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January & February 2007
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February Messages

NAME: Mik Long
MESSAGE: Very sad news about Ricky departing this life. I have many, many fond memories of him since Wild Coast days in 1981 and onward. I'm sure, as we remember him, he's up there training the angels! Rest in peace Ricky. We all loved you.
E-MAIL: mlong@sunint.co.za
 

NAME: Carole Ann Rice
MESSAGE: Dave, very sad to hear about about Ricky my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. God bless.
E-MAIL: scottishdiva@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Andrew Peel
PRESENTLY IN: no where
IS LOOKING FOR: lewis love
CLUES: grosvenor casino southampton.
E-MAIL: doodyhead_uk@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Brian Farquhar
MESSAGE: Very sad to hear about Ricky, Had the pleasure of working with him all around South Africa. Thanks for all the advise Ricky you will be truly missed. My thoughts are with Dave and family.Brian
E-MAIL: brianfar@gmail.com
 

NAME: Dean Evans
MESSAGE: So sad to hear about Ricky. A true gentleman.
E-MAIL: Dean_Evans@islecorp.com
 

NAME: Scott & Julie Campbell Cowan
MESSAGE: Dave, our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. We are both thinking of you and your wonderful brother.
E-MAIL: ScottCC711@aol.com
 

NAME: Carl Farrell
MESSAGE: Absolutly gutted about ricky pritchard...absolute gem of a guy and gave me my first break into management in Europe. Shocked and he will truely be remembered not only by me but by a vast amount of people worldwide. A true character and a true pro.
My condolencies Dave.
E-MAIL: outofcyprus@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Bryan Webster
MESSAGE: Dave, Very sorry to hear about Ricky, I'll never forget the time I came down to Summerset West with Dudley in the days of the 'joints'! Another sad loss.
E-MAIL: bryanwebster@btconnect.com
 

NAME: Vic Aslet
MESSAGE: Very sad news about Ricky, he was a great bloke, I'm sure he will be missed by so many people around the world. God bless mate and cheers. Vic.
Dave, keep your chin up mate.
E-MAIL: vaslet@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Steve Khan
MESSAGE: It is with great regret to hear the sad new of the passing of Ricky Pritchard. As his brother Dave quite rightly says, “he trained thousands of dealers“. As we never forget the person who trained us, I am sure this news will be felt by many across the four corners of the gaming world. It will take many years before there isn’t a dealer somewhere making the announcement of, “last three spins” that hasn’t got something to do with Ricky Pritchard.
E-MAIL: skham@the.forthnet.gr
 
 


NAME: Dave Pritchard
MESSAGE: I am so sad to say that my Brother RICKY PRITCHARDpassed away in South Africa on the 23rd Feb. He fought Cancer like a champion but it was all too much in the end. Rick trained thousands of dealers in his time, and will be missed. Any donation to the fantastic hospice people worldwide would be appreciated.
May he rest in peace. 
E-MAIL: dpritcha@sunint.co.za

 
 

NAME: Shane Vickerman
PRESENTLY IN: Canada
IS LOOKING FOR: Ian - Clem - Clayton (Found)
CLUES: London, Barracuda I need a phone number or e-mail if anyone knows, thanks
E-MAIL: store344@theupsstore.ca
 

HELLO FROM!: Rudy (ex. Surv.)
PRESENTLY IN: Presently in Puerto Rico going to work in Hawaii. To all ex- Wild Coasters, great to see/read of you. Sad to read about the passing away of so many of our friends. Feel free to send a hallo.
E-MAIL: rbarendse@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Robert Dunn
PRESENTLY IN: Las Vegas
IS LOOKING FOR: Jenny Aldridge
CLUES: South Africa,
E-MAIL: oscarcabuk@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Alf Lowings
PRESENTLY IN: Africa
IS LOOKING FOR: Ray and Val Chapman (Found)
CLUES: Last I heard from them they had immigrated to NZ since then lost contact when I moved to Russia! 
E-MAIL: eleven12@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Soner Yavuz
PRESENTLY IN: iasi ROMANIA
E-MAIL: soneryavuz72@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Badger
PRESENTLY IN: Houston, Texas. Hi to all I worked with throughout the yrs it was a pleasure, god bless you all.
E-MAIL: bad62ger@aol.com
 

NAME: Ian Smith
MESSAGE: Hi Ian, thanks for the posting re allnumbers.com.
Any one know where Leyland Ferrari has ended up? Last I heard from Damon Hodder was that he was in Prague. Pls let me know if anyone can help. Thanks again.
E-MAIL: :ian@allnumbers.com
 

NAME: Gav, Stretch, Tim, Adam, Dave
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS LOOKING FOR: Dave Pritchard
CLUES: Last seen dropping his shoulder at Barny's very early in the evening, at Dave's stag night in P.E. last week, thus missing the strip club. Unlucky!!
E-MAIL: derbys@iafrica.com
 

NAME: Kerry Gordon
MESSAGE: I am looking for Markus Prader, Markus if you see this posting, please can you send me an email.
E-MAIL: kerry@thepeoplegame.co.za
 

HELLO FROM!: Kathryn Laramee (Keyter)
PRESENTLY IN: Victoria, British Columbia. I am looking for Nick Cushen, my aussie mate from 97. I'm now a married lady! Love to hear how you are.
E-MAIL: flig2@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Mark Payne
PRESENTLY IN: old blighty
IS LOOKING FOR: Barry Evans
CLUES: ncl and the mint london, many years ago
E-MAIL: markpayney@hotmail.co.uk
 
 
 

14th February, 2007
Irish job postings
As the gaming laws in Ireland are presently in a state of flux I've decided from today to take no further recruitement Ads. from start-up operations. I'll take another look at this policy when more information is available. Ian

 

With regard to the above. If anyone has the full text of this article please feel free to email it and I will post it on the Forum.

Irish Independent - 12th February, 2007
New laws on the way to control growing number of casinos
 

NAME: Richard Roundtree
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS LOOKING FOR: Kamau Kitchener
CLUES: Africa
E-MAIL: rroundtr@sunint.co.za
 

NAME: Mike Buchan
MESSAGE: Can anybody who is in management at St James Club Antigua get in touch with me via e-mail. I have some questions that I really need answering and would appreciate an e-mail. Thanks.
E-MAIL: mickey@turdan.com
 

NAME: Stewart Carlyle
MESSAGE: Anybody from r c c l 1990 - 1998 sweaty mafia.
E-MAIL: CarlyStua@aol.com
 

NAME: Alan Lawrence
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Chloe Ward
CLUES: Last known to be working at Rendezvous in Brighton at time it opened.Might have been going to college there.
E-MAIL: felixlogchopper@aol.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Caron Smith
PRESENTLY IN: Hi to everybody who remembers me from sun city and loutraki. currently manager in newcastle.
E-MAIL: cpmsmith@yahoo.co.uk
 

The following is from Ian Smith. I asked him to provide a description of his Mobile phone number registration site...

Hi Ian, 
You  run a great site here for finding people. Why not open an account at www.allmynumbers.co.uk and you can keep an online backup of your address book or moiblephone book sim. I was in gaming for 16 years and would hate to lose touch with my mates. You may even find some people are registered in www.mobilenumbers.biz/direction/allnumbers.php  our mobile phone number directory.
Ian
 

NAME: Wade Devlin
PRESENTLY IN: australia
IS LOOKING FOR: Peter Anderson
CLUES: Last seen at burswood casino in the late 90's
E-MAIL: dibbo@internode.on.net
 

HELLO FROM!: Nectar Peterca
PRESENTLY IN: Dear Tomas McDowell, the sunny Khabarovsk Staff is wishing you Happy birthday and all the best!
E-MAIL: nectar_ro@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Jobday
MESSAGE: Big congrats to Cambodia's first craps dealers that finished their training 2 weeks ago!!! table went live 10 days ago and is the talk of Poi Pet!! Well done guys! You were all great pupils!.
E-MAIL: jobday@hotmail.com
 
 
 
ICE YouTube Videos
www.youtube.com/profile?user=Gamingfloor
I've now posted 3 films on Youtube from this years ICE (1 for each day). The focus is mainly on product rather than people. Check them out @
ICE 2007 - Day 1 (will probably re-edit this one)
ICE 2007 - Day 2
ICE 2007 - Day 3
Shrinking them down results in a loss of picture quality unfortunately
Ian

NAME: Sajdha and Steve
PRESENTLY IN: Yorkshire
IS LOOKING FOR: Tony Gibson
CLUES: Could possibly be in Southend worked at The Gloucester Rd. casino in London. Scottish. Loud and rides a big motorbike!!
E-MAIL: smithyboo1978@yahoo.co.uk
 

HELLO FROM!: Sajdha and Smiffy
PRESENTLY IN: To anyone that remembers us from Gloucester Road Casino London, please get in touch we have lost everyones number. Sajdha and Steve X X X X X X
E-MAIL: smithyboo1978@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Judy -Lynn Holden (Henderson)
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS LOOKING FOR: Shirley Cumpstay
CLUES: Worked At Sun City 1980's
E-MAIL: Judy_lynn@telkomsa.net
 

HELLO FROM!: Thomas Lane
PRESENTLY IN: UK - with the advent of so many more casinos here where will all the staff come from? Are we looking at 24hr gaming - so what rotas will be implemented? Keen to have a discussion!
E-MAIL: tommitechno@oceanfree.net
Hello Thomas. You are welcome to join up on the forum that's just the kind of thing we like to talk about. As long as you're not trying to sell something ;)  Ian
 

NAME: Kerry Gordon
MESSAGE: Frank Braam in Russia, please can you drop me mail thanks Kerry
E-MAIL: kerry@thepeoplegame.co.za
 

NAME: Irina
MESSAGE: I was working in North Cyprus, what i want to post now is a warning, because they have about 5 or 6 casinos and they make contact to people from gaming floor and lie for them about offer in everything about money and working hours and offs, in some casinos people work 10 and 11 hours and they cut money for every thing even if some body say for u a call bet with turkish and u dont understand it.
Email address withheld.
A slightly cautionary tale. Casino staff travelling to a new location should ideally ask for a copy of their contract before accepting a position.  Ian
 

NAME: Tony Jackson (Jacko)
MESSAGE: Looking for Craig Chenoworth, last I heard he was working at Jupiters around 2004.
E-MAIL: kerrimuir7@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Russell Beal
MESSAGE: Just found out about frankee, gutted. what a gent.it was an honor to know
the man.
E-MAIL: russellabeal@aol.com
 

NAME: Dave McMillan
PRESENTLY IN: Cape Town SA
IS LOOKING FOR: Leo Vergiever
CLUES: Sun City late 80's, probably back in Australia. "Knock me on Leo"
E-MAIL: dmcmilla@sunint.co.za
 

HELLO FROM!: Mohamed Shihata
PRESENTLY IN: I live in egypt,  I'm inspector in egypt.  If any one care reply me at
shihata@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Kerry Gordon
MESSAGE: Looking for Guy Lee last in the East, Guy if you see this message, please send me mail.
E-MAIL: kerry@thepeoplegame.co.za
 

NAME: John Sidebotham
MESSAGE: My 1st visit to I.C.E last week, was great! Sorry didn't meet you Ian! met a few friends though, Dale, contact me.. (worked on jubilee 1995) was very impressed and hope to go for 2 days net year to I.C.E!! am presently on vac in L.A then want to Vegas for 1st time, my bithday 4 feb, superbowl day! gonna be big 40! anyone wanna meet me email me. john.
E-MAIL: johnsidebotham@yahoo.com
 

NAME: dave the stork
MESSAGE: Congrats to Ryan Forsyth and his Partner Mirka who gave birth to their first baby boy on january 1st 2007. Anyone who has worked with Ryan will know what a great dad he will be.!!
E-MAIL: k4rd5@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Simon Christian
PRESENTLY IN: Cambodia
IS LOOKING FOR: Shah and Greg Braund
CLUES: Shah, well you know what you are, try and sort me out Goa, Greg, you still in Brum? All good for your holiday over here son.
E-MAIL: simonchristian@hotmail.com

1/2/2007


 
 
 
January Messages
December views 4,600

NAME: Kenny Burgess
PRESENTLY IN: Spain
IS LOOKING FOR: rudy thomson
CLUES: Last known to be in Loutraki.does anyone have his email address ?
E-MAIL: kennyb74@hotmail.com
 

NAME: John Moon
MESSAGE: any body   cruise ships    sun sea island pacific  princess cruises  p&o  oriana
early 80S 90s lynsey traing liverpool lived in bootle
E-MAIL: johnmoon@fsmail.net
This ones as it came in.
 

NAME: Robert Sidwell
MESSAGE: Need some to work on Bally's 1976 slot machine. I live in Southwest Washington.
E-MAIL: rmsidwell@scattercreek.com
 

NAME: Paul Hunt
MESSAGE: Hi everyone, can anyone give me some information about casino Liman, Girne, Cyprus. Friends of me, dealers from Russia, can have a contract there, but they don't find any info if it's a serious company!!  Thanks.
E-MAIL: pebra03@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Rick Gallagher
PRESENTLY IN: England
IS LOOKING FOR: Ste Soulsby
CLUES: Greece, Hull, Luton, Paris & Peckham
E-MAIL: rmgservices2004@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Rick Gallagher
PRESENTLY IN: England
IS LOOKING FOR: Handan Courtney
CLUES: Albion Casino Salford
E-MAIL: rmgservices2004@yahoo.co.uk
 

HELLO FROM!: Alf Lowings
PRESENTLY IN: Just a global Hi from Africa.
E-MAIL: eleven12@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Cherie Padmore
PRESENTLY IN: England
IS LOOKING FOR: Jason Dillon & Chris Connell
CLUES: Jason last seen in England with his Bengal girlfriend in 2001, he moved to Spain and never seen since. Chris last seen on the Norwegian Majesty 98 last heard of living in Miami.
E-MAIL: cherie__@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Kerry Gordon
MESSAGE: Laura N please contact me
E-MAIL: kerry@thepeoplegame.co.za
 

NAME: Larissa Godden
PRESENTLY IN: Dublin
IS LOOKING FOR: Laszlo Sohnollev
CLUES: Last seen in Israel in 2003.
E-MAIL: explosivefruit@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Nigel French
MESSAGE: Any old buddies going to ICE, i will be on photo-Me stand number 1700 in the upstairs bit. Wed-Thurs, would be great to see some old buddies
E-MAIL: nigel.french@photo-me.co.uk
 

NAME: John Atherton
PRESENTLY IN: California
IS LOOKING FOR: Dave Henry
CLUES: Last heard working in Greece
E-MAIL: johnc_gti@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Kerry Gordon
MESSAGE: Fortuna in Dubai, please drop me mail, thanks Kerry.
E-MAIL: kerry@thepeoplegame.co.za
 

NAME: Ester Di Nauta
PRESENTLY IN: Switzerland
IS LOOKING FOR: Tony Allison
CLUES: Cannes Carlton Casino 89/91
E-MAIL: edn63@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Amanda Walker
PRESENTLY IN: Liverpool
IS LOOKING FOR: Rebecca Owen
CLUES: 1997...Southampton
E-MAIL: aw001m7370@blueyonder.co.uk
 

NAME: Colin Richardson
PRESENTLY IN: Eastern Europe
IS LOOKING FOR: Robbie Greenall (Found)
CLUES: Holland America nursing a sore fist after playing at Mike Tyson. It's been too long...Say hello.
E-MAIL: colinleerichardson@yahoo.co.uk
 

HELLO FROM!: Simon Christian
PRESENTLY IN: Got my bar in Cambodia, live the dream!.
E-MAIL: simonchristian@hotmail.com
 

The Dealers News - Las Vegas
The January edition is now available on the web @ http://www.thedealersnews.com/newsletter_11-1.htm (8 pages)
Worth looking at for the toke/tip information. Maybe after September Gaming floor will be publishing the charts for London & U.K. ;)  Ian
 

NAME: Gordon Jackson
PRESENTLY IN: Star City, Sydney
IS LOOKING FOR: Leon Pennor.
CLUES: Sun City, Seyshells
E-MAIL: diyproperty2001@yahoo.com.au
 

NAME: Henry Ndegwa
PRESENTLY IN: Nairobi
IS LOOKING FOR: Bill Brown
CLUES: Likes his tipple, seen at Kengeles.. Somewhere in the UK now..
E-MAIL: h.ndegwa@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Susan Christou
PRESENTLY IN: USA
IS LOOKING FOR: Howard Thomas
CLUES: Mississippi.....Bahamas...
E-MAIL: susanosf@yahoo.com
 
 
 
 

Going to ICE and wan't to make sure you don't miss your old buddies ?. Send a message & mobile numbers can be posted if required. (Taken down after the show)

Last postings on the board - Sunday, 21st January.  Ian


 

NAME: Mike Garrity
PRESENTLY IN: UK Gala Group
IS LOOKING FOR: Julia Cook
CLUES: Sun City 1984 -1986, Stakis B'ham, Meals at the Jahal Restaurant.
Can Anyone help? 
E-MAIL: mike.garrity@galacoral.com
 

NAME: Gary Morrison
PRESENTLY IN: Carribean
IS LOOKING FOR: Mike Thomas
CLUES: Trying to mail you mate, but everything keeps getting returned. Drop me a line.
E-MAIL: garymorrison67@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Neil Tucker
PRESENTLY IN: Moscow
IS LOOKING FOR: Robbie Baird
CLUES: Birmingham I beleive. Your e mail does not work anymore, get in touch.
E-MAIL: neiltucker_2@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Casino Reunions
MESSAGE: London Reunion. Tue Jan 23rd. Prince of Teck. Earls Court Road. All lists welcome. Lots of new faces this year! Full details at www.CasinoReunions.com
E-MAIL: neilglander@dc.rr.com
 

NAME: Jane Macaulay
MESSAGE: I will be attending ICE this month and would love to meet up with some old faces. 
E-MAIL: toscano2@wanadoo.fr
 

HELLO FROM!: Mario Eastham
PRESENTLY IN: Ex Wild Coast Casino!!!!!. Hi Guys I am in South Africa, Sun City 12th - 14th February and down the South Coast 14th - 20th. All my golfing buddies please get in touch for a game or text me on  0944 07940447547 Like to hear from you. Mario.
E-MAIL: jeanette@eastham4.wanadoo.co.uk
 

NAME: John Sidebotham
MESSAGE: hi everyone who knows me or remembers me or wants to contact me? happy new year Ian also for making a great site! Am home Jan 20th for holiday! still working in florida.
E-MAIL: johnsidebotham@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Carmine Scalfino
MESSAGE: Are cards dealt one at a time to players in the game of red dog or do they get two cards immediately ?
E-MAIL: cscalfino@skycityadelaide.com.au
 

NAME: Holly Hartford-King
PRESENTLY IN: Texas
IS LOOKING FOR: Matthew & Andy Taylor
CLUES: Florida
E-MAIL: Holly@aledosports.com
 

Q. Are there more or less messages being posted than in previous years ?
A. 2006: 519.  2005: 474.  2004: 359.
 
 

21st December to 4th January below....

NAME: Mike Thomas
MESSAGE: Looking for anyone who knows me Clues:- Casino Metropol Russia, Lady D Eilat, Bournemouth, Southampton, Greece.
E-MAIL: kavala7796@hotmail.co.uk
 

HELLO FROM!: Dazza Veal
PRESENTLY IN: Tropical Liverpool, European Capital of Culture 2008
E-MAIL: sausagegob@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: David Heath (Emu)
PRESENTLY IN: Just found out about Frank Riley, (which bring tears to my eyes and sadness to my heart) and would like to add to what has been said that Frank was a long time friend for 18 years and in any convo his name come up with ship friends and brought a smile to everyone as hewas a true and enjoyable man to know and i will like many others will sadly miss Frank. My deepest simpothy to his family and he was a true person and will never ever be forgotten.
E-MAIL: cappoheath666@aol.com
 

NAME: Nick Carter
PRESENTLY IN: Greece/Thessaloniki
IS LOOKING FOR: Anybody who knows me
CLUES: I last worked in england in bradford naps in '96.
E-MAIL: nicarter57019@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Ray Park
PRESENTLY IN: Yorkshire, UK
IS LOOKING FOR: Paul Phillips
CLUES: Last working ceasars las vegas 2000 was due to join aladdin casino.
E-MAIL: rpar6775@aol.com
 

NAME: Conrad Wood
MESSAGE: Looking for Phil [slap] Meads and wishing every body who remembers me in grosvenors southsea, loutraki, uganda a happy new year.
E-MAIL: woodconrad@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Jerry Brown
PRESENTLY IN: England
IS LOOKING FOR: Bob Needham
CLUES: Last heard of in South Africa. No e-mail contact in over a year.  Can anyone help?
E-MAIL: jeremy.brown6@btopenworld.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Robert Tisson
PRESENTLY IN: kent england. wishing everyone a merry christmas
E-MAIL: tisson@hotmail.co.uk
 

HELLO FROM!: Vincent  & Ann Dale
PRESENTLY IN: Wishing all those who know us a happy Christmas and a great 2007
E-MAIL: vincentdale@bigfoot.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Gary Thompson (Squaddie)
PRESENTLY IN: Hello to anyone who knows me... just to wish you all a great xmas and an amazing new year. see me at (www.myspace.com/speedymac) bassy days and glassy waves.... cheers Ian.
E-MAIL: gpthompson@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Richard Abraham
PRESENTLY IN: Florida
IS LOOKING FOR: Jim Ahee
CLUES: luxor casino, las vegas
E-MAIL: 1richardabraham@earthlink.net
 

NAME: Jerry, Suellen & Colin Bailey
MESSAGE: Merry Christmas to all our friends around the world. Fond memories of friends lost this year, you will be missed
E-MAIL: jbailey@colin2000.com

1/1/2007

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