Meeting point/Message board ARCHIVES

May & June 2002
March - April 2002July - August 2002


JUNE'S MESSAGES

This message below came in last week. The chap would like procedure manuals. It is a good example of what happens when you use an online translation programme. Has anyone found one that works properly?
Ian

NAME: Angel Hidalgo
MESSAGE: I go to you for that I need to contact myself with the management of games, the reasons they are that I am supervisor of games and I am studying the different regulations and forms of giving the academies, for what I would like to have their manuals.  Waiting one restored favorable I greet ATTE.
E-MAIL: hidalgoangelluis@arnet.com.ar
 

HELLO FROM!: Richard Wade
PRESENTLY IN: Bristol, married 3yrs ,1st baby due in August, left the ships in 1994
(msWesterdam) now a manager. would love to hear from anyone who worked with me
E-MAIL: richwade7@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Richard Wade
PRESENTLY IN: Bristol
IS LOOKING FOR: Andy Mcgee
CLUES: msNoordam 1993
E-MAIL: rich wade7@hotmail.com
 

NAME: www.casinolinx.cjb.net
MESSAGE: UK staff may find this new site interesting. One or two articles on the current employment situation and poor salaries in the provinces. There is also a message board and agency links. - Ian
 

NAME: Sam Darby
PRESENTLY IN: Birmingham
IS LOOKING FOR: Michelle Spratt (cabbage)
CLUES: last heard of in South Africa with Paul Winder.
E-MAIL: sd004d7318@blueyonder.co.uk
 

NAME: John Christopher Atherton
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS LOOKING FOR: Ex wild coast,Sundome or Sun International Staff
CLUES: All in S.A
E-MAIL: mailto:icys@iafrica.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Dogan Beker
PRESENTLY IN: I'am in turkey at the moment. Hello all old oasis workers
E-MAIL: doganbeker@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Amanda Dunye
MESSAGE: Want to contact anyone who remembers my from Hyatt Regency Thessoloniki Greece. Surveillance dept 1997.
E-MAIL: sunflower@yebo.co.za
 

NAME: Colin Bridgeman
PRESENTLY IN: Moscow and Spain
IS LOOKING FOR: Ray Cannon
CLUES: Last seen in Greece, having a whisky with Carmen. PS. Casinos in Torrevieja, is this possible? Any info' welcome.
E-MAIL: bridgecol333@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Art Barwise
PRESENTLY IN: Liverpool 
IS LOOKING FOR: Anyone who remembers
CLUES: Rubicon, Northants. Christchurch. Loutraki (before and after it was open haha) Even Brighton?
E-MAIL: art64@blueyonder.co.uk
 

Two good stories from Ananova.com on the 19th of June
Lotto offers £15m superdraw as England face Brazil
You just have to see the photo - a work of art!
Terry Venables predicted numbers: 6, 10, 21, 27, 33 and 43.

Internet betting site offered odds on races already run
A NSW punter who won the equivalent of £3,800 says he will give the money back!.
 

NAME: Cengiz Hancavdar
MESSAGE: Hi I'm looking for pai gow poker rules and procedure manual. Thank you for your help
E-MAIL: cengizhancavdar@hotmail.com
 
 

Something strange about this particular wheel. But please do not email me with the answer.

If you do spot similar unusual casino images on the web please feel free to send on the link. I will sort out the rest.  Ian


 

NAME: The Quest for the Best Dealer in the World is starting in the South Pacific
MESSAGE: For all casino staff down under. You may wish to read this press release from TCS aces (formerly Australian Casino Supplies). An excellent idea and I hope it catches on. If I was going to the Australian Gaming Expo I would be tempted to enter myself.  :)  Ian
 

HELLO FROM!: Glyn Boddy
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa hello to anyone who remembers me..
E-MAIL: joan.boddy@freemail.absa.co.za
 

NAME: German Casinos
MESSAGE: One thing you rarely see is a German Croupier abroad. Ever wondered why?. There are two excellent websites that concentrate on Casino and Spielbank news from the Bundesreich Deutschland - www.isa-casinos.deand www.casinoland.de
Viele Gluck! - Ian
 

HELLO FROM!: Gerald and Sam Larcombe
PRESENTLY IN: Cardiff - looking for anyone who worked with us in Cardiff or Denmark.
E-MAIL: geggsyuk@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Bruno d'Arcangelo
MESSAGE: Still looking for David Otton ! Last seen: Sheraton Cairo. Guess: Australia ?
E-MAIL: brunodarcangelo@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Sharon Edwasrd-O'Neill
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa. E-mail if you want to say hello.
E-MAIL: sedwards@grcc.co.za
 

NAME: Donna Maria Gregory
PRESENTLY IN: Namibia
IS LOOKING FOR: Michaela Woodhams
CLUES: Last seen in Manchester in 1993 working for Grosvenor Casinos. Takes a million years just to choose a loaf of bread!!!
E-MAIL: donnamaria69@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Alan  King
MESSAGE: Hi to everyone i know.
E-MAIL: chelsea147@hotmail.com
 

NAME: www.greekcasinos.gr
MESSAGE: For those of you looking for info on Greek Casinos check out Panagiotis Zaglis's website. In Greek with English translation (the translation's however are not perfect) - Ian

Note: Hyatt who operate the Regency Casino in Thessaloniki look to be likely operators of the Mont Parnes casino on the outskirts of Athens after winning the bidding process at the end of May.
 

NAME: www.dicedealer.com
MESSAGE: "Dealing with stress and burnout"- Your thoughts on how YOU handle stress as a casino employee are welcome. Please join us discuss this very serious subject on Dicedealer.com
E-MAIL: Diceteach@yahoo.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Dudley
PRESENTLY IN: Never Never Land!
E-MAIL: dudley_burke@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Samantha Darby
PRESENTLY IN: Mental institute in B'ham.  Anyone from sun city morula sun or carousel who remembers me?
E-MAIL: sd004d7318@blueyonder.co.uk
 

WEBSITE NAME: ISA Casinos
URL: www.isa-casinos.de
CONTENT: ISA-Casinos - Your Casino-guide worldwide
ISA-Casinos is Europe's biggest casino-news-supplier. ISA-Casinos is full of information about 2000 casinos worldwide. ISA-Casinos newsletters are read by 1.000 subscribers worldwide. ISA-Casinos offers an event-calendar and free online games. Current news about Casinos are published every day. Meet your friends in our chat-rooms and discuss current themes in our forum.
In both German and English. The owner Reinhold Schmitt is a well known Poker player on the European circuit.
 

WEBSITE NAME: LVChat.com
URL: www.LVChat.com
CONTENT: Las Vegas Casino Induxtry Chat, chat with other casino professionals in real time.
Interesting concept with a neat user interface. Worth giving it a try especially if you need info on Vegas.
 

NAME: C+J Casinos Int
MESSAGE: A big thank you to ALL applicants for our Reykjavik enterprise. Unfortunately our Liquid assets in Iceland have been temporarily put into frozen suspenders. Thanks to all for the photo's! We shall be advertising our "NEW" exciting venture as soon as we thaw - Sahara Sands - Teheran (LIBYA) No applications considered before 01/04/03 
E-MAIL: doneit69@hotmail.com
This a follow up to the job avertisement that appeared on the boards April 1st.
 

NAME: Scott Cameron's DiceDealer.com
MESSAGE: Scott informs me that he has added a new section - "Stress at work". It is a serious subject that is a concern to casino staff around the world. Ian
http://www.dicedealer.com/stess_at_work.htm
E-MAIL: diceteach@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Wayne Stevens
MESSAGE: Working in Vanuatu, Looking for Steve Hand who should be in the USA, anyone know how to contact him let me know, thanks.
E-MAIL: wks26@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Peter Burrows
PRESENTLY IN: Grenada W.I. Ritchie Ludbrook you are looking for me but so far no answer from my reply. Graham Neport I lost your email address please contact me.
Anyone I know out there? get in touch.
E-MAIL: peterburrows77@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Ian Smith
PRESENTLY IN: UK (out of the business)
IS LOOKING FOR: Karen Sweeney + Gillian Wright
CLUES: Alexnder Blok and 'there's a Norbert on the Arbat!'. Last saw Karen in Kiev, 1993 (Playoffs) Last saw Gillian in Moscow 1992 (Alexander Blok)
E-MAIL: swebhunter@aol.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Ian Smith
PRESENTLY IN: Out of the business, but would like to find out where old friends are. Especially those from LCL '86 - '90. Riga, Moscow & Ukraine 1990 - 2001.
NA ZDROVIA DRUZIEM!
E-MAIL: swebhunter@aol.com
 

NAME: Peter Robinson
MESSAGE: Looking for LEWIS MATHEWS, singer/performer from leeds. was on the PRINCESSA VICTORIA in 1996(maybe 95). Anyone else who knows me, tel aviv 92, eilat 97, the med...etc
E-MAIL: notorious81270@aol.com
 

NAME: Peter C. Burrows
MESSAGE: Ritchie Ludbrook. I saw your message on the message board and answered but my email came back, get in touch.
E-MAIL: peterburrows77@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Paul Tysall
PRESENTLY IN: in Dublin, worked in Brum:85-91, 93-96, 98-2000.
A.A.91-93 (Scan-Dawn, Horizon, Niew-Amsterdam, Discovery. Also Greece, Israel, Holland. If any one remembers me get in touch!! If Rachel Taylor, or her brother Peter, reads this please get in touch!!
E-MAIL: paultysall@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Yvonne Benefiel
PRESENTLY IN: Calif, USA
IS LOOKING FOR: Errol or Hilary (nee Copeland) Storr
CLUES: Looking for my sister. Last heard from 1978 from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Hilary from Cardiff, Wales.
E-MAIL: benyvvy@yahoo.com
 


 

Commemorative chips for the scheduled opening of the Rank Group's Hard Rock themed casinos in Manchester (June 2002) and London (November 2002)

 
MAY'S MESSAGES

HELLO FROM!: Marie Bisset (now Ruedlinger)
PRESENTLY IN: Have my own restaurant in Switzerland. Any oldies from sun city or london out there? Will be in S.A. 3 wks July/Aug pls get in touch.
EMAIL: e.ruedlinger@bluewin.ch
 

NAME: Paula Stephens
PRESENTLY IN: Chester
IS LOOKING FOR: steve+michelle thornton
CLUES: last seen packing for malta
E-MAIL: joshishome@tiscali.co.uk
 

NAME: Paula Stephens
PRESENTLY IN: Chester
IS LOOKING FOR: steve+jasmin khan
CLUES: Last seen at the hyatt thessaloniki making millions
E-MAIL: joshishome@tiscali.co.uk
 

NAME: Paula Stephens
MESSAGE: Looking for past friends and colleagues from Wild Coast Sun, South Africa Turkey and Greece
E-MAIL: joshishome@tiscali.co.uk
 

NAME: John Sidebotham
MESSAGE: hi anyone from the carnival ships i worked with still alive/ i was on
fantasy/sensation/jubilee/festivale 94-96 slot tech.. and lookin for job again landbased preff
E-MAIL: johnsidebotham@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Ian Wood
PRESENTLY IN: Johannesburg
IS LOOKING FOR: Gordon Reed
CLUES: Last seen in South Africa
E-MAIL: iwood@caesars.co.za
 

Sender: Kathy Laramee
email: tiny@3i.co.za
Comments: Any info on the rumour that there will be Casinos opening in Mexico?
 

WEBSITE NAME: Croupier.com
URL: www.croupier.com
CONTENT: The Casino Gaming Message Forum - Gaming Industry Links & Gambling Posts.
SENDER: GI Online
E-MAIL: gionlineuk@hotmail.com
This came in on the 23rd. Might be worth checking out. Appears brand new. Ian
 

NAME: Mike Shiettani 
PRESENTLY IN: Greece
IS LOOKING FOR: Andreas Savvas
CLUES: golden horseshoe london , now retired in cyprus, what's happened to the oldest casanova in the business
E-MAIL: mikey29@otenet.gr
 

HELLO FROM!: Chris Thompson
PRESENTLY IN: Florida.....any of best casino staff on the high seas (drunken reprobates) whom I had the dubious pleasure of working with, please give me a yell!
Ships for Southern Games 86 to 87 & London Clubs 88 to 93.
E-MAIL: britgame777@mindspring.com
 

NAME: Toni Cope
PRESENTLY IN: Burswood Resort Casino
IS LOOKING FOR: Karen van Biene
CLUES: Maseru Lesotho also Sydney
E-MAIL: tcope@burswood.com.au
 

NAME: Richard Lutwyche
MESSAGE: Can anyone locate JOHN BLAND.  Last known location Loutraki, Greece 1998. Tim and I want to know if he still exists.  Miss clubbing with you mate.
E-MAIL: trickyricky_1999@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Douw Peters
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS LOOKING FOR: Robert van Ballengooyen
CLUES: Work together at the Carousel, I think Robert might be working on cruise liners
E-MAIL: douwp@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Del Lancer
MESSAGE: Am now at Burswood International Resort Casino. I would love to hear from anyone that worked at the Knightsbridge Sporting Club,  Ladbrokes Hertford Club and Park Lane during the 70ies. They where great days if anyone can still remember them. Cheers
E-MAIL: Del_lancer@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Dennis de Beer
PRESENTLY IN: Jhb, South Africa
IS LOOKING FOR: Mike Bennet
CLUES: London, U.K.
E-MAIL: ddbeer@grcc.co.za
 

NAME: Winning gambler tips staff with tinned tomatoes - Ananova.com. 9th May
MESSAGE:  The tip of 4,032 tins of tomatoes worth €900 was given at the Saint Vincent casino in Italy. Management have donated most to charity.
 

NAME: Nick and Wendy Bradley
PRESENTLY IN: The Mint, London
IS LOOKING FOR: Matt Turner
CLUES: Last seen at Casino Loutraki, Greece, 1998
E-MAIL: wnbradl@aol.com
 

NAME: Philip Schwartz
PRESENTLY IN: San Diego
IS LOOKING FOR:  slot machine repair school
CLUES:  I would like to learn how to become a slot machine technician. 
E-MAIL: Philip - Email address given incorrect - send again.
 

HELLO FROM!: Cheryl Sproul (nee: Callaghan)
PRESENTLY IN: Burswood International Resort Casino Perth Australia, 
Used to work in London 1983-1985. Crockfords and International Sporting Club
E-MAIL: sproulettes@aol.com
 

NAME: Casino Royale - Ian Fleming
MESSAGE:  1st Edition Hardback. Jonathan Cape, 1953. Anyone got one?
I will make you a reasonable offer... honest!
E-MAIL: ian@gamingfloor.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Graham Dugdale
PRESENTLY IN: Bloody Moscow . Can't remember much of the last twenty odd years, Can someone help me remember where I came from, so I can go home. Thanks.
E-MAIL: grahamd@cityline.ru
Email address still not working for me - Ian
 

HELLO FROM!: Andrew Wheeler
PRESENTLY IN: Kazakhstan. PRIVET BCEM !!!
E-MAIL: andyexpat@yaho.co.uk
 

NAME: Francois van Rensburg
MESSAGE: Could someone tell me what the stance of the gaming board on foreigners trying to get work in the UK. Relavant experience with sun international, no criminal record, good work record and curently in the UK for another 2 or more years.
E-MAIL: franjvr@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Paul Kennedy/Rachael Kennedy(Hurt)
MESSAGE: Residing in Cape Town.
Only got five months or so to live(aids). Please contact.
E-MAIL: rjkennedy@mweb.co.za
 

NAME: John Ioannidis
PRESENTLY IN: Hyatt Thessaloniki Greece
IS LOOKING FOR: Litsa Arnaoutoglou
CLUES: Anyone who knows somethink
E-MAIL: mpoker@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Matt Haran
PRESENTLY IN: Retirement
IS LOOKING FOR: Roger Calleja
CLUES: Last seen London 76. Previously Iran. Anyoone from Playboy's last 5 years.
E-MAIL: matthewharan@talk21.com
 

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