Meeting point/Message board ARCHIVES

 

March - April 2009
January and February 2009May and June 2009


April MessagesYou lookin at me ?

Randy Steed has forwarded me the following link.
It's 15 minutes long so grab a coffee and enjoy.
Russian casino CCTV at its best
http://video.mail.ru/list/marat.69/221/1263.html
Could it also be an argument that Surveillance should also be under surveillance !!!
 

28/4 job listings...
Inspector/Dealer - Victoria International Casino. Seychelles
Surveillance Manager - Casino 36. Stockport.
Cash Desk Manager(in) - PDF. in German. Grand Casino Luzern.
Technical Support Manager - Silver Heritage Group. Laos.
 

NAME: Sasha Samodelkin
MESSAGE: Dear friends, please be so kind a tell me if Mr.Paul Odendaal used to work in Moscow from 92 - 97's ..???..many thanks.
EMAIL: samod66@mail.ru
 

NAME: Pat Lydon
PESENTLY IN: UK
IS SEARCHING FOR: Paul Brady
THE CLUES ARE...: Worked Moscow.
EMAIL: patlydon2003@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Pred Kostic
MESSAGE: Anyone worked in Sun City from 92' till 98'...
Looking to get contacts. thanks.
EMAIL: p_kostic@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Pred Kostic
PESENTLY IN: USA
IS SEARCHING FOR: clive beadle
EMAIL: p_kostic@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Nigel Block
MESSAGE: Very sad to hear of Paul's passing. R.I.P.
EMAIL: legin13@hotmail.com
 

I'm in Malmö for the European Dealers Championship this week so there will be no updates to the message board until around the 24th April. Ian
 

19/4 job listing...
Gaming Manager - Palace Casino. Great Yarmouth.
 

NAME: Simon Best
MESSAGE: Very sad news about Paul O and it was never ever boring working with Paul in Adelaide, and hopefully they have Frank Zappa on the play list where he is going.
EMAIL: simonbest@ozemail.com.au
 

Two excellent Croupier related videos posted this week on You Tube.

Singapore Casino Dealer Joel Koh
A look at the training of Croupiers in Singapore for the two Integrated resorts due to open in late 2009 and 2010 respectively.
www.icgtraining.com - International Club Game Training Centre
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Yo Croupier
Must see. Cracking compilation of scenes from the film Croupier.
Croupier original trailer
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NAME: Bobby Smart
MESSAGE: Nothing but fun memories of our wild youth as dealers in Maseru and Swaziland . Goodbye my friend.
EMAIL: bsmart@mighty.co.za
 

NAME: Neels Meyer
MESSAGE: Another pioneer of Southern African Casinos fades away. It is with great sadness to hear of my old vriend Paul Odendaal's passing. My deepest sympathy and condolences to his son and his family.  Rest in Peace my old friend.
EMAIL: lagairoi123@gmail.com
 

NAME: Tony Eaton
PESENTLY IN: Switzerland
IS SEARCHING FOR: Sharon Mhyre
THE CLUES ARE...: Soames Liverrpool, Leeds.
EMAIL: danube67@gmail.com
 

NAME: Mario and Jeanette Eastham
MESSAGE: Just to let all Wild Coast Staff know that Doctor Dennis Van ZYL passed away with Heart Failure. Funeral was today in  Port Edward. Joan Bircher has passed on our condolences.
EMAIL: m-eastham@sky.com
 

NAME: Stuart Smith
MESSAGE: So sorry to hear about Paul. Great memories of the "old days" in Maseru.
EMAIL: stuarts111@hotmail.com
 

NAME: jacko
MESSAGE: haydn hullah 5 years on. r.i.p. my good friend.
EMAIL: jacko16@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Charlie Brewer.
MESSAGE: Happy 50th Idi Dada
EMAIL: charliehurricane1@talktalk.net
 

NAME: Lorna Perry
MESSAGE: To all those who knew him, Paul Odendaal passed away on the 10th April. Too early....
EMAIL: lornaperry@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Tracy Ryan
PESENTLY IN: UK
IS SEARCHING FOR: Sabine Shaik Moheden (Tina Turner lookalike)
THE CLUES ARE...: Worked together on NCL's Starward around 1990
EMAIL: tracyhillcoat@mac.com
 

NAME: Mike Walker
PESENTLY IN: Philippines
IS SEARCHING FOR: Gary Newlands....
THE CLUES ARE...: Tall!!  Scottish!! ... Worked together in SA & Hungary... Answers to the name Gazza Gillimot????  Can play a mean game of pool ...
EMAIL: mwswalker@hotmail.com
 

15/4 job listing...
Variety of positions - Gaming - Hyperion iGaming Recruitment (Agency).
 

NAME: Kim Dobson
MESSAGE: To Ian Sutton. Charlie Brewer said I had got to wish you a Happy 50th! Regards. Napoleons Sheffield.
EMAIL: sassykim@hotmail.co.uk
 

NAME: anne porter - nee cooper
PESENTLY IN: uk
IS SEARCHING FOR: anyone
THE CLUES ARE...: worked in craywood, liverpool early 70's, hertford and park lane late 70's beirut 80's and la napoule late 80's.
EMAIL: patienceporter@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Jim Morris
PESENTLY IN: London
IS SEARCHING FOR: Graham Ralph
THE CLUES ARE...: Ramsar Casino years ago and Kensington.
EMAIL: jimmorris@hotmail.co.uk
 

NAME: Derek McAllister
PESENTLY IN: Glasgow
IS SEARCHING FOR: Big Jim Cadman
THE CLUES ARE...: Glasgow , S.Afr , NZ , Vegas
EMAIL: derekmcallister69@msn.com
 

NAME: Peter Robinson
MESSAGE: Hi all, I would just like to ask everyone who knows or doesnt know me, for their support.  I am currenlt collecting on behalf of MARIE CURIE CANCER RESEARCH, and will be participating in a trek of Petra, Jordan next year with the sponsorship gained from all you wonderful people. you can donate through this :- http://www.justgiving.com/peterrobinson5. PLEASE DONATE, even £1, it will help me, and help those who need the help, and maybe find a cure.
Cheers in advance, Peter
EMAIL: CROUPIER1970@YAHOO.CO.UK
 

NAME: anne porter
PESENTLY IN: uk
IS SEARCHING FOR: max scally
THE CLUES ARE...: craywood,  liverpool.
EMAIL: patienceporter@hotmail.com
 

NAME: karen jones
PESENTLY IN: leeds
IS SEARCHING FOR: paulo
THE CLUES ARE...: worked in beirut.
EMAIL: karenj7@tiscali.co.uk
 

NAME: Mario and Jeanette Eastham
MESSAGE: wishing all our friends and colleagues out there a really good Easter.
MARIO AND JEANETTE
EMAIL: m-eastham@sky.com
 

Nassau Bahamas '81 - '83 - The Brian Lamm movie
Casino Reunions 30 minute film on Vimeo.com. Casino staff at play in Paradise and of course they were getting paid for being there !
 

8/4 job listing...
Department Managers - Supervisors staff etc... - Santiago Chile, New Opening.
 

NAME: Scott CC
MESSAGE: Congratulations on your milestone, geese we first met when you were about 25. I will have one for you.
EMAIL: ScottCC711@aol.com
About 28 I think. Southern Elegance out of Panama City, FL. My one and only contract with AA.
 

NAME: Moike
MESSAGE: Thorndyke, seeing your craps dealing at 25 years old I would have made a bet with the satchel that it would have taken you 30 more years to reach 50!!!
Happy B-Day mate.
EMAIL: mtobias62@yahoo.com
Thanks Moike, I still haven't forgotten you barking orders whilst sitting box. Most notably a  few minutes after midnight on New Years Eve - "If you lot have anything more to drink I'm going to sack you all". You were better than Clay though if that cheers you up :)
 

NAME: Gary Morrison
MESSAGE: Happy 50th Matey......
EMAIL: garymorrison67@hotmail.com
Thank you - where's my flowers ?
 

NAME: Nigel French
MESSAGE: Thorndyke you can't be 50 you don't look a day over 49, all the best mate. If you send me £3 I will have a drink for you. Cheers.
EMAIL: nigel.french@photo-me.co.uk
 

3/4 job listings...
Poker Dealers - Gala Queensway, London.
Casino Manager - Casino Valoro, Arad, Romania.
Dealer/Senior Dealer - Grosvenor Casino, Manchester
Casino Manager - Djibouti, East Africa (French speaking)
All/Various Gaming Positions - Olympic Casino Krakowie - New Opening
Direct PDF link to the adverrtisement in Polish.
 

NAME: Mike Bowen
PRESENTLY IN: Still here in Kenya after 31 yrs! Living on Diani Beach, Mombasa.
MESSAGE: Operate a great place on a fabulous beach here in Mombasa, Kenya, see www.dianihouse.com. Have the facilities to accommodate up to 15 in a group on 'Concierge Service'. Right on this fabulous beach. Ideal for a re-union or just a group or family holiday. We can arrange a safari, by road or by private plane (air-strip nearby) and guess what, casino too!
EMAIL: ezpz4u2@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Mike Bowen
PESENTLY IN: Mombasa. Kenya
IS SEARCHING FOR: All friends from the past '71 - present.
THE CLUES ARE...: Knightsbridge, Playboy London, Ladbrokes Hill St, Ladbrokes Leicester, Manchester and 'El Casino', Freeport, Bahamas circa '74 - '77'
EMAIL: ezpz4u2@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Dudley Burke
MESSAGE: Mr. Ian Sutton, I would like to wish you a very happy 50th birthday & may you have many more. Make sure you turn off your P.c. for at least a day.
Best Wishes. Dudley.'
EMAIL: dudley@dudleyburke.com

1/4/2009


 
 
March Messages
Most recent messages are at the top.

28/3 job listing...
General Managers - Veredus (Agency).
Shift Manager, AGM & General Manager - Tilley Entertainment.
 

NAME: carl farrell
PESENTLY IN: Chile
IS SEARCHING FOR: Jose Rivera casino manager
THE CLUES ARE...: I think hes in Dominican Republic - Can someone get a message to him to contact me as soon as please.
EMAIL: outofcyprus@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Pat Lydon
PESENTLY IN: UK
IS SEARCHING FOR: Mark Banks
THE CLUES ARE...: Newcastle, Belgium, Sweden.
EMAIL: patlydon2003@yahoo.com
 

25/3 job listing...
Head Cashier - Aspers Northampton.
 

NAME: Gerrit van der Linde
PESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS SEARCHING FOR: Friends From Suriname
THE CLUES ARE...: Suriname Palace Casino 2001
EMAIL: vande_ge@mtn.co.za
 

NAME: Les H & Russell (Leon)
PESENTLY IN: Jo'burg
IS SEARCHING FOR: Mike Fletcher
THE CLUES ARE...: Venda Training & Wild Coast - get in touch Fletch.
EMAIL: lesleyh@tsogosun.com
 

NAME: Art of Gaming
MESSAGE: Used video slots from Russia. Reasonable prices, fast delivery. Wide spectrum of manufacturers.
EMAIL: art-gaming@mail.ru
 

NAME: dave hill
PESENTLY IN: russia
IS SEARCHING FOR: jed sheran
THE CLUES ARE...:  Last heard of in cape town. Worked in Sun City & Tbanchu. Drop us a line.
EMAIL: dbd11919@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Pat Lydon
PESENTLY IN: UK
IS SEARCHING FOR: Alan Cripps
THE CLUES ARE...: Nottingham, St.Petersburg, Russia.
EMAIL: patlydon2003@yahoo.com
 

23/3 job listings...
Player Relations - Aspers Swansea.
 

NAME: Steve Fox
MESSAGE: Get well soon Stweart... will be over to see you in a couple of weeks with Andy. I will bring you some Villa DVD's to cheer you up, if you need a good laugh I#ll get Andy to bring some West Brom ones. Take it easy mate... We have a World Cup to go see next year.
EMAIL: sfoxdealer@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Robert McWhirter
PESENTLY IN: London
IS SEARCHING FOR: Jill Wilson
THE CLUES ARE...: London, Moscow 
EMAIL: zodrob@yahoo.co.uk
 

18/3 job listings...
Casino Dealer - Century Casinos/TUI Cruises
Croupier (Television) - Smartlive Casino. London
 

NAME: Dave Scott
MESSAGE: Ginger - Please remove my name from your employment "reference" list'
EMAIL: crash@ndburn.freeserve.co.uk
 

NAME: Jay Hallam
PESENTLY IN: Luton
IS SEARCHING FOR: Clive Scrivens
THE CLUES ARE...: Worked with Linda Hallam @ Yorkies in Luton. Clive left message at Stanleys reception and they wrote your number down wrong. Please contact me with any contact details for Clive so I could pass them on.
EMAIL: jayhallam77@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Jakes Botha
PESENTLY IN: Germany'
IS SEARCHING FOR: Jeff Coetsee
THE CLUES ARE...: Royal Caribbean
EMAIL: botha@stormbv.com
 

NAME: Neels Meyer
MESSAGE: Hi Stewart my old friend. You are in our prayers for a speedy and full recovery, be strong, hang in there, Cancer can be overcome.
EMAIL: lagairoi123@gmail.com
 

NAME: Matt Williams
MESSAGE: John was a true character. Condolences to John Jr & Sue.
EMAIL: wilf67@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Scott CC & Julie
MESSAGE: Wishing you a speedy recovery.
EMAIL: ScottCC711@aol.com
 

NAME: Bryan Webster
MESSAGE: Vic, Vic, Vic - are you SURE you want an invite? They didn't call me Gutbucket for nothing! On your head be it - bring your credit card!!!'
EMAIL: bryanwebster@btconnect.com
 

11/3 job listing...
Head of Gaming x 2 - Removed. Positions filled.
Inspectora Nadzoru - Olympic Casino Warsaw
Direct PDF link to the adverrtisement in Polish.
 

NAME: slap
PRESENTLY IN: cape town
MESSAGE: Stewart Giles. Here's wishing you a speedy recovery from your plumbing incident.
EMAIL: mikeandsally@wol.co.za
 

NAME: Vic Aslet
MESSAGE: Wing nut, something to put a smile on your face.........Aces 2 Rebels 3. Get well soon mate, if you do go for a drink with Bryan I want an invite. Take care mate.
Vic (big nose).
EMAIL: vaslet@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Craig Brown
MESSAGE: So sad to learn about the passing of John Atherton. Condolences to Sue and to John Jnr. One of the stalwarts of the Wild coast and a truly good man.
EMAIL: craigbro@vodamail.co.za
 

NAME: Joe Maguire
MESSAGE: You can pull though this Stewart probably having a few already, if not, all the best to you my old mate Joe.
EMAIL: joemaguire64@hotmail.com
 

NAME: debby ( robbins ) vahed
PESENTLY IN: joberg
IS SEARCHING FOR: karen whitefield
THE CLUES ARE...: conti casino leeds 1992 /94, carousel casino south africa 1995.
EMAIL: debby.vahed@hotmail.com
 

9/3 job listings...
Casino Pit Supervisor, Slot Shift Supevisor, Cage Supevisor
Marina Bay Casino, Singapore.
This as you probably already know will be a major operation and LVS are permitted to have up to 1,000 tables. Ian
 

NAME: Dean Evans
MESSAGE: The Stewart I know wouldn't let this get him down.
Chin up Roogs and best wishes!
EMAIL: dean_evans@btinternet.com
 

NAME: clive beadle
MESSAGE: Was watching the program Wild at Heart the actor playing Du plessis is that the same Deon Stewardson that used to inspect me on Ar 1 at Sun City back in 86 cos i remember Ken Berry telling me he was an actor when i first arrived, and i thought yeah right as Ken always used to tell a good story ?
EMAIL: clive1965beadle@hotmail.co.uk
www.imdb.com/name/nm0829135/
 

NAME: Carole Ann Rice
MESSAGE: Very sad to hear of John's passing, he made working at the Wild Coast a true pleasure. Condolences to Sue and John Jnr.
EMAIL: scottishdiva@hotmail.com
 

NAME: ray steel
PESENTLY IN: london
IS SEARCHING FOR: Dee Sparrow, Steve Pipe
THE CLUES ARE...: worked with you both in Russia and Dee in France
EMAIL: raysitges@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Bryan Webster
MESSAGE: Best Wishes to Stewart Giles - get well soon mate! We've still to have that pint in Bonnie Scotland - honestly, the things some folk will do to avoid their round! Tight Aberdonian sheep sh@gger!!'
EMAIL: bryanwebster@btconnect.com
 

NAME: Angie Wynne
MESSAGE: Condolences to Sue and John Jr on the sad news. What a strong character John was - I have fond memories of working with him at the WCS.  My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
EMAIL: anjiwyn@hotmail.co.uk
 

NAME: Dave Atkins
MESSAGE: Big it up for my main man Stewart Giles - a frequent contributor to this site, as well as liqour stores the world over. Stew is currently recovering from some plumbing re-adjustments following a 10 hour surgery. As miserable as he is right now he can beat this rap, and he has my very best wishes for a full and speedy recovery.
Take care mate.
EMAIL: atkins.david@verizon.net
 

Faces from the past. Iran - mid to late 70's
Speedypete07 has posted these two films on YouTube.
THE VARIAN HOTEL IRAN 1976/7/8 OR HOW WE USED TO LOOK AT THE HOTEL CALIFORNIA - Part 1
THE VARIAN HOTEL IRAN 1976/7/8 OR HOW WE USED TO LOOK AT THE HOTEL CALIFORNIA - Part 2
 

6/3 job listings...
Exp. Slot Technician, Cash Desk Supervisor, Surbeillance Operators, Dealers - Atlantic Agadir & Tangiers 
Casino Managers, Slot Managers & Slot Technicians - Caribbean, Central & S. America
 

NAME: Bryan Webster
MESSAGE: Happy 50th to Joe Maguire, 6 March 2009!! Great seeing you in February when you were still in your 40's!!
Happy 50th Birthday Jerry Law - see you on Saturday night in Edinburgh! You Old B@ST@RDS!!!'
EMAIL: bryanwebster@btconnect.com
 

NAME: Richard Munroe
MESSAGE: Very sorry to hear of John passing a true gentleman and nice guy. Good memories from the WCS
EMAIL: richinmos@mail.ru
 

Fitzpatrick's in Limerick...


Fitzpatrick's Casino Launch Night from BMB Films on Vimeo.
Fitzpatrick's Casino Launch Night
www.fitzpatrickscasino.com
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NAME: Ronald Broekman
MESSAGE: Condolences to Sue and John Jr. John Sr. was a legend and much respected.
EMAIL: ronman@telkomsa.net
 

NAME: Norma Jeffery
MESSAGE: Sorry to hear the sad news. Many great memories Of John at the Wild Coast.
EMAIL: normsjeff@yahoo.com
 

NAME: graham & angela
MESSAGE: jerry law has just turned 50! where have the last 30 years gone since our training school. best wishes to all.
EMAIL: gdugdale3@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Bob Tisson
MESSAGE: anyone taking redundancy at the Vic who would like to arrange a farewell party can contact me on 01474 879 972
EMAIL: roberttisson@hotmail.co.uk
 

NAME: Lindy (McEwan) Bergstrom
MESSAGE: Very sad to hear of the loss of another legend... A man who will live in my memories forever. My thoughts are with you John and Sue xxxx
EMAIL: tbergstroem@hotmail.com
 

NAME: graham ralph
PESENTLY IN: london-not in casino business now.
IS SEARCHING FOR: shaun mcclune
THE CLUES ARE...: slots wizard.was in czech rep with  mr. n souter i believe.
EMAIL: ralphgram@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Margaret Hall
MESSAGE: Sue and John Atherton Jr have nominated a charity to recieve donations on behalf of John Snr. for anyone who would like to contribute, the details are...
H.E.L.P foundation
Standard Bank Margate.
Branch # 05752840
Account # 253432200
EMAIL: damienh@telkomsa.net

Recognise anyone ?

Hotel Vitosha Casino Sofia Bulgaria 1979
Converted 8mm footage from GF Forum member SpeedyPete07
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NAME: letitride
PESENTLY IN: south africa
IS SEARCHING FOR: julie barcus
THE CLUES ARE...:
EMAIL: robbuckley@y7mail.com
 

NAME: michelle
PESENTLY IN: durban
IS SEARCHING FOR: lesley henderson
THE CLUES ARE...:
EMAIL: artguru@telkomsa.net
 

NAME: Irene Jamieson
MESSAGE: So saddened by the news of the passing of John Atherton. Thanks for the memories. Condolences to Sue and John jr.
EMAIL: irenejames@shaw.ca
 

NAME: Casino Reunions
MESSAGE: It has been suggested that we start an Iran list. If you ever worked in Iran go to casinoreunions.com and add your name to the list.
EMAIL: neilglander@dc.rr.com

1/3/2009

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