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January & February 2006
November - December 2005March - April 2006


Februarys Messages

HELLO FROM!: Maggie Gibbons
PRESENTLY IN: London. Had a great time with u both, Jimmy the Pimp and Marian. See Londons not all bad. Keith (reg) says hi to anyone out there, keep in touch.
E-MAIL: craigw222@aol.com
 

NAME: Ray Bertoia
PRESENTLY IN: California
IS LOOKING FOR: Ted Humbler
CLUES: Last saw Ted working on a greek ship. I have some old videos of us I know he would like to have- clean ones too! Last heard of him working in Vanuatu.
E-MAIL: ray92262@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Melanie Noonan
PRESENTLY IN: Goldfields Casino
IS LOOKING FOR: Fiona Frasier
CLUES: Caledon casino, then tanzania, then the world.
E-MAIL: melanie@goldfieldscasino.co.za
 

NAME: Marc Carlton-Smith
PRESENTLY IN: Johannesburg
IS LOOKING FOR: Trevor Hammond (Found)
CLUES: Used to be a rugby supporter in South Africa, now who knows - somewhere in Vietnam - I believe.
E-MAIL: mcarlton-smith@emperorspalace.com
 

NAME: Shirley Dobson (Walker)
MESSAGE: Looking for Lyndsey Pincent, last seen cruising the Caribbean!
E-MAIL: shirley.dobson@ntlworld.com
 
 

NAME: Stuart Warren
MESSAGE: Open invitation to all ex carousel table staff to join a reunion group to exchange e.mails and talk to each other via messenger.  Join now on - carouselsupercroups@groups.msn.com
E-MAIL: colapubes@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Allison Shephard (neal)
PRESENTLY IN: To all who know me from Morula Sun, Cape Town, RCCL like to hear from you. Now live in Southampton.
E-MAIL: allisonneal@btinternet.com
 

NAME: Jack Hughesman 
MESSAGE: I've just started an online MSN group for ex Sun City SA staff where we can hopefully arrange online reunions and update email addresses. Apply here. It's FREE. More than 30 have joined already. You DON'T need to install MSN.
http://groups.msn.com/SunCityReunionsOnline/_whatsnew.msnw
E-MAIL: jak271245@gmail.com
 

NAME: Betina Linley
PRESENTLY IN: England
IS LOOKING FOR: Anyone who remembers me
CLUES: I was last working in casinos in south africa in 1993.
E-MAIL: mrsbetinalinley@aol.com
 

NAME: Carole Ann Rice
MESSAGE: Looking for Lauren Gordon's new e-mail address, S.A anyone know it please pass it on, thanks.
E-MAIL: scottishdiva@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Yaniola Butt (Mclaren)
PRESENTLY IN: Dorset
IS LOOKING FOR: Gail Wood, Roger Melling & any other mates
CLUES: From those wonderful years in Gabon early 80s, Playboy Manchester & Corals/metropole (late 70s).Im a Bookie now! 
E-MAIL: shetan@butts332532.freeserve.co.uk
 

NAME: Jesse Mark Slee
PRESENTLY IN: Khabarovsk, Russia
IS LOOKING FOR: Joyce Leong  nee Barfoot.
CLUES: no clues
E-MAIL: jessemark05@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Jimmy the Pimp
PRESENTLY IN: RSA
IS LOOKING FOR: Maggie Gibbons
CLUES: "As promised"
E-MAIL: jimmyra@tsogosun.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Tony Gerrard
PRESENTLY IN: Back in SA after more than 20 years, anyone who I worked with in the early 80s, still here contact me?
E-MAIL: tonygerrard1961@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Stuart Warren
PRESENTLY IN: liverpool
IS LOOKING FOR: Chaz and Laura Sawkill, Isobel Flanagan, Nicky and Rory Fanning and Tony (chooch) Burns.
CLUES: All last seen the carousel.
E-MAIL: colapubes@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Brian Robinson
PRESENTLY IN: Currently Gaming Shift Manager at Goldenhorse casino.
Anyone that knows me from Hotel 224 days through Morula, Carousel, U.K, Thaban chu, Emnotweni, Goldfields.
E-MAIL: mailto:brobinso@goldenhorse.co.za
 

NAME: Alan McMillan
PRESENTLY IN: Scotland
IS LOOKING FOR: All me mates.
CLUES: Crockfords, Queens Poland, Dr Shillings mob Hungary, don't look at Omar, Turkey, Israel, Masasani club Tanzania, toilet flush Cameroon, Durban, Metelisa/Pharaon Moscow. 
E-MAIL: mcmillan7@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Love Shaker
MESSAGE: I found my true love, thanks guys ! now its time to send her a birthday message at www.CasinoBirthdays.co.uk
E-MAIL: loveshaker@hotmail.co.uk
 

NAME: Graham Bailey
PRESENTLY IN: Cayman Islands
IS LOOKING FOR: Brian Passmore
CLUES: Last seen in Venda South Africa in the early 80's.
E-MAIL: graham2427@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: John Ogden
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Jaqckie Bryant
CLUES: Last seen Napoleons casino Sheffield 1988, where we trained together you went to work in france with a girl called Joanne just wanted to see if you are ok.
E-MAIL: johnogden999@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: John
MESSAGE: hi, looking for a new career in slot amshine repair. Can any one help me with this on where to go. I am working as a dealer at the moment in the north east on england  many thanks if u could help
E-MAIL: whittonjohn@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Paul Rymand
PRESENTLY IN: Portsmouth
IS LOOKING FOR: Colin "Count Pushkin" Hayes
CLUES: Dodgy Northener last seen  in Pietermaritzburg SA. Probably still in SA any info on whereabouts appreciated
E-MAIL: DAGUVNOR@MSN.COM
 

HELLO FROM!: Susan Karnehm (nee Shaw)
PRESENTLY IN: Germany Hi Ian, have a nice V-day get in touch soon.
E-MAIL: susan@karnehm.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Andrew Foss
PRESENTLY IN: Presently living and working in good ole USA, at Foxwoods Casino.  Worked on RCCL from 1990 till roughly 1995, drop me a line if you worked with me or remember me from those crazy memorable drunken days. Andrew Foss
E-MAIL: foss7366@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Kevin Campbell
PRESENTLY IN: Luton
IS LOOKING FOR: Mavis Dainty
CLUES: The Carousel Casino
E-MAIL: kevcam64@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Love Shaker
MESSAGE: I only have 3 days left to find my love at www.CasinoValentines.co.uk.
Is it you ?.
E-MAIL: loveshaker@hotmail.co.uk

The chaps and chapesses at Gala Leicester have also now got a site for Casino Birthdays
www.casinobirthdays.co.uk
"A free birthday message service for Casino Staff round the world, run by the love shaker & crew at Gala Leicester"
 

NAME: Michelle Mcgough
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Alison Foster
CLUES: Was last seen working in Albion Casino Manchester. Any one know where she is now.? She may now be married.
E-MAIL: mcgoughmichelle@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Miranda Simpson
PRESENTLY IN: Las Vegas
IS LOOKING FOR: Ben Short
CLUES: Last known employer: Princess Cruiselines. If anyone knows his whereabouts please tell him to email Mani. Cheers
E-MAIL: miranda_simpson@hotmail.com
 

NAME: William Morgan
PRESENTLY IN: Albania
IS LOOKING FOR: Mavis Dainty
CLUES: Wolverhampton last year
E-MAIL: morganwl@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Dan Lung
PRESENTLY IN: Romania
IS LOOKING FOR: David Azoulay
CLUES: I am looking for David Azoulay, the ex-owner of West Casino from Bucharest. Any clues please contact me on e-mail. Cheers.
E-MAIL: dan.lung@gmail.com
 

NAME: Norma Crawford
PRESENTLY IN: Last in Maybury
IS LOOKING FOR: Paul Macdonald
CLUES: Last seen Maybury 2004 heading for Russia.
E-MAIL: mailto:necrawford@tiscali.co.uk
 

NAME: Stewart Giles
MESSAGE: Out of the table games side of things. Now working for as a consultant to the
hospitality industry for the Freeman Group out of Dallas.
E-MAIL: sgilesus@msn.com
 

NAME: Mandy Oattes, Jackie Block
MESSAGE: Really nice to see so many ex Sun City couples still 2gether after all these years. Jackie and I are still lookin for love !!!!!! Those rumours about us really weren't true! Hi to everyone and big love you're way Keith.
E-MAIL: mandyoattes@hotmail.com | jackie_block@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Laura Nolan
MESSAGE: Condolences to all at A & S Leisure, family and friends of Barry DeLacy who was taken from this world too soon and will be dearly missed. He is in my prayers. 
E-MAIL: laura.nolan@ecmsys.co.uk
 
 
7th February
British casino industry veteran Barry DeLacy was tragically stabbed to death at his Leeds apartment on Friday, 3rd February. A 27 year old man is presently being questioned by West Yorkshire Police.

Casino boss dies in Knife Horror
Opposite: Today's Hull Daily Mail frontpage.

Casino boss stabbed to death in flat
Leeds Today.

Friends pay tribute to casino boss murdered at his flat
Yorkshire Post.

Visitors are welcome to send on their own personal messages.
Ian



 
 
6th February
I have received news that a well known and respected figure in the British casino industry was tragically murdered in Leeds on the 3rd February. News reports presently do not mention the name so I will withhold it until the story can be confirmed. Ian

HELLO FROM!: Ian Geoffrey Young
PRESENTLY IN: To all the know me from the past 40 years. Still in South Africa, but operate in several African and Indian Ocean Islands. Plus Lotteries. Email me.
E-MAIL: youngone@mweb.co.za
 

1/2/2006


 
 
Januarys Messages

NAME: Susan Marnoch
MESSAGE: Any dealers out there looking for fun casino work in London and the surrounding area. Especially interested in poker dealers for private parties and leagues.
E-MAIL: susan1303@tiscali.co.uk
 

HELLO FROM!: Patrick Whitehead
PRESENTLY IN: Hi there to everyone Ive worked with in Eastern Europe, Tanzania, Solomon Islands, Israel, Turkey, star cruise, and NZ. I'm working in London's Mayfair at the Clermont. Get in touch would be good to catch up, cheers Pat.
E-MAIL: eldajapa@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Dejan Kavcak
MESSAGE: I would like to chat with dealers from all over the world by Yahoo messenger or MSN messenger...My addy is dejo76@hotmail.com or on yahoo croupier024   I am waiting and hope we can make here nice friendship
E-MAIL: dejo76@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Love Shaker
MESSAGE: I'm looking for love at www.casinovalentines.co.uk
E-MAIL: loveshaker@hotmail.co.uk
 

HELLO FROM!: Bob Sweeney
PRESENTLY IN: Currently in Moscow. Hi to all from RCCL, Darwin, and Tanzania. Drop me a line if I liked you - drop me two if you liked me!
E-MAIL: robertfjs@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Lorna Mornington-Abrathat
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Susannah & Paul
CLUES: Just after they disembarked the Sun Princess, after their Wedding in St. Thomas, where most of the casino attended. Last heard from when they were in Biloxi, U.S.
E-MAIL: Lorna_gb@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Morgan Allen
PRESENTLY IN: Vegas
IS LOOKING FOR: Ronald T. Gagliano
CLUES: Last seen at Trop and Maryland 1995. Vegas.
E-MAIL: morganallen55@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Dave Scott
MESSAGE: Wyn Spicer if you see this message send me an e-mail please, if anyone knows where Wyn is - please let me know. Thanks
E-MAIL: crash@ndburn.freeserve.co.uk
 

NAME: Adam Pope
PRESENTLY IN: Leicester, England
IS LOOKING FOR: Tobie Pedroz
CLUES: Last seen at my wedding in Mexico. Jan 2004.
E-MAIL: dan_spare@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Errol Halsey
PRESENTLY IN: Preston, UK
IS LOOKING FOR: Lee Raven
CLUES: CLUES: I am looking for Lee Raven who use to work at Marula Sun in South Africa in the 90's. If anyone knows his contact details please could you let me know.
E-MAIL: e.halsey@blueyonder.co.uk
 
 

ICE Reunions...ICE Reunions...ICE Reunions...ICE Reunions

From Neil Glander at www.CasinoReunions.com

Dear  Friends, 

South Africa, Freeport & Cruise Ships Lists...
London 2006
Same time, Same place... 
Prince of Teck  Tue. Jan. 24th. ( 5 'till chucked out )


Don't forget to check out....
Casino Valentines
It's getting near the big day and staff at Gala Leicester have started off their own website to send Valentines messages to one another. It's a cute idea and I hope it catches on.
www.casinovalentines.co.uk

HELLO FROM!: Minda Karsten
PRESENTLY IN: Presently in Brussels, everyone that work in CapeTown, Grand West Casino, Carnival Cruiselines.
E-MAIL: minda_k@yahoo.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Shaun Sander
PRESENTLY IN: Hello all, still in Newcastle, lol. drop me a line if you please
E-MAIL: shaunpaper@msn.com
 

NAME: Lorna Mornington-Abrathat
MESSAGE: Hi, anyone out there who remembers me, please send me an email, and I'll revert. Lorna
E-MAIL: Lorna_gb@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Jack Hughesman
MESSAGE: I've just started an online chat group for ex Sun City SA staff where we can hopefully arrange online reunions and update email addresses. Apply here.
http://groups.msn.com/SunCityReunionsOnline/_whatsnew.msnw
E-MAIL: jak271245@gmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Pinkie Kunker
PRESENTLY IN: Currently in uk. a big hello to everyone at venda sun and carousel. looking for Devi Allagapen last known to be at sun city. would like to hear from you all.
E-MAIL: amykunker@hotmail.co.uk
 

NAME: Simon Smart
PRESENTLY IN: UK
IS LOOKING FOR: Pam Lyons
CLUES: Previously in Moscow
E-MAIL: simon@dragana.freeserve.co.uk
 

NAME: Simon Smart
PRESENTLY IN: UK
IS LOOKING FOR: Anyone from Knutsson Casinos Sarajevo.
CLUES: Possible venture in Russia.
E-MAIL: simon@dragana.freeserve.co.uk
 

NAME: Nigel French
MESSAGE: Anyone who was looking forward to seeing me at ICE, Im not going this year, Got myself a promotion and now have to work for a living. Sorry Thorne no freebies this year.:~{
E-MAIL: nigel.french@photo-me.co.uk
 

NAME: Wayne Phillpotts
MESSAGE: Hello to Mark Payne in London, Jacko sends his regards, all is well here in SUNNY Moscow. Dont be a STRANGER...HELLO LIZ & DANNY...WAYNES WORLD
E-MAIL: waynenazan@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Pinkie Kunker
MESSAGE: I do apologise for typing the wrong e- mail address. living in UK now. Would like to keep in touch with anyone from South Africa,  Venda Sun, Carousel and Comores. salut mes amies!
E-MAIL: amykunker@hotmail.co.uk
 

NAME: Branislav Mucic
PRESENTLY IN: Belgrade
IS LOOKING FOR: Shelley Penn
CLUES: London,Casino Resource Centre 1993, Your student, Napoleons, International S.C., Hope You are alright, best regards.
E-MAIL: bance@yubc.net

NAME: Dave Lengert
PRESENTLY IN: Wolves
IS LOOKING FOR: all staff
CLUES: Dudley,  West Brom 
E-MAIL: davelengert@hotmail.co.uk
 

HELLO FROM!: Alan Mcmillan
PRESENTLY IN: Happy new year from myself and beata to all who know us, all the best.
E-MAIL: mcmillan7@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Dave Scott
MESSAGE: Daylight or Braam, I'm going to ICE on the 25th give me a call when you lads are in London, organise something !!!!!!!!
E-MAIL: crash@ndburn.freeserve.co.uk
 

NAME: Stewart Carlyle
PRESENTLY IN: Glasgow, Scotland.  Any old friends from london or rccl days.
E-MAIL: carlystua@aol.com
 

NAME: Gavin Clements
MESSAGE: Looking for Helen (Bubble) Joannidis. Ex Mmabatho Sun. Marcienne would like know where you are.
E-MAIL: gavincl@tsogosun.com
 

NAME: Kerri-Lee Cinnamon
PRESENTLY IN: Angola
IS LOOKING FOR: Alex Dlamini
CLUES: Last seen in Vietnam but returning to South Africa.
E-MAIL: kerri-lee@webmail.co.za
 

HELLO FROM!: Alf Lowings
PRESENTLY IN: Currently in Russia. Just want to put a shout out and wish all my friends and past colleagues a Happy and prosperous 2006! Out of sight isn't out of mind!
E-MAIL: eleven12@inbox.ru
 

NAME: Gina Kemal
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Justine Common
CLUES: New Zealand
E-MAIL: ginakemal@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Mark Payne (the skid) 
MESSAGE: Wanyne tell Jacko to to get in touch by text, or bell me, u know me number, payney xxxx
E-MAIL: thepaynes_126@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Nicu Albacan
PRESENTLY IN: Morroco
IS LOOKING FOR: Chris Foster
CLUES: Last hear about him in 1994 in Romania, Cluj, Casino Metropol. Email-me. What about palinca.
E-MAIL: albanick@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Flaviu Lazar
PRESENTLY IN: Romania
IS LOOKING FOR: Ciaran Scarry
CLUES: 2004 Australia.
E-MAIL: flaviu0104@yahoo.com

NAME: Gavin Stapleton
MESSAGE: Anybody who was on Dice with me at Yorkes in Manchester, email me back. Could have a top job for you!
E-MAIL: gavinangela@tiscali.co.uk
Marginal message. Gaming floor has an empolyment section ! Ian
 

NAME: Dan Lung
PRESENTLY IN: Romania
IS LOOKING FOR: John Ferrary
CLUES: Last seen in Romania in Blindo Casino. Last heard of him to be in Russia. 
E-MAIL: dan.lung@gmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Craig Warren
PRESENTLY IN: Big hello from Craig and the staff of casinospoofs.com, wishing casino staff all over the world, a happy New Year.
E-MAIL: craigw@casinospoofs.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Audie Harrison
PRESENTLY IN: I am back in the UK had my own business for a while sold it and looking to work abroad again. Hi to anyone who knows me get in touch let me know how you are doing. Audie xxx
E-MAIL: audie4@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Jackie Block
PRESENTLY IN: Southampton
IS LOOKING FOR: Phil Hamer
CLUES: Anyone know where phil is use to work at suncity 80's and Morula sun late 80's I'm trying to contact him.. can anyone help me ????
E-MAIL: jaxeyes@btinternet.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Ian Wood
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa - Here's wishing everyone a truly great 2006, especially all those I have worked with in S. Africa and S. America.
E-MAIL: ianw@emeraldcasino.co.za
 

NAME: Keith (Reg) Rickman
HAPPY NEW YEAR: I Thank everyone very much for their thoughts and best wishes during my treatment for Leukemia. I'm on a week break from hospital and will be back in for my 2nd session soon. All have a Great New Year and hope to see you in the near future. From Reg  xxxxx
EMAIL: k_rickman_2000@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Amanda Dunye
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS LOOKING FOR: Tanya Airlie
CLUES: Star Cruises, last know address in Scotland
E-MAIL: amanda@isasa.co.za
 
 

Continued growth for Gaming floor in 2005.

January 1st, 2006
Below are the visitor statistics taken from GF's log files. They show an increase in visitors of 23% in 2005 compared with an increase of 19% in 2004.
 
 

Year Visitors + % change
2000 133,605 - -
2001 254,641 121,036 +91%
2002 385,429 130,788 +51%
2003 489,776 104,347 +27%
2004 584,172 94,396 +19%
2005 720,848 136,676 +23%

The employment section continues to be the most popular (more job postings are always required) and in second place is this message board that in December had 4,383 visitors. Targeted growth in 2006 is 25% so hopefully visitors will make it up to around the 900,000 mark.

Thank you for your support over the years and I hope that you continue to visit and pass on the URL to your friends and colleagues. An image gallery is set to be GF's next addition.
 

1/1/2006

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