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July & August 2008
May and June 2008September and October 2008


August MessagesYou lookin at me ?

30/8 job listings...
Experienced Croupiers - Westbury Club, Ireland.
Betting Jobs - Updated agency advertisement.
 

NAME: Rod Bateman
PESENTLY IN: Adelaide, Australia
IS SEARCHING FOR: Val Saunders
THE CLUES ARE...: Looking for Val. Worked with him in Adelaide. Last I heard he was working in the UK possibly back in Wales.
EMAIL: rodbateman@hotmail.com
 

28/8 job listings...
Dealers- Palace Casino, Yarmouth
Player Development & Marketing Account Executive - RCCL
 

NAME: kevin o'sullivan
PESENTLY IN: usa
IS SEARCHING FOR: Brian and Linda Doyle
THE CLUES ARE...: Sea Palace, Freeport Texas 1990
EMAIL: kosullivan@foxwoods.com
 

NAME: Dave Hill
PESENTLY IN: Russia
IS SEARCHING FOR: Phil Nash
THE CLUES ARE...: Last known working at the Clermont. Dodgy golfer. Anyone who knows him please let him know i am looking for him as i will be in Blighty soon looking for a round or two (as well as a few ales).
EMAIL: dbd11919@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Jacki Mason
PESENTLY IN: UK
IS SEARCHING FOR: Martin Ford
THE CLUES ARE...: Birmingham
EMAIL: jackimason@yahoo.co.uk
 
 

25/8 job listings...
Dealer thru Shift Manager - Casino Valoro, Romania.
Poker Room Supervisor - G Casino, Manchester.
Croupiers - Gala Casino, Gibraltar (New building).
 

NAME: John Smith
MESSAGE: Does anyone know what happened to casinostaffroom.com
Is there a new link or is it no longer operating?.
EMAIL: stockmenow@aol.com
 

NAME: Noel Wright
PESENTLY IN: Derby
IS SEARCHING FOR: Bahamas crew
THE CLUES ARE...: Crystal Palace and P.I.
EMAIL: noel.wright62@googlemail.com
 

NAME: Douglas Alexander Tait
MESSAGE: What a sad sight to see the S.S. Norway (nee France) being dismantled for scrap off the coast of Alang, India! <www.midshipcentury.com> I worked on the Norway in '89 and have very fond memories of her. I vividly remember my cabin mate, Derek 'Ned' Chambers, affectionately calling her the big blue Cadillac as when in rough seas her two pairs of stabilising fins were extended resulting in a silky smooth ride. Something today's floating apartment blocks can only dream of. Bon voyage!
EMAIL: d19a12t63@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Adam Dyson
PESENTLY IN: Huddersfield
IS SEARCHING FOR: Louise Helen Kershaw
THE CLUES ARE...: From Lythem St Annes, worked for Carnival Cruises, around 1992/92 was engaged to italian surname nappie. Her age I think is around 40/41.
EMAIL: adamdyson@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Karl Francis
MESSAGE: I worked with Monkey on the Star of Texas. It was my first ship and how lucky was I was. My lasting impression will be Cozimel in 1994. It was ten days of drinking and laughing. Carlos and Charlies's was never the same after Doug and Monkey left. Rest in Peace Monkey.
EMAIL: Skewen1970@yahoo.com
 

NAME: A. Roche
PESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS SEARCHING FOR: Colin Raven
THE CLUES ARE...: Last worked in Ldn, employer with interests in South Africa.
EMAIL: anitarocheinspain@live.co.uk
 

NAME: Sue Weaver
PESENTLY IN: Ireland Co Mayo
IS SEARCHING FOR: anybody who i worked with in Casinos in Birmingham or Princess Cruises
THE CLUES ARE...: The party is in our cabin again! Lets have a vodka & tomato juice to put us right. Get the drinks in the crew bar & you can go early!
EMAIL: sueweaver@hotmail.com
 

PRESENTLY IN: Birmingham but going back to Ireland on 25th August, meeting Micki in Brighton on Sat. Be great to be in touch with anyone who worked with me. I worked with Tony Waldren & Monkey, what a sad sad loss but i know they are in the bar up there making everyone laugh & swopping stories, so lucky to have had them both as friends, they both touched so many people & brought a smile to everyone they met, two words spring to mind mad & funny. May you both R.I.P.
EMAIL: sueweaver@hotmail.com
 
 


European Casino Staff  Poker Championship.
Aspers Newcastle.
It's less than 3 weeks away now so if you want to play don't forget to register. You can pay cash at the event.
Dealer EM

Betting with Weed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s31YQAJN7ac
For those of you who haven't seen this already.
 

Interesting thread for Sheffielder's.
Brian Moss who's worked in the Florida day ship market for several years now has started a thread off on the Sheffiled Forum about casino life in the city during the late 70's and 80's. Interesting stuff and I get a nice plug as well :)
Napoleon's and Bonaparte's Casino's 1978-81
www.sheffieldforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=384130
 

18/8 job listings...
Casino Manager - Olympic Casino, Romania (New opening)
 

NAME: neil graham
PESENTLY IN: bath
IS SEARCHING FOR: shelly roden
THE CLUES ARE...: bolton ( home town ), sunjo 1996.
IS SEARCHING FOR: glen cavanagh
THE CLUES ARE...: nfrom manchester, think thats where he is. spent 10 years working for rccl and a good friend of big vern.
EMAIL: neiljane@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Simon Lenton
PESENTLY IN: Bradford
IS SEARCHING FOR: The old Sam Wallace.
THE CLUES ARE...: Napoleon's Leeds.
EMAIL: simonlentonbfd@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: neil graham
PESENTLY IN: bath
IS SEARCHING FOR: john moffat
THE CLUES ARE...: carousel early 90s. john moved back to sheffield to support his beloved united.
EMAIL: neiljane@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Steve Brown
PESENTLY IN: Liverpool
IS SEARCHING FOR: Mark Warren (Found)
THE CLUES ARE...: Worked with in Liverpool and Singapore for Star Cruise Lines.
EMAIL: stevekoplfc96@hotmail.com
 
 


What's left of the SS Norway.
Kevin from the Crew Newsletter in his latest edition has a very sad link showing images of the SS Norway in Alang, India. www.midshipcentury.com
More Norway pictures here...www.maritimematters.com/norway.html
and two excellent YouTube videos...
SS Norway-Nevermore
SS Norway Documentary Trailer
plus the first news report about the deadly boiler explosion in Miami.
SS Norway Boiler Explosion

For ex-casino shippies you can also join the crew manifest. I've been on the casino list  for several years now. www.CrewNewsletter.cc



 

NAME: Eric Rahn
MESSAGE: Atlantic Associates Reunion Oct 4th.
Joel and Eric Rahn are excited to see many old friends. We have dug up all our old photo albums of the old days of many of you in your "younger" care free days working out on the ships. Can't wait to share stories and talk about the good old days of Atlantic.
EMAIL: rahn.eric@gmail.com
 

10th August.
FYI. 234 Messages posted so far in 2008. £75 in the donations kitty.  Ian
 

NAME: neil graham
PESENTLY IN: bath
IS SEARCHING FOR: john moffat
THE CLUES ARE...: sheffield, sheffield united, carousel circa 1994.
EMAIL: neiljane@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Mike Hubb
PESENTLY IN: London
IS SEARCHING FOR: Golden Horseshoe (london) staff
THE CLUES ARE...: All past and present GHC London staff are invited to join the new Facebook group. Just open the groups section and type:  Golden Horseshoe Casino (London)
EMAIL: themice_42@yahoo.com
 

8/8 job listings...
Not many advertisements being posted this summer but we now have 3 new ones for you to check out.
Erfarhrene Croupiers - Casino Zurichsee in Switzerland.
Cash Desk Supervisor - Grand Casino Brussels.
Andaman Club in Myanmar listing deleted - They thought it was free !
 

NAME: Brian Robinson
PRESENTLY IN: S.Africa. Silverstar Casino.
Hello to anyone who knows me!'
EMAIL: brobinson@silverstarcasino.co.za
 


Canadian Casino News.
Some of you email me news headlines occasionally (I probably get more jokes sent though !) and for that I'm very grateful. One such individual is David Gutnik in Canada and he's now starting his own Canadian casino news website. Here's the link...
www.gamingnewscanada.com
I wish him every success.

There's certainly opportunities to make a name in regional markets and Australia, Africa and Asia spring instantly to mind. For those of you who are in between things, resting or are perhaps now getting a little long in the tooth for the Gaming floor why not give it a go ?  Ian



 

NAME: Simon Lenton
PESENTLY IN: Bradford
IS SEARCHING FOR: Gary Chow
THE CLUES ARE...: Scandinavian Dawn
EMAIL: simonlentonbfd@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Ian Belgian
PESENTLY IN: UK
IS SEARCHING FOR: Ian Monk
THE CLUES ARE...: Star Cruise, NCL... 1993 onwards. Does anyone have his email address. Cheers
EMAIL: ianbelgian@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Annette Evans (in a very dull manchester)
MESSAGE: I'm heading off to malta on my jollies soon and will be looking for employment, can anyone give me a clue what its like, not bothered about the pay, just need to leave this hell hole behind...any info will be gratefully received.
EMAIL: annetteevans28@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Nick Moger
PESENTLY IN: Gulf Coast Ms US
IS SEARCHING FOR: Simon Bath
THE CLUES ARE...: Somewhere in the states.....maybe Colorado or Arizona
EMAIL: nick.moger@hardrockbiloxi.com
 


NAME: CasinoReunions.com
MESSAGE: Good grief ! It's August already ! 
That means the reunion season is just around the corner.
 
Sun, Sep 14th Barbara's Playboy Bash at The Grapes 4pm. London.
Sat, Oct 4th AA Meeting (Atlantic Associates or Greater Atlantic) 1st Official Reunion Southport Raw Bar - Ft. Lauderdale. Fl.
Tue, Nov 18th Reunion in Las Vegas will coincide with G2E. Shenanigans at McMullan's Irish Pub.
Wed, Nov 19th Wednesday G2E Cruise Ship Reunion Shenanigans at McMullan's Irish Pub.
Tue, Jan 27th Reunion in London will coincide with ICE. Prince of Teck - Earls Court Road.
Full Details: www.casinoreunions.com
EMAIL: neilglander@dc.rr.com

 

NAME: Rhonda Orton
PESENTLY IN: Las Vegas
IS SEARCHING FOR: chris and monique
THE CLUES ARE...: they live in vancouver, canada, they use to work at cable beach in nassau, and they were avid bike riders.
EMAIL: rovegas@aol.com
 

MACAU NOT THE POT OF GOLD
Further to the message regarding Macau....I have friends that went to Macau...they left after a short period of time citing unfriendly working conditions, a lot of politics between locals and expats etc....I worked in Vietnam, opened the place as part of a team made up of South African staff. I started as a Shift Manager and made it on to Assistant...managed the training of the local staff and then only to be 'let go' due to business conditions after 2 yrs...Thats how it goes with start ups...thats why they generally pay what they do...make hay whilst the sun shines!!..or don't go.
gavmate777@yahoo.co.uk
 

1/8/2008


 
 
July Messages

NAME: Slap
PESENTLY IN: SA
IS SEARCHING FOR: (Mark)Horrible Hayden
THE CLUES ARE...: Thaba Nuchu, Taung, Carousel, London. Congenial Brummie. Mo Adams is looking for you'
EMAIL: mikeandsally@wol.co.za
 

NAME: Dean Lingham
PESENTLY IN: Scotland
IS SEARCHING FOR: Joe Van Aarde
THE CLUES ARE...: Carousal and Tsogo sun in South Africa.
EMAIL: pokerace71@hotmail.co.uk
 

The following message arrived on the 27th...
MACAU NOT THE POT OF GOLD
Hello everyone, I have to write this to give advise to work seeking comrades leaving a steady job and going for MACAU.. Dont do it..The locals are waking up that expats are earning higer wages..Yup we do but we (expats) are teaching them the trade right. But after knowing the trade they (locals) start to get ideas and start bugging the gov't that they have the short end of the stick? Nifty way to learn a craft ah..Hire expats..suck them dry of their gaming knowledge, then discard. So comrades in the gaming industry..dont go here if you have a steady job with your families, taking the occasional trip to the cinemas, restaurants etc.. Its not the POT OF GOLD at the end of the rainbow.
peitd@yahoo.ca
 
 


TOTB7
York Raceway  - 27th July
www.totb.co.uk
www.york-raceway.co.uk
I wish my nephew Chris Sutton good luck at the Ten of the Best 7 meeting in York today. Will he have the fastest street legal Vauxhall Corsa in Britain ?

Nope. The engine blew up on his third run :( Ian


NAME: Amanda Dunye
PESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS SEARCHING FOR: Tanya Airlie
THE CLUES ARE...: Star cruises 1994. was married to aiden (turkish). need to contact her urgently. If anyone knows where i can find her...
EMAIL: amanda@isasa.co.za
 

NAME: Malcolm Rutherford
PESENTLY IN: Newcastle
IS SEARCHING FOR: Barry Haughton
THE CLUES ARE...: TOPP associates, Regency Cruise lines.

IS SEARCHING FOR: Henry Stone
THE CLUES ARE...: East 19th street Fort Lauderdale, TOPP Associates, Triumph Spitfire
EMAIL: malcolmrutherford@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Dolly Pierce
PESENTLY IN: gauteng SA
IS SEARCHING FOR: Kevin Tunstel
THE CLUES ARE...: Heard he moved to the UK after working in Swaziland for many years.
EMAIL: faithpierce2000@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Kim Erlank (Wallett)
PESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS SEARCHING FOR: Paul Edwars and Chris Hill
THE CLUES ARE...: Worked together at the Wild Coast Sun casino, Transkei
EMAIL: kimberlank@mweb.co.za
 

NAME: Douglas Alexander Tait
MESSAGE: Phil (Currim) have you changed your mobile number? I tried to call but no service. E-mail me mate!
EMAIL: d19a12t63@hotmail.com
 

NAME: paula winters
PESENTLY IN: liverpool, UK
IS SEARCHING FOR: any old friends !
THE CLUES ARE...: worked on cruise ships for Tiber Trading and for Atlantic Associates also in Holland and Germany.
EMAIL: bonewinters@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Vladislav Kulda (Vlad)
PESENTLY IN: Switzerland
IS SEARCHING FOR: Raelene Wallace and Rob.
THE CLUES ARE...: I used to work with them on board of Princess Cruise ships. I lost contact to them. Does anyone know them ?
EMAIL: vkulda@gmail.com
 

Message board donations:
Thank you to those that have chipped in recently. The total now stants at £75 :) Ian
 

19/7 job listings...
Croupiers & Inspectors - International Casino, Aberdeen.
 

Open Golf
For those of you wishing to watch the Golf on your PC you can do so at.
www.mogulus.com/grid/PlayerV2.swf?channel=gttv2
The content is a well known British channel. Go Greg ! Do it for us oldies :)
 

NAME: Ray Bertoia
PESENTLY IN: California
IS SEARCHING FOR: Paul Davies
THE CLUES ARE...: I last saw Paul (from Manchester) working on the Crown Princess way back in "95" . Would like to say hi send him some old photos and ask him for some info on our old friend Bob. Thanks, Ray
EMAIL: ray92262@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Lee Oldale
PESENTLY IN: pub manager uk
IS SEARCHING FOR: paul hasset
THE CLUES ARE...: moscow and kiev.
EMAIL: lee2806@aol.com
 
 
 

No. 1 and 3 for Casino News !
For the term "Casino News" Gaming floor ranks No. 1 on Yahoo and No. 3 on Google.
http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=casino+news
www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=casino%20news

 
 

14/7 job listings...
Experienced Dealers & Inspectors - G Casino. Luton.
 

NAME: Robo
MESSAGE: does anyone have the e-mail or telephone no. for Connie Bosworth of Highseas Entertainment. cheers.
EMAIL: CIRCUSSCOUSER@YAHOO.CO.UK
 

NAME: John Smith
PESENTLY IN: u.s.a.'
IS SEARCHING FOR: Joe Galloway
THE CLUES ARE...: Pacific Star out of L.A.
EMAIL: stockmenow@aol.com
 

NAME: Stan and Helen Garland
PRESENTLY IN: Derby, England. For anyone who knows Stan, the news is that after 27 years continuous service at the Carlton Casino in Derby, Genting-Stanleys have just made him redundant! Anyone who knows us is welcome to drop us a line. It was the end of an era.
EMAIL: helenlouiseg@aol.com
 

NAME: Holly & Mike Edmonds
PRESENTLY IN: Good God........................we're middle aged !!!!
Who's going to the AA reunion???'
EMAIL: michaeljedmonds@gmail.com
 

NAME: Dave Pritchard
PESENTLY IN: Sun City
IS SEARCHING FOR: Graham Wilkinson
THE CLUES ARE...: Worked at the Wild Coast Sun around 1985.. few stories what happened to him after that..some good, some terrible... anyone know the truth??'
EMAIL: dave.pritchard@za.suninternational.com
 

11/7 job listings...
All positions - Gaming & Non Gaming - G Casino. Aberdeen. New Opening.

10/7 job listings...
Inspectors & Admin/Marketing - Tanzania, Kings Casino.
Casino General Manager (Dyrektora Kasyna) - Olympic Group, Poland.
 
 

FYI
The message board has been in service since 2001. In that time I believe hundreds of casino staff have found their old friends and colleagues. For the last 2 or 3 months visitors have been able to send donations which will help keep the service up and running. The amount donated so far is £0. Ian
 

NAME: Scott Kincaid
PESENTLY IN: Aberdeen
IS SEARCHING FOR: Gary Rankin
THE CLUES ARE...: Last heard of in Australia.
EMAIL: Scottkincaid1@aol.com
 

NAME: Steve Brazier
MESSAGE: Just heard the news of Tony (wingnut ) Waldron. I had the pleasure of working with Tony in the mid eighties and loved him to bits x . i will never forget the crystle carrington moment xxx rest in peace tony. much love steve xxxxx
EMAIL: serby_1@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Paul Richardson
PRESENTLY IN: England. Looking for Jason McLean. Lots of news!!!!!
EMAIL: paulrichardson59@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Derek Kinnaird
PRESENTLY IN: I'm currently working on the cruise ships looking for anybody that worked in Sun City between 89 to 99.
EMAIL: derekkinnaird@hotmai.com
 

NAME: Brian Moss
PESENTLY IN: Florida
IS SEARCHING FOR: Bruce Rudd
THE CLUES ARE...: Aussie, and was on SS Norway in Miami late 80's. Then went to Royal Caribbean.
EMAIL: maisonmoss@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Patti Fountain
PESENTLY IN: Biloxi MS
IS SEARCHING FOR: Steve Rosen.
THE CLUES ARE...: V.P of Marketing
EMAIL: Patifountain@gmail.com
 

NAME: Bob Jackson
MESSAGE: Sad news to hear that Tony Waldron has passed away; we all had great fun at harbour House (Discovery) in the 90's.  Rest in peace Tony.
EMAIL: bobjacko@hotmail.com
 

NAME: iain mcghee
PESENTLY IN: edinburgh
IS SEARCHING FOR: Mark Gibb
THE CLUES ARE...: The Cheque Republic
EMAIL: iainmcghee@blueyonder.co.uk
 

Images from Ian's trip to Macau earlier this month are now online @
www.gamingfloor.com/Macau2008.html
 

NAME: paul taylor
PESENTLY IN: stockport
IS SEARCHING FOR: john mclaughlan
THE CLUES ARE...: worked on skyward 1998/2001
EMAIL: taylor.pa@pg.com
 

NAME: paul taylor
PRESENTLY IN: Stockport. anyone who used to know me on the britanis/caribe/skyward would luv to hearfrom you   jd/tay
EMAIL: taylor.pa@pg.com
 
 


AA Meeting - Atlantic Associates or Greater Atlantic.
1st Official Reunion
Saturday, 4th October.
All casino staff who worked for the company during the 70's, 80's and 90's...and anyone else who wants to come. Southport Raw Bar - Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.......Of course!
Time of event 7.30pm till late

Anyone who has old pics of AA Staff please send to aareunion@gmail.com and we will compile into slide show for event.

Raw Bar owner Buddy is providing a barge with live music and free beer !!!!!!.......ok fair enough there's no free beer....would of been good though. Maybe next year. 


NAME: jeff medhurst
PESENTLY IN: israel
IS SEARCHING FOR: mike ferris
THE CLUES ARE...:  Worked together in Bournemouth in 85-86. he left the mother land to live down under. anyone knows the where abouts of this smooth talker let me know....
EMAIL: jeff.medhurst@hotmail.com
 

1/7/2008

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