mark Policronakis, worked Isle of Man 01, ladbrokes, nottingham 02 & last seen Aug 02 leaving the R4. Where is he now?? 
E-MAIL: cragster23@yahoo.co.uk
 

HELLO FROM!: Rick Joel
PRESENTLY IN: Back in London (out of the business) would like to hear from anyone who remembers me from London Clubs 1973-1991 and C.A.I., Star Cruises 1995-1996 or Seychelles 1996.
E-MAIL: ZR@kj7146.fslife.co.uk
 

NAME: Scott Campbell Cowan
MESSAGE: Looking for Martin Watson, worked with him at Carousel. Believed to be back in UK. Need his email address.
E-MAIL: ScottCC711@aol.com
 

NAME: Martin S.T.M Mcgreechin
PRESENTLY IN: Glasgow
IS LOOKING FOR: Daz
CLUES: Roaming the streets of africa looking for a wire brush to clean his fence
E-MAIL: martin@amcar.fsnet.co.uk
 

NAME: Maria Lloyd (fearns)
MESSAGE: Looking for john fearns last heard of in london a few years back. could be
stateside.any info on his whereabouts would be great.
E-MAIL: the3lloyds@btopenworld.com
 

NAME: Vanessa du Plessis
MESSAGE: Hi, I am looking for my brother-in-law to be. I need Bennie Pheiffer's e-mail address as we need to make contact with him - he is on Princess Cruiseliners.
E-MAIL: :vees@ananzi.co.za
 

HELLO FROM!: Tony Rogers
PRESENTLY IN: This is a blast from the past. getting a bit long in the tooth now so if there are any old crinklies out there who were in london in the 70s it would be great to hear from you
E-MAIL: torog@ukonline.co.uk

1/2/2003


 
 
JANUARY'S MESSAGES

POSITION: Slot Manager and Tech
LOCATION: St. Kitts, U.S. Virgin Islands
28th January. This position has just come in today and sounds a decent opening for those with the relevent experience.  Ian
 

POSITION: General Manager 
LOCATION: Kenya
13th February.  Applications are now closed for this position.
Ian


NAME: Still looking for! - Casino Pontoon rules
MESSAGE: Pontoon seems to be gaining in popularity. There are many many different rules that differ from Home or Tavern versions. If anyone has a spare copy of the rules and procedures used by your casino please email them for my records.
Q.  Does a dealer Pontoon beat a Five card trick? Or will the two never occur in the same hand?
Ian editorial@gamingfloor.com
There are rules as played in Internet casinos at: www.thewizardofodds.com/game/pontoon.html
Update: Copy from New Zealand now received.
Update: Answer to the above question received. Yes a Pontoon will beat a Five Card Trick but there are versions where the dealer will turn over a Pontoon after the original deal.
 

NAME: Bernard  Lee
MESSAGE: Looking for anyone that knows me, Trained at Salford Albion 1975, worked London, Manchester, Africa, Belgium, currently in New Zealand.
E-MAIL: bernard@ihug.co.nz
 

NAME: Gary Morrison
PRESENTLY IN: Dublin
IS LOOKING FOR: Joe Hart (Found)
CLUES: X - NCL Manager, Last I heard he was back in Dublin.
E-MAIL: garymorrison67@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Edwin Hansen & Cathy Beeton
MESSAGE: Looking for anyone that worked with us in Cape Town, JHB, Tanzania, Cameroon, Israel, Currently in Vietnam.
E-MAIL: edwinhansen@yahoo.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Peter Robinson
PRESENTLY IN: England, but looking to go to a foreign location, israel especially, can anyone assist.  you've got my address, use it
E-MAIL: croupier81270@aol.com
 

NAME: Peter Robinson
PRESENTLY IN: England
IS LOOKING FOR: Paul Scott
CLUES: In a middle eastern country allied to the U.S. of A. In 1998 went to South Africa, Originally from Leeds.
E-MAIL: croupier81270@aol.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Chris Anastassopoulos
PRESENTLY IN: Greece. Hi there, anybody that remember's me from South Africa?. Im looking for anybody that is presently working in Greece or anywere else that could help me for any slot vacancies that are open.
E-MAIL: argosvoyger@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Debra Holt
PRESENTLY IN: Lebanon
IS LOOKING FOR: Briony Cain
CLUES: last seen easter 2001
E-MAIL: debbieholt13@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Debra Holt
MESSAGE: Anyone I used to work with in the past in the casinos I have worked with get in touch
E-MAIL: debbieholt13@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Gavin and Marcienne
MESSAGE: Would like to keep in touch with every one we know. After nearly 16 years we are getting married on 14 Feb 2003.
E-MAIL: gams@absamail.co.za
 

HELLO FROM!: Clive Beadle
PRESENTLY IN: Hi Danny Gardener if you're looking for employment for you and Az. contact me.
E-MAIL: macaumanager@eircom.net
 

NAME: Flavio De Laurentis 
PRESENTLY IN: Singapour
IS LOOKING FOR: Mario Leite, Patrick Miosotti
CLUES: Looking my old friend apparently somewhere in Africa... 
E-MAIL: Gaetano@thai-land.zzn.com
 

NAME: Shirley Deane
PRESENTLY IN: Scotland
IS LOOKING FOR: Bill Stemp
CLUES: Hi Bill, how the hell are you?  I was out with Colette last night and we were talking about you and Sandy and I wondered what you were up to.  Please get in touch.
E-MAIL: dean@uku.co.uk
 

HELLO FROM!: Shirley Deane
PRESENTLY IN: Lorraine, my emails are still coming back! Do you have another email address?
E-MAIL: dean@uku.co.uk
 

HELLO FROM!: Michael R. Pipher
PRESENTLY IN: I'm the Bench Technician @ Belterra Casino/Resort, I'm looking to make contact with Greg McKeen, we used to work together at the California Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas...
E-MAIL: mp1369@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Jason Cook
PRESENTLY IN: Haifa
IS LOOKING FOR: The Femina Crowd
CLUES: Last seen Amsterdam,end summer 2001, believed to be in Austria somewhere!
Chris, Gazza, Lee, Keith, Vince,Wayne? You out there? 
E-MAIL: doneit96@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Gordon Fergus
PRESENTLY IN: Just a quick hello and how are you to a good friend called Wayne. You have the manners of a goat and you smell like a dung heap, you over-grown Scottish haggis.
E-MAIL: gordonfergus55@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Robert Bevan
PRESENTLY IN: Victoria, London
IS LOOKING FOR: ex Wild Coast Staff
CLUES: when ever
E-MAIL: robevan@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Gareth Jones
PRESENTLY IN: England
IS LOOKING FOR: Victor and Oxana
CLUES: I worked with them on holland america (the noordam) they are a married couple and they are from latvia! Riga I think! pls help as i need to find them asap!!!!!!!!! wan't him to be my best man !!!!!!!thanks gareth !!!!!!!!!!!
E-MAIL: gjones007@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Stephen Tucker
PRESENTLY IN: North Carolina
IS LOOKING FOR: Joseph Pettit & Bruce Schonfeld
CLUES: Joseph last seen possibly at Taj Mahal but could have been in Conneticut.
Bruce Bally' Park Place A.C. Went to Mississippi. Get in touch.
E-MAIL: steviestonegate@aol.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Stephen Tucker
PRESENTLY IN: Presently in N.C looking to relocate if any of my old buddies are out there please email me.
E-MAIL: steviestonegate@aol.com
 

NAME: Peter "windmill" Smith
PRESENTLY IN: England
IS LOOKING FOR: Nobby of london town
CLUES: You smashed your face in when got we got "legged" by those rhinos in
boputhatswana, then in the bahamas several yrs lata your appendix split open on the viking
princess.
E-MAIL: peter.smith5@talk21.com
 

NAME: Dave Pritchard
PRESENTLY IN: SA
IS LOOKING FOR: Gavin South
CLUES: Last seen in a jacuzzi in capetown...did you get out?
E-MAIL: davep@botsnet.bw
 

HELLO FROM!: Ayhan Akdag (rambo)
PRESENTLY IN: Hello all my Casinos Austria Int. and Turkey casinos friends.
E-MAIL: ayhanakdag@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Crown Casino Industrial Action - January 14th
MESSAGE: For those of you following the situation in Melbourne the latest releases from the Liquor, Hospitality and Miscellaneous Workers Union can be found at www.lhmu.org.au/casino
Crown Casino collective bargaining update: Movement on entry level
 

NAME: Mike Bowen
MESSAGE: Hope to catch up with all Playboy, Freeport & Ladbroke friends at the ICE show.  Got some work but will be at the bar 4 the breaks!  Mike.
E-MAIL: bowen@mombasatown.com
 

NAME: Clive Beadle
PRESENTLY IN: Dublin
IS LOOKING FOR: Carl Farrell
CLUES: Last seen in Sun City, Febuary 2002. Going back March 2nd-16th 2003 for more golf.
E-MAIL: macaumanager@eircom.net
 

This is a recent edited message from an Indian Casino in California.
NAME: xxxx xxxxxx
PRESENTLY IN: San Dimas California
IS LOOKING FOR: slot machine Mechanic
CLUES: Need someone to fix my machines.
E-MAIL: xxxxxxxx@aol.com

A suggestion to run a proper advertisement to get a better responce got no reply. It was not a surprise. Ian
 

NAME: Ian Wainwright (ski)
MESSAGE: ski back here again looking for Matty Thorne, last seen working in holland get in touch with ski catch up on ole times man.
E-MAIL: haggismuncher69@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Ian Wainwright (ski) 
MESSAGE: hi there out there im looking for lubo, miro,and slavo and maybe that diddy craig robertson alough not really fussed about the latter,anyway if any of you guys from the victoria crew from Eilat give me a call. think you all might be back in Prague now.
E-MAIL: haggismuncher69@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Susan Carol Davison
PRESENTLY IN: Turkey
IS LOOKING FOR: Jim Geddes
CLUES:  casino paris Las vegas in 1999
E-MAIL: susan_davison@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Susan Carol Davison
PRESENTLY IN: Turkey
IS LOOKING FOR: John Cole
CLUES: Instanbul for Dedeman Hotels in 1996
E-MAIL: susan_davison@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Ian Wainwright
MESSAGE: Hi there folks its ski here just putting a wee message out to see if theres anyone out there who was in eilat from 1998-2000. get back anyone.
E-MAIL: haggismuncher69@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Kasper Wagner
MESSAGE: Hi there, I'm looking for a contact number or e-mail address to a casino opening in Guam. It is suposed to be a Singaporian company. Looking for job openings in the Surveillance department. Have 10 years on the floor and one year in the camera room.
All the best, Kasper
E-MAIL: k@wagner.as
 

HELLO FROM!: Wayne Parker
PRESENTLY IN: Still risking my life in the heart of the Holyland. lookin 4 Marc Henson u TOSSER :) + any 1 who knows me?
E-MAIL: wayne2bme@yahoo.com
"Tosser" allowed in this post as it may be a term of endearment :) Mailbox may be full!
 

HELLO FROM!: Steve Allchin
PRESENTLY IN: Happy New Year to everyone I know in the Casino industry.
WATCH THIS SPACE for a brand new web site, JUST for FUN Casino Dealers !!
E-MAIL: steveallchin@aol.com
 

NAME: Sanne Lee Wriessnegger
PRESENTLY IN: Austria
IS LOOKING FOR: Trevor Huston
CLUES: Last seen in Denmark 1991, anyone know where he is?. And hello to bodies that know me.
E-MAIL: sanne@bonusworld.at
 

HELLO FROM!: Dogan Beker
PRESENTLY IN: A very merry X-mas and a happy New Year
E-MAIL: doganbeker@hotmail.com

1/1/2003

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