Meeting point/Message board ARCHIVES

January & February 2005
November - December 2004March - April 2005


February Messages

NAME: Jolanda van der Mee
PRESENTLY IN: Holland
IS LOOKING FOR: Rose Nevoh
CLUES: A beautifull black dealer/manager, last seen 5 years ago in Tanzania. Before that in Turkey and Cyprus
E-MAIL: jolanda_mee@casema.nl
 

NAME: Brandon Pattison
MESSAGE: Kevin Stopforth, drop me a mail, catch up on whats new.
E-MAIL: brandontusk@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Jon Holland
MESSAGE: Hello to anyone that worked with me over the years. I would love to hear from anyone to catch up on the latest stories
E-MAIL: jon_holland@shaw.ca
 

NAME: Jon Holland
PRESENTLY IN: Canada
IS LOOKING FOR: Paul James
CLUES: Paul James is a dealer from cardiff, I heard he married a russian. last seen in bristol nine years ago
E-MAIL: jon_holland@shaw.ca
 

NAME: Tony Haynes
MESSAGE: Looking for Adam Matthews, lost all contact details so drop us a line mate.
E-MAIL: supercroup55@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Craig Ballantyne
MESSAGE: Looking for Tony Keller and Andy Grandon, I believe they are somewhere in Russia.
E-MAIL: cballantyne@hyatt.gr
 

NAME: Carl Farrell
PRESENTLY IN: Venezuela
IS LOOKING FOR: Gary Flemington
CLUES: I know your only next door in margarita but ive accidently deleted your phone number on my mobile and your e-mail address..yeh dont ask...
give us a bell mate ....
E-MAIL: outofcyprus@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Harry Poonoosamy
PRESENTLY IN: Mauritius
IS LOOKING FOR: Kevin Boyd
CLUES: Last seen in mauritius
E-MAIL: debs.plummer@talk21.com
 

NAME: Neil Lamont
MESSAGE: To Eric Lockett. I have your message but there is a problem emailing you. Please send phone number. Neil
E-MAIL: KATIEMAY675@HOTMAIL.COM
 

NAME: Ian Wood
MESSAGE: Would love to hear from anyone else that was around when we opened Casino Buenos Aires... Maggie Lane, Matt Wray, Carlos Santa Cruz, Rudi Pueylert, Lamberto Graglia and everyone else I've lost contact with. Still in contact with Lawrence, Frank and Carl.
E-MAIL: ianw@emeraldcasino.co.za
 

NAME: Ayhan Akdag (Rambo)
MESSAGE: Looking for friends who work with me Istanbul Hilton, Etap Marmara, Swiss, Ciragan casinos, RCCL (Song of America, Nordic Prince, Song of Norway, Tropicana) Cruise Line in Miami USA. Casinos Austria Int. Hungary, Czech Republic, Golden Traingle casino Thailand. I wish best regards to all my friends from Turkey please send me Email
E-MAIL: ayhanakdag@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Dave
MESSAGE: Originals from Casino Canberra should celebrate in the marriage of Michael "Doc" Baker & the Beautiful Claudine Kuhlmann - 12/02/05
E-MAIL: davidlangbridge@yahoo.com.au
 

NAME: Gary Thompson (Squaddie)
PRESENTLY IN: Wales
IS LOOKING FOR: Shipley Dennison
CLUES: Florida early 90's.
E-MAIL: gpthompson@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Neil Lamont
MESSAGE: Brendan Patrick Joseph Gayer. I worked with you for many fun filled prosperous years. Tracked you down too late. God bless you sunshine.
E-MAIL: KATIEMAY675@HOTMAIL.COM
 

The number of messages being submitted is sadly declining. :(
For those who may be worried about putting your email address online the message board is protected against search engine robots.
<meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow">
Try an email address test in Google if you are still unsure.  Ian
 

NAME: Dave Johnstone
MESSAGE: 3rd Annual Garden Route Casino Golf Challenge. South Africa, June 2005. SAs biggest casino golf event limited to 100 players to be played over three days on the Golf coast. Book early !
E-MAIL: johnstone@lantic.net
 

NAME: Andy Stephens
PRESENTLY IN: Bratislava
IS LOOKING FOR: Steve Willmott
CLUES: Need your email, drop me a line.
E-MAIL: andy@regencycasino.sk
 

NAME: Andy Stephens
PRESENTLY IN: Bratislava
IS LOOKING FOR: Tony MacMillan
CLUES: need email address
E-MAIL: andy@regencycasino.sk
 

HELLO FROM!: Ronald Broekman
PRESENTLY IN: Greetings to all ex-Wild Coasters (1987-1991. 
E-MAIL: ronman@telkomsa.net
 

NAME: Alan Hughes
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Olivia  (Turkish)
CLUES: Used to work at Grosvenor Casino in Hove. Does anyone know where I can contact her? (and remind me of her surname).
E-MAIL: alan@xposia.com
 

NAME: Graham James
PRESENTLY IN: Cambodia
IS LOOKING FOR: Dryl Gould
CLUES: Last seen in Perth Australia. If any body know's where he is or how to contact him please let me know.
E-MAIL: grahamsidjames@yahoo.com

1/2/2005


 
 
January Messages

NAME: Gary Wilson
PRESENTLY IN: Bratislava
IS LOOKING FOR: Dave Bradford
CLUES: Heard he left Rhodes and is now in UK ???
E-MAIL: gary@regencycasino.sk
 

NAME: Gary Morrison
MESSAGE: Looking for any info on running slot tournaments
E-MAIL: garymorrison67@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Ronald "jack" Predas
MESSAGE: pls. get in touch star cruisers
E-MAIL: ronald_predas@yahoo.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Pat Lydon
PRESENTLY IN: England, looking for Richard Proctor, last seen Miami. Maybe problem at your end with e-mail..Get in touch...
E-MAIL: patlydon2003@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Jeff Thomas
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Tracy Hoard/beaston
CLUES: Last seen hippying it in Swansea.
E-MAIL: j.thomas4@btinternet.com
 
 

ICE - 24th to 28th January 
All done and dusted for another year. I thank many of you for your kind comments and company in London.

Gaming floor will hopefull be making steady progress during 2005 and as always feel free to pass on our URL to your friends and colleagues.  Ian

ICE 2005

NAME: Lindy Bergstrom nee McEwan
MESSAGE: Trying to find Tracy Jones..somewere in Asia and Bridgette Farquar in New Zealand. Guys computer crashed in the move to the Uk. Please get in touch again
E-MAIL: lindon40@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Seamus Murphy
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Rob Macewan 
CLUES: London
E-MAIL: seamus.murphy@tesco.net
 

NAME: Jason Cook
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Conrad Smit
CLUES: Last contact Durban, South Africa few years ago. Also any survivors from the "Wild West" Durban days, drop me an e-mail.
E-MAIL: doneit69@hotmail.com
 

International Casino Exhibition
Two events for your diaries: 24th & 25th January.
 

Hold'em Poker & Pre ICE get together 

WHEN: Monday, 24th
WHERE: Gutshot Card Room - www.gutshot.co.ukMultimap location
44-46 Clerkenwell Rd.
Hold'em Tournament (For those who want to play!) and informal pre ICE get together. They have a fully licensed bar and restaurant and even an Internet cafe.

TIME: 10 pm'ish
WHAT DO I DO ? Just show up or email me @ ian@gamingfloor.biz - Subject - Sounds good to me !
 


 
Bahama's Reunion - www.casinoreunions.com
WHEN: Tuesday, 25th
WHERE: The Prince of Tek - Multimap location
From the Exhibition... walk through the Tube Station to Earls Court Road. Turn Left (North) and its on the right.

TIME: 6 pm to closing
WHAT DO I DO ? Everyone Welcome! You never know who you'll bump into. !  I am sure Neil Glander @ CasinoReunions.com will also be glad to hear from you.

These two are a good start !
 

NAME: Donna Maria Gregory
PRESENTLY IN: Namibia
IS LOOKING FOR: Connie Walker
CLUES: Soames. Manchester. Late 1980's early 1990's
E-MAIL: donnamaria69@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Carl Farrell
MESSAGE: Looking for Steve Hight sun international...I think hes regional director for them to get in touch with me a.s.a.p...
E-MAIL: outofcyprus@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Gavin Cartwright
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS LOOKING FOR: Dene Ballantyne
CLUES: Portsmouth, 1999
E-MAIL: gavinc@tsogosun.com
 

NAME: Janine van Rooyen nee Gibson Taylor
PRESENTLY IN: Durban, SA
IS LOOKING FOR: Wild Coasters
CLUES: 1988-1998, get in touch.
E-MAIL: janinev@tsogosun.com
 

NAME: Kerry Gordon
MESSAGE: Looking for Guy Lee, last known place was somewhere in the East. (FOUND)
E-MAIL: kerry@thepeoplegame.co.za
 

NAME: Peter Robinson
MESSAGE: Does anyone have an e-mail/telephone no. for Connie Bosworth of highseas entertainment in greece.
E-MAIL: CROUPIER1970@YAHOO.CO.UK
 

HELLO FROM!: Mike Tobias
PRESENTLY IN: ICE Question. Got a last minute opportunity to visit this year, where is the best area to stay for the show - keep in mind the amount of beer drinking I assume takes place. Time is of the essence! all replies are greatfully appreciated.
E-MAIL: mtobias@midsouth.rr.com
 

NAME: John Sidebotham
MESSAGE: Anyone who is or will be around Los Angeles from 29th-12th Feb call, e mail me a.s.a.p even if your on a ship! i will meet you!! am going on hols there for 2 weeks, and would like to meet any old friends on or off ships! 
E-MAIL: johnsidebotham@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Yaman Lulu
PRESENTLY IN: Turkey
IS LOOKING FOR: Mike Conti (Found)
CLUES: Brighton..
E-MAIL: thedreamtours@yahoo.com



If you have concerns about missing relatives or friends after the Tsunami trajedy in Asia please feel free to use the board. If you have a problem with the above forms just email me and I will do the rest. editorial@gamingfloor.com

I have my own message. Tommy Coyne who had been previously been staying with Billy Atkins and his familiy in Australia is now teaching in Thailand. He was however some distance inland and is OK. Ian
 

NAME: Andrea Mclaren
MESSAGE: I live in Bangkok, Thailand now, anyone needs assistance with missing family and friends after tsunami I will do what i can this side, contact me
E-MAIL: moreaubkk@hotmail.com
 

12th January - Good news !
Suzy has sent on this message ...
Hi Ian, happy we are tonight to know that Richard has survived from this tragedy. He called Wendy Sunday last, GREAT GREAT. Hope the same to everybody. Thanks a lot for your support. Suzy
 

NAME:  Suzy Auguste
PRESENTLY IN: Holland
IS LOOKING FOR: Rick Van Driel Vis (Rotterdam)
CLUES: He was in THAILAND on Christmas. Total silence which is not his behaviour on  new year, specially to Wendy. If you know something, Please contact us.
E-MAIL: suzyq@freemail.nl
 

NAME: Wendy Burgess
MESSAGE: Please can Rick Van Driel Vis get in touch with Wendy Burgess, she is eager to hear from him. please call her on 001 561 8274326, or email her sister Trica @
E-MAIL: tricajb@hotmail.com



 

NAME: Chrissie Whiffen
MESSAGE: I am sorry to hear of the passing of Brendon Gayer.  I had the fun of working with him way back in the 70's in Amsterdam and although I hadn't seen him for a whole long while, I did think of him and I will remember him.
E-MAIL: chrissiew66@hotmail.com
 
 
 

NAME: Gary Morrison
MESSAGE: BRENDAN GAYER......
I worked with Brendan many years ago and what a true character he was. He will be sadly missed by all who had the privilege to work with him.
E-MAIL: garymorrison67@hotmail.com

 

NAME: Ayhan Akdag (rambo)
MESSAGE: Looking for friends who work with me in Istanbul
hilton, Etap Marmara, Swiss, Iragan casinos. RCCL Song of America, Nordic Prience, Song of Norway, Tropicana Cruise Lines in Miami,Casino Austria Int.Hungary, Czech Republic I wish Happy New Year to all my friends, please send me e mail.
E-MAIL: ayhan_akdag@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Nigel  & Louise French
PRESENTLY IN: Currently on holiday in Sunny Australia, looking for any old buddies who will be at the I.C.E at earls court later this month, see you there thorndyke.
E-MAIL: nigel.french@photo-me.co.uk
Yes I will be there. Need to stock up on Passport photos, last year's one with Postman Pat got knocked back. Ian
 

NAME: Gaming Board for Great Britain - Area Inspectors
MESSAGE: This may be of interest to some of you. The Gaming Board are currently advertising for Area Inspectors in the North of England. There is a rumour of course that the Gaming Commission after the Gambling Bill is eventually passed will be located in Newcastle.   Ian
WEBSITE LINK: www.gbgb.org.uk/Advert.pdf
 

NAME: Andrejus Sizincevas
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Steve Bostok
CLUES: Worked in Moscow
E-MAIL: mailto:sizza@takas.lt
 

NAME: Ray Wardle
MESSAGE: Although I had not seen Brendan in 25 years, I was shocked to hear of his passing. We worked together in Yugoslavia and Holland back in the early 70's and he was an unforgetable character. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
E-MAIL: raywardle@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Peter O'Neill
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS LOOKING FOR: Robbie Baird
CLUES: China Palace/Midland Wheel in Brum Soames in Liverpool and Castle Blackpool.
E-MAIL: Cheezfella@hotmail.com


Eric Lockett sends on this message...

Brendan Gayer.
Brendan died of cancer in a hospice in Brighton. He was one of the great characters of the gaming industry. He lived & worked in Amsterdam for many years and also I believe in Iran & Brighton. Can anyone who knew him go to the funeral & have a few drinks in the nearest hostelry.

The service is on the 21st January 2005 at 15.00 hours at Falconwood Crematorium, Eltham, London SE9. Those wanting more information please ring 07785 577107.


NAME: Stewart Porritt
MESSAGE: Congrats to Sue Freebody and Steve Sacket on the arrival of their beautiful baby girl,wishing all 3 of you health, happiness and a wonderful future. xxx stew
E-MAIL: boroboy777@hotmail.com
 

NAME: David Heath (Emu for the old ones)
MESSAGE: Saying hi to all them out there that know me happy 2005. Also looking for Dave Bryant was working out of West Palm Beach Fl. If you know his wearabouts please let me know and if you know me drop me a line and say hi.
E-MAIL: cappoheath666@aol.com
 

NAME: Ana Christina Pires
PRESENTLY IN: Rio de Janeiro
IS LOOKING FOR: Carl Laverick
CLUES: I lost contact since 1998. I have sent cards but no answers. Please send news to apires@stb.com.br
E-MAIL: apires@stb.com.br
 

NAME: Iain Mcfadyen
PRESENTLY IN: Queenstown, New Zealand
IS LOOKING FOR: Paul Rumbold and Joyce Hall
CLUES: Last seen at Amatolla Sun Casino, South Africa 1989
E-MAIL: iainfubar@hotmail.com

1/1/2005

November - December 2004March - April 2005